News: Iglesia Ni Cristo centennial celebration (100th anniversary)

INC celebrates centennial at Ciudad de Victoria

Cecile Morella |

The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) – renowned for its discipline, money, and political power – marked its 100th anniversary on Sunday, July 27, with about a 1.5 million joining the worship service in the morning, led by INC Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo.

INC members started arriving at the Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue, Bulacan, as early as Saturday morning.

By 10 p.m. of the same day, 1,379 buses and 5,642 light vehicles had entered Ciudad de Victoria, according to Senior Superintendent Ferdinand Divina, chief of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office (BPPO). Read more...

1.5-M people attending INC centennial celebration

Over one million Iglesia ni Cristo members are attending the centennial festivities at Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue, Bulacan today, according to Task Force Sentenaryo, led by MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino. Read more...

Parked vehicles fill part of NLEX near Iglesia centennial venue

Joel Locsin |

Some lanes of the North Luzon Expressway near the venue of the Iglesia Ni Cristo's centennial celebration in Bulacan were closed to traffic early Sunday, after they were turned into virtual parking spaces.

As of 8 a.m., at least two lanes at a portion of NLEX were filled with parked vehicles, according to a tweet by GMA News' Kara David.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority enforcers were deployed to the area to make sure people do not occupy all the lanes in that part of NLEX. Read more...

MMDA: Expect heavy traffic around Bulacan till Monday

Expect heavy traffic around Bulacan until morning of Monday, July 28, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) advised motorists on Sunday, July 27.

At least 10,000 buses, 2,400 vans and other private vehicles made their way to Ciudad de Victoria in Bulacan for the centennial celebration of the 2-million strong Iglesia ni Cristo (INC). Read more...

All roads lead to Iglesia centennial fest; traffic stands still

Maricar B. Brizuela and Camille M. Arcilla |

Traffic is expected to come to a virtual standstill on Sunday (today) on all roads leading to Philippine Arena in Bocaue town, Bulacan province, the main site of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) centennial celebration, where an estimated 3 million of the church’s members are expected to congregate.

As early as 7 a.m. on Saturday, traffic was already building up on MacArthur Highway, Valenzuela City, as vehicles from different parts of Metro Manila—largely bound for the INC event—were on the city’s major road, presumably to escape the heavier flow of traffic Sunday. Read more...

INC bags new Guinness world records for gospel choir, Philippine Arena

Xianne Arcangel |

The Iglesia ni Cristo gained two new world records Sunday after the Guinness Book of World Records declared its choir as the largest gospel choir in the world and the Philippine Arena as the largest mixed-use theater in the world.

According to Guinness, a total of 51,519 spectators watched the morning worship service at the Philippine Arena Sunday morning. The structure has a seating capacity of 55,000.

With 4,745 singers, the INC choir also bested the current world record held by the McDonald's Super Gospel Choir, which has 1,171 members. Read more...

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