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Personalities involved in the 2015 controversy that hit the influential religious group are detained, granted refugee status, or in hiding except for the INC executive minister
For the INC's 105th anniversary on July 27, Rappler speaks with members, both active and inactive, who talk about changes – some of them painful – in their church
The INC has not faltered in conducting charitable activities under its Lingap sa Mamamayan program, which has broken Guinness World Records
Singer Julio Iglesias is confirmed to be the biological father of 43-year-old Javier Sanchez Santos
Did Iglesia Ni Cristo-backed senatorial candidates succeed in the 10 provinces with the most members?
An Iglesia ni Cristo member says leaders 'give [our] votes to candidates who have been proven to violate every tenet they taught us in church'
Rappler talks to sociologist of religion Jayeel Cornelio about religious endorsements – in the time of the President who said God is stupid
Our politics is thoroughly personality-driven. When religious leaders throw their support behind certain candidates, they inevitably echo the divide according to existing political loyalties.
One of the first places in the Philippines to accept Catholicism, Iloilo province has a lot to offer with its heritage
The rich Catholic heritage of Albay province is best seen during the traditional Visita Iglesia
The Society of St. Paul’s Philippines - Macau features the churches of the Archdiocese of Nueva Caceres for the Visita Iglesia 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte also signs laws granting franchises to Malindang Broadcasting Network Corporation and MORE Electric and Power Corporation
Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Chito dela Vega
The Supreme Court finds no basis in the claim that public funds were illegally used to print the Iglesia ni Cristo centennial stamp in 2014
Father Allan Khen Apus of Movement Against Tyranny says there has been 'a marked increased of of human rights violations' in Mindanao since martial law started there
'Hindi pwedeng hindi tayo magsasalita dahil ito ang misyon natin, ito ang purpose ng church, ang mag-minister sa mga api at dukha,' Reverend Marie Sol Villalon of the Promotions of Church People's Response says
The Iglesia ni Cristo distributes relief packs to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) victims, members and nonmembers alike
Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo V. Manalo urges members 'to be introspective, to be thankful, and to fully contemplate the weight of this momentous occasion'
Fredisminda Menorca is the mother of Lowell Menorca II who allegedly was abducted and detained as ordered by the leadership of the influential church
Bishop Antonio Ablon of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente says Duterte is systematically destroying churches and church workers in the Philippines by destroying the image of the Church
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
Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon
(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
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
(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
Irate netizens document the litter left in Holy Week pilgrimage sites and vacation spots
Know the story behind the origins of this Catholic act of devotion that commemorates the passion and death of Jesus Christ
Visita Iglesia, the Holy Week practice of visiting and praying in at least 7 churches, was introduced to the Philippines by Augustinian missionaries in the 1560s
To navigate on mobile and see each church in 360-degree view, scroll up and down or swipe left and right on the screen, while listening to and praying the Stations of the Cross
The annual 'Bisikleta Iglesia' will kick off on March 24, spanning a 52-kilometer religious and heritage tour
Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda
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
Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon
'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 Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo was picked as President Rodrigo Duterte's special envoy because of his 'established network' among overseas Filipinos, says Malacañang
Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon
Manalo has served as the Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister since 2009
The influential Iglesia ni Cristo endorsed the candidacy of then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in the 2016 presidential elections
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'
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.
(UPDATED) Some faiths have practices similar to Undas, while others do not commemorate it at all
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
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.
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
The man s mother claims she had an affair with Iglesias while he was married to Filipina Spanish socialite Isabel Preysler
Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III urges the DOJ to look into the case of Bishop Carlos Morales on humanitarian grounds
Jose Norilito Fruto was gunned down by an unidentified suspect as he was driving along Cavitex Exit
The arrest and the filing of trumped up charges against Bishop Morales and his companions are but a brazen violation of their rights Obispo Maximo Ephraim Fajutagana says
Iglesia Filipina Independiente bishop Carlos Morales says Rommel Salinas tagged by the military as a high ranking communist leader was only hitching a ride with them Thursday night
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