bloc-voting - updates

Rappler's latest stories on bloc-voting


[OPINION] Voting for plunderers and murderers because the church says so

May 15, 2019 - 10:00 AM

An Iglesia ni Cristo member says leaders 'give [our] votes to candidates who have been proven to violate every tenet they taught us in church'

Is Iglesia ni Cristo's bloc voting still strong in 2016?

May 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Recent scandals in the INC have cast doubt on the power of the church s bloc voting

Where did presidential bets enjoy landslide victories?

May 11, 2016 - 5:08 PM

In some barangays almost all of the voters who turned up in polling precincts voted for a particular presidential candidate

#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

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

Will scandals erode Iglesia ni Cristo bloc vote?

May 01, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Recent scandals involving the Iglesia ni Cristo cast doubt on the practice of bloc voting Will INC members still obey their ministers on election day?

CENTURY-OLD CHURCH. A man holds the flag of the Iglesia ni Cristo during its centennial celebration in Bulacan in July 2014. File photo by Rico Cruz

The Scrum: PH presidential bets face fickle voters at start of campaigns

Feb 09, 2016 - 4:46 PM

Latest surveys indicate that regional blocs are solidifying for particular candidates in spite of the volatile nationwide averages

TIGHT RACE. Surveys show wild, double-digit up-and-down swings months before the official campaign period

Ex-minister: 2016 bets ignoring INC issues due to bloc voting

Jan 24, 2016 - 6:10 PM

But former INC minister Lowell Menorca II also says bloc voting is now unreliable because the church is already divided

INC bet? Raval takes oath as customs enforcement head

Jun 15, 2015 - 10:31 PM

Lawyer Teddy Raval whose pending appointment was cited as a reason for the resignation of Customs chief Sunny Sevilla is sworn in as director of Enforcement and Security Service

PROMOTED. Lawyer Teddy Raval replaces an ex-general as head of the Bureau of Customs' enforcement unit. Photo from BOC

INC lobbies for key gov't positions

Jul 28, 2014 - 7:30 AM

The INC makes it easy for their political allies to know what they want in the form of lists of appointive positions they want secured for their own members

How potent is the INC’s vote delivery system?

Jul 27, 2014 - 1:30 PM

In a close local race where the winning margin can only amount to a few hundred votes this chunk of votes can spell the difference between victory or defeat But in national races this potency is yet to be tested convincingly

INC: From rag-tag sect to influential wheeler-dealer?

Jul 27, 2014 - 1:11 AM

Known for their religious discipline INC leaders have managed to create an effective vote delivery system that rivals or even betters the vote delivery mechanism of even the most organized political party

‘Largest theater on Earth’ shows Iglesia’s influence

Jul 21, 2014 - 10:08 PM

The Iglesia ni Cristo begins its week long centennial celebration by opening the colossal Philippine Arena in Bulacan

Aquino, 50k INC members in 'largest theater on Earth'

Jul 21, 2014 - 6:28 AM

2nd UPDATE The P8 7 billion 55 000 seater Philippine Arena in Bocaue Bulacan shows the Iglesia ni Cristo s clout as it marks its 100th anniversary

55,000-SEATER. The Philippine Arena is thrice as big as the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

INC picks 12 senatorial candidates

May 12, 2013 - 1:00 PM

The bloc voting Iglesia ni Cristo endorses 7 Team PNoy senatorial candidates and several local candidates days before elections

DZMM bares Iglesia ni Cristo vote for senators

May 06, 2013 - 6:22 PM

Known for its reliable bloc voting the religious group can easily deliver at minimum of 3 million votes for chosen national candidates analysts say

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