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Looking back: One year after the INC protests

Aug 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM

A year ago members of the Iglesia took to the streets in a show of force after controversies and internal conflict rocked the influential church

SHOW OF FORCE. INC members gather at the intersection of Edsa and Shaw Blvd in August 2015. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Revolt in the Iglesia ni Cristo

Dec 23, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Over 100 years old no one ever imagined the INC was in the throes of dissension in 2015 with no less than members of the family entangled in a bitter quarrel

INC: Prove we’re hiding cash, you can have it

Dec 06, 2015 - 10:45 AM

The Iglesia ni Cristo is willing to sign a waiver to challenge accusations of money laundering its spokesman says

'NOT DIVIDED.' Iglesia ni Cristo spokesman Brother Edwil Zabala says the century-old church remains united as it faces its worst crisis. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

US ex-minister to Iglesia: Stop tax fraud

Dec 06, 2015 - 10:30 AM

The Iglesia ni Cristo for its part vows to cooperate with the proper authorities as it faces an accusation of tax fraud

TAX FRAUD? In the US, an ex-minister reports the Iglesia ni Cristo for alleged tax fraud. The INC denies this claim. File photo by Rappler

Who owns 36 Tandang Sora? Manalo sister questions INC claims

Dec 03, 2015 - 6:49 PM

The estranged sister of INC leader Eduardo Manalo is questioning the church s ownership claims over 36 Tandang Sora based on a supposed deed of sale

OWNERSHIP CLAIMS. Lottie Manalo-Hernadez appears before a Quezon City court hearing a petition for injunction filed by the INC last November, but her testimony was rescheduled. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Top INC leaders no-shows at DOJ hearing on ex-minister's case

Nov 06, 2015 - 5:23 PM

They INC officials are waiting for the right time and the right forum venue to answer all the legal questions I think the time has come says expelled INC minister Isaias Samson Jr

HEARING BEGINS. Expelled INC minister Isaias Samson Jr and his family arrive at the DOJ for the preliminary hearing on his illegal detention case against top church officials. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DOJ sets hearing on ex-Iglesia minister's case vs church leaders

Nov 05, 2015 - 5:59 PM

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

INC PROTEST. Iglesia ni Cristo members mass in front of the Department of Justice in Manila in August 2015, to protest the investigation of an illegal detention complaint against its leaders. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

INC rally sa DOJ at EDSA: Ito ba ang kaisahang itinuturo ng Bibliya?

Sep 26, 2015 - 8:00 AM

May pinagdaanan ding mga pagsubok ang kaisahan ng Iglesia noon subali t napanatili itong matatag

UNITY. INC members continue to occupy EDSA-Megamall on National Heroes Day, in the morning of their 5th day of protest.  File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Former Iglesia minister: No libelous statements vs INC

Sep 23, 2015 - 6:12 PM

I never said it was the church that committed the illegal detention I never imputed the acts on the church Isaias Samson says in his response to the libel complaint against him

NOT AGAINST THE CHURCH. Former Iglesia ni Cristo minister Isaias Samson Jr says his statements on his alleged detention were not libelous, and were not directed towards the INC. Rappler photo

Former Iglesia minister appears in court over libel complaint

Sep 16, 2015 - 7:11 PM

Former Iglesia ni Cristo minister Isaias Samson Jr is accused of making malicious statements against the powerful church after he claimed he was placed under house arrest

LIBEL COMPLAINT. Expelled Iglesia ni Cristo minister Isaias Samson Jr appears before a Quezon City court for the preliminary investigation on the libel complaint against him. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

De Lima: Complaint vs INC leaders to go through regular process

Sep 02, 2015 - 4:48 PM

It will be assigned to a prosecutor or a panel of prosecutors says Justice Secretary Leila de Lima

'REGULAR PROCESS.' Justice Secretary Leila de Lima further debunks speculation that the Iglesia ni Cristo got something from the government in exchange for ending its EDSA rally over the weekend.

Show of force? INC drew bigger crowds before

Sep 01, 2015 - 1:50 PM

UPDATED Police say the Iglesia ni Cristo’s rally drew up to 20 000 protestors but earlier events attracted as many as 700 000 people

RALLY OVER. The Iglesia ni Cristo on August 31, 2015, ends its 5-day anti-government protest in Metro Manila. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

De Lima denies INC deal: 'I'm back at work'

Sep 01, 2015 - 11:13 AM

UPDATED Justice Secretary Leila de Lima issues the statement a day after the powerful Iglesia ni Cristo agreed to end its days long mass protest calling for her resignation

WHAT RESIGNATION? Justice Secretary Leila de Lima denies speculation that the Iglesia ni Cristo ended its EDSA rally in exchange for her early resignation. File photo by Rappler

Bello on Malacañang, INC protest, 2015 Jones Cup | 6PM wRap

Aug 31, 2015 - 6:35 PM

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INC claims ‘victory’ on ex-leader’s death anniversary

Aug 31, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Six years after Eraño Manalo’s death the Iglesia ni Cristo ends its biggest anti government rally as it grapples with its worst crisis

MUCH HAS CHANGED. A picture of the late Eraño Manalo (C) is placed among flowers as people flock to the main temple of the Iglesia ni Cristo, where the body of its former leader, Manalo, lies on September 3, 2009. File phoboy Jay Directo/AFP

Why De Lima is target of Iglesia ni Cristo's anger

Aug 29, 2015 - 3:12 PM

3rd UPDATE INC members say Justice Secretary De Lima is about to issue a warrant of arrest against church leaders But lawyer Trixie Cruz Angeles says the DOJ has not even assigned a prosecutor to the case

DE LIMA EFFIGY. Protestors shout 'De Lima, sasayaw na!' during a protest vigil along EDSA in the evening of August 28, 2015. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

INC at DOJ, Poe and Robredo, PH traffic scheme | 12PM wRap

Aug 28, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Iglesia ni Cristo rallies flock: ‘Inaapi tayo!’

Aug 28, 2015 - 11:32 AM

The politically influential Iglesia ni Cristo cries religious persecution and calls for ‘separation of church and state’

'DON'T MEDDLE.' Iglesia ni Cristo members protest the government's supposed meddling in church affairs, and stress the 'separation of church and state.' Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Part 2: Glicerio Santos Jr's clout and control in the INC

Jul 31, 2015 - 5:14 PM

[EXCLUSIVE] With only a few exceptions the personalities behind the US branches of the FYM foundation are basically the same: Glicerio Jr Glicerio III and Glicerio IV

WATCH: Iglesia ni Cristo member held under 'house arrest': There were grenades, threats

Jul 23, 2015 - 9:59 PM

Isaias Samson Jr who once was editor in chief of Iglesia Ni Cristo s Pasugo Magazine says he was held under house arrest