(The Mystery Deepens)
I want to get straight to the point because there’s a lot to cover. For those of you who have been following my blog, you may be familiar with the post I had last month regarding the Maligaya Development Corporation or MDC for short and its connection with the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ, in English). There have been a few, very few people who have made negative comments on the many blogs I have posted. I am certain that many brethren (including those in the Central Office) have read my comments. My readership is up in the thousands and yet, those who have commented are mostly Defenders, which I thank you for sharing these posts. Those who are negative, don’t really say much to answer my questions. They would either say that “I am bitter” (I don’t know why, I am a registered member) or they.. come to think of it, that’s all they have said. Hmm. My point is, no one has really answered my questions. In case they missed the articles I am referring to, here are the links, please feel free to read them and answer my questions:
“Looking at the MDC” (This is part 1)
“Houses of Worship”
Might as well include this one – Was Brother Erdy Wrong?
On to the MDC again, or as Shakespeare once wrote, “once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, or close the wall up with our English dead” (sorry, waxing poetic for a moment)…
To put it briefly, the MDC is (supposedly) the “company” that handles the business that goes on in the Philippine Arena. (If you want the details, please read part 1). So far there have been no explanations as to why this mysterious “company” runs the Billion Peso Arena when there is not much information on them. From my past research, it would appear that the MDC is a “dummy or shell” corporation, meaning that it is a FRONT for the business being conducted by the Iglesia Ni Cristo. I have been waiting for anyone to answer or refute this. So far… silence. Even their Facebook account looks like this:
Now is this the way a corporation should show itself especially since it deals with Entertainment? (Remember the Chris Brown fiasco?)
So I dig some more. I look at the SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) of the Philippines to find more information about the MDC and this is what I get:
Why would this corporation not be registered? Was it removed? Or was it never registered? Does it really exist? So I went back to the place where I did find it registered before, (see part 1), of all places, SCENIC South Dakota, the other mystery of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, where we purchased the entire town. What do I find? This:
Why does the MDC EXIST in the town of Scenic South Dakota and not in Philippines? You might say that is the INC registering itself in Scenic. No. THIS is the registration for the INC in Scenic:
This registration is for the MALIGAYA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION:
As you can clearly see, the MDC is meant to be for BUSINESS purposes, NOT for church or non-profit purposes. The INC form clearly indicates on top as “FOREIGN NON-PROFIT”. The MDC is for “DOMESTIC”. It is a business. 2 entities. But why do I say it is a Dummy coroporation? A Front? LOOK at the signatories! It has IGLESIA NI CRISTO all over it. Here is the Articles of Incorporation for the MDC. Look at the names.
If you are wondering about Brother Fred White, he is also the Head Deacon of Scenic. And of course, the other “cast of characters” in this whole charade… as you can see.. none other than Brother GLICERIO B. SANTOS JR. and his son, Glicerio the IV. Brother Resty Lazaro… as you may be aware, is also the Church’s lawyer.
So if the MDC is NOT the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s business arm, then why are these names also on the very same form for the INC in Scenic?
Oh, and that address on the form for the MDC? After all, they are the “ORGANISERS” of such grand events like musical concerts and Fireworks displays; here is the view courtesy of Google Maps:
I’m sure the Church will answer these questions. They will say “don’t believe the LIES.” So is the Secretary of State of South Dakota also lying now too?
Permit me to move to slightly different topic, but still related to the MDC. According to one of the diligent INC writers, Minister Brother Marlex Cantor, the World Record breaking Fireworks display was NOT from Church funds?? Here is his post:
Is that correct? That would coincide with this article written in Eagle News:
So if the Philippine Arena is merely the HOST. And the “Organisers” is once again, the MDC with Chief Operating Officer GLICERIO P SANTOS IV, (small world), WHO REALLY DID PAY FOR THE FIREWORKS?
1. If it is the MDC, wouldn’t that still then be the Iglesia Ni Cristo?
2. If it was not funded and only HOSTED by the Philippine Arena, why would it claim the World Record? Wouldn’t that be like USAIN BOLT breaking the 100 metres record and host Wembley Stadium claiming that THEY broke the world record?
3. If the Fireworks were not funded by the INC, organised by the MDC, hosted by the Philippine Arena, who should then claim the Guinness World Record?
After all, when there were Katy Perry and Chris Brown concerts, the INC was like “Oh no, no, no! We have nothing to do with what happens in those events. It is the MDC! Not us!” So which is it?
So are we still supposed to believe that the Iglesia Ni Cristo does not get involved with business matters? It does not run a business? The MDC is a legitimate company that is separate from the INC? I am truly interested in all the wonderful explanation(s) that will be given by Brother Marlex, or Brother Joel. Oh, and I almost forgot my faithful follower, Brother Edwin dela Cruz. I’ll be waiting. Actually, better than that. I also have other questions about Brother Marlex’s comments above. But I’ll leave it for next time.
Brethren, you don’t even have to believe me. Search for yourself. Dig around. READ. It is both fascinating and frightening what they are doing to the Church.
“Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”Luke 12:15