Manalo brother hits Iglesia ni Cristo 'corruption'
'Nasira na ang doktrina ng Iglesia ni Cristo,' Angel Manalo says, after his brother Eduardo expelled him from the 100-year-old church
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – After a day of avoiding media, Angel Manalo faced reporters past midnight Friday, July 24, with allegations of corruption within the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) group headed by his elder brother Eduardo.
Angel had holed up inside the INC compound in Quezon City, but opened a small window on the compound's gate to issue a statement.
Angel denied he was openly challenging his brother's leadership.
But he also pointed out that there had been "no anomalies" under the group's first two leaders, Felix Manalo and Eraño Manalo.
"Bakit sa panahon ngayon, napakarami nang anomalya? Baka sabihin ng iba, eh kinakalaban namin ang aming kapatid. Hindi po, mahal po namin ang aming kapatid. Kaya lang ang nagiging problema natin, ang mga nasa paligid niya," Angel said.