‘Di maka-Diyos! Holier than thou LP loyalist Vicky Garchitorena chides INC over senatorial picks
Die hard Liberal Party supporter Vicky Garchitorena has incurred the ire of several Iglesia Ni Cristo members by insulting the church over the candidates it endorsed for senator for the upcoming elections.
Garchitorena tweeted that Iglesia Ni Cristo doesn’t side with God in response to netizen Rene Serrano’s tweet that the church “is not a religious sect but a business enterprise.”
“They sell their votes to the highest bidder. To hell with the rest. Considering that most of their members are loyal fanatics, they follow manalo’s order without question,” Serrano said.
To this, Garchitorena replied: “Iglesia ni Cristo AY Hindi Maka-Diyos!”
No Otso Diretso candidate was endorsed by Iglesia Ni Cristo in the senatorial race.
The influential religious sect, which is known for bloc voting, instead endorsed the following: Senators Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar, Sonny Angara and Nancy Binay; former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, former Philippine National Police chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, former Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Francis Tolentino, former senators Jinggoy Estrada, Lito Lapid and Bong Revilla, Taguig City Rep. Pia Cayetano and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos.
Several netizens, particularly those affiliated with Iglesia Ni Cristo, were insulted by Garchitorena’s remark.
“So ang Katoliko maka-Diyos? Ayaw ngang tigilan ang pagsamba sa mga inukit na bato at kahoy,” said netizen @BluJayHannah.
Netizen @ReyGino14 said: “Aling Vicky kung ang diyos mo ang tinutukoy mo hindi talaga kami maka diyos mo, dahil ang Diyos naming mga INC ay ang iisang tunay na Diyos na ipinakilala ni Cristo at hindi 3-in-1 na gaya ng dios mo at ni sta. cory mo”
Twitter user @ooCUPIDoo reminded Garchitorena that Iglesia Ni Cristo endorsed former President Benigno Aquino in the 2010 elections
“Naku Madam! nakalimutan mo ata na sinuportahan ng INC si NoyNoy Aquino noong mga panahong tumatakbo siyang pagka-Pangulo. Abay bastos po pala kayo kung ganun!. Huwag po kayo magsasalita ng patapos lalo na at napakinabangan niyo sila sa panahong kinailangan niyo ang tulong nila,” he said.
Iglesia ni Cristo AY Hindi Maka-Diyos! https://t.co/IeNFUma3m4
— Vicky Garchitorena (@vickygarch) May 7, 2019