Solons hail INC on 106th year

HOUSE Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez and his wife, Tingog party-list Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez on Sunday congratulated the influential and well-respected Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) on its 106th founding anniversary this Monday.

“With great joy, we join the brethren of good will in congratulating the leaders and members of Iglesia ni Cristo led by Executive Minister Ka Eduardo V. Manalo as they celebrate 106 years in exemplary service to the worthy cause of the Lord,” the Romualdez couple said in a joint statement.

“For more than a century, the Iglesia ni Cristo has proven itself to be a caring shepherd not only in service of God but also in promoting the welfare of believers in all parts of the world. For sowing the seeds of this Christian faith and brotherhood, we are eternally grateful to its Founder, Ka Felix V. Manalo.

"Now under the able leadership of Ka Eduardo Manalo, the Iglesia ni Cristo  has been relentless in continuing its mission of spreading the Gospel regardless of  race and of bringing compassion back into our lives,” the Romualdezes said.

“As you mark another milestone in Christian servitude, I take this opportunity to pray for wisdom and knowledge to be bestowed to each and every member of Iglesia ni Cristo in the years to come. May our good Lord lead you in the next phase of service as you touch lives near and far away where the Lord has purposed you to reach. We also pray that our good Lord be with you and bless you abundantly as a church. Stay blessed always,” they added.

Cavite Rep. Elpidio “Pidi” Barzaga Jr., Ako Bisaya party-list Rep. Sonny Lagon and Deputy Speaker and Batangas Rep. Raneo Abu also congratulated the influential and well-respected Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) on their 106th anniversary.

“We wish the INC more numerical strength, recognition and continue to succeed in propagating the spiritual guidance, unity, good news and positive traits of the Filipinos,” said Barzaga.

Lagon lauded the INC for its meaningful activities that concentrate on job creation, education, health and environmental assistance where even non-members have been benefitting.

“Iglesia ni Cristo has been responsible for helping the character formation of Filipinos, especially the youth in nation-building being one of the country’s moral compasses. Thank you Ka Eduardo for always being there to achieve social reforms and promoting public welfare through your passion of serving God and country,” said Lagon.

Abu said Iglesia ni Cristo’s devotion to the abiding truth of God’s love has helped the revival of “bayanihan” among Filipinos.

“We are so fortunate to have Iglesia ni Cristo whose leadership has been consistently behind humanitarian activities nationwide and some parts of the world through Lingap sa Mamamayan socio-civic program,” Abu pointed out.

"This world class initiative has shown the whole world that 'Bayanihan' spirit is doing great and alive here in our country and our people will forever remember this," Abu added.