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.