The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) marked the 65th birthday of their Executive Minister, Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo, with Lingap sa Mamamayan outreach programs across the world last October 31, also known to the group as Aid to Humanity Day.
General Auditor Glicerio Santos Jr. said: “We are focused on the interest of the people [which is] why we chose to honor our Executive Minister’s special day by continuing his unrelenting advocacy of humanitarian help through local and international projects under the groundbreaking Lingap project.”
In the group’s Kalaheo and Lihu’e sites in Kaua’i Island, Hawaii, 150 food packs and religious material were distributed to the first 150 people who drove through.
Prior to the worldwide event, Santos said that they would be concentrating on depressed areas hard-hit by typhoon “Quinta” and providing much-needed assistance to areas impacted by the pandemic.
He added that foreign Lingap activities would consist of food drives and direct assistance to fire and police departments and foundations, schools and NGOs.
Two years ago, INC executed Lingap events in other countries, thanks to its Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, after the success of their local aid efforts. Just last year, they also re-established the outreach program in some parts of Europe, Africa, Australasia (which includes Australia and New Zealand) as well as the Middle East.
Among other humanitarian efforts, Manalo has instructed the church to continue the programs despite the Covid19 challenges.