“Defenders” accuse INC of orchestrating social media attacks

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – They claim they’ve been shunned, harassed, maligned, threatened and forcibly separated from the church they love.

Since speaking up against the current leadership of the influential Philippine religious group, Iglesia ni Cristo, life has been tough for U.S.-based expelled pastors Louie Cayabyab and Rolando Dizon.

For us, it’s like skinning us alive.  We’re part of the church. What happens to the church affects us directly.  Because we love the church so much. We have identified ourselves with the church.”

Cayabyab and Dison are among so-called “defenders”, who have openly condemned alleged corruption within the INC.  And as a result, they said they’ve been attacked — mainly through social media.

The “defenders” said there have been memes and online postings sent to them by the INC.

One shows the “defenders” in clown faces with Cayabyayb and Dizon surrounding Angel Manalo, brother of INC executive minister Eduardo Manalo, who was also expelled.

Another one shows Cayabyab as a monster — a movie character.  Another online post brands Dizon as a fallen angel, a certified anti-Christ.

But more than the mockery and insults, these defenders said their lives and the lives of their loved-ones have been threatened.  They said the INC has formed a new department called “Mandirigma”, meaning “warriors”, whose sole purpose is to use social media to destroy the lives of expelled members of the church.

“We’re very emotional. Of course, we’re angry.  We’re also sad because we were born in the church. We love the Church of Christ. We gave up our lives for the Iglesia ni Cristo,” expressed Dizon.

What they’re worried about are those who are still supposedly trapped in the church.  Cayabyab revealed, “We call them silent defenders because they are still inside the church and they are gripped with fear. But I believe they are the silent majority.”

These “defenders” said they’re drawing strength from each other.  The last few years have been hell, since the INC began making headlines because of clashes between leaders and its members.

When asked how they feel when they hear stories that put the church is such a bad light, Dizon replied, “What we’re doing is really not what we want to do. What we want and prefer and pray to God every single day of our lives is for the church to be restored.”

BA has reached out to the INC here in North America to comment on this social media war.  No response, so far.

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  • Disgusted
    1 August 2016 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Pages like “Access The Truth,” “My INC Defender Story,” “The Iglesia Ni Cristo” and “Cutting Classes Series” only serve to embarrass the church with their social media attacks and vile comments by their readers (including use of the Filipino F word in some cases). The “Cutting Classes” page has been shut down once (along with its Twitter page) for posting character assassinations that are pornographic or sexually suggestive in nature.

    Any INC member with a hint of decency and half a brain would realize these pages are an embarrassment.

  • An INC Defender
    3 August 2016 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    To the Public. Many of you especially in the Philippines knows the Iglesia Ni Cristo of 1914. Yes it was a very well respected christian church and a fast growing religion to international religion. Until 2009 when our beloved Executive Minister Brother Erano Manalo passed away. Now it is run by a sinister and evil Leadership of Sangunnians headed by a corrupt and unauthorized Leadership of Eduardo V. Manalo a.k.a. EVM. As you see present the church has changed for the worst. The EVM Administration became more and more controlling to its flock. They started using Church Offerings for their own personal lavish lifestyles. They started to be involved in business ventures and profit making corporations. Then the present corrupt leadership no longer care about the welfare of the members and instead do whatever it takes to convert the poor and desperate people to join the church so the numbers will grow, more members means more offerings, they usually avoid the people that are intellectuals or wealthy, due to the fact these people are less likely to be controlled. Then EVM no longer respects the name Iglesia Ni Cristo and forces all to carry the Mark of the Right Hand and to the Forehead. The right hand Thumbprint of EVM and now called the OneWithEVM Church. You cannot buy or sell or get any benefits within the church unless you have the EVM mark, or the Thumbmark of EVM. This new church called Iglesia Ni EVM has now apostatized the original Iglesia Ni Cristo by also oppressing the family of Ka Erano and trying to destroy his legacy by destroying the housing built by Ka Erano, only #36 Tandang Sora is whats left of what Ka Erano built and EVM and wife Babylynn (Jezebel) have been trying to destroy or eradicate the legacy of Ka Erano. This is the final war between good and evil in the INC, whoever wins, whether the Iglesia Ni Cristo Defenders versus the OneWithEVM Church will we wait to see? The millions of INC Members that follow EVM are truly blind still for Satan has great power over the weak minded and submissive INC Members, Satan is smart, instead of winning over a typical INC Member, Satan went after the Leadership knowing win the King of INC, EVM, you win the millions of Followers of INC, the millions of more souls. Satan is the master of deception and very intelligent himself. But our Lord God will not allow Satan to win, so he awakened certain few INC Members to speak up and in turn get expelled from the EVM Church and formed the INC Defenders, these defenders are the original Iglesia Ni Cristo Members who have their eyes opened by God and they refuse to bow down to EVM, They refuse to be OneWithEVM, they refuse to be OneWithSatan, these true INC Believers are OneWithGod and One with our Savior Jesus Christ. The evil inside INC is also controlled by an evil businessman named Jun Santos. There is also a Spokesperson who tell lies to the media, we all know him as Pinocchio or Edwil Zabala. You see there is corruption and evil lurking all over the new church called OneWithEVM Church that even our newly elected tough gung-ho President Duterte fears the EVM Church, he does not fear the Catholic Church and even mocks them, He does not fear his good Davao friend Pastor Quiboloy and actually avoids his complaints, but when it came to INC-EVM Church, he knelt down to EVM and allowed the EVM goons and SCAN Private Army to be above the Law, and continue to kidnap, intimidate, and possible kill their opponents that are against EVM. To the religious organizations in the Philippines who know how INC-EVM Members behave and unruly, you know what I am talking about. Do not fear EVM, but fear God himself, for EVM and his evil followers already have a place in the Lake of Fire for turning away from true Christianity.

  • Disgusted
    1 August 2017 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    And now their fanatics have resorted to murder. Lito De Luna Fruto and Felix Villocino are expelled members who brought aid to Angel Manalo. A non member, Peter Ledesma, was also murdered. One man is missing and presumed dead.

    Just over the weekend a boat with 58 people capsized off the northeast side of Luzon and four SCAN perished. They were coming back from a chapel dedication. Could this be coincidence?

    When 36 Tandang Sora was raided, 28 people were injured and 8 died in a charity event in Zambia Africa.

    The Ang Dating Daan and Catholic fanpages are posting all of this as are apologetic pages.

    God wants organized religion to clean its act up and that includes Iglesia Ni Cristo.