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Velarde, Mariano
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Mariano Zuniega Velarde, popularly known as Brother Mike was born on August 20, 1939 in Caramoran Catanduanes, Philippines. Velarde is a geodetic engineer, who runs a real estate business in the Philippines. He is married to Avelina Belen del Monte and they have four children. In February 1978, the doctors at the Philippine Heart Center for Asia Hospital scheduled a major surgery for Velarde as he suffered severe cardiac ailments. Velarde claims that one night, an angel disguised as a nurse visited him in the hospital and asked him to meditate on a biblical passag…

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Alva, Reginald, “Velarde, Mariano”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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