Ang Dating Daan + Adherent

Archive for June 2009

During and just few minutes after Case Unclosed, a program hosted by Arnold Clavio, featured a documentary of the Ang Dating Daan group and the alleged rape charge against Bro. Eliseo Soriano, members and sympathizers of the congregation lead by the preacher are united in crying foul to the said report.

Several sympathizers blogged [1] [2] [3], tweet and posted immediately on Facebook, Scribd and Yahoo Buzz their comments and reactions to the malicious and obviously botched presentation by Clavio of the said case and how it presented on television the practices and history of the Ang Dating Daan group, which is officially registered as Members Church of God International (MCGI).

To the members of the Ang Dating Daan, the resource person interviewed in the program, Daniel Veridiano was the ex-communicated Puto who immediately joined the Iglesia ni Cristo when offered financial protections in exchange of insider information, even to the point of filing false and invented charges against the preacher.

Records showed that Veridiano admitted in a letter and video that he raped and committed lascivious acts against several young men (more than 14 teenage boys) and used Church funds for his personal effects.   Videos of Veridiano admitting his sins are being shown on Bible Expositions hosted by Bro. Soriano when people ask about the said allegation to Bro. Eli [For a more comprehensive account who really is this Daniel Veridiano, click here].

The clamor to mount massive  boycott against GMA Network is also snowballing among members and sympathizers of the Ang Dating Daan and Bro. Eli Soriano.

Kotawinters wrote in her blog that:

“Mass messages had been going around the membership of the Ang Dating Daan (ADD), officially called Members Church of God International (MCGI) calling for the boycott of GMA, one of the greater TV stations in the country … the text suggested boycotting GMA and all its programs, with the information that the Presiding Minister, Bro. Eliseo Soriano is a topic in Case Unclosed, and the resource person is Daniel Veridiano, alias Puto, a former member of MCGI.”

Members and sympathizers of the Ang Dating Daan host is a force to reckon with.  During the last elections, the party list group it supported immediately swept away with at least two seats.   In Luzon region alone, more than 70,000 members attend its weekly Thanksgiving to God in Apalit, Pampanga.  The Ang Dating Daan group, officially registered as Members Church of God International (MCGI), have more than 5,000 local chapters in the Philippines and more than 500 chapters in different parts of the globe.  Every month, not less than 5,000 are baptized in the Ang Dating Daan Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga alone. Figures from other regions and abroad are not yet consolidated here.

Another blogger, Points and Angles asked what makes a “leading media network”? In the words of this blogger:

What Case Unclosed displayed last night was something against a man presumed INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY, something against what the supreme law of the land wills. Anyone could invent something and make it a legal case against anyone else. Anyone could make a claim, but not all can prove it. So why sensationalize something unsure, and by a supposed journalist at that.

I wonder what Bro. Eli must feel like, suffering this from his fellow Filipinos, and in the month of June—the month supposedly when 7,107 islands were declared free to enjoy the liberties and rights every human person should.

Report such as this one by GMA Network is not new.  It all boils down to the same campaign that the detractors of Bro. Eliseo Soriano are embarking on: destroy Bro. Eli’s reputation and credibility by inventing lies and charges against him.  Why? Because he’s unstoppable and undeniable.  He is the preacher whom from the very start speaks of the truth, whether you hate him or like him.  For this preacher, he believe he will commit the unforgivable sin should he not preach the Truth and understanding he learned from the Bible.  If he will not speak, who will?


Ang Dating Daan + adherent = ADDherent

“Let love be without dissimulation.
Abhor that which is evil;
cleave to that which is good.”
Romans 12:9 (KJV)

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June 2009