today’s iglesia event

14 October 2013

even before MMDA announced suspension of classes tomorrow in metromanila, husband says he was advised by an iglesia friend to stay away from manila especially, the traffic will be humongous, hundreds of thousands of members expected to converge on quiapo for march to palace.  anti-pork?  would neither confirm nor deny.  interesting.  we will see soon enough kung ek nga lang ang medical mission press release.

that’s the status i posted on facebook last night when i heard the news of the metrowide suspension of classes in the face of a huge iglesia ni cristo event today, na medical-dental mission daw, probably an NCR version of recent events held in albay, tayabas, davao, and bulacan, dubbed evangelical mission: kabayan ko, kapatid ko.

read Iglesia mission draws biggest Bulacan crowd last september 14, reportedly two-thirds of the 3-million population of the province: that’s two million!

San Jose del Monte Mayor Rey San Pedro said he got on a helicopter for the first time to see for himself how many people came to the outreach.

People were coming from all over Bulacan, he reported, with many walking for kilometers to get to the New Town open grounds where the INC mission was held. He said traffic was barely moving as far as back as Sta. Maria and Marilao towns.

The sky was overcast and there was a slight intermittent drizzle, but the people were accommodated at the 26-hectare site under huge tents. Around 1,000 policemen were deployed to the area and the roads leading to the grounds.

The medical-dental mission started at 6:30 a.m. and lasted until noon. At 10 a.m., Alvarado announced that around 20,000 people had been given medical and dental help by the mission.

Great help to province

Free medicines were given out, along with vitamins for the young and the elderly. There were hospital beds for minor operations. At one end of the medical tent, makeshift cubicles were deluged by people wishing to see a dentist.

Bulacan Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando said the medical-dental mission was a great help to the province. After the program, bags of rice were distributed.

The “Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko” evangelical-medical mission in Bulacan was the 15th such event conducted by the Iglesia ni Cristo and its partner, the Felix Y. Manalo Foundation.

The weekly evangelical-medical outreach missions are being conducted in preparation for the INC Centennial on July 27, 2014, which will also be held in Bulacan, at the Philippine Arena which is being constructed in the town of Bocaue, organizers said.

hmm, saan-saan kaya sila pupuwesto kung tipong medical tents ang eksena?  alam ba ng mga maralitang tagalunsod na may ganitong magaganap at kung saan-saan?  nanliligaw ba sila ng non-iglesia voters?  sino kaya ang kandidato ng iglesia sa 2016?  ano kaya ang stand ng iglesia sa pork?  susuportahan ba ng iglesia ang sigaw ng bayan?  abangan.

14 Responses to today’s iglesia event

  1. October 14, 2013 at 11:37 am
    john c. jacinto

    bakit kailangan pang hakutin sa maynila ang kanilang mga miyembro para sa medical mission na ito? bakit hindi na lang ginanap sa kani-kanilang mga probinsya ang medical mission? para hindi naman maperwisyo ang publiko dito sa maynila dahil sa buhol-buhol na trapikong dulot ng nasabing aktibidad. ‘wag lang tayong takutin ng doktrinang ang hindi kasapi ng INC ay sa impyerno mapupunta.

  2. October 14, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    “…the INC mission will be held simultaneously in six locations: Plaza del Carmen beside San Sebastian Church; Plaza Avelino on Nagtahan; Magallanes Drive in front of the Post Office; the flea market beside Quiapo Church; the area at the back of Far Eastern University; and beside Isetann at the corner of CM Recto Avenue and Quezon Boulevard. … he Isetann site will also have a stage set-up for “entertainment activities…” http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/506101/class-suspension-due-to-inc-event-now-metro-wide

  3. October 14, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    “Supreme Court spokesman rants on Twitter vs traffic jams caused INC medical missions” http://www.interaksyon.com/article/72710/supreme-court-spokesman-rants-on-twitter-vs-traffic-jams-caused-inc-medical-missions

  4. October 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    tweet ni ‏@senmiriam
    There is a message behind the INC event today. If you are a politician and you don’t get it, you are a fool. https://twitter.com/senmiriam/status/389621985543598084

  5. October 14, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    tweet ni Rep. Antonio L. Tinio
    @tonchi
    I’ve heard two explanations for the INC show of force today. One, it’s a warning against the possible unseating of Erap as mayor of Manila. Two, they are protesting the removal of several INC members from key government posts (Gatdula, Torres, So).
    https://twitter.com/tonchi/status/389669261808922624
    https://twitter.com/tonchi/status/389664486304382976

  6. October 14, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    on teleradyo’s dos por dos, taverna and baja were all praise for the INC event, ang daming natulungan, and laughed at ted te for complaining about the traffic… and compared this to nazareno feast and why don’t we complain about that. but the nazareno event closes down manila only, not the entire metro.

  7. October 14, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    “walang bahid ng pulitika” ang official line ng iglesia. they must think we’re all morons. not good PR at all.

  8. October 15, 2013 at 6:57 pm
    Joanne

    nandoon ka ba nung araw na yun? ako natulungan ako mapagamot dahil sa medical mission na yun. Kung pulitika ang habol matagal na nila ginawa yun. Sila tumutulong sa kapwa pilipino eh kayo? Nasa bahay nakaupo at panay angal. Im not an INC member pero i “respect” them on what they do.

    • October 15, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      matagal na nga daw nilang ginagawa ang medical mission, sabi ng spokesman. ako hindi umaangal. nagtatanong lang. puwede naman gawin every weekend, halimbawa, hanggang matulungan lahat ng matutulungan, at salamat naman talaga….

      • October 20, 2013 at 10:21 pm
        Batang-genyo,Ala-Eh

        Sa katunayan po, ang UCCP_Evangelical Church-Lipa at di-iilang samahang private doctors and nurses, kagaya po ng aking anak at asawang niyang doctora, ang kapatid ng aking asawa na Dra. Aida (Pediatrician) ay nag-sasagawa ng taonang medical mission dito po sa Batangas kung Sabado lang tuwing buwan ng Mayo. Ito ay buhay na panananampalataya na nangagalin sa pusong gustong tumulong ng walang bahid na pulitica.

  9. October 18, 2013 at 11:38 am
    john c. jacinto

    kung gusto talaga ng INC na tumulong, pagawa na lang sila ng malaking hospital na libre ang serbisyo para sa lahat ng mahihirap. malaki naman ang kita nila mula sa abuloy, handog at lagak mula sa mga miyembro. at bukod diyan, sure na silang sila lang ang maliligtas pagdating ng huling paghuhukom, di ba yan ang doktrina nilang pinaniniwalaan? ano lang bang ang ilang bilyong gastos kumpara naman sa eternal life na sila lamang ang tanging makikinabang mula sa Amang Diyos?

    • October 20, 2013 at 9:43 pm
      Batang-genyo,Ala-Eh

      Sa aking kalaaman, lahat ng “organized religion”,maging Islam,Protestant,Catholic,Budhism, ay nababala ng walang kaligtasan doktrina kung ikaw ay hindi sasanib sa kanilang simbahan or sect. Sa aking pananaw, ang mga medical mission ay isang pahayag ng isang pananampalataya ng kaniyang niyakap na panininiwala upang maging isang buhay na relation sa kanyang Diyos at di puwedeng bahiran ng masamang layuning pampulitica. Ang hindi ako panig ay ito ay isang “palliative” sa kahirapang kalusagan at pangkaripan dahil di naman na-iaangat ang kabuhayan ng gustong tulungan kundi maipadama ang “spiritual na damayan ng isang pananampalataya. Sabi nga sa Banal na Kasulatan, “Ibigay mo kay Cesar ang kay Cesar at sa Diyos ang dapat sa Diyos.” Dito masusukat ang effecto ng pagbibigay kung pagpapalain ang bayan o ang iyong kaligtasan.

  10. October 20, 2013 at 9:29 pm
    Batang-genyo,Ala-Eh

    Para sa inyong balitang ka-Batangas, ang INK ay nag-balak na mag medical mission dito po sa Lungsod ng Lipa, Barangay Maraouy ng nakalipas na buwan ng Augusto subali’t di ito natuloy dahil di-pumayag ang Mayor ng Lipa dahil maliit ang nirerentang lupa. Kaya’t ito’y natuloy sa bayan ni Vice-President Binay sa Bauan, Batangas. Nagdeclara rin si Gov. Vilma Santos ng walang pasok (holiday) sa buong pannlalawigan ng Batangas sa hiling daw po ng INK.. Sa kasamang palad, nag-ka stampede daw po dahil sa pagmamahahi ng relief goods at may mga namatay(?)/nasugatan daw subalit ito ay “newsblackout”? Bakit????

  11. October 23, 2013 at 12:54 am

    “A ‘show of force'” by Alejandro del Rosario http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/10/19/a-show-of-force/

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