Philippine Politics and Church

April 15, 2011

Bro. Felix Y. Manalo His Living Legacy

Filed under: Felix Manalo,Iglesia Ni Cristo,Politics — politicsandchurch @ 3:27 pm

Whenever we hear about Iglesia Ni Cristo, I have to admit that there are 2 things that come in my mind, (1) INC Chapels and (2) politics. The legacy of Felix Y. Manalo is related to politics since Iglesia Ni Cristo is usually talked about during Philippine elections. Politicians are lining up to INC leaders for block voting endorsements. INC is well written in the Philippine Political History for being involved in EDSA1 (supporting Marcos), endorsing a losing presidential candidate Danding Cojuangco in 1992 election, heavy involvement in EDSA III, loyal support to Gloria Arroyo, involvement in choosing Senate President and the Ombudsman Impeachment fiasco. Bro. Felix Y. Manalo started preaching Iglesia Ni Cristo in the late 1913. He eventually registered Iglesia Ni Kristo on July 27, 1914. Felix Y. Manalo had 2 wives. His first wife was Tomasa Sereneo, who died after giving birth to their son, Gerardo. (NHI reported that Gerardo died in his infancy). Shortly after the death of his first wife and son, Felix Y. Manalo married his 2nd wife, Honorata de Guzman while they were members of Seventh day Adventists. Felix Manalo, after joining numerous religious groups (Methodist Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, Disciples of Christ, Christian Mission and Seventh Day Adventists), he decided to form his own Church group – Iglesia Ni Kristo. What I find really funny is that after joining many church groups, Felix Manalo later be declared as an ‘angel sent by heaven’. Felix Manalo was also accused by Rosita Trillanes of Rape. The rape case of Rosita Trillanes have remained as one of the major moral question about the character of Felix Manalo.

Shortly after the death of his first wife and son, Felix Y. Manalo married his 2nd wife, Honorata de Guzman while they were members of Seventh day Adventists. Felix Manalo, after joining numerous religious groups (Methodist Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, Disciples of Christ, Christian Mission and Seventh Day Adventists), he decided to form his own Church group – Iglesia Ni Kristo. What I find really funny is that after joing many church groups, Felix Manalo later be declared as an ‘angel sent by heaven’. Felix Manalo was also accused by Rosita Trillanes of Rape. The rape case of Rosita Trillanes have remained as one of the major moral question about the character of Felix Manalo.

Iglesia Ni Cristo

After the death of Felix Manalo, Iglesia Ni Cristo acquired many land properties and continues to grow their political presence in Philippine politics. The INC leadership has been passed from one Manalo family member to another. Felix Manalo, Erano Manalo and then Eduardo Manalo. I am also expecting that Angelo Erano Manalo will be the one to turn over the INC leadership after Eduardo Manalo. Iglesia Ni Cristo is clearly being ruled by one family, the Manalo family. I am not sure if Nepotism is prohibited by the scriptures, but I can clearly see the Nepotism is running inside the politically influential group Iglesia Ni Cristo • Nepotism = favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)

Iglesia Ni Cristo

The living legacy of Felix Y. Manalo can be clearly seen among INC members but not among the rest of the Filipinos. For me and the rest of the Philippine nation, Felix Y. Manalo is dead. His legacy of political intervention in Philippine affairs continue to poison our government. The latest one is the Iglesia Ni Cristo trying to stop the impeachment of Ombudsman Gutierrez. Disgusting. It’s good thing that in other countries, Iglesia Ni Cristo is not that welcome. We cannot see the pointy INC chapels in some countries. We should be glad. Only in the Philippines that the INC cult is allowed to erect INC chapels. Only in the Philippines that the INC is successful in intervening political issues in the government. As a proof that legacy of Felix Y. Manalo is alive and well among INC members, Iglesia Ni Cristo decided to make a bronze statue of Felix Y. Manalo. Woe unto Iglesia Ni Cristo.

Iglesia Ni Cristo

Iglesia Ni Cristo and their FAILED Political Endorsements

Filed under: Eduardo Manalo,Felix Manalo,Gloria Arroyo,Iglesia Ni Cristo,Politics — politicsandchurch @ 3:23 pm

* It is widely believed that Iglesia Ni Cristo endorsement is based on high-rating surveys of the candidates

1986 • INC supported Marcos and defied the call of Democracy by the Filipino People during People Power Revolution

1992 • INC failed to help Danding Cojuangco to Presidency. Danding was only 3rd on the final tally of votes

1998 • Iglesia Ni Cristo supported Joseph Estrada (later to be convicted with corruption charges)

2001 • INC members were part of the violent EDSA III. GMA was forced to declare State of Rebellion. Some INC members died.

July 5, 2004 • ABS-CBN reporter Ramon Ilagan beat the INC-endorsed ex Cainta Mayor Nicanor Felix

May 10, 2007 • Michael Defensor, Ralph Recto, Vicente Sotto III was endorsed as Senators by INC, but lost in 2007 election

May 23, 2007 • Jamie Eloise Agbayani lost Pangasinan gubernatorial election despite the Iglesia Ni Cristo support

May 5, 2010 • Iglesia Ni Cristo endorsed Mar Roxas as Vice President (Mar Roxas eventually lost)

May 5, 2010 • Ruffy Biazon was endorsed as Senator by INC, but lost in 2010 election

May 15, 2010 • Quezon Gov. Rafael Nantes lost the election (INC vote was not enough)

July 22, 2010 • Iglesia Ni Cristo supported Manny Villar to Senate Presidency but failed.

March 20, 2011 • Iglesia Ni Cristo tried to support the impeachment of Ombudsman Gutierrez but failed.

May 5, 2010 • How the new Iglesia leader chose who to endorse [newsbreak]

May 11, 2010 • Allegation about local INC leaders sold the promise of bloc votes to local candidates in Bulacan [inquirer]

May 30, 2004 • Philstar wrote that there are reports that there are ‘pay-off’ rumors
about the bloc voting of Iglesia Ni Cristo (money in exchange of INC vote) [philstar]

* It is widely believed that Iglesia Ni Cristo endorsement is based on high-rating surveys of the candidates

Iglesia Ni Cristo AGAINST People Power

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Iglesia Ni Cristo and Alagad partylist, hehehe.

Iglesia Ni Cristo

Iglesia Ni Cristo


INC and their support to Ferdinand Marcos, hmmp.

Iglesia Ni Cristo


Iglesia Ni Cristo and their support to Danding Cojuangco.

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Iglesia Ni Cristo and their support to Gloria Arroyo, grrr.

Iglesia Ni Cristo

Iglesia Ni Cristo and Noynoy Aquino

Filed under: Eduardo Manalo,Gloria Arroyo,Iglesia Ni Cristo,Noynoy Aquino,Politics — politicsandchurch @ 3:20 pm

Iglesia Ni Cristo

Mr. President Noynoy Aquino, how can you so blind to see that Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) don’t like you. Iglesia Ni Cristo prefers Gloria Arroyo than Noynoy Aquino. This was clearly manifested when Iglesia Ni Cristo tried to stop the impeachment vote for Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez. Good friends don’t take the side of your enemy. Noynoy Aquino wants Ombudsman Gutierrez OUT. Gloria Arroyo wants Ombudsman Gutierrez IN. Here comes the Iglesia Ni Cristo of the Manalo family reportedly called Congressmen to stop the Impeachment case for the embattled Ombudsman. In 2010 presidential election, Iglesia Ni Cristo endorsed Noynoy Aquino. Noynoy Aquino was leading all survey ratings with a clear path to victory. However, Iglesia Ni Cristo have a new Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo who is still a newbie for big political decisions. Eduardo Manalo just inherited the position as INC leader from his father who died of sickness. Filipinos want to win Noynoy Aquino as the Philippine President and lead them to better life. Iglesia Ni Cristo wants their political survival by voting the leading presidential candidate.

Iglesia Ni Cristo had a Bitter experience with the Aquino clan’s Hacienda Luicita

• Iglesia Ni Cristo stood behind Marcos against Cory Aquino

• Iglesia Ni Cristo voted Gloria Arroyo (Cory Aquino called for Arroyo’s resignation)

Tantrum of INC Eduardo Manalo

Iglesia Ni Cristo displeased with P-Noy?

Iglesia Ni Cristo

Honestly, do Filipinos think that INC is really looking forward for better future by endorsing politicians during election? Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) is well known for endorsing candidates who are leading the surveys. Iglesia Ni Cristo learned their lesson of their mistake by endorsing an unpopular candidate Danding Cojuangco. After their failure of endorsing a loosing candidate in the 1992 election, Iglesia Ni Cristo now usually endorsed candidates who are leading surveys. Joseph Estrada (1998), Gloria Arroyo (2004) and Noynoy Aquino (2010). There are no spiritual and moral common denominator among the last 3 presidential candidates endorsed by Iglesia Ni Cristo. Estrada, Arroyo and Aquino are all leading the early surveys before the election. I cannot escape my logical reasoning that Iglesia Ni Cristo only endorses politicians that will benefit the INC interest. Filipinos do not even think and see INC as spiritual heroes. Only politicians love to mingle with Iglesia Ni Cristo members. There are even some places in the Philippines that INC members are being feared.

Mr. President Noynoy Aquino, please stop or cut any communication line and connection with the influential political group of Iglesia Ni Cristo. INC is an avid supporter of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez and ex-President Gloria Arroyo. INC did not even supported the democracy call of Cory Aquino against the tyranny of Ferdinand Marcos.

April 14, 2011

INC Member LTO Chief Virginia Torres is facing graft case and criminal charges

Iglesia Ni Cristo

The Department of Justice (DoJ) have already recommended the suspension of Land Transportation Office chief Virginia Torres. Justice Undersecretary Francisco Baraan III headed a fact-finding committee about the failed takeover of Stradcom, the sole information technology (IT) service provider of the Land Transportation Office (LTO). Why is it that Virginia Torres still sitting on her position as LTO chief? A Department of Justice report also recommended that administrative charges should be filed against Torres. Why is it that Virginia Torres still sitting on her position as LTO chief? Southern Leyte Rep. Roger Mercado, chair of the committee on transportation and communications in the House of Representatives said Torres should take a leave of absence after the DoJ recommendation. Why is it that Virginia Torres still sitting on her position as LTO chief? Philippine Daily Inquirer Columnist Neal Cruz is also suggesting that Virginia Torres should go on leave. Me, as a common Filipino Citizen and a tax payer, I am asking, Why is it that Virginia Torres still sitting on her position as LTO chief?

Pakapalan na lang ng mukha?

LTO Chief Virginia Torres, you are an INC member, right?

Dear Iglesia Ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo, I know that INC dictates INC members on whom should they vote during elections. Can you please ask or even plead to your INC follower ‘Kapatid na’ Virginia Torres to have some rest and take a leave of absence? Taking a leave of absence does not exactly mean that she is guilty already. Just to calm things down and let the course of justice take its own path, Virginia Torres can take voluntary leave of absence, kahit man lang sa delicadeza. Oh sorry. I don’t mean to bother you too much Sir INC Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo. I forgot that you also have some explaining to do on why did Iglesia Ni Cristo tried to stop the impeachment case of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez in Congress? Whew, the INC must be very busy these previous days. After the death of Eraño Manalo, Eduardo Manalo have to take charge in leading INC on their political decisions that may affect the Iglesia Ni Cristo. Iglesia Ni Cristo is a close ally of Gloria Arroyo. Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez is believed to be an ally of Gloria Arroyo. It must be hard to turn your back on a close friend, right?

Gloria Arroyo —>>> Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez <<<— Eduardo Manalo

Sometimes, even the wicked people cannot sleep at night.

Iglesia Ni Cristo

Iglesia Ni Cristo

LTO chief faces graft case for refusing to pay Stradcom P1B

Iglesia Ni Cristo and LTO (Land Transportation Office)

Iglesia Ni Cristo LTO Chief Virginia Torres

DoJ recommends suspension of LTO chief

Go on leave, solon urges LTO chief

LTO Chief Torres should go on leave

DOJ chief irate over Stradcom dispute

LTO chief faces graft raps

LTO chief charged with P1.1-B graft

Corruption complaint filed vs LTO chief

Half of Filipinos back Gutierrez’s impeachment, says survey

52% of Pinoys agree with Merci impeachment

Solon to LTO chief: Resign

• UPDATE!!! • UPDATE!!! • UPDATE!!! • UPDATE!!! • UPDATE!!! •

Aquino asks LTO head to go on leave

Talagang hindi nagkusa si INC member Virginia Torres na mag-leave of absence. Kina-ilangan pa siyang utusan ng Presidente ng Pilipinas. Ilang buwan na palang hindi binabayaran ang Stradcom. Balasubas ba o talagang may personal agenda ang LTO chief sa Stradcom? (nagtatanong lang naman po ako). Masaya ako at nakinig na si Pinoy sa panawagan ng nakakarami about kay Virgie Torres. Sana nga, tanggalin na siya sa LTO. Malusutan kaya ni INC member Virginia Torres ang Graft case sa kanya? Abangan natin. Masayang laban ito. Sana magpaliwanag na din si Eduardo Manalo about sa pagsuporta ng Iglesia Ni Cristo kay Ombudsman Merciditas Gutierrez.

Aquino asks LTO head to go on leave

• UPDATE!!! • UPDATE!!! • UPDATE!!! • UPDATE!!! • UPDATE!!! •

April 5, 2011

Top 10 Political Sins of Iglesia Ni Cristo

Filed under: Iglesia Ni Cristo,Manalo Family,Politics — politicsandchurch @ 11:12 am

Iglesia Ni Cristo History, News and Events

Top 10 Political Sins of Iglesia Ni Cristo
01. Iglesia Ni Cristo was against the People Power (see the image below)
02. Edsa 3 and the involvement of INC [link]
03. Block Voting of Iglesia Ni Cristo
04. Government Appointments [link]
05. Senate Presidency [link]
06. INC and the Ombudsman Gutierrez Impeachment [link]
07. Charter Change | Con Ass [link]
08. Alagad partylist and Congressman Marcoleta [link]
09. Politicians in INC Anniversary and Chapels
10. Iglesia Ni Cristo ties with Gloria Arroyo
Iglesia Ni Cristo

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