Article taken from IGLESIA NI CRISTO SILENT NO MORE, a blog created by an INC™ Minister exposing corruption in the Iglesia Ni Cristo® founded by Felix Manalo and is now managed by his grandsome Eduardo V. Manalo:
1. In the Philippines
In the spirit of our successful 2 Million views to date (April 19, 2015 – June 27, 2015: 2 months and 8 days or basically just 68 days old, 82 posts, garnering a total of 2,008,309 Views), commemorating this global phenomenon, let me share this article highlighting the global church, our beloved Iglesia Ni Cristo, and the previously invisible global power of…… THE SANTOS FAMILY, which will now be thoroughly EXPOSED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. I will prove to you that in the present day Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), power is concentrated in the hands of a few individuals, notably in the members of the Advisory Council, but none greater than in the Santos family. I am, of course, referring to Bro. Jun Santos, his wife Annie, his sons Sergie and GP as well as his brother in the United States, Manuel (“Boy”) Santos, also a minister. Bro. Jun’s scope of control has gone way beyond auditing of the finances and activities of the Church, for potential elimination of wastage and inefficiencies — the typical role of a General Auditor, which, by the way, is his official designation in the Church. In practice, Bro. Jun wears many different hats. He is the chief strategist and major influencer (if not decision maker) in matters concerning the construction of houses of worship and other buildings including the Philippine Arena, sports complex and stadium. He is the contract negotiator, reviewer, and approver for various construction projects including signing off on contracts for materials and labor. He decides (or is a major influencer on) which long-term assets to acquire when, and which ones to dispose of, for how much, and through whom. He is also the master architect behind all the Guinness-motivated, traffic-disrupting Lingap (Aid to Humanity) activities, medical and dental missions, major propagation projects, centennial and closing centennial celebrations.
In addition, he is the brains behind the production, marketing, and forcible distribution of various UNLAD products to brethren as well as the crafting of an effective payment collection scheme. Co-ministers will attest that he decides on the fate of his fellow ministers, i.e., who gets promoted, demoted, reassigned, taken down, or worse, expelled. And lest we forget, he is also the mastermind behind the creation of the never-ending special, special offerings and the corresponding bended-knee style of devotional prayers to guilt the brethren into giving more. And if you will be able to ask around, every District, every Office, every Section, every Department in the whole of Central and other Bureaus, there is only one name who calls the shots, who makes the decisions, who gives the Go-Signal, who Approves anything and Everything, who has the power to STOP anything and everything, and unfortunately that is no longer the name of our beloved Executive Minister, Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo, ALARMINGLY, IT IS NOW THE RESONATING NAME THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE CHURCH, BRO. GLICERIO B. SANTOS JR. The Phrase: Sa atas ng Tagapamahalang Pangkalahatan or At the instruction of the Executive Minister, is now just a “fine print” for technicality’s sake.
As you will see later in this article, this Santos family has surreptitiously, deceitfully and deliberately injected themselves into almost every facet of the Church, MAKING THE SANTOS FAMILY AN INDISPENSABLE FIGURE IN THE CHURCH. In fact, he and his family are directly involved in the executive and day-to-day management of INC companies notably FYM Foundation, the Subic Bay-FYM Foundation, UNLAD, F. Y. Medical Foundation (New Era General Hospital), Maligaya Development Corp., and New Era University (by extension, also the College of Evangelical Ministry). Their power extends not only in the Philippines but globally wherever the Church has a presence. In the United States, Bro. Jun Santos may keep younger sibling Boy on a leash but make no mistake. Bro. Boy Santos is a ruler in his own fiefdom, the Iglesia ni Cristo United States Main Office (USMO). According to fellow ministers in the U.S., he is every bit the tyrant that his older brother is. To those who do not know, USMO “acts as an extension of the Church Administration, assisting in overseeing a vast portion of the globe.” (Ref. http://incmedia.org/usmo-united-states-main-office/). Bro. Boy’s equivalent at the Europe Main Office also bows down to Bro Jun. With so much power to wield and a vast resources at this family’s disposal, is it any wonder the Church is plagued by allegations of: corruption among the Church hierarchy, bribery, political wheeling and dealing, harboring a fugitive, unabashed capitalism, furtive business ventures, more and more Church properties being offered for sale, unexplained wealth of those in the Advisory Council, ministers leading an opulent lifestyle discordant with their stipend, “express” expulsions of suspected brethren dissidents and complete disregard for due process and long established procedures ?
In the words of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws”. Or put another way, he who controls the purse strings… makes the rules. Or, in our days, He who bears the name Glicerio B. Santos Jr., controls the Church and everything in it. (On how Bro. Glicerio B. Santos Jr. was able to slowly but surely conquer every facet of the church, please refer to (6 Parts Series) https://iglesianicristosilentnomore.wordpress.com/2015/06/07/part-6-the-unfelt-caring-for-the-flock/ to better understand how this came about after years of planning and assimilation from within the Church Administration. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s proceed to our storyboard. At the end of this presentation, I am convinced that even if you are on the fence about some of the allegations above, you will arrive at the ONLY possible conclusion that you can come to — that Mr. Rothschild is correct and what he said applies in this case. First off, why don’t we do a quick search for “Glicerio Santos” in the Open Corporates database?
20 matches! Does that surprise you? Bro. Jun sure is popular, isn’t he? And so are his sons, both named “Glicerio Santos”, III and IV, also known as Sergie and GP, respectively. Take note that the search results do not include the Philippines. For our study, why don’t we start there, since that is where it all began? What you will see below is a product of collaborative research among many AE’s in different parts of the world. They have voluntarily come together to lend their respective expertise from Local and International Accounting firms, Local and International Legal Firms and even Consultants to different related Government Agencies, bound by a common desire to expose the truth, as ugly as it may be, for the benefit of the Church so that it may return to its rightful state, a clean and unblemished Iglesia Ni Cristo. Please take note that all the materials/references used in their research are duly noted so that anyone wishing to verify may be able to do so. And anyone who wants to disprove anything I have presented here will also be demanded the same level of competency in data gathering and presentation. These matrices have been provided as a summary to give a bird’s eye-view of the comparative information based on the different available documented sources.
1. In the Philippines
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