PNoy, Kris wooing INC?

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 14 2012 03:34 PM | Updated as of Mar 15 2012 04:32 AM

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