Religious sect Iglesia Ni Cristo is set to endorse the candidacy of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Bongbong Marcos for President and Vice President respectively.
In a report by Rappler, it said that INC leadership is spreading the word about their chosen candidates, Duterte and Marcos. The official announcement of this and their complete list of their endorsed candidates is expected to be done during their Wednesday night worship service May 4.
Earlier in the morning the PTV4 Twitter account also posted a leaked sample ballot of INC’s preferred candidates (which they took down later on).
The sample ballot contains the names of Duterte and Marcos for the president and vice president position. It also contains their chosen senatorial candidates which include Francis Tolentino, Frank Drilon, Tito Sotto, Dick Gordon, Ralph Recto, Martin Romualdez, Ping Lacson, Migz Zubiri, Joel Villanueva, Manny Pacquio, Win Gatchalian and Risa Hontiveros.
Prior to this report, INC denied the veracity of a letter making rounds in social media containing the signature of their executive minister Eduardo Manalo endorsing the candidacy of Duterte for president.