Photos: Massive crowds at the Iglesia ni Cristo religious event

Iglesia ni Cristo spokesman Bienvenido Santiago in yesterday’s news from ABS CBN, including President Aquino, is welcome to join the event. Aquino and the INC are reportedly at odds over some political decisions of the government.

Santiago said it is not the first time the INC will hold such an event.

“The INC has been holding such gatherings in various places on a regular basis since the time of its first Executive Minister, Brother Felix Y. Manalo, who established the INC’s first congregation in the Philippines in 1914,” he said.

“This religious activity is one of the means by which the Church propagates the teachings of God in the Bible that members of the INC believe to be essential for man’s salvation,” he added