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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?

Manila, Philippines – Are journalists meant to be shut up and finally killed?

The past maybe the past, but they are bound to be repeated if they are ignored. It is time to look into journalist killings all over again, perchance there is any hope for change. That these things have set a pattern for others to follow indicates that the gangrene is there: the penchant to shut up somebody’s mouth from telling the truth.

Immediately following is a register of journalists in the Philippines killed, detained, harassed, or threatened while doing their duty. The period spans barely the last decade from 2002 up to the present although for the recent years, data have yet to be consolidated. At times, these reports that include classic cases give a description of the event and the situation obtaining. The main sources for these are Reporters without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and their rendition have been preserved. Included in this report are most recent ones known to the public but ignored by mainstream media. The details of this later part shall be covered in another account.

…continue reading this article on Newsvine.com

CRYING FOR JUSTICE. Marcos Mataro of D 'X-Man, UNTV, was instantly killed with 6 gunshot wounds while waiting for a bus bound for Metro Manila. As reported in Abante Online, May 29, 2008, the suspect to Mataro’s killing was Nickson Icao, owner of the motorcycle used by the gunmen with plate number DW4524; and Felizardo Lumagham, or “Ka Zaldy”, a deacon of the Iglesia ni Cristo who reportedly borrowed the motorcycle. The murder remains unsolved.

CRYING FOR JUSTICE. Marcos Mataro of D 'X-Man, UNTV, was instantly killed with 6 gunshot wounds while waiting for a bus bound for Metro Manila. As reported in Abante Online, May 29, 2008, the suspect to Mataro’s killing was Nickson Icao, owner of the motorcycle used by the gunmen with plate number DW4524; and Felizardo Lumagham, or “Ka Zaldy”, a deacon of the Iglesia ni Cristo who reportedly borrowed the motorcycle. The murder remains unsolved.

Manila, Philippines – Unlike Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton’s long, heated rivalry in the 2008 US presidential campaign, there are politicians in other countries who choose to take the short cut to political power by wooing the kingmaker. Instead of patiently reaching out to the electorate, these politicians seek the person or group of people who has the capacity to influence the conclusion of a political run, a method that assures the former’s promise of the future in exchange for the latter’s favor.

On a different perspective, however, a kingmaker isn’t a kingmaker for nothing. Take for example Kakuei Tanaka, the most prominent political kingmaker in Japan. He served as Japan’s Prime Minister during 1972-74. But even after his term, he remained dominant and influential. Even though he got involved in political scandals, he was able to choke the Prime Minister at will without holding a position in the cabinet.

Monetary, arms, and politics are common players in a kingmaker scenario. More often than not, these factors entail negative effects to the government. In the Philippines, however, there is another player: religion. And the effect of this kingmaker, as far as records are concerned, is unexpectedly catastrophic. It is a chain of crimes and power – behind mythical numbers yet.

Detailed here by prominent newspapers, the Supreme Court and a television station are random reports of the criminal and related activities of one such religious group, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) or Church of Christ, considered to be the kingmaker in the Philippine political arena. It spans contemporary times but leads back to 1954 where the founder, Felix Manalo, is featured as a rapist. Finally, it ends with Eraño Manalo’s own words about the nature of their mythical membership. Eraño, now in his early 80s, is the son of Felix Manalo…

…continue reading this article on Newsvine.com

The tabloid media are widely used in the religious feud between the Eraño Manalo’s Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) and Bro. Eli Soriano of the Ang Dating Daan.  Recently, the broadsheets are seen the latest participants in this propaganda by Soriano’s detractors and critics.

Tabloid newspapers are generally sensationalistic and biased in the Philippines.  Usually, facts and information are muddled with gossips and controversies.  The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, and Philippine Journal

… continue reading this article on NowPublic.com

Love and hate, good and evil, truth and lies — People has the power to choose and do what they please. While there are SOME who earnestly promote love, goodwill, and truth — conversely, there are MORE people who doggedly do the opposite.

To Christians, being hated, persecuted, or falsely accused is no marvel to them. It’s but to be expected. (1 John 3:13)

Throughout the history of man’s service to God, it’s an obvious fact that being maligned and hated does not mean you are automatically the ‘BAD GUY’.

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Warning: May contain image that is disturbing to others.  Not anything on a plate is good for your health.

Puto and Dinuguan. What a a lethal combination!

Actually, I’m thinking of a better name for this team other than Task force liquidate Soriano at all cost”.

How about, “INCJUSTICE LEAGUE” – a league of powerful evils joined together to protect INC, injustice, and anything of pure evil. Sounds perfect, eh?

For a start, let’s profile one of them.

  1. Daniel Veridiano (aka “Puto”)

A former member of Ang Dating Daan (ADD) until he was removed from the group being guilty of numerous crimes which includes (but not limited to) sexual assaults, theft, and forgery.

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Abhor that which is evil;
cleave to that which is good.”
Romans 12:9 (KJV)

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