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2014, May 10.  Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) Centennial

Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 13 1/2 x 13 3/4

Singles (Jumbo-sized, 50mm x 35mm), Miniature Sheets of 10




10p  Felix Y. Manalo, Founder, INC Temple in background  - Singles   (1,200,000)


Miniature Sheets of  10   (120,000)


Designer:  Bienvenido A Santiago Jr.

Design Coordinator:   Elenita D.L. San Diego
Adviser:   Bienvenido A. Santiago
Layout Artist:  Victorino Z. Serevo


First Day Covers:  Manila & Quezon City


   Phlpost Official FDC Envelope


  Privately Issued             






Iglesia ni Cristo (INC).  A Christian denomination religion that originated in the Philippines in 1914 under founder Felix Manalo, who became its first Executive Minister. By the time of his death in 1963, the Iglesia ni Cristo had become a nation-wide church with 1,250 local chapels, and 35 large concrete cathedrals.   His son, Eraņo Manalo, became the next church leader and lead a campaign to grow and internationalize the church until his death on August 31, 2009, whereupon his son, Eduardo V. Manalo, succeeded him as Executive Minister.   In 2000 the Philippine census by the National Statistics Office found that 2.3 percent of the population in the Philippines are affiliated with the Iglesia ni Cristo, making it the third largest religious denomination in the country after the Roman Catholic Church (80.9%) and Islam (5.0%), respectively.

The Iglesia ni Cristo proclaims itself to be the one true church and claims that it is the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus and that all other Christian churches, including the Roman Catholic Church, are apostates.   INC doctrines cite that the official registration of the church with the Philippine government on July 27, 1914, by Felix Y. Manalo who is referred to as the last messenger of God. Believers consider the church to be a fulfillment of biblical prophecy of the first church being reestablished in the Far East and the coming of the Seventh seal marking the end of days.

INC is holding religious gatherings called evangelical missions regularly which aim to attract more followers.  On April 13, 2013, INC launched Lingap-Pamamahayag under its project Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko (My Countrymen, My Brethren), which incorporates outreach missions to its evangelical missions.






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