MANILA, Philippines — On this day, the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) observes with deep respect and affection the 87th Birth Anniversary of INC Executive Minister Eraño de Guzman Manalo who passed away on August 31, 2009. Ka Erdie’s sincerity, humility, and word of honor were among the sterling qualities for which he was admired. His words and actions made him a worthy successor to his father, the late Felix Y. Manalo. He was succeeded by his eldest son Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo, as INC Executive Minister. [emphasis mine And Eduardo V. Manalo will be succeeded by Angelo Manalo and another Manalo and another Manalo--- because it's the Manalo's Corporation.)
Born on January 2, 1925, Ka Erdie took over the church on the death on April 12, 1963, of his father INC founder Felix Y. Manalo (emphasis mine). The officials and members of the INC looked upon Ka Erdie, who followed the example of his father, as their guiding light and inspiration. (I hope MB would be sensitive to its writings. It was NOT Felix Manalo who founded the INC but Jesus Christ. How could MB, a prestigious local news in the Philippines commit such a mistake in their news reporting? Are they not aware of that fact alone? )
Since its founding on July 27, 1914, in Punta Sta. Ana, Manila, with a handful of followers, the INC has grown to become a universal church with over 5,400 local congregations in 90 countries. (The True Church was founded in Jerusalem and not in Punta Sta. Ana. And what's that name again? SANTA ANA? The INC do not believe in "santas" or "santos". Why the church is founded in that street named after a "santa"? That's most ridiculous!!!)
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