The preliminary hearing for the serious illegal detention case filed by ex-Iglesia minister Isaias Samson Jr against top church officials has been set on November 6
(UPDATED) Was the trip intended to celebrate his 59th birthday or was it to speak to relatives of Jinky Otsuka-Menorca, wife of expelled minister Lowell Menorca? Whatever the intent, Manalo was a no-show at the Court of Appeals on Nov 3.
Amid the flashing lights and festive mood of the night is an attempt to galvanize the support of the crowd, with ministers and awardees themselves leading the faithful in a chant: 'We are one with EVM.'
(UPDATED) The High Court directs INC leaders to produce the persons of expelled minister Lowell II Menorca and 3 others before the Court of Appeals on Tuesday, November 3
Lowell Menorca and his family are allegedly being held against their will after he became critical of the governing body of the religious organization
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the delay is due to an incomplete set of complaints
Ask them what they stand for, ask them who they are, ask them what church and state means to them. Watch the heads turn, see the hands clutch, no name, no home, no stance, can’t talk, sorry, sorry, go away.
Leaders remind their faithful that they came in peace, and that they should leave in peace – and to pick up their trash as they go
(UPDATED) The announcement ends 5 days of protests by the religious group, which started at the Department of Justice in Manila and continued at EDSA
(3RD UPDATE) Iglesia insiders say they were instructed after their church service on Thursday to proceed to the Department of Justice to fight for faith and doctrine
Angel Manalo also tells his brother, Iglesia ni Cristo head Eduardo Manalo: 'Ang mommy, sana, makausap mo na. Sabik na sabik siya.'
Expelled minister Isaias Samson Jr, former editor in chief of the INC publication Pasugo, earlier accused INC general auditor Glicerio Santos Jr of corruption
'Be spokespersons of God,' expelled Iglesia ni Cristo minister Isaias Samson Jr tells church spokesmen Bienvenido Santiago and Edwil Zabala
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