Iglesia Ni Cristo Angelo Eraño Manalo
Manila Philippines - As we all know, there's a religious dynasty of the Manalo family inside the political cult of Iglesia Ni Cristo. From Felix Manalo then Eraño Manalo to Eduardo Manalo. It's a family affair inside INC. All hail the Manalo family. Fanatical INC members will try to explain to us that there is actually an election in picking their leaders but we all know that is just a lame excuse as explained by this comprehensive article. Currently, the reigning Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo is 55 years old. Felix Manalo died 76 years old. Eraño Manalo died 84 years old. The question is, who will be the next successor of the INC leadership after Eduardo Manalo. (In no means being an INC leader is an easy task. Those political decisions during elections and defending rogue, 'bad eggs' INC members in the court of law are very hard tasks). Following the INC tradition of picking or inheriting the leadership from a father to a child, let's take a glimpse of the possible next INC leader from the children of INC Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo. Who will be the next lucky one to inherit the family jewels, honor and political power? Who will be the next Iglesia Ni Cristo idol?
Contestant Number 1
• Dorothy Kristine Manalo graduated at U.P with Bachelor's degrees in Philosophy and Law and has been teaching at NEU since 2005.
Contestant Number 2
• Gemma Minna Manalo, having graduated with a bachelor's degree in Music Education and currently pursuing a second degree in Choral Conducting, teaches music at NEU and is a choir member.
Contestant Number 3
• Angelo Eraño Manalo is a senior majoring in European Languages and is also a fifth-year Bachelor of Evangelical Ministry (BEM) student at the College of Evangelical Ministry (CEM).
Academically, I think that Dorothy Kristine Manalo would be our best bet to be the next INC executive Minister after Eduardo Manalo. Compared to Gemma Minna and Angelo Eraño, Dorothy Kristine have achieved more intellectual advantage among Ka Eduardo's children since Dorothy was able to finish Bachelor's degrees in Philosophy and Law in UP. But I have read on the internet that she failed on her bar exam on becoming a lawyer who led her influential Manalo family to file a reconsideration to re-examine her papers but the Court En Banc threw away the request into the trash bin. (we still have to confirm the report mentioned by this link). But then again, INC cannot choose a female Executive Minister. Although INC believes that there are female angels, (as was indicated on an OLD Pasugo edition) I highly doubt that INC will pick a female Manalo family member to be their leader. Female has a tendency to get married and her last name be changed. MANALO is a cornerstone of INC foundation. Dorothy Kristine Manalo's chance on becoming the next Iglesia Ni Cristo Executive Minister will be immediately not considered even if she passed on becoming a lawyer.
Creatively and Artistically, Gemma Minna Manalo can be the next INC executive minister after Eduardo Manalo. That is if INC wants their leader to be a music teacher. (If picking the Next INC leader be a talent show, it is crystal clear that Gemma Minna Manalo should win). Iglesia Ni Cristo have their own singers and choir. Gemma Minna Manalo being the next INC executive minister would be great news for all music lovers among the INC members. But then again, INC would be facing a great problem if Gemma Minna would be picked as the next INC leader after her father. How about those political decisions and election endorsements? Is Gemma Minna capable of handling that crucial and critical task? Having a bachelor degree in Music education and a music teacher, Gemma Minna can compose election campaign jingles but INC needs more than that to further strengthen the political block-voting power of the Iglesia Ni Cristo. Political decisions can be handled more by her more capable sister Dorothy Kristine Manalo. Gemma Minna Manalo cannot be the next INC leader because she is also a female like her sister Dorothy Kristine.
Like an American Idol Judge on a reality based comedy show, I bet that the next lucky clown as the successor of Iglesia Ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo would be Angelo Eraño Manalo. This lucky guy was at the right place and at the right time on being the only son of Eduardo Manalo (we do not know if there's any illegitimate children). Dorothy Kristine and Gemma Minna can go back on being teachers on NEU but the lucky wind has been kinder to their brother Angelo Eraño Manalo. As a clear evidence that Angelo Eraño is now being suited and getting prepared as the next successor of Eduardo Manalo as INC leader, "Bro." Angelo Erano has already taken his oath as assistant evangelical worker in the local congregation of V. Luna. He was also entrusted as the coordinator of Christian Family Organization (CFO) for Metro Manila districts (East, North & South). Like a snake in the grass, Angelo Eraño Manalo is slowly and silently making his way to the top. No one should be surprised if time comes that our next Golden boy Angelo Eraño will be announced as 'elected' to be the next Iglesia Ni Cristo Executive Minister. I guess I would be the first to congratulate Angelo Eraño Manalo on his next new duty. Good luck on your political endorsements during elections. Let us welcome Angelo Eraño Manalo as the next INC executive Minister after his father Eduardo Manalo. All hail the Manalo family.
No more Manalo stamps.
No more Manalo street names.
No more Manalo statues.