By: Elena Grace Flores
It was seen all over the news after the May 9, 2016 election that Ka Eduardo Manalo, INC Leader appealed to the Comelec asking where did their votes for Bongbong Marcos went? He was referring to areas where there are local INCs but the precincts there got zero votes as reported by their own members to the Iglesia.
However, it died down after the Iglesia announced to their members in their church gatherings or pagsamba that their responsibility ends after voting – but this did not stop the members concerned from giving their testimonies.
The witnesses of Pastor Boy Saycon when they confessed in the senate on server manipulation were mostly INC members. Complainants of the missing votes in Basilan particularly in Bohenange Elementary School in Lamitan were also Iglesia ni Cristo members. Our informer told us that the affidavits from INC members who voted for Bongbong Marcos were overwhelming. Based on the tradition of INC, when multitude of members are participating in a cause, they were normally briefed already by their local leader on the acceptable manner of protesting.