CA to hear amparo, habeas corpus pleas vs. Manalo, other Iglesia ni Cristo leaders

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The petitions for amparo and habeas corpus against Iglesia ni Cristo leader Eduardo Manalo and other officials of the religious group has been raffled to the Seventh Division of the Court of Appeals. CA clerk of court Teresita Marigomen on Monday told reporters...

Rumors of Manalo arrest may have ignited INC protests — Roxas

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Tuesday said rumors of an impending arrest of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo may have ignited the 5-day protest actions of members of the indigenous Christian group. Roxas said the meeting between...

Rumors of Manalo arrest may have ignited INC protests — Roxas

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Tuesday said rumors of an impending arrest of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo may have ignited the 5-day protest actions of members of the indigenous Christian group. Roxas said the meeting between...

Roque tells De Lima: Respect INC’s freedom of religion

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawyer Harry Roque on Saturday called on Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to respect the freedom of religion of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), saying she should not meddle in the internal affairs of the religious sect. “Unang-una, wala naman pong nangrereklamo, at...

VP Binay: Palace wants to control Iglesia

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay has come to the defense of the Iglesia ni Cristo and accused Malacanang of trying to control the religious organization. In a statement, Binay urged Malacanang and the Department of Justice to respect the independence of the...

VP Binay: Palace wants to control Iglesia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay has come to the defense of the Iglesia ni Cristo and accused Malacanang of trying to control the religious organization. In a statement, Binay urged Malacanang and the Department of Justice to respect the independence of the Iglesia...

‘Missing’ INC minister surfaces, denies being abducted

MANILA (Mabuhay) – One of the ministers allegedly abducted by the leadership of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has surfaced. Jojo Nemis denied that he was among those supposedly held hostage by some members of the INC. He said he is at home with his family in Quezon City and remains...

Palace: Govt’s concern in Iglesia ni Cristo row limited to possible crime committed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The state’s concern in the row involving the Iglesia ni Cristo is limited only to the possibility of a crime being committed, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte also said the religious group’s reported practice of “bloc...

INC’s 100th anniversary draws 2 million faithfuls

BOCAUE (AFP) – As many as two million people gathered in the Philippine capital on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of a powerful homegrown church, showcasing the conservative group’s discipline and influence. Some of the faithful waited overnight in the pouring Manila rain...