Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles, “Hindi pa tapos ang laban!”

 Ex-minister’s lawyer: Iglesia ni Cristo crisis not yet over !

Kasalukuyang nagsampa ng kasong illegal detention si Ka Jun Samson sa mga taong dumakip sa kanya.

Ayon kay Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles:

“Mr. Samson would like to make it clear, that contrary to the statements made recently by INC Executive Minister, Eduardo Manalo, the crisis brought about by corrupt practices in the said Church, is not over. Not by a long shot.”

Sa kanyang Facebook account, ito ang kanyang pahayag:

“Remember what I said about a bad person (me) defending a good guy? Well, here it is. Isaias Samson is — or was — a minister with the Iglesia ni Cristo. He had the temerity to question what was amounting to a tong-pats by some members of the powerful Sanggunian in the financial transactions of the Church. For his pains he was expelled, detained, his property taken from him, his family living in fear, threats constantly coming in. But Atty. Paglinawan and I would not have taken on this case solely for the curiousity value or the interesting legal issues that might come up. All we have asked, members and non-members of the INC, are unanimous in one thing: Mr. Samson is a good man. An upright person who had devoted his life to the church, as had his father before him, and his grandfather. And talking to him is like talking to someone of the stature two degrees below the Pope. His voice is stentorian, his stance is sure, his story consistent. To a man, members of the INC agree there are no skeletons here — unless they come up with (read: fabricate) something. “They”, being certain members of the Sanggunian, a council of ministers who advice and lead the church, below in ranking only to the Executive Minister himself.”

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/532318/news/nation/ex-minister-s-lawyer-iglesia-ni-cristo-crisis-not-yet-over

 

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Salamat sa iyo Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles!!

Salamat sa pagpanig sa katotohanan!

 

Gising na mga kapatid!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles, “Hindi pa tapos ang laban!””

  1. As a third generation INC member, same with brother Jun Samson, I commend his courage to tell the truth and curb corruption inside the church. I know that it is a difficult challenge ahead of you for your going against a church with strong political, government and military connections in the Philipppines. I hope that those politicians and government officials who are claiming to help fight corruption and injustice in the Philippines will be able to help you.

    In addition, corruption inside the Church is not that easy to investigate as neither the government nor the judiciary can initiate it for these are internal affairs of the church. What even makes it difficult is if the leaders themselves are the ones who were accused of corruption. They should be the ones who can instigate the investigation and curb corruption inside the organisation.

    Sadly in this case, the leaders are the ones who were accused of corruption and can hide them from their members. Drastic actions like immediate expulsion of “whistle-blower” members without any due process of investigating the corruption allegations are signs of corruption from the top. Even discrediting these whistle-blowers and suing them are not traits of good leaders.

    The only avenue that members can fight these corruptions is through the law of the land – take it to the judicial court, which brother Jun is now doing. Particularly in the US / Western countries (see my reason above why I did not choose the Philippines), the judicial court can look into illegal activities of charitable and religious organisation if they believe that funds have been used for personal use or illegal activities (e.g. anti-money laundering, lavish spending, and overpriced contracts). If INC members believe that the funds of the FYM Foundation or INC in the US were spent for personal use (e.g. extravagant or lavish spending), they can file a case against its officers / leaders. Carrying money in excess of 10k US without declaring to US immigration is also a case of money laundering, which members can file a case to immigration. Transfer of funds from US to other countries without proper documentation is also a form of money laundering.

    Expelled INC members in the US (and other Western countries) can also file a case against the church officers/leaders if they are not allowed to exercise their FREEDOM OF RELIGION. If INC leaders prevent them from going to worship services and talking to other INC members, they may also file a DISCRIMINATION case against them.

    Thus, it is not only the brother Jun Samson who is responsible for doing actions against corruption. Other members (expelled or not) can also do actions which will stop the corruption inside the church. I believe the Almighty will act through those people who act on the side of the truth and justice.

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  2. I HOPE AND PRAY THAT THE ALMIGHTY GOD IN HEAVEN WILL SOON REMOVE EDUARDO MANALO FROM POWER AND THAT ANGEL MANALO WILL BE LISTED BACK IN THE CHURCH AND THEN TAKE THE POSITION OF BEING THE EXECUTIVE MINISTER OF THE INC.

    ANGEL MANALO IS NOT A CORRUPT MINISTER LIKE HIS BROTHER EVM. THIS IS THE ONLY OPTION WE HAVE TO CLEAN UP THE INC.

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  3. OH, MARAMING-MARAMING SALAMAT PO, AMING AMA! MAAWA KA PONG MADALIIN MO NA PO ANG PAGPAPALUKLOK SA AMING MAHAL NA KAPATID NA ANGEL MANALO!

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