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Over P1B bank loans for the Iglesia ni Cristo’s Philippine Arena?

Jul 27, 2016 - 12:59 PM

The late INC executive minister Eraño Manalo once said Ang Iglesia ni Cristo ay walang utang kahit na saang bangko Ang Iglesia ni Cristo ay hindi nagsasanla ng mga titulo ng lupa para lamang makakuha ng pondo

MILLIONS IN LOANS? Documents showed that key INC officials were signatories in loan agreements to fund the Ciudad de Victoria project, which includes the Philippine arena.

Motorists advised: Expect heavy traffic as INC holds event in Pasay

Jun 24, 2016 - 1:12 PM

Expect heavy traffic around the Cuneta Astrodome area in Pasay City as the INC holds an evangelical mission until 6 pm on Friday

EVANGELICAL MISSION. The INC will conduct its Lingap Pamamahayag event in Pasay City. File photo

Q and A: ‘Magtatagumpay ang Iglesia ni Cristo’ nguni't...

Aug 15, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Pero meron pa ring hamon sabi ng sociologist na si Jayeel Cornelio Dagdag niya The social media element is a game changer for the Iglesia ni Cristo

'THEY'VE ARRIVED.' The Iglesia ni Cristo will grow 'much stronger' in the next 100 years, sociologist Jayeel Cornelio says in an interview with Rappler 2014. Photo by Rico Cruz/Rappler

Q and A: We're not divided, INC spokesman says

Aug 11, 2015 - 1:01 PM

Speaking to Rappler Iglesia ni Cristo spokesman Edwil Zabala seeks to reassure INC members who have begun to doubt their church

'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

PODCAST: Saan patungo ang Iglesia ni Cristo?

Aug 08, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Para maintindihan natin ang krisis sa Iglesia ni Cristo makakasama natin ang isang sociologist of religion si Jayeel Cornelio

DOJ denies INC 'abduction' is 'case closed'

Jul 29, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Three ministers allegedly abducted by the Iglesia ni Cristo however surface to deny their alleged abduction

'MISSING MINISTERS.' Unidentified men post this message on July 23, 2015, on the window of the Iglesia ni Cristo building at 36 Tandang Sora St, Quezon City. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler   Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Angel Manalo: 'Kuya, sana magkausap na tayo'

Jul 27, 2015 - 10:57 PM

Angel Manalo also tells his brother Iglesia ni Cristo head Eduardo Manalo: Ang mommy sana makausap mo na Sabik na sabik siya

LEADER'S BROTHER. Angel Manalo hits 'corruption' within the Iglesia ni Cristo as he addresses reporters on July 24, 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

NBI on Iglesia ni Cristo 'abduction': Case closed

Jul 27, 2015 - 10:34 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation rules out the alleged abduction of Iglesia ni Cristo ministers after investigators fail to find enough evidence

'MISSING MINISTERS.' Another message was posted by unidentified men on the window of the INC building at 36 Tandang Sora St. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Iglesia ni Cristo sues expelled minister for libel

Jul 27, 2015 - 11:26 AM

Expelled minister Isaias Samson Jr former editor in chief of the INC publication Pasugo earlier accused INC general auditor Glicerio Santos Jr of corruption

EXPELLED MINISTER. Isaias Samson Jr, former editor in chief of the Iglesia ni Cristo publication 'Pasugo,' faces a libel complaint. File photo by Rappler

US-based INC minister: 'Never my intention to quit'

Jul 27, 2015 - 10:30 AM

But Iglesia ni Cristo s Louie Cayabyab asks his flock to support the vigils in their districts citing INC members who are risking their lives

US-BASED MINISTER. Iglesia ni Cristo minister Louie Cayabyab says he wants to stay in the century-old church. Screen grab from Youtube

WATCH: Supporters of Manalo kin enter INC compound

Jul 26, 2015 - 8:40 PM

The group of Iglesia ni Cristo members also argues with the police who asked them to clear the area following complaints from concerned citizens

SUPPORTING MANALOS. Supporters of Angel and Tenny Manalo troop to 36 Tandang Sora in Quezon City on July 26, 2015, to support the mother and brother of Iglesia ni Cristo's leader. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler  Mark Z. Saludes/ Mark Z. Saludes/

INC minister defies orders, quits during service

Jul 26, 2015 - 1:34 PM

In a YouTube video people weep as a minister refuses to read a circular expelling the mother and brother of Iglesia ni Cristo head Eduardo Manalo

DEFYING ORDERS. An Iglesia ni Cristo minister is shown in a Youtube video defying orders of the church's central office, and quitting in the middle of a worship service. Screen grab from Youtube

Iglesia ni Cristo head gathers flock amid crisis

Jul 26, 2015 - 10:23 AM

UPDATED Iglesia executive minister Eduardo Manalo does not directly address issues involving the INC such as alleged corruption and the supposed abduction of ministers

REVERED LEADER. Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo, the church's third leader, follows in the footsteps of Iglesia founder Felix Manalo. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Expelled INC minister: Don't cover up wrongdoing

Jul 25, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Be spokespersons of God expelled Iglesia ni Cristo minister Isaias Samson Jr tells church spokesmen Bienvenido Santiago and Edwil Zabala

IGLESIA SPOKESMEN. Brother Edwil Zabala (L) and Brother Bienvenido Santiago (R), both spokesmen of the Iglesia ni Cristo, address issues concerning the century-old church. File photos by Rappler

Iglesia ni Cristo eyes case against critics

Jul 25, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Speaking to Rappler Iglesia ni Cristo spokesman Bro Edwil Zabala dares critics to present their evidence against the century old church

MULLING CASE. Iglesia ni Cristo spokesman Edwil Zabala says the 100-year-old church is considering to sue its critics. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

For Manalo kin, help comes in food deliveries

Jul 24, 2015 - 10:40 PM

One delivery amounts to P3 000; another comes from a Singapore based supporter of Angel and Tenny Manalo kin of the head of Iglesia ni Cristo

Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) inspect foods to be delivered at the Manalo's residence at 36 Tandang Sora in day 2 of INC crisis. Photo by Mark Saludes / Rappler (c) Mark Z.Saludes

DOJ orders probe into Iglesia ni Cristo 'abduction'

Jul 24, 2015 - 2:10 PM

UPDATED The Department of Justice however says it will avoid issues internal to the Iglesia ni Cristo a group known for its influence in government

 SECURED BY POLICE. Quezon City police secure the gate of the Iglesia ni Cristo compound in Tandang Sora, Quezon City, around midnight on July 24, 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler