hat’s the beauty of this internal INC struggle. “Tagisan ng Talino” so to speak. Accusations and rebuttal from both sides. And the reading public both members and not our ultimate judge and jury. When you recall history and the Vietnam war, despite the advantages of modern warfare in favor of the Unites States, it never could defeat the insurgents of that country simply because –
“Basically because the Vietnamese wanted to win more than the Americans did. There were a couple of reasons for this. First, the Americans were an invading force, and the Vietnamese were fighting on their own soil. Second, the Americans were not willing to make an all-out commitment to win.
The war ended on April 30, 1975, when Saigon surrendered almost without fighting to the communist forces, ending the United States’ involvement in Vietnam.” [Why did the US lose the Vietnam war?]
So like all wars and dances, it will always take two to tango. But unfortunately the big guy does not know who the hell he is dancing with, cannot identify if it is a “he” or “her” or even maybe “gay”. Oh sure, some have been identified and “crucified” but that’s all they can do. But the majority of us remain inside the Church, true to the faith, and best of all invisible. How can you dance with someone you cannot see, how can you beat an invisible foe? How can you crush which you cannot grasp? It started with one Antonio Ebangelista. How many are there now? How many sympathizes with the cause?
An INC mole at the Bureau of Customs shared with me this info with some documents following the smuggling expose of Commissioner Faeldon involving New San Jose Builders and the Philippine Arena.
“Corruption at the Bureau of Customs to fully comprehend it is you first have to understand how it works. It is not merely knowing the right person and making arrangements for personal cuts. It is more of understanding the technical aspects of tax collection in relation to commodities imported and exported not to mention prohibited items and how to deal with it without anyone getting the wiser or blowing the whistle. If you are not aware of how it works, corruption can operate under your noses without you knowing about it. I will give you one simple example. Mind you this is only one of so many.
One of the processes where corruption can be accommodated is by means of purposely importing prohibited commodities. These will naturally be seized or placed under hold order or simply categorized as abandoned after a lapse of 30 days (the time given by the bureau for an Importer to process his shipment). If you check the list of Importers doing business one Importer is quite prominent. In fact though not officially declared as “blacklisted”, common knowledge in the agency is that this Importer deals with questioned shipments.
Attached are some of the documents in the name of the Importer – EON GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL MARKETING. At present they are attempting to put up another Company to deal with incoming shipments – V2Y INTERNATIONAL MARKETING. The main reason why EON Marketing remains somewhat untouched is because it appears they are one of the importers of the Iglesia Ni Cristo group. The main owners of the company is OMAR OROSA (Head Deacon of the local of Carreon now closed but still considered one locale linked with the Novaliches locale) brother of INC Minister DAN V. OROSA (brother in law of INC Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo). His associate is NELSON EBUSEO ( a deacon of the new Binondo locale [Parola]), who runs operations in the BOC. The whole staff of EON Marketing is comprised of members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo. They have been involved in illegal importations of office supplies, household goods, used clothing, etc.”
To get a clearer picture please refer to a previous article, “Doing a David Copperfield ...”
Does the Iglesia Ni Cristo involve itself with illegal activities particularly with the Bureau of Customs? Of course not, who said it did?