Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) endorses Duterte for President — PTV

The leadership of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) has endorsed Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for president and Senator Bongbong Marcos for vice president.

This is according to a report posted Wednesday, May 4, by PTV (People's Television) on social networking site Facebook.

BREAKING NEWS: Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) leadership endorses Presidentiable Rody Duterte and Vice Presidentiable BongBong Marcos to its members. A credible source, who refuses to be named due to lack of authority to speak on the matter, told PTV that the sample ballot below was shown to their members during their Wednesday "Pagsamba."

The sample ballot allegedly distributed by INC also shows the names of candidates for party-list, senators, and congressmen being endorsed by the religious group.

PTV is a government-controlled TV station and the Aquino administration's bet is former DILG secretary Mar Roxas.

Many found it unusual for the network to report something that is favorable to the rival of the Liberal Party standard bearer.

Some INC members said they have yet to receive the sample ballot coming from the central office.

Data from last year indicates that INC support could translate to at least 1.8 million votes.