INC hailed on 100th year, humanitarian work commended
- July 26, 2014
- Written by Ryan Ponce Pacpaco
- Published in Top Stories
HOUSE independent minority bloc leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez yesterday congratulated the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) for being one of the most influential and well-respected religions in the world.
The INC commemorates today its 100th year founding anniversary.
“The INC is a well-respected and warmly regarded religion in the world whose good vision to spread God’s words and wisdom continue in the last 100 years,” Romualdez stressed.
Romualdez endorsed the passage of House Joint Resolution (HR) No. 12 declaring July 27, 2014 as special non-working holiday in commemoration of the INC’s centennial year.
HR No. 12 was authored by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., House Majority Leader and Mandaluyong City Rep. Neptali “ Boyet” Gonzales II and House Minority Leader and San Juan City Rep. Ronaldo Zamora.
Romualdez reiterated his commendation to the INC for its humanitarian activities in the country and abroad.
On February 15 the INC held a Worldwide Walk in Manila to raise funds for the benefit of typhoon Yolanda victims.
“We reiterate our heartfelt gratitude to the INC especially to our beloved INC Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, and the members of the influential religious group for their generous act to support the typhoon Yolanda survivors,” he said.
Among the benefactors of the Worldwide Walk funds is Leyte’s first district, which is Romualdez’s district.
He also lauded the INC for its successful inauguration of The Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan dubbed the “world’s largest indoor arena.”
Romualdez stressed that The Philippine Arena should serve both as challenge and inspiration to the government and national sports officials to solve the problems of Philippine sports.
He described The Philippine Arena as an indisputable proof of Filipino unity and determination.
“Walang alinlangang ipinakita ng mga kapatid natin sa INC na kung magkakaisa lamang tayo, walang imposible sa ating mga Pilipino,” he said.
INC officials said The Philippine Arena is the biggest in the world completed last May 30 or after 30 months of work.