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Aquino lauds Iglesia Ni Cristo on its victories during PHL Arena inauguration

MANILA, Philippines – More than 50,000 Iglesia Ni Cristo members took part in celebrating the inauguration of the “largest indoor arena” in the world, the Philippine Arena, built inside the Ciudad de Victoria (City of Victory) in Bocaue, Bulacan on Monday, July 21 Representatives from its concept designer, structural engineer, and construction firm also attended the event that served as a prelude to the July 27 Centennial celebration of the INC or Church of Christ […]

Officials Laud Philippine Arena Inauguration

Government officials were all praises for Ciudad de Victoria and its centerpiece, the Philippine Arena, as they voiced their support for the facility. House Speaker Sonny Belmonte, who was also present during the groundbreaking ceremony for the arena last year, was astounded, claiming he has seen the outside of the place several times but was amazed by its sheer size when he stepped inside. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, meanwhile, remarked that it is a […]

Pnoy Quotes Bible Verses in Philippine Arena Event

In an unexpected turn, President Aquino used The Bible to win over the 55,000 Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) members during the inauguration of the Philippine Arena today in Bulacan.There was heavy and cheers applause in the audience as Aquino quoted the Bible passages John 13:34-35 and Matthew 25:40 during his ten-minute speech. He also offered his congratulations to the religious group, which is celebrating itscentennial anniversary next Sunday.“Nagsisilbi po kayong (INC) tulay upang mapalalim pa ang pananampalataya ng inyong […]

Thousands awake despite midnight wake-up call

“From the looks of their smiles, you’d think we were sleeping all night,” mused one teenager inside the Philippine Arena, minutes before its official inauguration. Indeed, thousands of people, many of whom are members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), were in a frenzy inside the 55,000-seater arena. This despite having trooped to the site in Ciudad de Victoria hours before the 8 am celebration. “Karamihan samin, before 1 am gising na,” said a Marlon […]

MMDA lauds Phil Arena traffic efforts

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino lauded the supposed “organized” flow of traffic that engulfed a major section of the NLEX this morning during the Philippine Arena inauguration. Thousands of people attended the celebration in Bocaue on board 3000 buses and other vehicles early this morning. Despite the expected congested traffic, the MMDA said it has been going “smoothly”. “Well-disciplined ang mga kaanib ng Iglesia Ni Cristo, maayos po ang kanilang pagpasok,” said Tolentino in televised interview. […]

Phil Arena to break Guinness Record

The Philippines are on the brink of entering the Guiness World Records once more with the inauguration of the newly built Philippine Arena – touted as the largest indoor arena in the world. According to various media reports, the Guiness Records are expected to release an official statement anytime today naming it as the biggest indoor domed arena on the planet. With a seating capacity of 55,000, the arena sits on the heart of Ciudad […]

Philippine Arena puts Country on map of modern architectural marvels

MANILA, Philippines – The 55,000 seater “mighty” Philippine Arena, dubbed as the “world’s largest indoor domed arena” is to be inaugurated today, July 21, eventually placing the Philippines among the countries with notable modern architectural marvels. The arena will be inaugurated along with the Ciudad de Victoria (or City of Victory) of the Iglesia Ni Cristo in Bulacan,  in time for the July 27 centennial celebration of one of the fastest-growing Chistian churches in the […]

World’s largest indoor stadium to be inaugurated today

The Philippine Arena, touted as the “world’s largest indoor stadium” will be inaugurated today, July 21, 2014, barely a week before the centennial celebration of the religious group Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC). The Philippine Arena, commissioned by the INC, can be found in the Ciudad de Victoria complex. INC Executive Minister Eduardo V. Manalo will lead the historical event along with President Benigno Aquino III. Apart from the 55,000-seater arena, other major structures are expected to […]