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DOJ sets hearing on ex-Iglesia minister's case vs church leaders

Nov 05, 2015 - 5:59 PM

The preliminary hearing for the serious illegal detention case filed by ex Iglesia minister Isaias Samson Jr against top church officials has been set on November 6

INC PROTEST. Iglesia ni Cristo members mass in front of the Department of Justice in Manila in August 2015, to protest the investigation of an illegal detention complaint against its leaders. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Trip to Japan for Iglesia ni Cristo's Eduardo Manalo?

Nov 02, 2015 - 9:52 PM

UPDATED Was the trip intended to celebrate his 59th birthday or was it to speak to relatives of Jinky Otsuka Menorca wife of expelled minister Lowell Menorca? Whatever the intent Manalo was a no show at the Court of Appeals on Nov 3

REVERED LEADER. Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo V Manalo, the church's third leader, follows in the footsteps of Iglesia founder Felix Manalo. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

On INC leader's birthday, faithful vow support for embattled church

Oct 31, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Amid the flashing lights and festive mood of the night is an attempt to galvanize the support of the crowd with ministers and awardees themselves leading the faithful in a chant: We are one with EVM

EVM AWARDS. The Iglesia ni Cristo holds its Excellence in Visual Media (EVM) awards on October 31, 2015, coinciding with the 59th birthday of Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo, who was not at the event. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

SC to INC leaders: Produce Lowell Menorca before CA

Oct 23, 2015 - 2:32 PM

UPDATED The High Court directs INC leaders to produce the persons of expelled minister Lowell II Menorca and 3 others before the Court of Appeals on Tuesday November 3

ABDUCTED? Former INC minister Lowell Menorca denies he was abducted in an INC interview, but his brother says Lowell was under duress. Screengrab from Net 25's Eagle News

SC asked to order Iglesia ni Cristo to produce ex-minister Lowell Menorca

Oct 21, 2015 - 6:07 PM

Lowell Menorca and his family are allegedly being held against their will after he became critical of the governing body of the religious organization

ABDUCTED? Former INC minister Lowell Menorca denies he was abducted in an INC interview, but his brother says Lowell was under duress. Screengrab from Net 25's Eagle News

Iglesia ni Cristo: We are one

Sep 01, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Ask them what they stand for ask them who they are ask them what church and state means to them Watch the heads turn see the hands clutch no name no home no stance can’t talk sorry sorry go away

VLOG: 'We've shown how united we are' – Iglesia leaders

Aug 31, 2015 - 4:38 PM

Leaders remind their faithful that they came in peace and that they should leave in peace – and to pick up their trash as they go

Iglesia ni Cristo ends nationwide protests

Aug 31, 2015 - 8:41 AM

UPDATED The announcement ends 5 days of protests by the religious group which started at the Department of Justice in Manila and continued at EDSA

INC members at the rally in EDSA-Shaw on August 29, 2015. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: Iglesia crowd chanting "INC! Hustisya!"

Aug 28, 2015 - 9:27 PM

Watch video clips from the protest site

Iglesia ni Cristo members mass in front of DOJ

Aug 27, 2015 - 10:23 PM

3RD UPDATE Iglesia insiders say they were instructed after their church service on Thursday to proceed to the Department of Justice to fight for faith and doctrine

IGLESIA CROWD. Thousands gather in front of the Department of Justice evening of August 27. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Angel Manalo: 'Kuya, sana magkausap na tayo'

Jul 27, 2015 - 10:57 PM

Angel Manalo also tells his brother Iglesia ni Cristo head Eduardo Manalo: Ang mommy sana makausap mo na Sabik na sabik siya

LEADER'S BROTHER. Angel Manalo hits 'corruption' within the Iglesia ni Cristo as he addresses reporters on July 24, 2015. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Iglesia ni Cristo sues expelled minister for libel

Jul 27, 2015 - 11:26 AM

Expelled minister Isaias Samson Jr former editor in chief of the INC publication Pasugo earlier accused INC general auditor Glicerio Santos Jr of corruption

EXPELLED MINISTER. Isaias Samson Jr, former editor in chief of the Iglesia ni Cristo publication 'Pasugo,' faces a libel complaint. File photo by Rappler

Expelled INC minister: Don't cover up wrongdoing

Jul 25, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Be spokespersons of God expelled Iglesia ni Cristo minister Isaias Samson Jr tells church spokesmen Bienvenido Santiago and Edwil Zabala

IGLESIA SPOKESMEN. Brother Edwil Zabala (L) and Brother Bienvenido Santiago (R), both spokesmen of the Iglesia ni Cristo, address issues concerning the century-old church. File photos by Rappler

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Jul 23, 2015 - 6:35 PM

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