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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 visi…

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Alva, Reginald, “Velarde, Mariano”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Conny Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2019

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