The very influential religious group in the Philippines, Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) has already released an official list of supported senatorial candidates who will be voted by the INC members on May 13, 2013 (Monday) according to dzmm.abs-cbnnews.com report.
Included in the list are seven (7) Team PNoy candidates and five (5) United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) candidates.
The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) sample ballots that contain the list of supported candidates will be given to all members qualified to vote within this week.
The Iglesia Ni Cristo supported the following 12 senators:
- Sonny Angara
- Bam Aquino
- Grace Poe
- Loren Legarda
- Antonio Trillanes
- Cynthia Villar
- Alan Peter Cayetano
- JV Ejercito
- Richard Gordon
- Nancy Binay
- Gringo Honasan
- Jack Enrile
The INC will also support and vote for the following politicians in Talisay City, Cebu according to an INC member:
For House of Representatives Member from the 1st District of Cebu
For Provincial Governor (Cebu)
For Provincial Vice Governor (Cebu)
For Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members
- Daan, Teban
- Restauro, Serrie
For Mayor in Talisay City, Cebu
For Vice Mayor in Talisay City, Cebu
For Sangguniang Panlungsod Members
- Alesna, Edward
- Aznar, Richard
- Bacaltos, Antonio Jr.
- Basillote, Dennis
- Cabuenas, Celiapo
- Emit, Doroteo
- Fernandez, Soc
- Gullas, Eduardo III
- Rabaya, Niño Ivan
- Ylanan, Val
The INC are known for its block-voting during elections. So during elections, politicians are likely to court the INC officials to gain their support.
The block-voting is said to be in accordance with the commandments of God written in the Bible according to the INC. Unity even during elections is one of their basic doctrines.