By: Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Official Announcement of Iglesia Ni Cristo for Election 2022
3 Million Votes with Insurance
INC has around 3 million members. With more or less 2 million voters conservatively. INC churchgoers must follow the church leaders’ choice of candidates to retain their fellowship. That’s the insurance the endorsees of the church can get.
The Duterte-Marcos Endorsement
In 2016, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for president and Bongbong Marcos for Vice President were the bets of the INC. President Duterte won with landslide insurance. Whereas Marcos lost with only a slim margin and lots of cheating evidence was reported against the current VP Leni Robredo. The electoral tribunal also favored her when Marcos filed his electoral protest.
The Marcos-Duterte Tandem
However, for the 2022 election, the tandem is reversed. It’s now the Marcos-Duterte tandem with Bongbong Marcos as President and the President’s daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio as the VP candidate. Both are top-ranking bets for their positions. Cheatings would be so obvious this time.