MANILA, Philippines - Did President Aquino and sister, Kris, meet Iglesia ni Cristo leader Eduardo Manalo recently?
Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said he could not confirm a report that the President and Kris Aquino had lunch with Manalo following the INC's bible exposition last February 28.
He said he would ask the President.
A Manila Times report earlier said Aquino and Kris paid Manalo an unannounced visit to win back the INC's waning support. A source told the Times that Aquino tried to explain his reasons for pushing for the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona after the INC allegedly conducted the bible rally as a show of force for Corona.
The Times report said Manalo told Aquino to address the problems of poverty and landlessness. With a report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News