Eduardo Manalo - updates

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Iglesia ni Cristo offers Ciudad de Victoria as coronavirus quarantine

Apr 04, 2020 - 11:59 PM

Once ready, the estate will be able to take in more than 1,000 patients, PUIs and PUMs, says Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles

CIUDAD DE VICTORIA. The 75-hectare estate houses the Philippine Arena and the Philippine Sports Stadium. Rappler file photo

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

Sereno on impeachment, Cayetano on Manalo, Quiboloy denies detention | Evening wRap

Feb 16, 2018 - 8:08 PM

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Philippines on China, Malacanang on Manalo, Quiboloy detained in Hawaii | Evening wRap

Feb 15, 2018 - 8:36 PM

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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

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

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

'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

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.

When Rody Duterte met INC's Eduardo Manalo

May 25, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Is time spent with a presidential candidate a measure of Iglesia preference?

Davao City Mayor and Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte meets Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo on April 22, 2016.

Iglesia ni Cristo holds huge evangelical event

May 22, 2016 - 1:36 AM

3rd UPDATE Traffic eases at the Bocaue portion of the North Luzon Expressway past noon

Poster for the INC's evangelical mission "Reconnect: Worldwide Intensive Propagation" to be held on Sunday, May 22. Photo from INCMedia

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 04 May 2016, 9PM

May 04, 2016 - 9:28 PM

INC set to endorse Duterte and Marcos Businessmen and industry leaders say the Philippines is ready for any president Trillanes says Filipinos will be shortchanged if Duterte becomes president

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 9PM

May 02, 2016 - 8:59 PM

BSP and AMLC deny leaking bank documents Grace Poe takes her homestretch effort to her bailiwick Luzon Archbishop Tagle says voting is a ‘holy duty’

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 8PM

May 02, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Grace Poe focuses her homestretch efforts on her bailiwick Luzon Trillanes hints Duterte’s alleged millions may be from drugs Duterte s lawyer to disprove hidden wealth

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 7PM

May 02, 2016 - 7:07 PM

Trillanes hints Duterte’s alleged millions may be from drugs Duterte s lawyer to disprove hidden wealth A voter files 34 complaints against social media bullies

Aquino makes 'political appeals' in meeting with INC

May 02, 2016 - 12:35 PM

UPDATED President Benigno Aquino III meets with Iglesia ni Cristo executive minister Eduardo Manalo a week before the 2016 elections

STILL A POWER BLOC? The Iglesia ni Cristo's main headquarters in Quezon City. File photo by Rappler

Is Bongbong Marcos Iglesia ni Cristo's bet for vice president?

Apr 27, 2016 - 6:18 PM

UPDATED Eduardo Manalo head of the bloc voting religious sect has invited the vice presidential bet to breakfast Up to them to make their announcement says Marcos Jr

Poe, Escudero seek INC's help, meet top leader Manalo

Apr 25, 2016 - 8:48 PM

Basta kami hinihingi namin ang suporta nila at sana maibigay; kung hindi naman gagalangin natin says presidential bet Grace Poe

SUPPORT. The tandem of Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero pays a courtesy call to Iglesia Ni Cristo Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo at the INC’s Central Office in Quezon City. Photo by Eagle News Service

Binay meets with INC exec minister Manalo

Apr 21, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Iglesia ni Cristo s Eagle News reports that Vice President Jejomar Binay sought the INC s endorsement during his meeting with executive minister Eduardo Manalo

Roxas meets with Iglesia ni Cristo's Manalo

Apr 20, 2016 - 7:23 PM

Mar Roxas and wife Korina Sanchez meet with the Iglesia leader to court the church s support on May 9

TAX FRAUD? In the US, an ex-minister reports the Iglesia ni Cristo for alleged tax fraud. The INC denies this claim. File photo by Rappler

INC wants Manalo doctors accompanied by New Era staff

Feb 24, 2016 - 5:13 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo wants the names of the doctors provided at least 24 hours before a scheduled visit

CONTESTED PROPERTY. The Iglesia ni Cristo and Lottie Manalo Hemedez both have claims over the 2-hectare lot. Rappler photo

Manalo sister defers testimony as INC withdraws TRO petition

Feb 09, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Despite the postponement of Hemedez testimony the court decides to grant the Manalo camp s request to allow doctors to enter the Tandang Sora compound on humanitarian grounds

TESTIMONY DEFERRED. In this photo take on January 15, 2016, Lottie Manalo-Hemedez prepares to speak with media regarding the situation at 36 Tandang Sora. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

INC head Eduardo Manalo faces complaint over Tandang Sora lot

Jan 27, 2016 - 4:41 PM

INC executive minister Eduardo Manalo is named respondent in the complaint for falsification of public documents filed by his estranged sister Lottie Manalo Hemedez

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

Ex-INC minister Menorca: I won't file charges vs Eduardo Manalo

Jan 22, 2016 - 10:22 PM

Former Iglesia ni Cristo minister Lowell Menorca II believes it is only God who can judge the executive minister of the 101 year old church

NOTHING AGAINST MANALO. Former INC minister Lowell Menorca II and his wife Jinky face members of the media on January 22 after he posted bail in relation to his two libel complaints. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Menorca dares INC officials: Show up in court

Jan 21, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Kaya mo bang sabihin na Sanggunian Ka Eduardo ipakita natin sa buong mundo na hindi tayo angat sa batas? asks ex INC minister Lowell Menorca II

ARRESTED. Ex-INC minister Lowell Menorca II arrives at Manila Police District Station 5 with MPD Chief Rolando Nana on January 20, 2016. Photo by Lito Boras /Rappler

Lottie Manalo to Iglesia: We are heirs of 'God's Messenger'

Jan 16, 2016 - 10:35 AM

UPDATED On ownership of 36 Tandang Sora Hemedez says the argument that they are no longer Iglesia members does not hold because of a precedent set by her father himself Eraño Manalo

ENCLOSED. Lottie Manalo-Hemedez shows a photo of a high concrete wall enclosing their residence. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Lottie Manalo to brother Eduardo: Why are you keeping us away?

Jan 15, 2016 - 8:18 PM

Echoing the calls of her brother Angel Lottie Manalo Hemedez appeals to their older brother Eduardo to talk to the family and end the controversy in the Iglesia ni Cristo

'TALK TO US.' Lottie Manalo-Hemedez appeals to her brother, INC leader Eduardo Manalo, to talk to the family and end the long-running controversy rocking the church. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Jan 14, 2016 - 6:09 PM

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WATCH: 2015 in Moods

Dec 31, 2015 - 9:34 AM

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FAST FACTS: What does 'tiwalag' mean for Iglesia ni Cristo?

Dec 26, 2015 - 9:25 PM

Expulsion also called tiwalag is said to be the worst punishment for an Iglesia ni Cristo member

Iglesia defying order to stop construction in Tandang Sora compound?

Dec 23, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Photos taken on Wednesday morning December 23 show construction continues in the compound despite an order to temporarily stop during the holidays

Photo sourced by Rappler

Revolt in the Iglesia ni Cristo

Dec 23, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Over 100 years old no one ever imagined the INC was in the throes of dissension in 2015 with no less than members of the family entangled in a bitter quarrel

Court to INC: No construction in Tandang Sora compound

Dec 22, 2015 - 2:53 PM

The court asks the Iglesia to temporarily stop construction activities during the holiday season and allow lawyers unhampered access to the Manalo siblings

WALLED IN? Lottie Manalo-Hemedez talks to her lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles before the hearing on Tuesday, December 22. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

What's happening inside the Iglesia's 36 Tandang Sora?

Dec 19, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Unidentified men enter the house of Iglesia patriarch Eraño Manalo shattering windows and breaking the door his daughter Lottie says

Court to INC: Remove blockade, restore power at Tandang Sora

Dec 17, 2015 - 9:51 AM

UPDATED As of Thursday morning December 16 the portalet and guardhouse blocking the entrance to the Iglesia compound remain in place

Lottie Manalo-Hemedez during hearing at the Quezon City Regional Trial Court on December 16. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

INC's Angel Manalo to brother Eduardo: Don't fence us in

Dec 15, 2015 - 9:24 PM

UPDATED Iglesia ni Cristo members have been building high fences in the residential compound supposedly to seal off the area

36 TANDANG SORA. Barriers have been built inside the Manalo residential compound in Quezon City.

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Nov 24, 2015 - 6:16 PM

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Denied medical help? Driver of INC leader's expelled brother dies

Nov 11, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Benjamin Arellano Jr driver of Angel Manalo was not checked by a doctor allegedly after the Iglesia ni Cristo leadership disallowed visitors at the INC compound

INC COMPOUND. Fascade of Iglesia ni Cristo church in Quezon City. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Iglesia ni Cristo wants ex-minister's petitions dismissed

Nov 03, 2015 - 5:08 PM

The INC says former minister Lowell Menorca should not be entitled to the privilege of a writ of amparo because there is no actual threat against him

FIRST HEARING. Former INC minister Lowell Menorca arrives at the Court of Appeals for the first hearing of the petition for writ of amparo. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/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

Menorca: Iglesia leaders calling for another EDSA

Oct 25, 2015 - 6:24 PM

You have angered the Iglesia you have angered the brethren that s why for certain they will go [to EDSA] again and you will be unable to stop them expelled INC minister Lowell Menorca is told

NO MORE EDSA. Former Iglesia ni Cristo minister Lowell Menorca relates how he was allegedly detained by his fellow INC members during a press conference at the Bayview Hotel in Manila on October 25. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Ex-INC minister rescued after 'illegal detention'

Oct 23, 2015 - 6:42 PM

Lowell Menorca says in a video that he was illegally detained at the Iglesia ni Cristo central compound from July 25 to October 21 and that everything he said in a Net 25 interview was scripted

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