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Key figures in the 2015 Iglesia ni Cristo controversy: Where are they now?

Jul 27, 2019 - 1:47 PM

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

After the 2015 controversies: What's been happening inside the Iglesia ni Cristo?

Jul 27, 2019 - 11:35 AM

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

SEAT OF POWER. The enormous Central Temple of Iglesia ni Cristo in Quezon City. File photo by Rappler

What you need to know about INC’s outreach program, Lingap sa Mamamayan

Jul 26, 2019 - 11:19 PM

The INC has not faltered in conducting charitable activities under its Lingap sa Mamamayan program, which has broken Guinness World Records

How Top 15 senatorial candidates performed in INC provinces

May 17, 2019 - 10:06 PM

Did Iglesia Ni Cristo-backed senatorial candidates succeed in the 10 provinces with the most members?

[OPINION] Voting for plunderers and murderers because the church says so

May 15, 2019 - 10:00 AM

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 Talk: Will religious endorsements work in 2019 polls?

May 08, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Rappler talks to sociologist of religion Jayeel Cornelio about religious endorsements – in the time of the President who said God is stupid

[OPINION] The folly of religious endorsements

Apr 26, 2019 - 5:46 PM

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.

Gov't extends Iglesia ni Cristo private telecom franchise

Feb 19, 2019 - 5:36 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also signs laws granting franchises to Malindang Broadcasting Network Corporation and MORE Electric and Power Corporation

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 102nd Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Mason in the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on April 26, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Opposition bets say it's time for divorce law in Philippines | Midday wRap

Feb 18, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Chito dela Vega

PHLPost printing of Iglesia ni Cristo stamp 'not unconstitutional'

Feb 17, 2019 - 8:35 PM

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

CENTENNIAL LOGO. PHLPost will unveil a special commemorative stamp in celebration of the centennial year of Iglesia ni Cristo. Image from PHLPost

Iglesia ni Cristo donates to Typhoon Ompong survivors

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo distributes relief packs to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) victims, members and nonmembers alike

READY TO HELP. The Iglesia ni Cristo distributes relief goods in La Trinidad, Benguet, to help victims of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). Photo from Iglesia ni Cristo News and Updates on Facebook

Iglesia ni Cristo marks 50th year of overseas reach

Jul 27, 2018 - 5:20 PM

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'

SEAT OF POWER. The enormous headquarters of the Iglesia ni Cristo in Quezon City, Philippines. File photo by Rappler

Mother of expelled INC member granted refugee status in Canada

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Fredisminda Menorca is the mother of Lowell Menorca II who allegedly was abducted and detained as ordered by the leadership of the influential church

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