Iglesia Ni Cristo’s ‘Philippine Arena’ should be commended - lawmaker

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Friday, October 7, 2011


ANGELES CITY - Representative Carmelo “Tarza” Lazatin has filed a resolution congratulating and commending Brother Eduardo Manalo and the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) for bringing honor and pride to the country through the establishment of the Philippine Arena, the biggest dome of its kind in the world.

Lazatin, in his House Resolution No. 1766, said the INC, through its Executive Minister Brother Eduardo Manalo, has put the world’s attention to the Philippines once again through its milestone project – the Philippine Arena.

The Philippine Arena, whose groundbreaking was held on August 17, 2011, in Bocaue, Bulacan, will be the biggest indoor dome in the world, with a seating capacity of 50,000 to 70,000 people and an area of 74,000 square meters.

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Lazatin said the Philippine Arena, in terms of magnitude, could be put in line with the Burj Al-Khalifa and Burj Al-Arab of Dubai, the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, the Taiwan 101 in Taipei, Taiwan and other architectural wonders in the world.

“Through the Philippine Arena and all the engineering and architectural marvels that go with it, the country will become an appealing site for business and tourism, helping the economy returns to its glory days,” Lazatin said.

The lawmaker also said the Philippine Arena will be a major source of pride and inspiration to more than 90 million Filipinos who desperately need uplifting and motivation during these trying times.

For almost a century now, Lazatin said the INC serves as a major spiritual and moral compass in the Philippines, imparting to millions of Filipinos teachings from the Word of God. (Reynaldo G. Navales)

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on October 08, 2011.

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