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Several roads in Manila closed for Iglesia ni Cristo event

Jul 11, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Here's a list of roads that will be closed from July 14 to 15 for the Iglesia ni Cristo's Worldwide Aid to Fight Poverty event

Duterte on BBL, Inquirer and Mon Tulfo, Cayetano lectures DFA personnel | Midday wRap

May 29, 2018 - 12:02 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Mon Tulfo, Inquirer editors detained after INC libel case prospers

May 28, 2018 - 11:53 PM

(UPDATED) Ramon Tulfo, Jose Ma. Nolasco, Rosario Garcellano, and Pergentino Bandayrel Jr pay their bail bonds and have their mug shots taken at the Makati Police station

DETAINED. Ramon Tulfo and Inquirer editors' biometrics are taken by Makati cops. Photo from Ramon Tulfo's Facebook page

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2018

May 13, 2018 - 11:36 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Supreme Court on May11, 2018 voting on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

1.2 million Filipinos join Iglesia ni Cristo walk vs poverty

May 06, 2018 - 10:17 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Iglesia ni Cristo says it bagged a new Guinness record for the largest human sentence during its Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty along Roxas Boulevard

WALK VS POVERTY. Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos flock to Roxas Boulevard for the Iglesia ni Cristo's Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty on May 6, 2018. Photo courtesy of PIO SPD

Sereno on impeachment, Cayetano on Manalo, Quiboloy denies detention | Evening wRap

Feb 16, 2018 - 8:08 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Iglesia ni Cristo system can help Filipinos abroad – Cayetano

Feb 16, 2018 - 4:29 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo has 'churches in several countries around the world' and a system of coordinating with government to attend to complaints of overseas Filipinos, says the DFA chief

SPECIAL ENVOY. Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo is the first INC leader to be appointed to a government position. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Philippines on China, Malacanang on Manalo, Quiboloy detained in Hawaii | Evening wRap

Feb 15, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Iglesia ni Cristo thanks Duterte for trust in Manalo

Feb 15, 2018 - 5:35 PM

'Ang buong kapatiran ng Iglesia Ni Cristo ay kaisa ng Ka Eduardo na tutulong sa mga kababayan natin nasaan man po para sa kanilang kapakanan,' the INC says

IGLESIA NI CRISTO. The head of the influential Iglesia ni Cristo has been given a post in the Duterte administration. Rappler file photo

Separation of church, state even with Manalo appointment – Malacañang

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo was picked as President Rodrigo Duterte's special envoy because of his 'established network' among overseas Filipinos, says Malacañang

Malacanang on Benham Rise, Kuwait slams deployment ban, Manalo as OFW envoy | Evening wRap

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:48 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

FAST FACTS: Who is Eduardo Manalo, special envoy for OFW concerns?

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Manalo has served as the Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister since 2009

NEW POSITION. INC leader Eduardo Manalo assumes a new position as President Duterte’s Special Envoy for OFW concerns.

INC head Eduardo Manalo is Duterte's new envoy for OFW concerns

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The influential Iglesia ni Cristo endorsed the candidacy of then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in the 2016 presidential elections

Expelled INC member gets refugee status in Canada

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Canadian authorities say Lowell Menorca II 'is a person in need of protection from a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment and a risk to his life'

ARRESTED. Ex-Iglesia ni Cristo minister Lowell Menorca is secured by police officers after he was presented a warrant of arrest for libel on January 20, 2016. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Lifting the veil of the Catholic Church and the Iglesia ni Cristo

Nov 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The Catholic Church and the Iglesia ni Cristo are often left unchecked because of how they are revered as institutions. Rappler has pursued investigations of alleged abuses.

How other religions in PH observe Undas

Nov 01, 2017 - 11:46 AM

(UPDATED) Some faiths have practices similar to Undas, while others do not commemorate it at all

[Newspoint] A subhuman perspective on human rights

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Marcoleta got the lead role in the emasculation of the Commission on Human Rights and performed it to such perfection he deserves an Espenido medal

The long road to safety for ex-INC refugee claimants

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Two years after the controversy in the Iglesia ni Cristo broke out, ex-members Lowell Menorca II and Rovic Canono have filed refugee claims in Canada. One has been successful so far.

SEEKING PROTECTION. Ex-INC members Lowell Menorca II and Rovic Canono seek protection in Canada.

Who is Rodante Marcoleta, the man behind the motion for CHR's P1,000-budget?

Sep 13, 2017 - 5:14 PM

SAGIP Representative Rodante Marcoleta believes the Commission on Human Rights is not validly created even if its creation is provided for in the 1987 Philippine Constitution

Expelled INC members call for justice for slain ex-member

May 29, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Jose Norilito Fruto was gunned down by an unidentified suspect as he was driving along Cavitex Exit

GUNNED DOWN. Expelled INC member Jose Norilito Fruto was shot as he was traveling along Cavitex Exit on May 24, 2017. Contributed photo

Ex-INC members alarmed over 'disappearances'

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Expelled members of the Iglesia ni Cristo appeal to President Duterte to investigate reports of missing ex INC members allegedly similar to the reported abduction of ministers in 2015

MISSING. Expelled INC member Felix Villocino, who used to deliver supplies to Angel Manalo's family, was last seen on April 19. Photo from Rhoda Villocino

Police recover weaponry inside INC compound, but who's liable?

Mar 09, 2017 - 5:02 PM

The police raid the house of Angel Manalo on March 2 but recover massive weaponry from the Iglesia compound only 6 days later

NCRPO Chief P/Dir. Oscar Albayalde and Quezon City Police District Chief P/CSupt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar presents to media Thursday, the recovered cache of firearms, 56 long firearms including one barrett, 18 short firearms, 27 grenades, 16 pcs. cal. 38 and 17, 943 live ammunition of cliff. calibers confiscated near Angels Manalo's residence inside the same compound in Tandang Sora. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

WATCH: Angel Manalo speaks to supporters after arrest

Mar 03, 2017 - 10:38 AM

Baka mapagod po kayo Felix Nathaniel Angel Manalo tells supporters who flocked to Camp Karingal to see him

ARRESTED. Felix Nathaniel 'Angel' Manalo waves to his supporters who went to see him at Camp Karingal. Screenshot by Rappler

Extrajudicial killings, Iglesia ni Cristo, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:03 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Angel Manalo arrested, still being investigated

Mar 02, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Investigation is ongoing as of posting as followers from the Iglesia Ni Cristo turn emotional

CAMP KARINGAL. Angel Manalo is taken to Camp Karingal on March 2, 2017. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

'Dapa, dapa, dapa!' Cops drive Manalo siblings out of Iglesia compound

Mar 02, 2017 - 5:54 PM

Tinutukan kami ng baril Bakit kami aalis sa sarili naming bahay? Bahay namin to says Angel Manalo estranged younger brother of Iglesia ni Cristo head Eduardo Manalo

Angel Manalo seeks help vs demolition of home in INC compound

Mar 02, 2017 - 1:44 PM

UPDATED We are calling on PNP Chief Bato and DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno There is no court order for the demolition of our house says the estranged sibling of INC executive minister Eduardo Manalo

37 TANDANG SORA. The part of the Iglesia Ni Cristo Compound where Angel Manalo and Lottie Manalo-Hemedez reside. Photo by Rambo Talabong

Masked men threaten media covering Iglesia conflict

Mar 02, 2017 - 1:13 PM

UPDATED A masked man tells a Rappler production specialist to leave immediately kung ayaw mo ng gulo

Suspected anti-Iglesia blogger arrested

Nov 13, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Rovic Canono is arrested over a case allegedly instigated by the INC Canono is suspected to be behind the critical blogs against the powerful church an allegation he denies

DETAINED. INC member Rovic Canono is detained in Camp Karingal over a case filed by his ex-wife. Sourced photo

Human rights violations? Manalo siblings' lawyers seek court's help

Oct 13, 2016 - 1:14 PM

The camp of Lottie Manalo Hemedez and Angel Manalo estranged siblings of Iglesia executive minister Eduardo Manalo has filed an urgent motion to allow them to enter the controversial 36 Tandang Sora compound

Marcoleta leaves 'legitimate' House minority

Oct 04, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The 7 remaining lawmakers in the bloc who consider themselves the real and authentic minority now call themselves the Magnificent 7

MAKING THE SWITCH. 1-SAGIP Representative Rodante Marcoleta is now part of the House supermajority bloc. File photo by Rappler

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

INC group asking for 'Duterte intervention' in church crisis?

Aug 21, 2016 - 3:08 PM

Iglesia ni Cristo Defenders Worldwide pens an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte asking him to intervene in the ongoing crisis rocking the influential church

SC slaps 3-year suspension on lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles

Aug 09, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Trixie Cruz Angeles was the lawyer for Oakwood mutineer Nicanor Faeldon and most recently defended expelled members of the Iglesia ni Cristo in their cases against the church

SUSPENDED. Lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles (left) has been suspended by the Supreme Court. In this file photo, Angeles converses with client Lottie Manalo-Hemedez, the estranged sibling of INC leader Eduardo Manalo. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

QC Court: Manalo siblings can stay in 36 Tandang Sora

Aug 07, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Lottie Manalo Hemedez and Angel Manalo estranged siblings of Iglesia ni Cristo executive minister Eduardo Manalo will remain in the controversial residence for the time being

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.

Heavy traffic expected in Pasig due to INC event on June 28

Jun 27, 2016 - 8:13 PM

The Pasig City government tells motorists and commuters to take alternate routes and avoid the area around the PhilSports Arena

Manalo siblings to stay put at 36 Tandang Sora until new order

Jun 25, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Iglesia ni Cristo lawyer Moises Tolentino Jr says they plan to request next week for a writ of execution before the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court the court authorized to release the document

STILL STAYING. Lottie Manalo-Hemedez (right) with her lawyer Trixie Angeles-Cruz during a press conference in January 2016. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

Are the Manalo siblings trying to spy on INC?

Jun 18, 2016 - 6:57 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo shows photos of electronic devices supposedly being snuck inside deliveries meant for Lottie and Angel Manalo

SNOOPING AROUND? INC spokesperson Edwil Zabala shows photos of alleged spying equipment hidden inside deliveries to Angel and Lottie Manalo at 36 Tandang Sora

Court orders Manalo siblings out of 36 Tandang Sora

Jun 18, 2016 - 3:53 PM

But without a writ of execution from the Manila Metropolitan Trial Court the decision cannot be fully carried out yet

IN FAVOR OF IGLESIA. INC spokesperson Bro Edwil Zabala and lawyer Moises Tolentino Jr hold a press conference on June 18 about the illegal detainer case they filed against Lottie and Angel Manalo. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Habeas corpus petition for ex-INC church worker's house help junked

Jun 08, 2016 - 9:36 PM

The parents of Abegail Yanson house help of ex Iglesia ni Cristo church worker Lowell Menorca had accused the Menorcas of illegally detaining their daughter

HABEAS CORPUS. The parents of Abegail Yanson, house help of former Iglesia church worker Lowell Menorca II, claimed the Menorcas were keeping Abegail under illegal detention. Screen grab from video courtesy of incdefenders.org

Sewage water flooding Tandang Sora residence – Manalo camp

May 28, 2016 - 9:30 AM

After their electricity and water were cut off the estranged siblings of INC leader Eduardo Manalo say sewage water has been forced inside their house

DIRT AND MUD. The Manalo camp says sewage water is now flooding their residence in Tandang Sora.

When Rody Duterte met INC's Eduardo Manalo

May 25, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Is time spent with a presidential candidate a measure of Iglesia preference?

Davao City Mayor and Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte meets Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo on April 22, 2016.

Is Iglesia ni Cristo's bloc voting still strong in 2016?

May 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Recent scandals in the INC have cast doubt on the power of the church s bloc voting

Iglesia ni Cristo holds huge evangelical event

May 22, 2016 - 1:36 AM

3rd UPDATE Traffic eases at the Bocaue portion of the North Luzon Expressway past noon

Poster for the INC's evangelical mission "Reconnect: Worldwide Intensive Propagation" to be held on Sunday, May 22. Photo from INCMedia

Heavy traffic along Commonwealth Road as INC holds medical mission

May 17, 2016 - 12:10 PM

A stretch of Commonwealth Road in Quezon City has been closed for the whole day event

GRIDLOCK. Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen in front of the Iglesia ni Cristo Church along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Tuesday. A portion of the thoroughfare from Sandiganbayan to Litex is closed for the whole day due to a medical mission by the INC. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Things to look forward to in a Duterte presidency

May 13, 2016 - 2:48 PM

Shakira Sison reflects on the possibilities and implications of the Duterte presidency

READY. Rodrigo Duterte prepares for the final leg of the Pilipinas Debates 2016  on April 24 at the PHINMA University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City. Photo by Alberto Garcia/Manila Bulletin/Pool

INC endorses Baguio-Benguet incumbent bets

May 08, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Iglesia ni Cristo endorses incumbent officials Nicasio Aliping Jr for congressman Mauricio Domogan for mayor and Edison Bilog for vice mayor in Baguio City

ENDORSED. INC has endorsed Baguio-Benguet political bets Nicasio Aliping Jr for congress, Mauricio Domogan for mayor and Edison Bilog for vice mayor. Photos from Facebook and Twitter

In Makati, INC endorses Abby Binay for mayor

May 06, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Other local candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance got the endorsement as well

UNA Makati mayoralty bet Abby Binay kick-off rally. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler