Jul 262014

Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez has filed House Resolution 1304 to commend the Iglesia ni Cristo for constructing the Philippine Arena, which is said to be the largest indoor arena in the world.

According to a “24 Oras” report aired Saturday evening, Benitez said the world-class arena, which has a minimum capacity of 55,000, “will have socio-economic impact” in terms of tourism, jobs, youth development, and sports “as it will open possibilities of hosting bigger sports tournaments and international events.”

Construction of the arena cost an estimated P7.8 billion and was paid for with donations from Iglesia ni Cristo members.

The arena is not for the exclusive use of INC, but the church “[reserves] the right to determine what kinds of activities will be held here based on wholesome Christian principles and values that our church upholds.” — JDS, GMA News

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