MANILA – The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) has announced on Thursday that they are supporting the Duterte-Marcos tandem in the May 9 elections.
According to the Eagle Broadcasting Corp. (EBC), INC’s official media arm, the religious group confirmed the reports supporting the candidacies of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.
“The Iglesia Ni Cristo is supporting Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte for president and Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., for vice-president in the May 9 elections,” in an article posted at the http://www.eaglenews.ph/iglesia-to-vote-for-duterte-marcos-on-may-9/.
It revealed that the names of the presidential and vice presidential bets were contained in the sample ballots distributed by INC to its members.
Likewise, included in the ballots are the names of several senatorial candidates namely: Joel Villanueva, Richard Gordon, Franklin Drilon, Risa Hontiveros, Francis Tolentino, Martin Romualdez, Ralph Recto, Manny Pacquiao, Vicente Sotto, Win Gatchalian, Panfilo Lacson and Migz Zubiri.
The articles also noted that top INC officials reminded their members to remain united in participating in the upcoming polls.
“In a circular letter read by INC ministers, INC executive minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo reminded all the brethren to follow God’s teachings on unity when they go to the polls on May 9,” it added.