Maramibng nag-akalang may libreng pa-medical ang mga INC™ noong nakaraang Martes sa Pasig kaya't maraming dumalo na hindi naman nila kaanib. Malinaw na PANDARAYA at PANLILINLANG na naman ang ginawa nila para lamang dumami ang dumalo sa kanilang "pamamahayag" kuno.
INC evangelical event mistaken for medical mission
By CNN Philippines Staff
Posted Tue, June 28, 2016
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — An event by the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) on Tuesday in Pasig City got many non-members confused as they thought it was to be a free medical and dental mission.
An INC staff said the event was a regular evangelical gathering.
Around 7,000 INC members attended but many non-INC also went to the Philippine Sports Arena (formerly Ultra) hoping to get free medical attention.
But according to INC officials, the gathering was solely for evangelical and entertainment purposes.
Eliseo Valle, district minister of Metro Manila east, said what they prepared was a spiritual activity coupled with handing out some form of assistance to the people.
Some, like Adelaida Dela Cruz — a Catholic — felt somewhat disappointed. She said she had decided to go to the event because she needed a free check-up.
"Okay lang, nandito na eh. Makinig na lang ng kanilang usap-usapan, pulutin ang dapat mapupulot mo," she said.
[Translation: "Since we're here already, might as well listen to what they have to say."]
The program began around 1 p.m. with performances, followed by a religious service at 4 p.m.
A number of showbiz personalities showed up like Vic Sotto and wife Pauleen Luna, Snooky Serna, Gladys Reyes and rapper Andrew E.
However, those who attended didn't go home empty-handed as canned goods and rice were distributed around 5:30 p.m.
The event has had a moderate effect on traffic compared to previous gridlocks observed in INC's past outdoor medical and dental missions — with slowdowns taking place mostly during entry — and exit to the venue of participants during evening rush hour.