Politikos have started posting online their birthday wishes to Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) executive minister Eduardo Manalo.
The influential religious leader marked his 65th birthday on October 31.
Among the well-wishes are former President Joseph Estrada, Senators Imee Marcos, Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., Francis Tolentino, Sherwin Gatchaliana and Pia Cayetano, former Senators JV Ejercito and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
“Binabati ko ng Maligayang Kaarawan si Ka Eduardo Manalo, ang Punong Ministro ng Iglesia ni Cristo,” Estrada wrote on Facebook.
Binabati ko ng Maligayang Kaarawan si Ka Eduardo Manalo, ang Punong Ministro ng Iglesia ni Cristo!Posted by Joseph Ejercito Estrada on Friday, October 30, 2020
Gatchalian also greeted Manalo on his birthday and commended the INC for its contributions in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. He thanked the religious group for allowing the use of the Philippine Arena as a quarnatine facility for coronavirus patients, lending assistance to stranded Filipino workers abroad, and assistance to local government units.
“Binabati ko po ang ating mga kapatid sa Iglesia Ni Cristo. Maraming salamat sa inyong suporta at patuloy na pagtulong sa ating mga kababayan sa panahon ng pandemya,” he wrote on Facebook.
Senator Marcos also offered prayers for the good health of Manalo on his birthday. “Pagbati sa ika-65 na kaarawan ni Punong Ministro Eduardo Manalo, mula kay Senator Imee Marcos!” a Facebook post read.
Tolentino also wrote on Facebook: “Maligayang Kaarawan Ka Eduardo Manalo.”
“Maligayang Kaarawan Ka Eduardo Manalo” buhat kay Senator Francis TolentinoPosted by Francis Tolentino on Friday, October 30, 2020
Former Senator Marcos also extended his birthday greeting Manalo, wishing him safety and health.
Taos pusong pagbati ng isang maligayang kaarawan sa ating kapatid na Eduardo V. Manalo ang tagapamahalang pangkalahatan…Posted by Bongbong Marcos on Friday, October 30, 2020
Other politikos also took to social media to send their birthday messages for the INC leader.
Happy birthday, Thank you for leading the #IglesiaNiCristo brethren in spreading God’s word &…Posted by Pia Cayetano on Friday, October 30, 2020
Isang maligaya at mapagpalang ika-65 kaarawan sa Tagapamahalang Pangkalahatan ng Iglesia Ni Cristo, Kapatid na Eduardo…Posted by Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. on Friday, October 30, 2020
Mapagpalang Kaarawan po sa ating ginagalang at minamahal na lider ng Iglesia Ni Cristo, Ka Eduardo Villanueva Manalo 🙏God bless you more 🙏🙏🙏Posted by Joel Villanueva on Friday, October 30, 2020
Maligayang kaarawan po minamahal naming Ka Eduardo Manalo. Naway patuloy po kayo bigyan ng panginoon ng malakas na…Posted by Mayor Francis Zamora on Friday, October 30, 2020
Maligayang Kaarawan kay Ka Eduardo Manalo!— JV Ejercito (@jvejercito) October 31, 2020