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US-based ex-Iglesia members slam QC arrest of 30 fellow church critics


OAKLAND, California — Expelled members of the international Iglesia Ni Cristo church expressed concern over reports that police detained at least 30 persons, including two siblings of the current executive minister, for questioning and further investigation for alleged illegal activities inside the church compound.

Complaints of illegal possession of firearms reportedly will be filed by the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) against expelled Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) members Felix Nathaniel “Angel” Manalo, his wife Jennie, his sister, Lolita “Lottie” Manalo Hemedez and 23 others.

All were rounded up March 2 at the Manalo residence inside the INC compound and brought to Camp Karingal. The police raided the residence on the strength of a search warrant for an alleged armory inside the 36 Tandang Sora, Quezo City compound.