Philippine polls: Iglesia ni Cristo backs Duterte and Marcos

(From The Philippine Star)

Iglesia ni Cristo-run Eagle Broadcasting Corp. has reported that the influential church will support Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in the May 9 elections.

Endorsement by the INC is considered a potential game changer

Endorsement by the INC is considered a potential game changer in Philippine elections

Eagle News reported on its website that Duterte and Marcos were included in sample ballots already distributed to members across the country.

The Iglesia ni Cristo (‘Church of Christ’-INC) had previously declined to comment on the existence of the sample ballots.

INC Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo “reminded all the brethren to follow God’s teachings on unity when they go to the polls on May 9” in a circular letter read by INC ministers.

Endorsement by the INC is considered a potential game-changer, with President Benigno Aquino III himself meeting with Manalo on Monday. Read More



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