ERANO G. MANALO
Eraño de Guzman Manalo (colloquially known as "Ka Erdy") is the fifth child of Iglesia Ni Cristo founder Felix Y. Manalo and his second wife, Honorata De Guzman.
Eraño G. Manalo was born on January 2, 1925. He took up law but left his studies to become a minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo and then, became general treasurer of the Church and circulation manager of the Pasugo magazine. During this time, he wrote a 64 page booklet entitled, "Christ-God: Investigated-False".
On January 17, 1955, Eraño Manalo married Cristina Villanueva, and now has six children, with his son Eduardo serving as deputy executive minister. He is said by many to have a warm, friendly personality, but is reputed to be an authoritative and decisive leader by friends and foes alike. Up until recently, he would meet once a week with visitors within the Church and outside in the Iglesia Ni Cristo Central Office located in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.
Ten years before his father's death in 1963, Eraño Manalo was elected successor to his father as Executive Minister.