Born into the Aglipayan Church, Topacio converted to the INC in 2002. "By virtue of the fact that members called you ‘brother,’ they treat you like a true sibling,” he said.
Ironically, it was INC rival group Ang Dating Daan (ADD) that led him to the INC. (They were answering back at each other, so I was amused.) “After a few months, I realized the INC program was making more sense, so I became curious about the teachings of Iglesia.” The turning point came when he was invited to take part in the worship services. This idea of unity drives the INC’s practice of voting as a bloc and bans members from filing cases against fellow INC brothers.
The latest feat and title given to Ang Dating Daan Chorale coincides with Ang Dating Daan 35th anniversary – longest running religious program on radio and television.
The epic congregation was carefully examined by Guinness Representative, Ms.
Fortuna Burke Melhem, who has flown from London, United Kingdom, as its Official Adjudicator. The event also highlighted the presence of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), on which the whole gathering was dedicated to, giving them the best seats in the house for them to enjoy the offering of songs of thanksgiving to God.
Alongside the largest choir ensemble ever assembled in a single venue, chorales from the different satellite centers in the whole Philippines and in other countries in South and Central Americas and in Africa joined this historical event.
But it’s not just his willingness to take on high-profile cases that has thrust him into the national spotlight; the lawyer from Cavite has displayed a knack for mastering the art of being quotable.