The Senate on Monday adopted a resolution commemorating the 104th founding anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) and the religious group's leadership and contributions to society.
Under Resolution 806, the Senate commended the leadership of INC executive minister Ka Eduardo Manalo, under whose guidance the INC "continues to constantly expand in number."
"With nearly 7,000 congregations in more than 143 nations and territories subscribing to the teachings of the INC, the Iglesia ni Cristo commands a strong influence in strengthening the country's moral and spiritual integrity," stated the resolution authored by Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri.
The Senate also recognized the INC's role in "extending assistance through outreach missions which provide aid and services such as the Lingap sa Mamamayan or Aid for Humanity Program and Worldwide Walk To Fight Poverty."
The Lingap sa Mamamayan is an integrated socio- civic service which extended medical and dental services and other forms of assistance to the needy, calamity victims and indigenous peoples.
The Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty is the INC's record-making charity walk among multiple venues which benefited Typhoon Yolanda victims, indigenous peoples from Visayas and Mindanao, and impoverished communities in South Africa, the resolution stated.
All senators were made co-authors of the resolution. — BM, GMA News