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Iglesia rally draws 1M in clear show of force By Fernan J. Angeles 02/29/2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Iglesia rally draws 1M in clear show of force

By Fernan J. Angeles 02/29/2012
In a rare massive assembly, nearly 1 million members of the influential Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) religious group congregated at the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park yesterday that many described as a tacit show of force amid perceived political tension with its once staunch ally President Aquino.

Yesterday’s INC rally was significant since the religious group does not usually call its members for an assembly other than during its anniversary celebration in July.

Despite the religious group’s claim that the rally had no political tinge, who were invited or not among political personalities were the subject of public discussion. For instance, known to have been invited to the assembly were all justices of the Supreme Court, except for three justices who are known to be allies of President Aquino, who himself did not receive an invitation from the INC..... MORE

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