Written by Rey Magtoto,
Saturday, 17 August 2013
As part of the “Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko” project of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) and the Felix Y. Manalo Foundation Inc, almost one million Bicolanos flocked in Mayon Rivera Subdivision, Barangay Lidong in Sto. Domingo, Legazpi yesterday; they offered free medical, dental and relief services under its Lingap sa Mamamayan activity.
It was launched in response to the needs of those living in extreme poverty, whether or not they are INC members. Around 120, 000 delegates from Albay, together with the attendees from Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte and Sorsogon, who are all members of the INC came to partake in the activity.
Executive Minister Eduardo V. Manalo saw the growing number of people living in extreme poverty so they have long been responding to the needs of those victimized by disasters, both natural and manmade. INC believes that its history, present-day accomplishments and future direction are all in fulfilment of Biblical prophecies.
With this realization, Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko was launched a day after the 50th death anniversary of INC founder Felix Ysagun Manalo, whom Iglesia members revere as God’s Last Messenger. Restored by Manalo, they believe INC is the only true church of Jesus Christ.
Moreover, INC highlights their “Pamamahayag” as part of their event and shares the teachings of Christ and its Apostles since it was founded on July 27, 1914.