Thursday, March 25, 2010

Iglesia Ni Cristo and the Ruby Rose slay case

Policemen escort former actress Rochelle Barrameda, sister of murder victim Ruby Rose Barrameda-Jimenez at the Department of Justice in Manila. (Inset) Manuel Jimenez II (left) and his son Manuel Jimenez III, husband of Ruby Rose, take their oath during the preliminary investigation at the DOJ. [Picture from]

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

EDSA 3 Colors of Iglesia Ni Cristo is PowerLESS

Please follow the links and read about how the involvement of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) is really evident to the violent protest EDSA 3

Here are some points that needs to be highlighted...

  • One member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo told CNN that followers are being encouraged to join the pro-Estrada demonstrations.
  • Another INC member told ASIAWeek that ..."There was a [church] circular ordering us to go to EDSA. ...When an emcee told us to go [to the presidential palace], we went." 
  • 3 of 4 protesters that have died in the violent protest are members of Iglesia Ni Cristo, many of the 113 people injured were INC members, as reported by Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) 
  • INC media arms net 25 and DZEC, a radio station owned by the Eagle Broadcasting Corporation provided almost a round-the-clock coverage of the EDSA III. notably, other media groups (e.g. ABS-CBN 2 and GMA7) were not welcomed by the protesters to cover the protest.

Iglesia Ni Cristo and Manny Pacquiao

Head to Head statistics: (Tale of the Tape)

Iglesia Ni Cristo has a LIGHWEIGHT impact to Filipino People
Manny Pacquiao has a HEAVYWEIGHT impact to Filipino People

Iglesia Ni Cristo is HATED by Filipino People
Manny Pacquiao is LOVED by Filipino People

Iglesia Ni Cristo is COWARD to face its religious opponents

Manny Pacquiao is BRAVE to face his boxing opponents

Iglesia Ni Cristo HATES Catholic Church
Manny Pacquiao LOVES being a catholic

Iglesia Ni Cristo and the Hacienda Luisita

Noynoy Aquino's popularity raised up after his declaration on running as the next Philippine president on next year's Philippine National election 2010. I think one of the major issue Noynoy had to answer before/during the election campaign is the Hacienda Luisita controversy linked to the Cojuanco-Aquino family. Which makes me think what might be the reaction of the Iglesia ni Cristo organization about this. I think this deserves a historical review between INC and the Hacienda Luisita.

Iglesia Ni Cristo members had a quite bitter experience on the Hacienda Luisita of the Cojuanco-Aquino family in Tarlac. INC members resigned from the union after being prompted by their church circular dated April 1, 1959. Expulsion from the INC church will be given to those who will violate the following circular.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Iglesia Ni Cristo Property in El Cajon California

Owning your own property (e.g. house and lot) in the United States is the American dream. It's because it is worth a fortune to own one. Iglesia Ni Cristo members are mostly poor Filipinos. In the province where I live, some of them are just tricycle drivers, office clerks but some of them are rich folks. Iglesia Ni Cristo chapels are well-known all over the Philippines for its modern-design and being painted with white, red and green color once in a while (so it appears it is always new and properly maintained).

San Diego Business Journal

What surprised me last February 2010 is that a report from San Diego Business Journal said that the Philippine-based Iglesia Ni Cristo cult was able to buy a property in El Cajon (around California USA) worth $1,755,000 (over 79,000,000 Philippine pesos). In a time where people are still suffering the effect of global recession and Filipinos are loosing their job, Iglesia Ni Cristo was able to buy a US church facility with the high cost of $1,755,000 (over 79,000,000 Philippine pesos)!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Iglesia Ni Cristo may vote Manny Villar as President in Election 2010

Former Arroyo spokesman broker’s Villar-INC meeting

Possible reasons why Iglesia Ni Cristo would pick Manny Villar
  1. INC cannot pick Noynoy because of their bitter experience in Hacienda Luisita
  2. Manny Villar's poll rating is starting to catch up. INC cult cannot pick a candidate with low survey ratings(To ensure political favor).
  3. Noynoy is a devout catholic.
I think this is also a perfect time to think about what kind of criteria does the Iglesia Ni Cristo leadership is using in picking the president that their whole church will be supporting. I'm assuming that Iglesia Ni Cristo members have no voice in picking candidates, it all depends on the Iglesia Ni Cristo leaders.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Religious Dynasty in the Philippines

With the Catholic Church's doctrine of Clerical celibacy, Philippines was saved from the Religious Dynasty of the Catholic Church. But Philippines were not spared from the Manalo family of Iglesia Ni Cristo. Iglesia Ni Cristo was founded by Felix Manalo during the 1940's. Felix Manalo died and handed down the INC administration to his son, Eraño Manalo. This year, Eraño Manalo died and it is widely believed that Eduardo V. Manalo is expected to take over the INC administration. This is a clear evidence of reasoning that the Manalo family obviously handles the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) church. [I have learned from a catholic blogsite that the INC church is registered by Felix Manalo as a Corporation Sole.]