Philippine Arena

I first learned about the Philippine Arena on Pinoyexchange a few days ago, but it was just last night (while my son was at the playground) that I really read the story on it. There is a big discussion on PEX since the project is being made by a Korean contractor, Hanhwa E&C and it is funded and owned by the INC (Iglesia ni Cristo).

The Philippine Arena is expected to be the world’s biggest domed arena at its completion in 2014, just in time for the centenary or the 100th year founding anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo by Felix Manalo. The construction has started in Bocaue, Bulacan at a complex called “Ciudad de Victoria” (Victory City).

Too bad that a few Pinoys are a little cynical since it’s a project of the INC.

You can find pictures and more information on The Philippine Arena thread on PEx.

44 comments

  1. There are 3 major construction will be built at the same time & same location the Phil. Arena, NEU Stadium & a EGM Hospital.
    This is something that we should wait.. KUDOS to INC!!!

    1. Hi Venus! Kudos to INC. My sister is a member of the sect, and we used to fight (years ago) about our different religion. LOLz… I was young and didn’t know any better.

  2. Nice, the World’s biggest domed arena is in the Philippines. We Filipinos should be proud even if Iglesia ni Cristo is the benefactor and owner. After all it will be named as Philippine Arena.

    I also think that they have a strong trust in the capability of the Korean contractor Hanhwa E&C for having this major project.

    Cheers to the Philippines, Iglesia ni Cristo and the Philippine-Korean partnership.

  3. You are right in your observation sir. In fact all leading broadcasting network, even in print media and internet just ignore this historic event w/c will give pride to all of us Filipino. Ayaw yata talaga ng mga network na ito ang good news.

    1. we shouldn’t be surprised as d bible says in Jn.15:21..all this they will do(or will not do ),bcoz of Christ name in us members.– they hate d Church unreasonable..

  4. its not that they don’t want, is just that maybe a little envy or little shame of what or where the budget of their religion goes,or maybe getting some payments to broadcast this huge one for the philippines..just a though,…hehehe.. peace

  5. and, its 100th year of re-establishment of INC in the Phil (Far East in the bible)., because we know this is the old church that follows the commandments of God religiously… peace

  6. Whether an INC member or not, we should take pride of this project. Once “The Arena” is finished, it would even be bigger than some of the world’s huge structures like New York City’s Madison Square Garden (20,000), Los Angeles’ Staples Center, which is home to multi-NBA champion team LA Lakers (21,000), and the O2 Arena in London (20,000).

  7. Isaiah 24:15
    Therefore in the east give glory to the LORD; exalt the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, in the islands of the sea.

    Isaiah 42:10
    [ Song of Praise to the LORD ] Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them.

    HABAKKUK 1:5
    Look at the nations and watch and be utterly amazed.
    For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.

  8. East. [E]
    The Hebrew term kedem properly means that which is before or in front of a person, and was applied to the east form the custom of turning in that direction when describing the points of the compass, before, behind, the right and the left representing respectively east, west, south and north. ( Job 23:8 Job 23:9 ) The term as generally used refers to the lands lying immediately eastward of Palestine, viz., Arabia, Mesopotamia and Babylonia; on the other hand mizrach is used of the far east with a less definite signification. ( Isaiah 42:2 Isaiah 42:25 ; 43:5 ; 46:11 ) [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton’s Bible Dictionary

  9. Romeo, and friends. Let us not make this into a religious debate. The Philippine Arena is a work that is something pinoys and pinays can appreciate, especially when it is completed.

    For the sakes of the members of the INC who read Romeo’s post and other people who are interested, rest assured that even though he is right in the word kedem, the verses does not refer to just east of Jerusalem. You can ask your resident minister or worker, they can explain it to you. For visitors you can go ask a member where the nearest Bible study is and you can ask there.

    Have a nice day.


    Romeo, mga kaibigan at kababayan, hindi tayo magdebate tungkol sa relihion. Ang Philippine Arena na ito ay isang bagay natin mapapasalamatan bilang mga pinoy at pinay.

    Sa mga miembro at mga kaanib ng INC at sa mga taong binasa yoong sinulat ni Romeo, tungkol sa sinulat niya, hindi magaalala kasi kahit totoo ang sinulat niya na ang kedem, ang mga verses ay hindi ukol sa east ng Jerusalem. Tanongin ninyo ang inyong ministro’t mangagawa tungkol sa itong bagay. Sa mga hindi kapatid, tanongin ninyo ang mga INC kung saan ang mga gawain at doon ninyo tanongin ito.

    Ingat lang sa lahat.

    ** hindi ako matatas o mahusay sa tagalog, patawarin lang kung mahirap basahin**

  10. Philippine Arena, the biggest dome arena in the whole wide world will be for the pride of the Philippines, for the Filipino people and most of all for God’s glorification. Let us all be happy and be proud we are a Filipino and an INC member. My greetings to all INC members…

  11. Kudos mga kapatid. Correct ka diyan, huwag na natin ideretso sa religous Debate. Ang Philippine Arena ay para sa mga Pilipino. Ang Hospital at New Era University ay para sa mga Pilipino na isusubsidize ng Arena, Stadium at Convention Center.

    Yet ang ganda talaga ng mga verses ng bible na shared by Romeo. Salamat po.

    Isaiah 24:15
    Therefore in the east give glory to the LORD; exalt the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, in the islands of the sea.

    Isaiah 42:10
    [ Song of Praise to the LORD ] Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them.

    HABAKKUK 1:5
    Look at the nations and watch and be utterly amazed.
    For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.

    1. Bilang isang kaanib ng Iglesia Ni Cristo ako’y galak na galak dahil tunay ngang pinapakita ng AMA ang pagmamahal niya sa ating kanyang mga hinirang. Para naman sa mga tumutuligsa at mayroon pagdududa kung saan kinukuha ang pinagpapagawa ng mga gusaling katulad ng PHILIPPINE ARENA simple lang po iyan, ito po pinagsama-samang handog ng mga kaanib ito man ay nabibilang sa mahihirap o mayayamang kaanib, tunay po amin itong pinaglalaanan dahil po nararapat lang natin ibalik sa AMA bahagi na para sa kanya.

      Para po sa mga hindi pa kaanib sa Iglesia Ni Cristo, maari po kayong magtungo sa amin mga pook sambahan, mga dako ng mga gawain, malapit sa inyong lugar, malaya po kayong makapagsusuri.

      Para naman po sa mga kakapatid ko sa Iglesia Ni Cristo! Tunay pong ang pagpapala sa ating ng AMA ay hayag na hayag na. Happy 100th year Anniversary in Advance mga KAPATID

  12. Philippine Arena, Ito po ang isa sa mga nagsusumigaw na katotohanan na ang pamamahala ng Iglesia Ni Cristo ay nasa kaayusan, at ito rin ang isa sa katunayan na ang Iglesia ay kinasiyahan ng Ama, katulad po ng mga bahay sambahan at iba pang istraktura na ipinagawa ng Iglesia ito po ay dahil sa masinop na pagtingin at pagaaruga ng Pamamahalang Pangkalahatan ng Iglesia Ni Cristo,bagamat minoryang relihiyon sa bansa wala pang organisasyon sa gobyerno maging sa relihiyon, ang makahihigit sa proyektong ito. ito po ay para sa kapurihan ng Ama, mabuhay po tayong mga Pilipino, mabuhay ang Pamamahalang pangkalahatan ng Iglesia Ni Cristo,

  13. While the world economy is going down, INC continues to reap success in everything it does -building new edifices, buying multiple properties of other religious organizations at the same time. Truly a God-driven and guided organization! Advance Happy Centennial Celebration to all the brethen worldwide!

  14. Hi Betchay,
    I guess to all Pinoys who are planning to go to South Korea , your blog is the most widely read. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Congratulations!

  15. hayag na hayag po ang patnubay at pagpapala ng Diyos sa kanyang bayan,salamat ako at ang aking pamilya’y tinawag nya makakabahagi sa tagumpay higit sa lahat sa pagtatamo ng kaligtasan. MAKIISA SA PUSPUSANG PAGBUBUNGA,NGAYON NA. From district of pangasinan east lokal ng anonas.

  16. This is a huge Project which we wanted to see by Mid of 2013!!!
    i can’t wait anymore, Happy 100th years!!!! to all brother and sisters. mabuhay tayong lahat!!

  17. Tunay na hyag na hayag ang pg-ibig ng Ama na nsa langit dhil ptuloy nyang pinagppla ang IGLESIA NI CRISTO.Sna masapit nting maluwalhati ang sentenaryo ng Iglesia.mabuhay po ang pamamahala.

  18. the first time i heard the Philippine arena,is shocking!!! coz i cant bliv that this project will construct here in the Philippines…..this huge project is really amazing…..world class….this in spite of the global economic crisis…. Philippines will make the history of the world with project of IGLESIA NI CRISTO..lets give first to the GLORY of our GOD and to our NATION…and to the WORLD…MABUHAY PO TAYO.!!!!!!

  19. Matuwa na lang yung iba na sinisiraan ang Iglesia. Kasi hindi lang naman INC ang pwedeng gumamit nito, saka ang laki kaya ng tulong nito sa turismo ng bansa di ba nila naiisip yun? maraming magkakatrabaho, benefits din yun para sa iba nating kababayan.
    nakakuha ng World Record ang pilipinas manghanga yung mga taga ibang bansa na nakipagsabayan ang pilipinas sa pagpapatayo ng ganung gusali, matuwa na lang kayo kesa siraan nyo e wala naman kayong tinulong sa pagpapatayo nyan, titingin nalang kayo at magiging proud na may malaking Gusali ang nasa pilipinas na kinikilala sa boung mundo.

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