A Tribute To Brother Glicerio B. Santos Jr.
June 12, 1941 – April 03, 2021
Brother Glicerio B. Santos Jr., the General Auditor of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ), passed away last Saturday, April 3. Brother Jun Santos was 79 years old, and would have turned 80 on June 12 this year.
Brother Jun Santos or “Ka Jun Santos” as he is more often called was a very strong helper of the Church Administration. He led local and international programs for the welfare of both members and non-members of the Church.
His 50th year of dedicated service for the Church was marked and commemorated at the INC Central Office.
Upon the directive of INC Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, Brother Jun Santos led projects under the Unlad Kabuhayan International such as eco-farming, dried fish manufacturing, and garments and housing projects in the Philippines and in other parts of the world such as in the United States, South Africa, and Latin American countries.
Humanitarian events like World Wide Walk for Typhoon Haiyan (2014) and the World Wide Walk to Fight Poverty (2018) were launched to fight poverty. Their prominence and huge crowds resulted in world records for a charity walk recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.
These also led to the establishment of more livelihood programs and eco-farms to help various communities in the Philippines and abroad.
Also upon the directive of the INC Church Administration, Brother Jun Santos launched large-scale Lingap Sa Mamamayan or Aid to Humanity projects in various parts of the world, as well as evangelical missions under the “Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko” (My Countrymen, My Brethren) program, to help more people in need.
Brother Jun Santos was also instrumental in the construction of the Philippine Arena, the world’s largest indoor arena, which the Iglesia Ni Cristo had allowed the Philippine government to use to help in its efforts to fight COVID-19.
Brother Jun Santos is survived by his family and children — wife, Dr. Annie P. Santos (PhD), and children Dr. Glicerio “Sergie” P. Santos III, Atty. Glicerio “GP” Santos IV, Gertrudes “Jet” P. Santos, and Gertrudes “True” P. Santos-Matias III, and grandchildren.