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   , 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?
Known for his love of gadgets and technological innovations, Kuya Daniel Razon carries a great mission behind his savvy nature.
A 20-year veteran in broadcast industry, Kuya Daniel trails information and technology as it happens. He is a familiar face in various exhibits, whether of communication or broadcast facilities, where he keenly observes and acquires equipments and gadgets that can be used to further propagate the gospel. As Vice Presiding Minister of the Members Church of God International, his duty takes him to different places and occasions as he weaves his visions to the message behind the advancements. As a servant of God conscious of Biblical timetable, Kuya Daniel has technology for his watch.
A prophecy in the Holy Scriptures guides Kuya Daniel as he tracks the footprints of scientific and technological progress. In the Book of Daniel 12:4, the prophecy says –
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
The prophecy states that at the time of the end, “many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” If there is a time in human history where knowledge is most increased, that is our time. Our present era, known as the Information Age, is a time where people can communicate at the opposite sides of the globe. We have the satellite, cell phone, internet, television and radio—everything to aid faster communication. People are also much more mobile today compared to people a thousand years ago. We have cars, buses, trains, airplanes, and even spacecrafts enabling us to go from place to place 24/7 at a much faster speed. Our time, as the prophecy perfectly describes, is the time where knowledge has increased—the time of the end.
Furthermore, in Daniel 12:9-10 the prophecy says –
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
At the time of the end, it is not only human knowledge that shall be increased; more importantly, knowledge in the words of God in the Holy Scriptures. The Scriptures says, “For the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” This implies that at the time of the end, the closed up words shall be opened, and the sealed book shall be understood by the prophesied “wise.” It is through this understanding of the words of the prophecy that “many shall be purified, and made white, and tried.” This is the message of the Prophet Daniel written more than 2,000 years ago. This is where Kuya Daniel perceives technology on a higher perspective.
“Whatever innovation that I see, whatever technology, gadgets or whatsoever, the first thing that comes into my mind is how these can be beneficial to the brotherhood, how these can be beneficial to our fellowmen, how these can be used in the ministry, that is what immediately comes into my mind.” said Kuya Daniel in a regular Thanksgiving Day held last year in the Ang Dating Daan Convention Center.
Although Kuya Daniel’s zealousness in propagating the gospel is unquestionable, he does not work without guidance. His endeavors are engrafted in the one whom the Prophet Daniel was referring to as the “wise” who shall understand the sealed book at the time of the end, none other than MCGI Presiding Minister, Bro. Eli Soriano.
Following Bro. Eli’s lead, Kuya Daniel conceptualizes and puts into action noble, nonetheless, financially challenging projects designed to fill up spaces unreached by the current 24/7 global evangelization: from radio, television, internet, blog, newspapers, magazines and many other means of propagation, to using MP3 players that contain hundreds of Bro. Eli’s answers during his Bible Expositions around the world.
It is Bro. Eli at the palm of their hands; and it takes faith—more than brain and guts—to multiply the mouthpiece of God in this present time.
While sowing seeds of truth and righteousness in different continents is Bro. Eli’s current assignment from God, technology has a good reason for advancing. And through all of Bro. Eli’s endeavors and labors, there is Kuya Daniel to watch technology as it unfolds, to use it for the propagation of the gospel, all for the glory of God.
Pampanga, Philippines (24 April 2009) – In response to Bro. Eli Soriano’s call to create more songs of praises to the God of Israel, Members Church of God International debuts its mid-year A Song of Praise Music Festival this June.
The Regional Finals in Luzon Region is set to light the stage on April 26, Saturday evening in Ang Dating Daan Convention Center, while others will hold the event in their respective regions. One song shall represent each region in the Worldwide Finals Night.
Launched in 2004, ASOP Music Festival is designed to “provide the venue for the creation of thoughts, ideas and feelings through songs of praise.” Only bona fide members of MCGI are allowed to join the festival.
Last year, Bro. Eli awarded a total of PhP500,000.00 ($10,277.50) to the winners of the 5th Annual ASOP Music Festival to encourage the brethren to come up with even more beautiful and more intelligently written songs.
“I hope I could hear songs with intelligence, with logic, with convincing musicality and with recall.”
For this year, the “Song of the Year” winner shall bring home 1 million pesos ($20,555.00), courtesy of Bro. Eli.
Bro. Eli, MCGI Presiding Minister, once said that the aim of the event is not for the brethren to compete, but to express the faith.
“Let us not compete individually. This is not a competition. This is an expression of our faith. And this is our gratitude towards God. Combine those: the best in lyrics, the best in music, the best in interpretation and rendition, to come out with the best of songs.”
The Annual A Song of Praise Music Festival is organized by the Music Ministry Core. Music Ministry is a brainchild of Vice Presiding Minister, Bro. Daniel Razon.
Question: Good evening. I went here because I studied in a Bible School. I spent three years in a Bible School, and we have learned, and this was taught to us by the professor of the born again or Assembly of God, that man is composed of three things: body, soul and spirit. Now, our professor said that what came from God He will not punish. Isn’t the spirit from God? Isn’t breath from God? This is my question: Will God punish the spirit together with the body and the soul? That is my question.
Bro. Eli Soriano: For you to understand, brother, let us read the answer from the Bible. What will be punished in the place of punishment?
Tanong: Magandang gabi po. Ako po ay sumadya at pumunta po rito dahil ako po ay nag-aral sa Bible School. Ako po ay three years sa Bible School, at napag-aralan po namin, at itinuro po ito ng propesor ng born again o Assembly of God, ang composition po ng tao ay tatlo: katawan, kaluluwa at espiritu. Ngayon, hindi ko po maunawaan sapagkat ang sabi nung propesor po namin na ang galing sa Dios ay hindi na Niya parurusahan. Di po ba’t ang espiritu ay galing sa Dios? Di po ba’t ang hininga ay galing sa Dios? Ang tanong ko po ito: kasama bang parurusahan ng Dios yon, kasama ng katawan at ng kaluluwa na parurusahan yung espiritu? Yon po ang katanungan ko po.
Bro. Eli Soriano: Para maintindihan mo kapatid, basahin natin sa Biblia ang sagot. Alin ba ang parurusahan sa parusahan?
March 26, 2009 – The Members Church of God International (MCGI) Presiding Minister Bro. Eli Soriano shows his compassion and concern for the brethren by bringing the award-winning Ask Soriano format to the International Thanksgiving Celebration in the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga. By answering Biblical, spiritual, and personal queries of brothers and sisters all around the globe, Bro. Eli Soriano demonstrates his incessant desire to serve the congregation via this Consultation segment.
Bro. Eli Soriano stresses the importance of this portion of the thanksgiving celebration. Bro. Eli coaches the brethren on to air their complaints and problems, so that the brethren may continue to serve God with peace in their hearts and souls. After reminding the congregation of God’s admonition in Leviticus 5:1, the consultation portion of the three-day Thanksgiving feast begins.
Brethren lined-up toward the stage in anticipation of raising their questions for the whole congregation to hear. In various parts of the world, lines of communication were busier than ever as brethren established clear lines from their host countries to Apalit, Pampanga.
Indoctrination is a series of doctrinal topics for anyone wanting to become a member of the Church of God International, after which is the baptism.
Brother Eliseo Soriano discusses in-depth teachings of Jesus Christ straight from the Bible, more intense than his regular worldwide Bible expositions.
Interested souls may visit any of Ang Dating Daan‘s local chapters or coordinating centers to hear this biblical topics, which usually starts at 7:00pm.