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Iglesia Ni Cristo 99th Anniversary

The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) is celebrating its 99th Founding Anniversary on Saturday, July 27, 2013, pursuant to Republic Act No. 9645 enacted on June 12, 2009, in recognition of its exemplary achievements “in leading its members towards spiritual enlightenment and good citizenship.” It is a special working holiday nationwide.


Religious gathering stalls traffic in Cebu City

CEBU CITY -- Commuters heading home at the end of the workweek complained about the heavy traffic caused by an Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) activity Friday afternoon that gathered an estimated 350,000 people at the South Road Properties (SRP).
Hundreds of passengers from various parts of this city and Cebu province were stranded, while others took several rides to reach their destination.

Traffic at a standstill in SRP

All roads leading to the South Road Properties (SRP) experienced traffic congestion due to yesterday’s 99th anniversary celebration of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC).
Hundreds of buses, passenger jeepneys and other public utility vehicles (PUVs) got stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic from the port area to the SRP as INC members marked their anniversary with a medical mission and a convention.

World's largest arena being built in Manila

The Manila Arena in the Philippines is currently under construction, and upon completion, will claim the title of largest indoor arena in the world.
Designed by architecture firm, Populous Melbourne, the 50,000-seat arena has been commissioned by Iglesia Ni Cristo (The Church of Christ) and aims to be unveiled in time for the church's centennial celebration in 2014. The projected cost is US$175m (£113m, €133m).

Church group will host a tornado relief event at Westmoore High School

Representatives from Iglesia Ni Cristo will hold an international aid for humanity event Saturday to donate cash, computer equipment and relief supplies to May 20 tornado victims.
Twenty-eight of the church's congregations came together to raise money for the victims, church representative Glicerio Santos said. The denomination is based in the Philippines and has its North American headquarters in Burlingame, Calif.

300,000 people gather for I.N.C.’s ‘Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko’ mission

HUNDREDS of thousands of people flocked to a huge vacant area in Pasay City for the “Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko” humanitarian outreach mission of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) on Tuesday, a day after the 50th death anniversary of its founder Felix Ysagun Manalo (FYM).
The mission offered free medical, dental and relief services to about 300,000 INC members and non-members alike, computed at six members each for the estimated 50,000 families that jam-packed the 6.2-hectare vacant area on Macapagal Boulevard and Edsa Extension in the city, near the Mall of Asia.

Vallejo-area teachers honored at local church event

Student members of a local church celebrated about a dozen of their instructors Saturday at a Teachers Appreciation Day event.
"I was so honored (to receive the invitation)," Lisa Harvey said of the event at the Church of Christ Iglesia Ni Cristo on Ryder Street in South Vallejo. "Teachers don't get a lot of recognition, so this is very nice."

Iglesia Ni Cristo Minister Felix Y. Manalo 127th birth anniversary

Felix Y. Manalo, “Last Messenger of God” and the first Executive Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), was born on May 10, 1886 in Barrio Calzada, Tipas, Taguig, Rizal. His parents were Mariano Ysagun and Bonifacia Manalo. He later opted to use his mother’s surname “Manalo” to highlight the message that INC shall be victorious in its quest for the true Church. The INC is one of the most influential religious organizations in the country today. It is also the “largest entirely indigenous Christian religious organization that originated in the Philippines and the largest independent church in Asia.”

In the Know: INC’s voting-age members

A total of 2.25 million Filipinos were members of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) in 2010, up from 1.76 million in 2000, data from the latest census by the National Statistics Office (NSO) showed.

The number of voting-age INC members at the time was estimated at 1.37 million, as 61 percent of the country’s population was 18 and above.

Of some 92 million Filipinos in 2010, 56.5 million were of voting age.

DZMM bares Iglesia ni Cristo vote for senators

MANILA, Philippines - The bloc-voting Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has chosen the 12 senatorial candidates it will support on May 13, according to a report by DZMM.com.ph.


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