I was really surprised when I have read Arlyn Dela Cruz' report that Iglesia Ni Cristo's total voter membership is at around 8 million [INC claim based on the 2007 national and local elections.]. As far as I know, Arlyn Dela Cruz is an Iglesia Ni Cristo member. Yes, I think she is the one who was kidnapped in Basilan some few years ago. Being an INC member, it is quite understandable that INC members like Arlyn Dela Cruz would use an OVERESTIMATED total number of INC voting members (8 million INC voters is the INC claim.)
The election poll she was referring to on the report she made on the death of their leader was the 2007 national election which followed the 2004 hotly-cheating-related presidential election of GMA versus the popular-crowd favorite actor Fernando Poe Jr. INC administration (then under by their leader Erano Manalo when he was still alive) choose to vote for GMA over FPJ. Does the highly questionable 8million INC vote also helped GMA won over FPJ last 2004? How about the Hello-Garci scandal where Gloria Macapagal Arroyo called an election officer checking if she can win by 1 million vote? INC's presidential pick is a cheater?
INC is known for it's bloc-voting. INC members are being dictated by their church leaders to whom should they vote. INC members will be expelled who are against bloc voting. If the INC claim is true that they have 8million vote last 2007 national election, then how can they explain that on 2004 national election, Gloria Arroyo has only 12million votes?
Please look at the following figures about the INC presidential picks and their total number of votes
1992 - Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr. (4 million votes)
1998 - Joseph Ejercito Estrada (10million votes)
2004 - Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (12 million votes)
and then 2007, suddenly, INC votes reached 8 million?
Look at what happened to our beloved Philippines when the INC cult picked a wrong candidate. Filipinos hated GMA, She is the Philippine President with lowest popularity ratings of all time but here is the INC Cult supporting her all the way in the presidential election.
If GMA is already confident with the 8million INC votes as reported by Arlyn Dela Cruz (claim by INC), why is there still a need for GMA to call an election officer during the height of the election counting process? Can you please answer that Ms. Arlyn Dela Cruz? Can you please ask this to your source that the INC claim has an 8million voting numbers?
I wonder where does the INC member Arlyn Dela Cruz got her report on the INC claim that they worth 8million votes last 2007 national election? Is there any official statement from INC that claims they have 8 million votes? Because on 1992 presidential election, INC supported Eduardo Danding Cojuangco but still failed to win the election. Danding finished only third in the final count, proving that INC cannot help win a presidential candidate. And, the staggering evidence that INC vote DOES NOT worth 8million votes last 2004 election is because Danding's vote count is only 4 million last 1992. Assuming that all 4 million votes that Danding got in 1992 are all from INC (which is very highly unlikely), how does INC achieved their substantial increase of 4million membership between 1992 and 2007?
Arlyn Dela Cruz, is she a credible reporter from Inquirer?
Yes, that would be the answer of her friends and peers from the media group. 8million INC votes is unfathomable. There are currently 90+ million Filipinos all over the world. If the 8million INC vote is true + an estimate of 1 million non-voting INC members, it can be summed up that 10% of Filipinos are INC members. Which is totally unbelievable.
Arlyn Dela Cruz is an Iglesia Ni Cristo member, a reporter, a "journalist" and a writer. Expect more INC related articles from her in the near future. (She wrote a number of reports circulating the death of their beloved Erano Manalo) and that's understandable, their leader died. It is her responsibility as a follower to blow the trumpet for her deceased master.
Iglesia Ni Cristo has an (over) estimated 8million voting number?
Do not believe everything you read in the newspaper.
Arlyn Dela Cruz is an INC member.
Please forgive her for failing to provide in her report the source of the INC claim that they have 8 million votes
Besides, it's just a report based on the INC claim.
INC cannot risk of releasing their "real" total number of members.
Politicians will not be impressed.
Please do not expect honesty from the political church of Iglesia ni Cristo.
We were not born yesterday.
Iglesia Ni Cristo cult is a well-known anti-Catholic group.
Iglesia Ni Cristo cult is a well-known anti-Protestant group.
INC bloggers has been attacking the Catholic Church on a daily basis.
The purpose of this blog is to question the source of Ms. Arlyn Dela Cruz' report about the INC claim that they have 8million votes from the 2007 Philippine National election.
Ms. Arlyn Dela Cruz, Journalism should be based on truth, not based on claims.
Specially the claims of Iglesia Ni Cristo.
Iglesia Ni Cristo 8 million voters?
Remind you, Filipinos are around 90 million.
It will imply that INC are around 10 percent of the Filipino population,
If the Iglesia Ni Cristo 8 million voters is really true.
Ms. Arlyn Dela Cruz, where art thou?
Iglesia Ni Cristo and their support to Marcos
Iglesia Ni Cristo and their support to Danding
Iglesia Ni Cristo and their support to Gloria Arroyo