By Don Orozco

Quezon City, Philippines, March 2019 – A powerhouse delegation from the Philippine Airlines led by its President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista made a courtesy visit to Brother Eduardo V Manalo, Executive Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo on his first-year anniversary as Presidential Envoy for the Overseas Filipino Workers. 

The plaque of recognition, which was signed by both Bautista and PAL Chairman “El Kapitan” Lucio Tan conferred Brother Eduardo as one of the Outstanding Filipinos of the World. It was an honor bestowed to Manalo in recognition for his accomplishment as Presidential Envoy for the Overseas Filipino Workers and as the spiritual leader of the INC. 

The PAL delegation was welcomed by the INC Executive Minister together with the INC Executive Council. After which they were treated to a two-hour tour of the INC Museum and learned that INC has now global presence that reaches to 150 countries in six inhabitable continents of the world.

INC also gave them a glimpse of the several infrastructures that was recently completed like the INC housing complex, the 5-story building School for Ministers, the Eagle Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), and the newly constructed and much bigger INC Museum along Central Avenue in Quezon City.

One other establishment in the offing is the EVM Convention Center. 

“I never realized that INC is so huge. It has made its presence felt from all over the world as they continue to build church edifices in North America and Europe. They even continuously provide aid to as far as Africa”, Bautista was quoted as saying.

Mr. Angelito Alvarez, former Customs Commissioner and now Senior Vice President for Corporate Planning and Commercial Group of PAL said, “Ka Eduardo is really impressive. Not to discount what was accomplished before, but INC has improved a whole lot under his leadership.” “He is a man of few words and a visionary, ” he added

Del Merano, San Francisco / Northern California Area Manager of PAL consider the call to the INC Executive Minister as a “very big blessing for us and for the entire Philippine Airline.” “Just meeting him made this event very meaningful.” 

The Executive Minister for the INC and as Presidential Envoy for the OFWs, Brother Eduardo has carried out both tasks effectively and efficiently. When he visited INC members in USA and Canada last year, he also met with Philippine embassy and consulates: Philippine Ambassador to the US Honorable Jose Manuel Romualdez in Sacramento, CA; Consul General Adelio Angelito Cruz of our Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles in Oxnard, CA and Her Excellency Petronila Garcia, Philippine Ambassador to Canada in Toronto, Canada. 

Early this year OFW Special Envoy Manalo made Pastoral Visitations through a special worship service in China in the city of Hongkong and Macau. He also went to Malaysia and Thailand and met with thousands of OFW’s.

The Philippine Ambassador to Thailand Honorable Mary Jo Bernardo-Aragon was delighted to witness the event as a two-fold mission: provision of “Aid to OFWs”  and the upliftment of the spirituality of every congregant. 

Philippine Air Lines, recognized by the world with its distinct service philosophy “Heart of the Filipino”, embodying the nation’s culture of warmth, care and trademark hospitality, is supportive to the appointment of Brother Eduardo V. Manalo as Presidential Envoy for the Overseas Filipino Workers.

From left to right Darlene Bautista Hipolito, Keith Junne Ricardo Lopez, Maria Celina Therese Baldonado, Marie Franchesca Sy Sahagun, Magnolia Agnes Manuel Gersbach, Maileen Candelaria Streegan, Ayna Riza Novorra Tan, Anna Liza Queyquep Cristales, Maria Teresa Damian Buenaventura, Flight Purser Janet Miriel Lamela Concepcion, Emmanuelle Curay Plasabas, Philip James Castigador Pornel, Martin Nathan Sucgang Alberto, Manuel Kristoffer Co Jorge.

 FLIGHT CREW PR-104. Voltaire Camurungan, Flight Purser Pauline Chavez, FA Verna Villa, FA Heidi Villadelgado and FA Kathryn Larisma

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