Religious confrontation gets physical in Apalit
By Rendy Isip
SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga Followers of warring religious sects Ang Dating
Daan and Iglesia ni Cristo were injured after a clash inside a Jollibee outlet
in Apalit town last April 18 during a scheduled religious debate.
Apalit Mayor Tirso Lacanilao said yesterday that police have yet to determine
the cause of the melee between the two factions.
Lacanilao said that scores were injured during the brief clash between
the two religious sects who have been at odds for the past few years. He reported
that no one was killed in the incident.
He reported that there were no serious injuries and followers of both sects
only suffered minor bruises.
Ang Dating Daan and Iglesia Ni Cristo have been trading accusations in their
respective television programs. This has even led to an exchange of lawsuits.
Reports said that an ADD follower identified only as Mataro provoked
INC followers, which resulted in the brawl.