INC’s Manalo is Special Envoy for Overseas Filipino Concerns

The executive minister of the influential Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) is the Philippine president’s Special Envoy for Overseas Filipino Concerns.

US ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, accompanied by Iglesia Ni Cristo Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, is cheerfully greeted and welcomed by ministers and volunteer workers at the INC Central Office. The US Ambassador visited the INC Executive Minister on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the INC Central Office in Quezon City, Philippines. (INC-Public Information Office photo)

President Duterte signed Eduardo Manalo’s appointment papers on February 13.

Also appointed by Duterte was Herman Jumilla as undersecretary of the Department of Budget and Management, replacing Gertrudo de Leon who was fired last October due to corruption allegations.

Jumilla’s appointment papers were signed February 12.

Apart from Manalo and Jumilla, Duterte also appointed new prosecutors and officials of the Department of the Interior and Local Government.

Manalo is the eldest son of the late Eraño Manalo.

Iglesia Ni Cristo supported Duterte in the 2016 presidential election.* (NDB)