INC ‘Aid for Humanity’ Helps Thousands in Ma-ao, Bago City
Thousands of indigents from Barangay Ma-ao and neighboring communities in Bago City availed of free medical services, packs of goods, and medicines from the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) yesterday.
THE FIRST THOUSANDS of Ma-ao, Bago residents availing of medical services, medicines & foodstuffs. This is part of yesterday’s “Worldwide Lingap sa Mamamayan,” with 104 areas in the country alone hosting similar events, distributing some 400,000 bags of goods to indigent Filipinos.*
Dubbed as “Worldwide Lingap sa Mamamayan (Aid to Humanity)”, the outreach activity of under the INC Negros Occ. District was held at the jampacked Barangay Ma-ao gym.
PART of yesterday’s Brgy. Ma-ao crowd outside the barangay gym, during the Lingap under the INC Negros Occ. District. *(Arman Toga photos)
As thousands were lining up outside the gym to register and waiting to be ushered in, the other thousands who came ahead of them and waiting to be served inside were entertained by talented INC members performing on stage.
Yesterday’s activity was part of the “widest-reaching” Lingap outreach program, conducted simultaneously in 104 areas in the Philippines, with 65 in Luzon, 17 in Visayas, and 22 in Mindanao.
Also in many areas around the world.
FREE MEDICAL CONSULTATIONS, MEDICINES AND PACKS OF GROCERY ITEMS. Iglesia Ni Cristo ministers and members vow “to continue to help what they can to provide means to uplift the welfare of the poor,” as espoused by INC Executive Minister Eduardo V. Manalo.* (Arman Toga photos)
Lingap sa Mamamayan is the church’s response to the call of the Lord in the Bible to help others.
It is also INC’s way of “practicing what it is preaching.”
A Lingap activity was also held in Ilog by the Kabankalan-based Negros del Sur District brethren, and in San Carlos City area by the Negros del Norte District brethren.
In every Lingap, beneficiaries are mainly indigent individuals who are not members of the church.
The church has vowed “to continue helping people who grapple with poverty irrespective of religious or political beliefs.”
Last month, a similar but bigger Lingap was also held at the Bago City Coliseum.
Leading the INC ministers and brethren in yesterday’s undertaking was Bro. Armando F. Ernie, the district minister of the church for Negros Occidental.* (Arman P. Toga w/ Erman A. Aguirre)