INC head Eduardo Manalo faces complaint over Tandang Sora lot
INC executive minister Eduardo Manalo is named respondent in the complaint for falsification of public documents filed by his estranged sister, Lottie Manalo Hemedez
MANILA, Philippines – The leader of the 2.25-million strong Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) is facing a complaint filed by his own estranged sister Lottie Manalo-Hemedez.
INC executive minister Eduardo Manalo is the respondent in a complaint for falsification of public documents filed by Hemedez, in relation to the contested two-hectare property in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.
On January 6, two days after Hemedez filed the complaint against her brother, the Quezon City assistant city prosecutor Solivan Usman issued a subpoena requiring Manalo to appear at the prosecutor's office on Wednesday, January 27, for the preliminary investigation of the case.
Hemedez appeared before the prosecutor to subscribe to her affidavit, accompanied by her lawyer Ahmed Paglinawan. Manalo, however, did not attend, but was represented by INC counsel Willy Santos.
Santos said they will submit their counter-affidavit on March 2.
The two camps immediately left the prosecutor's office and did not speak to media.