Manila – Thousand of Member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ ) is now infront of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to Fight for the Balance Justice System in the Democratic and Christian Country in South East Asia
The Protest is start because of special treatment given to Isaias Samson over SAF 44 while the Case illegal detention about the Iglesia ni Cristo Filed By expelled minister Isaias Samson in DOJ is no Evidence
In The Republic of the Philippines There’s a separation of church and state a description for the distance in the relationship between organized religion and the nation state.
WHAT IS SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE?
In Article II “Declaration of Principles and State Policies”, Section 6, the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines declares, “The separation of Church and State shall be inviolable.” This reasserts, with minor differences in wording and capitalization, a declaration made in Article XV, Section 15 of the 1973 Constitution.Similarly, Article III, Section 5 declares, “No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed. No religious test shall be required for the exercise of civil or political rights.”; echoing Article IV, Section 8 of the 1973 constitution verbatim.
FAMILY OF SPECIAL ACTION FORCE SEEKING JUSTICE
Six Months after the Mamasapano Massacre the relatives of 44 Philippine National Police Special Action Force (SAF) is Seeking Justice For The Fallen Heroes.
Roselle Nacino The Wife of PO2 Nicky DC Nacino Jr one of PNP-SAF Died In Mamasapano Incident Who Was a Member of Iglesia Ni Cristo said they want Justice not only for his Husband But Also for the Entire Family of the 44 PNP-SAF
But Despite the incident the Family is sad because of the slow Progress of the case while the Secretary of the Department of Justice is now Busy for the 2016 National Election
August 29, 2015 at 5:07 am
I’m reposting somebody’s point of view, which is similar to how I see things happening there now.
IN THE CASE OF THE DOJ AND THE INC, HOW HAS SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE BEEN VIOLATED?
1. In DOJ Secretary De Lima’s own words, quoted from a July 29 article, the reason for not closing the case are two:
“Dalawang anggulo ang tinitingnan ng team – the alleged abductions of 10 INC ministers although most of them are unnamed,” de Lima said adding that they are tracing the 10 unnamed ministers.
The second angle, de Lima said, is if Angel Manalo and his family are detained or not.
2. Answer to De Lima’s 1st angle: That same article mentions that only four could be named. All four of whom have issued statements that they were not detained.
3. Answer to De Lima’s 2nd angle: Angel himself denied that he is being held hostage or detained.
At this point, the case should have been closed based on De Lima’s own criteria.
What about Isaias Samson’s new charges? To put it in layman’s terms, if a person gets fired from his job because of violations of that company’s rules—and that same person is able to freely leave his home with his family and call a press conference—can the DOJ step in and file charges against that company’s entire board of directors, seeking their removal and arrest based solely on that disgruntled former employee’s testimony? That wouldn’t just be interference with that company’s affairs; that would be harassment and persecution of that company.
In the end, this is what they are doing to the Iglesia Ni Cristo. Threatening to press charges that would result in the removal of the entire Church Council that assists the Executive Minister in overseeing the entire Church based on accusations that cannot be substantiated. Is this a real threat? Don’t forget that the ones giving De Lima her orders were also behind the removal of a Supreme Court Chief Justice and three Senators and the demolition job on the reputation of the country’s Vice-President. What do all five have in common? None of them were members of the ruling party.
Has the character of the current government to try to control or topple any perceived threat been noticed by anyone else? You might find this Manila Times article interesting reading:
What the governing authorities have done to their political opposition they are now trying to do to the Iglesia Ni Cristo. If they cannot control it, they want to topple it. That is why this is an issue of Separation of Church and State.
That Angel Manalo could join forces with such a diabolical group to bring such harm on the Church only shows why he had to be separated from the Church.