- Lolita Manalo-Hemedez, Felix Manalo, siblings, and their mother Cristina Manalo were expelled by the Iglesa ni Cristo.
- They continued residing in the Tandang Sora property of the INC.
- After the INC filed a case against them, the court ordered their eviction.
The Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) Branch 12 of Manila City ordered the eviction of ex-leaders of the religious group Iglesia ni Cristo namely Lolita “Lottie” Manalo-Hemedez and Felix Nathaniel “Angel” Manalo. from a property in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.
The court said that both of them have no right to reside in the property of the church located at 36 Tandang Sora in a six-page decision it sent the INC last week and ordered the Manalo siblings to instantly vacate and leave the INC property.
INC spokesman Edwil Zabala said that they lost the right to remain in the four walls of the property evey since they were expelled last year, July.
The spokesman is of the opinion that the Manalo siblings posed a threat to the religious group and claimed that the members of the security at the said property seized several hearing equipment and some wire and parts of a drone.
Zabala alleged that the confiscated items are kept in food deliveries and packages from the visitors of the Manalos.
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“The court ordered them to immediately vacate and surrender possession of the premises to the INC. If they do not do it on their own, we will be compelled to file a motion for execution,” Moises Tolentino said, lawyer of the INC said.
Meanwhile, lawyer of the Manalo siblings, Atty. Trixie Angeles, said that they are to file a motion for reconsideration from the said decision of the court.
Solivan Usman , Senior Assistant City Prosecutor, recently dismissed a case for falsification of public documents filed by Hemedez against the leader of the religious group for lack of evidence.
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Hemedez, Felix Manalo, and their mother Cristina were expelled from the Iglesia Ni Cristo following an appearance in a video saying that their lives were in danger
When they were already expelled, Hemedez alleged that the said property was brought by her late husband and not owned by the group.