Recent rumors said that member of Iglesia ni Cristo are going to support Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for presidency. One of the rumor was sourced from members of INC. Members said that the religion and its members are discussing the decision to support the tough-talking Mayor of Davao City.
A rumor added from INC members that their votes are not for sale.
One member said, according to pinoytrendingnews:
“We are choosing the right candidate, we are looking at their background and performance, we are not going to support any corrupt or incompetent candidate, but the members still have the freedom to choose their candidate.”
Voters of the INC are estimated to 1.7 to 2 million. It is said that this is a great quantity in favor of Duterte to win the presidency should all INC members vote for Duterte or somebody from their INC officials will endorse Mayor Duterte.
Despite of this rumors, no official announcement yet from INC whom the religious group will endorse.
Duterte was being called by the church to have a meeting with INC high officials in Quezon City, Friday, April 22, 2016.
But a recent report by Inquirer says that Duterte confirms the meeting with INC but denies that he is asking for its support.