Bro. Eli Soriano slams Mr. Eusebio Catarinen of Church of Christ!

Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines (2/7/2014) The much anticipated debate between Bro. Eli Soriano of Ang Dating Daan and Mr. Eusebio Catarinen of Church of Christ took place on February 7, 2014 as both parties is provided 15 minutes. The live debate is aired in all 1,281 remote satellite stations nationwide. Bro. Eli is on the negative side while Mr. Catarinen takes on the affirmative side.

copy signed by Bro. Eli and Mr. Catarinen

The program Ang Dating Daan re-scheduled the monthly Bible Exposition to give way to the debate. This special event is also promoted through different social media. The hashtag #DebateBroEli seated 5th on Trending Topics, Facebook and Twitter. But as the debate progressed, it reached  the #1 spot.

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For a fair debate, the moderators and time keepers are not affiliated to both parties. Mr. Simpicio Villegas Mijarez (Catholic); timekeepers: Janice B. Bulandres (New Apostolic) and Mr. Roejen M. Tejano (Born Again) joined the panel.

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cross-examination of Bro. Eli to Mr. Catarinen

“Sa kabila ng mga pang-iinsulto ni G. Catarinen, pinatatawad ko na siya. Kahit sinabi pa niyang masasama ang taga-Dating Daan.” – Bro. Eli Soriano

“Despite Mr. Catarinen’s insulting words and even saying that the members of Ang Dating Daan is evil, I forgive him… “ – Bro. Eli Soriano

Mr. Catarinen had been bashing and throwing hurtful words to his person, thus, saying malicious words to the organizers halfway the event.

The Topic:   I will prove that our Lord Jesus Christ s the founder of the true church and He is also the owner of the true church based on the Bible. 

Bro. Eli implies that the Church is an entity. A group that the Father owns. People around the globe witnessed and definitely learned a lot from the debate, even the moderator, who admitted and understood the essence of who owns the church. The church is an entity owned by the Father.

1 Ped. 2:9 –Datapuwa’t kayo’y isang lahing hirang, isang makaharing pagkasaserdote, bansang banal, bayang pag-aaring sarili ng Dios, upang inyong ipahayag ang mga karangalan niyaong tumawag sa inyo mula sa kadiliman, hanggang sa kaniyang kagilagilalas na kaliwanag.

1 Peter 2:9 — But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;

Ang absolute owner ay ang Ama, ipinagkaloob kay Kristo — ang pangulo sa lahat ng mga bagay sa iglesia. Colosas 1:18   At siya ang ulo ng katawan, sa makatuwid baga’y ng iglesia; na siya ang pasimula, ang panganay sa mga patay; upang sa lahat ng mga bagay, ay magkaroon siya ng kadakilaan.

Colosians 1:18  He is also the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He might come to have first place in everything.

To close the debate, Bro. Eli has this to say: “May God bless us all, and may we continue to quest for the truth as long as we live. Triumph belongs to God. Glory belongs to God.”

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Bro. Eli Soriano puts an end to Brazilian pastors’ exploiting the law of ‘tithes’

Palmas, Brazil (10/20/16) The Presiding Minister of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) Brother Eli Soriano, his zealousness in conducting live Bible Expositions (Exposição da Bíblia ) and Mass Indoctrinations (Doutrinação Em Massa) in different parts of Brazil like Belo Horizonte, Divinopolis and Palmas produced 15 newly baptized brethren. Most of which, Catholics and Evangelicals and other religious denominations.

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photo: Renata De Olliveira Castro

Dízimos / tithes

Bro. Eli noticed how generous Brazilians is in giving tithes to their pastors. Questions about “dizimo” is always brought up in every exposition and through the Mass Indoctrination, he crushed that practice. Brazil is a big country with vast lands but there are many families remain poor after years and years believing miracles will soon come and by giving in to the pastors every wish.

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Pastors getting rich collecting tithes while its members getting poor giving tithes.” 

Importance of Baptism

“Let us study the power of the holy spirit,” says Bro. Eli. He shared his experience when he was young and had been suffering from asthma. “I’ve learned how to live with the difficulty of breathing.” After his baptism he continued preaching even though the doctors forbid him to do strenuous works.

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photo: Renata De Olliveira Castro

He is known in the Philippines as the walking Bible” because he can answer questions based on the Bible, even without opening it. “You have seen me answering questions without notes. Because of this, I believe in the power of God and what it can do for us.” He finished up the statement by this words.

“Submit ourselves in the power of God.”– Bro. Eli Soriano

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photo: Renata Castro

A bigger place of worship

Because of the ever growing number of Brazilians attending and getting baptized, there is a need for a bigger venue.

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photo: Renata Castro
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photo: Isabela Costa

Bro. Eli Soriano’s plea to the Filipinos, Don’t blame it all to the government

Apalit, Pampanga Philippines. [10/12/16]  “My plea to the Filipino people, don’t solely blame the government”.  This is Bro. Eli Soriano’s statement regarding the killings of drug addicts in the Philippines. He reiterated that the government of President Duterte is doing its best to eliminate rampant drug addiction. Adding to the presidents’ problem is the media, paid by the rich men behind these drug traffickers to go up against him.

 (Article regarding shabu raid in Pampanga, click here)

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This plea is prompted by Belinda Era, a Catholic from Tunasan, Muntinlupa City asks about “freewill”. Also, as a mother, she is concerned about the safety of her children and to the lives of the innocent ones at the Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Exposition held on October 7, 2016.

“Kaya lang po ako naging concerned ay dahil isang magulang din po ako. Lalong lalo na sa mga inosenteng nadamay sa ganito.” (I am a parent and concerned of what is going on, especially to the innocent ones being killed.)

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It is inevitable that innocent ones are also affected because of unpredictable circumstances. He cited an example about a recent raid that killed a 5-year old in a drug operation. Bro. Eli pointed that it is important to keep an eagle eye on our children. An example of keeping a safe environment is at the school premises. La Verdad Christian College is implementing strict ordinance against a possible drug activity. The school prohibits cigarettes and beers making drug dealers impossible to even sneak in a drug inside the campus. Fraternity is also prohibited because it leads to physical violence against human lives. The school is being monitored and strictly guarded.

Bro. Eli, point by point shows how it is unfair to easily pinpoint the government as the culprit in extra-judicial killings in his blog Controversy Extraordinary.  (Click here to read more)

DOHA, QATAR  Who should we worship?

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God, Christ and the Spirit should be worshiped. Christ’ crucifixion represents our sins. His death redeemed our sins. Christ should be worshiped because he is the son of God. “I will prove that Baptist is not true. Its name is not in the Bible and even call their members Baptist, when in fact they are not even officiating baptism. In the Bible, the term baptist is a name given to a baptizer like John who is a baptizer. You will discover gold mines if you listen to the word of God. Christ should be worshiped in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24) Jesus Christ became the redeemer. His death redeemed our sins. (Hebrews 2:14)


Who is Joseph Smith? Is he a true prophet?

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Joseph Smith is a liar, swindler, deceiver, many concubines, all sort of foolishness he’s done it. He is a false prophet with 40 wives. Another doctrine of the Mormons is that they believe that the dark-skinned or “negro” is cursed by God. It is only on June 9, 1978 that black skinned is allowed to Mormon priesthood since its foundation on April 6, 1830.

CALASIAO, PANGASINAN  58 year-old Methodist

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I thank God that you are zealous in propagating the word of God.- Merle Coguia

What is the difference between the Church of God’s doctrine to other religions? What is the status of a person that prioritize material things? How about the pretentious? They say that they are of God but it is clearly not seen through their works and attitude. What will be the judgment for these kind of faith?

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There is a big difference. There is no other church in the Bible but the Church of God. Some people think that they know better than God. They changed the name, commandments that the apostles wrote and also the commandments of God. We strictly adhere what is written in the Bible. Purely Biblical. The doctrine, name, integration, good deeds written, we conform. We preach freely. The manner of clothing, we do not let our members dress up in garish.


Where did Cain get his wife?


Iglesia ni Cristo’s teaching is that Adam and Eve has only 2 sons. That is not true. When Cain killed Abel, the process of pro-creation did not stop.

Other places like Apalit Pmpanga,  San Joaquin Ilo-ilo and Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam also joined in.

The Philippine government is currently on its transformation, battling different issues like poverty, corruption and a lot more that includes prevalent drug problems. The Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition is a venue for our fellowmen to take time and focus on their spiritual needs, doubts, questions or anything regarding religious matters.

Ang Dating Daan program has been airing since its first episode in 1983 answering peoples queries anything and everything. Now the program can be seen and heard through different languages such as English (The Old Path Channel ), in Spanish (El Camino Antiguo ), Portuguese ( O Caminho Antigo ), Swahili (IDHAA YA UKWELI) and of course, Tagalog (Ang Dating Daan).

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A WISHclusive Interview with Raggae vocalist Matisyahu shares Insights about the viral video of Bugoy Drilon’s cover of ‘One Day’

Manila, Philippines. [10/3/2016] WISHclusives DJ Alice had a chance to interview the “One Day” raggae singer  Matisyahu regarding the viral video that is currently rocketing the YouTube Channels and his thoughts about the Filipino singer, Bugoy Drilon.

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In less than a month of Bugoy’s performance of his cover, “One Day” on Wish 107.5‘s  YouTube channel has already over a million views and counting. When asked about his first impression while watching the video, he has this to say.

“I was blown away by, like this guy is really singing that song. So well, so amazing, with so much heart and soul and so talented, so right away I shared the post on my Facebook.”

For the complete interview of DJ Alice to raggae artist Matisyahu, just click below.

Bugoy Drilon covers “One Day”  @ Wish FM radio station -on-wheels



Pres. Rodrigo Duterte Refute Bias Media

Jakarta, Indonesia [9/9/2016] President Rodrigo Duterte upon arrival, headed straight to the Shangri-La Hotel to meet up with the Filipino community in Indonesia to inform about what the government’s plan that includes to their well-being. This is his first ever state visit. Even before the President arrived at the event, he has been bombarded with controversies. The most controversial is to that of President Obama. He took the platform to point out these issues.

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I was with President Widodo, what is the dimension of your problem? In Indonesia, we have 4 million drug addicts. Eh, sabi ko, nauna ka lang pala ng ilang thousand! We are really worried. Ganito yan.

I never made a statement here. Do not believe that. There was never any interview here. But kung mag spin itong media, that’s why I said, if you are really, my advice for you, magkaibigan lang, for whatever reason, what can you say, kung ano masabi mo, because they can spin stories several times over and all lies, I never confronted Obama here cause I do not know him. Before taking off from Davao, nagkaroon ng presscon.

Alam mo, ganito yan, itong mga yellow, may jaundice eh, at itong mga taga State Department, mabasa ninyo ang Philippine news that they were trying to crucify me for the extra judicial killing at sabing ganun, I will be investigated by the international court. Di hinayaan ko na lang. Sabi ko, United States, why? Or should I answer them? Eh bakit? So yung ganun. And that there will be a certain time that Obama will ask me about the human rights problem. Sabi ko, I do not answer to anybody except to the Filipino people. I am only responsible to you. Kaya sabi ko, “Who he?” yun ang sinabi ko. if somebody brings it out, and that was in the airport in Davao City, it would be an act of disrespect. Bastos yan. Yun lang ang sinabi ko. and you can review the tapes. Hindi ko sinabing #$%@. May sinabi ako, not in relation with Obama.

He also cited about a live report of Ed Lingao that is immediately picked by the international press.

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You can review the tape because about yesterday, si Ed Lingao, whom, yung breaking news naglagay doon ng statement na minura ko daw si Obama. Ed Lingao, just also read it from the report from the correspondents in Davao. Ni review niya. Sya yung anchor eh. Then I found out, andiyan, lumabas sa Facebook, he apologized. Because I never made any reference to Obama. Kaya pinapaaway lang.



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Davao Blast at a Night Market

Davao City, Philippines [9/2/2016] Before 11 in the evening of September 2, 2016, a loud explosion with smoke shaken Roxas, Davao City night market.  14 people had been killed and 60 injured. An on-going investigation is conducted to determine the real cause of the explosion.

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aftermath of the bombing

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In an interview of Sunstar Davao on Director Manuel Gaerlan, Police Regional Officer, they are looking into the possibility that a liquified petroleum gas (LPG) cause the blast. Checkpoints were establish at all exit points in the city. The victims were rushed to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), Limso Hospital, Davao Doctors Hospital, and Brokenshire Hospital.

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UNTV Cup Season 5 Celebrating Charity through Camaraderie

Pasay City, Philippines [9/2/2016] UNTV Cup Season 5 is the most anticipated basketball league in the Philippines. Its unique vision is endless. Spearheaded by Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon and Bro. Eli Soriano, a simple vision that is now emulated by different organizations. The only difference is commitment. Heart. Guts. But above all, trust what God can do.


The new season welcomes another new team to the league. The Bureau of Customs or the BOC Transformers. Caritas Manila, Inc. as their chosen beneficiary, Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon also graced the opening and boosting the teams’ morale. To further ignite the team, veterans Marlou Aquino joins the team with fellow veteran Kenneth Duremdes.


Kuya Daniel appealed to everyone’s full support for the on-going transition and reformation of the Bureau of Customs.

“Suportahan natin ang kabuuan ng ng ligang ito at sama-sama nating i-welcome ang bagong koponan sa ligang ito. Ang Bureau of Customs. Tulungan natin ang Bureau of Customs sa isang pagbabagong mukha sa kanilang pagbabagong gustong magawa sa customs at wala na pong kotong ang bagong Bureau of Customs. Tuluy-tuloy po ang lahat ng ating mga ginagawa na pagsisilbi sa ating mga kababayan. At ngayon, sa season 5 na ito, aalamin natin at makikilala kung sino ba ang magkakamit ng o makakakuha ng ating mga premyo na nasa 8 milyong piso para sa lahat ng mga mananalo.”

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The Season 5 of UNTV Cup, 13 teams will be fighting for the over 8 million pesos to be given to the charity of their choice.

Before the game proper starts, Bro. Eli voiced out the bad practices in the government and now that President Duterte implementing a complete turn-around, little by little, red tapes are being eliminated. He sends his inspiring words to all the players.

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“Ito pong ginagawa ng UNTV, mga public services, napakarami po nito. It will not be possible without the help of the Almighty, the Members of the Church of God International, lahat ng mga team na lumahok, kasi naniniwala kaming bayani kayong lahat. You sweat.. para ikaw ay mapagod para makagawa ka ng tulong sa mga charitable institutions kagaya ng mananalong team, ido-donate nila yung kanilang mapapanalunan doon sa mga charitable institutions of their choice, naniniwala akong it’s a kind of sacrifice. Salamat sa ating mga senador, mga pulis, sa government agencies na lumahok, patunayan ninyo na sa paglahok pa lang ninyo, inyong pagnanais na makatulong sa kapwa Pilipino. Kailangang kailangan kayo ng bayan. Samahan nawa kayo ng Panginoon mga kapatid, mga kababayan, mga kaibigan at sana palawakin pa ang magagawang charitable works ng UNTV sa pamamagitan din ng UNTV Cup.

Eventhough it is a rough start of the two teams (Cavaliers vs Defenders), every player held it together throughout the game and ends the game with high spirits. AFP Cavaliers won with a score of 85-71, as Boyet Bautista got the player of the game.