Marcos thanks INC for backing his VP bid

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DAET CITY, Camarines Norte: Vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Friday thanked the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church of Christ) for its support of his candidacy.

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Reports that Marcos has been endorsed by the INC after he visited Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo last Tuesday at the religious sect’s headquarters on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City has gone viral on social media.

The Ilocano senator, however, clarified that he is yet to receive any official news from the INC senior leadership that he is, indeed, the “chosen one.”

Many candidates are seeking the 2-million solid block vote of the politically influential religious organization, which in a close fight is crucial to win a position or seat in any electoral exercise in the Philippines.

“I am thankful to the INC leaders and ‘mga kapatid’ [brothers and sisters]for the support.
The INC had supported my father and my family. I am thankful to Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo for the support,” Marcos said during a news conference here.

Meanwhile, INC spokesman Edwil Zabala issued a statement also clarifying that the church hierarchy has not endorsed Marcos for Vice President.

“The Iglesia ni Cristo does not want to be misconstrued as meddling in politics, which is why we neither confirm nor deny any claim or news item that says we met [with]any particular candidate,” he said.

Zabala added that the official stand of the Iglesia ni Cristo is that the members of the church will vote on May 9.

“In the meantime, we are focused on ecclesiastical activities. And also immediately after the voting itself, we will continue with the church’s activities.”

Zabala, however, recognized the statement issued by the Marcos camp.

“Anyway, if the camp of Senator Marcos is the one releasing the [information], perhaps that would suffice for your need,” he said.

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  1. We are on your side bro and sis.. We boycott ABS CBN. We prepare Net 25 as our new Media news from morning to evening.. Mabuhay kayong lahat na INC forever.
    MDS-BBM for the true leader of this nation.

  2. It’s been long decided by INC that Marcos would be the VP they endorse. But time has changed in this INC with this current controversial leader who is not respected and even disliked by many members. If this current leader, son of the late Ka Erdy, could abandon and disown his own mother and siblings, then why can he not endorse another VP other than Marcos?

  3. BongBong is the only one that makes sense in his pronouncements on how to tackle the issues of the country. Go BONGBONG!

  4. Girlie Bebbeb on

    INC, brothers and sisters, let us pray that BongBong Marcos will win this election.

    • Samuel Santos on

      Mananalo si Bongbong sa botohan, pero matatalo sa bilangan. Ipagpipilit yan ni PNoy, COMELEC at Semantics.

    • Kung kayo ay nalulumbay, kung kayo ay nalilito, kung kayo ay nag-aalinlangan maging sa ating mga doktrina, kung kayo ay hindi “One With EVM”, kung hindi kayo sigurado kung Defender ba kayo, Silent Defender o baka iniisip ninyo na kayo pala ay protester or reformer pa, kung ikaw ay naniniwala sa katiwaliaan, tayo na! Tayo na sa liwanag.
      Kapag binabasa sa atin ang mga doktrina minsan ay nagbabago ang ating isipan. Subalit nais kong i share ang talata sa John 10:7-9 sapagkat kadalasan hindi binabasa sa atin ang kabuuan ng verse 9. Ganito ang nasasaad sa wikang Ingless.
      John 10:7-9 NKJV
      7 Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who ever came before Me[a] are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
      Hindi binabasa yung “and will go in and out and find pasture.”. It is in the bible that people of God go in and out of the church and find pastures because it is by the grace and gift of God that we will be saved for as long as we hold on to our faith with Him.
      Ephesians 2:8 NKJV
      8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,