Media organizations and netizens were buffled after an unidentified person reportedly flashed a sign saying "Tulong, hostage kami" outside an INC building in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.
Many are wondering if a hostage drama has occured after INC executive minister Eduardo Manalo expelled his own mother Tenny and younger brother Angel from the church. The expulsion was announced during a presscon held Thursday.
Earlier, a video showing Angel appealing for help and Tenny saying there are threats to their lives has gone viral. The Manalo matriarch also revealed that her daughter, Lottie, and several ministers have been abducted.
Here are the updates:
And now a hostage drama? Inside the building of iglesia ni cristo? What's happening with you guys!— John Angelo Alabarca (@Nylanzxc) July 23, 2015
INC UPDATE: Iglesia ni Cristo expels Angel Manalo, his mother Ka Tenny, other family members Marc and Lottie http://t.co/Mu7Sst6T5m— InterAksyon (@interaksyon) July 23, 2015
Manalo clan's family feud becomes public as Iglesia ni Cristo marks 101st year http://t.co/mQ6eUCKqsp— GMA News Online (@GMANewsOnline) July 23, 2015
@philippinebeat we have already informed the concerned office to validate this info mam— PNP Tweets (@PNPhotline) July 23, 2015