By Marisol Bo-oc | 12:17 PM May 02, 2022
The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) is officially endorsing Vanessa Aumentado for
Bohol second district congressional representative in May 9 national elections.
A source said that the INC leadership was expected to announce its anointed candidates at their worship service on Wednesday night, May 4, along with the usual stern reminder to stick to these choices when they cast their vote on Monday, May 9.
However, Aumentado broke the news in the social media of the news.
“Got a call from IGLESIA NI CRISTO CENTRAL OFFICE, QUEZON CITY. ‘Mam Vanessa Aumentado, ikaw po ang pinipili ng IGLESIA NI CRISTO na susuportahan bilang Congresswoman/Representative ng Second District of Bohol,'” she shared on Facebook.
It was not yet known if Aumentado’s husband, Erico Aristotle who is running for governor against Arthur Yap, will also be endorsed by INC.
A source said another Boholano congressional aspirant also went to INC Central Office to ask their endorsement.
Candidates traditionally seek the endorsement of the INC, which has been known to deliver votes of its members.
Candidates also seek the blessings of other religious organizations such as El Shaddai of Bro. Mike Velarde and Jesus Is Lord of televangelist-turned-congressman Bro. Eddie Villanueva.