Indecent Political Affair and Injustices to Remember by: truthhuntsman, October 17, 2010

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“To implement the law without fear or favor … and do justice to every man” is an inspiring articulation of purpose that formed part of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s pledge before the Filipino people on two occasions when she had assumed office as President of the Republic of the Philippines. Very unfortunately, however, not only had she failed twice, but worse, her nine (9)-year old governance, with its inherent infirmities had ravaged the nation’s political, social and economic lifeline.

Forced upon the Filipino people in 2001 “power grab” by society’s elite, vested interest groups and military clique, the Arroyo regime became a willing hostage of patronage politics in its ugliest mutation. It kept wallowing in the mud hole of indecent political collaboration with its ill motivated and self-centered cohorts and patrons for mutual gain. Such a hideous situation turned out to be the foundation of a detestable kind of political impropriety and devious machinations in the furtherance of its continued political existence and in so doing, prostituted our cherished democratic processes.

In a very shameless fashion, the Arroyo administration was into creative, systematic and well organized methods of graft & corruption in trying to satisfy its insatiable economic and political greed. Consequently, many high profile corruption cases (Fertilizer Fund Scam, ZTE-NBN botched deal, North Rail Project, NAIA Terminal 3 Project and many others) involving top officials were unearthed.

In all those cases however, the primary suspects (FG, Jocjoc Bolante, Romulo Neri and many others) are coddled and secured. On the other hand, witnesses and whistle blowers (like Jun Lozada, Gen. Gudani, Ador Maoanay, and others) were silenced by way of bribery, threats and some other possible means. These were then common knowledge known to Filipino people who were responsible for giving GMA a shameful negative fifty four per cent (- 54%) satisfaction rating, the lowest in the history of Philippine presidency.

Foremost among Arroyo’s political investors was the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) of the Manalo family who supported her during the 2004 election for the presidency. The event marked the beginning of the Arroyo’s political indebtedness to Manalo family notwithstanding her “winning” the presidency, not through the votes of INC but by way of her strategy known as “Hello Garci”.

Thereafter, the political clout that this administration had bestowed upon the INC together with other similarly situated coteries (as gesture of political payback) was cleverly capitalized in the furtherance of devious motives. The political whims and caprices of INC and other political investors were usually accommodated. Consequently, the grave abuse in the exercise of shared political power had contributed immensely to the propagation of selective administrations of justice, socio-religious discriminations, extra-judicial killings and forced disappearances.

As we, members of the Church of God International better known as Ang Dating Daan (ADD) express our utmost indignation against this political syndication, we are constantly aware of the “clear and present danger” from the opposite end of a tilted political balance that the past administration had created. Due to the relentless expositions by our spiritual leader, Bro. Eliseo F. Soriano about corrupt and un-biblical practice in religion, the favored INC had become indiscriminate and tenacious.

INC ministers had resorted to measures, legal or otherwise, to deflect embarrassment from failure, for example, to defend their blasphemous, nonsensical and un-biblical doctrine that says “Christ is not divine”. Hence, innumerable instances of INC initiated persecutions; violence, harassment, character vandalism and intolerance have rained upon us. Police records can attest that scores of us were injured seriously and there were those who perished as consequences of outrageous INC brutality.

We therefore reiterate our strongest condemnation against these serious violations of our human rights and religious freedom brought about by an indecent political affair between the Arroyo government and its political investor INC. The illicit relationship and “under-the-table” intercourse between them had resulted in the procreation of injustices birthed by INC in manners and circumstances as follows:

• The INC sponsored raids of ADD religious compound in Apalit, Pampanga on two occasions (Feb. 01, 2002 and Dec.16, 2005) to serve warrant of arrest for libel case and executed with overdose of police assistance on the wee hours of the morning. The raids that only served to demonstrate brutality were glaring desecration of ADD religious freedom to which the Arroyo government did not care about despite documented protest on the matter.

• Contrary to INC disinformation, the Jollibee encounter in Apalit, Pampanga between ADD members and INC mob was not a free-for-all. The fourteen (14) seriously injured ADD members were victims of mob attack by the INC bullies who outnumbered their victims five (5) to one (1). Due to INC influence with local police, the serious wounds of ADD members were ridiculously deemed self inflicted, hence, the hapless victims were the ones charged with frustrated homicide instead of INC members who suffered no injury.

• Public news have it that Nickson Icao and Felizardo “Ka Zaldy” Lumagham, both of Macabebe, Pampanga and who were reported to be members of INC, (the latter, a deacon) were charged before the San Fernando prosecutors office for the brutal shooting to death of Marcos Mataro in April 2008. Mataro was a former INC minister who joined the ADD and was actively engaged in the exposition of INC deceptions when he was murdered. Until now, however, both INC suspects have yet to be accounted for by the police.

• With tremendous influence, the INC has that privilege to nominate and have its protégés appointed as top level bureaucrats or even Supreme Court Justices as in the case of Justice Presbiterio Velasco who eventually penned the decision upholding the three (3) months suspension of Ang Dating Daan (ADD) TV program. It is ironic though that same rule did not apply to INC which was earlier similarly situated having a row with MTRCB’s X-rated classification that initially banned its religious program. Unlike in the case of ADD, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of INC. (Ref: Shadow of Doubt book by Maritess Vitug)

• The INC also has the capacity to intervene and influence the outcome of high profile cases such as: the Ruby Rose Barrameda-Jimenez murder case and the Jason Ivler trial for murder. (Ref: Michael Punongbayan and Evelyn Macairan of The Philippine Star, March 20, 2010.

Above stated facts and situations were only culled from the long list of human rights abuses and persecutions committed by vested interest collaborators against us most especially against Bro. Eli. As we had been struggling to contain this vicious campaign of harassment, we could only find solace to the reality that it was all over for the Arroyo regime.

Finally, we hope that the dawning of a new day as a consequence of the nation’s highly anticipated socio-economic and political development this time, under a new government, would provide President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, the added political will … to implement the law without fear or favor… and do justice to every man.

MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP US!

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Bible man: My uncle boasted, my father checked, until we all became avid followers

Steward Secrets of God

By Neri Vicencio

Growing up, I had issues that I’ve kept to myself. I was timid, shy, and I lacked self confidence. I remembered an instance where in school I was bullied and I got hurt a lot; but, I’ve learned to keep all the hurt inside of me for there was no one to comfort me.

Neither was there someone to teach me how to read and write. No one accompanied me to school.  It was like a jungle getting through the rough highways of Caloocan City. My brother was with me but I could not count on to him for he had the habit of cutting classes. Having had to deal with our different surnames was ready a pain in the neck. But we were brother and sister, yes. Such were complications in our family.

Years passed and I realized that I was longing for my parents’ attention…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Manalo’s INC, institutionalizing “undue influence” for 101 years (Part I)

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1. Introduction

Any act of persuasion that overcomes the free will and judgment of another, including exhortation, importunacy, insinuation, flattery, trickery and deception may practically amount to undue influence. It is closely related to influence peddling which is an improper practice of using one’s influence in government or connections with persons in authority to obtain favors or preferential treatment for another in exchange for money or favors.

In the Philippines, Manalo’s Iglesia Ni Cristo or INC is the number one peddler of undue influence in government it being expert in using techniques mentioned above in exchange for political and economic favors. Incidentally, such practice bears the stench of corruption that is now threatening to suffocate the county’s democratic processes.

2. In brief: INC’s foundation date and initial developmental period

It was in 1913 when the INC’s “Last Messenger in the Last Days?” in the person of Felix Ysagun Manalo (a “religious butterfly” who until his death was unable to arrive at the truth) began preaching the INC doctrine denying the Divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ. Members of the first batch of his converts were baptized at the Pasig River in late 1913 (Reference: INC official magazine Pasugo, July 27, 1989 page 109 and Pasugo, May 1996 page 10).

However, this initial “evangelical” effort of the “Last Messenger” was rendered totally inutile when that particular period of Manalo’s propagation was ignored altogether and not recognized now as part of the developmental period of INC. Otherwise, the INC should have reckoned 1913 as its beginning and could have celebrated Centennial anniversary last year 2013 instead of this year 2014. Be that as it may, it can’t be denied that the Last Messenger of INC, slowly but surely was able to gain adherents especially during post WWII period due primarily to factors enumerated below:

a) Many members of the predominant Catholic Church were dissatisfied with the glaring wrong and unbiblical practices of their Church, rendering them as easy prey for deception and eventual recruitment.

b) The fostering of extreme fraternal solidarity within the INC organization so that others could be lured to join (just like in fraternities) by the promise of strong kinship and political connections. Hence, the implied sense of security and protection, for some people, had been the primary motivation and consideration.

c) The sponsoring of various radio/TV programs that promote “guided” political views and awareness. The purpose was to motivate audience to be nationalistic (albeit misguided) so that INC could appeal to that sense of nationalism and be identified with the masses. Likewise, the INC, if it would serve their interest, used to ride on people’s valid political grievances to the extent of demonstrating its crowd drawing capacity during politically sponsored mass mobilization. More often, mass mobilization was being done insidiously under the guise of evangelical mission with same ulterior motive of gaining political and economic leverage from intended political target personalities. It must be noted that INC had since been operating by the political principle: “There is no such thing as permanent enemy, only permanent interest”. In other words, an INC enemy today could become an INC friend tomorrow for obvious self serving reason. Such had been the character of INC being a political church. It is a “political butterfly” whose founder was a “religious butterfly”. It made sense for people with extreme sagacity for opportunism.

d) INC had adopted the BIG LIE propaganda line of Adolf Hitler’s Master Propagandist Joseph Goebbels who said: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it”. BIG LIE which simply meant RECYCLED GOSSIP had since been used by INC, not only in its passionate desire to demonize its detractors. BIG LIE had since been used also in its advertising and propagation of INC’s exaggerated membership estimates. The purpose of which was to create artificial bandwagon effect and exude added aura of strength. Such kind of strategy could most likely be the reason why an intellectual person, a Hitler avid admirer up to date had joined the INC. Read: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/14/world/asia/14iht-lawyer14.html?_r=1

3. If you cannot lick them, join them

It came to pass that the INC (even without its Last Messenger who died on April 12, 1963) was at least able to lure some more adherents to its fold under Eraño Manalo, the son who succeeded his father who was the Last Messenger. The successor continued with the BIG LIE and he did up the ante even more: INC, with its 6 to 8 Million members and 3 to 4 Million voters could deliver the winning votes to national candidates during election. In 1992 Presidential election, INC endorsed the candidacy of Danding Cojuanco one (1) month prior to date of election. But despite that much ballyhooed INC bloc voting, the INC anointed candidate miserably lost, landing third among five candidates. More about this on this link: http://esoriano.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/the-knowledge-of-counting-is-wisdom/

With such humiliating debacle, the INC realized the futility of endorsing candidates a month or weeks prior to the date of election. Their actual membership count which was just a fraction of the bloated figure fed to co-opted media could not really ensure election victory. Hence, to preclude future embarrassment as consequence of its solid bloc voting circus, the INC from then on had to shift into endorsing candidates a few days before election.

The idea was to rely first on the election survey results conducted by perceived credible survey firms. Candidates who were leading (based on latest surveys) and who had sought the INC support were finally being endorsed 2 or 3 days prior to day of election. Final endorsement of course was being made after surreptitious forging of special package of political “deal” with the chosen “sure winner” candidates. Upon assumption to office of anointed candidates, it would be time for political payback in favor of INC and this fraternal church would be bound to enjoy every minute of it. Indeed, the INC had not been wanting when it comes to innovations on trickery and deception to satisfy its selfish ends.

4. Why do we allow this?

In a very scathing article against Manalo’s INC written by Conrado de Quiros, a renowned columnist of The Philippine Daily inquirer, he said and I partly quote:

“…Why do we allow the INC to begin with to interfere in elections? We know that INC members vote as a bloc for the candidates of their leaders’ choosing. We know this because that church doesn’t bother to hide it; it parades it as one of the reasons for joining it or currying its favor. At least the Catholic Church believes in giving to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God’s the things that are God’s. This one believes in socking it to Caesar, or sucking up to Caesar, in God’s name. This is out-and-out flouting of the separation of Church and State, a thing expressly forbidden in a democracy. And yet we see no law stopping it, and yet we see only politicians seeking to profit from it.

Just as well, why do we allow a church to act according to the motto: “We don’t care if he’s an SOB so long as he’s our SOB” ? At least we howled in pain when the Catholic Church acted that way. At least we roared in anger when the bishops started saying things like, “Everybody cheats, anyway,” and “Let’s move on.” Why the silence on this one? Because they’re smaller? Because they do things more quietly, preferring the backdoor to the front one? Well, they may be smaller or quieter, but actions speak louder than words.”…
Read more: http://opinion.inquirer.net/29267/why-do-we-allow-this

The answer to his question is simple: Because what we have in the Philippines is a corrupt system of patronage politics as consequence of INC’s institutionalyzing “undue influence in government” for the past 101 years! … TO BE CONTINUED.

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The weakest link in the “Security Chain”

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Introduction

Security is defined as the state of being free from danger or threat. Security is paramount to every nation, every organization or even to every individual person not only for the sake of survival but also for the sake of being able to accomplish a particular mission or purpose in life as well.

On the other hand, threat (which could either be natural or man-made) is an observable fact, the consequence of which, we should be able to anticipate (save for the unpredictable nature’s threat of earthquake) so that security measures necessary for the safety and preservation of “matters being protected” could be made and implemented. This article would delve not about security measures to address the physical threat posed by natural calamities but on security measures necessary to deal with man-made threat to security as a whole.

The security chain

There are actually three (3) links that constitute the so-called “security chain” namely:
1) physical security; 2) document/communication/information security and; 3) personnel security.

PHYSICAL SECURITY is a system of barrier placed between potential intruders and matters being protected. Matters being protected may include: 1) VIPs and other persons; 2) buildings, equipments and facilities and; 3) highly classified documents/files, other material evidences, etc. The level of physical security depends on the quality of security measures in terms of: a) protective operations or VIP security; b) protective structures, perimeter fence or barrier; c) guard and guarding system, including both human and/or animal barrier and; c) energy barrier and/or electronic devices such as CCTV, etc.

DOCUMENT/COMMUNICATION/INFORMATION SECURITY is security measure being implemented to protect against the unwarranted/unauthorized disclosure of highly sensitive information which are classified as follows: 1) RESTRICTED- when the compromise of such information could cause embarrassment to the Government and the people; 2) CONFIDENTIAL- when the compromise of such information could cause damage to national security; 3) SECRET- when the compromise of such information could cause serious damage to national security, economic interests, or threaten life and; 4) TOP SECRET- this security classification requires the highest degree of protection as compromise or unauthorized disclosure of such information could cause exceptionally grave damage to national security. (Note: The security classification of documents herein mentioned is based on the rules and guide of AFPRG 200 – 013 in line with the government’s document security procedures. It is the security standard from which document/information security measures being implemented by all security conscious organizations are patterned).

The protection of classified documents necessitates safe storage (in accordance with prevailing security standard) to guard against possible theft or destruction. In the case of internet use as storage of information, there must be appropriate internet or cyber security measures (cyber-defense technologies to protect against malware attacks and cyber-espionage tactics). It must be emphasized that whoever are the caretakers of sensitive documents and information, these personnel must possess the corresponding “security clearance” and the clear understanding of the “need to know” security principle. (Need-to-Know is a security principle that pertains to the determination by an authorized holder of classified information that a prospective recipient requires access to specific classified information in the performance of his official functions. Knowledge or possession of, or access to, classified information shall not be afforded to any person solely by virtue of the individual’s office, position or security clearance).

PERSONNEL SECURITY, the third (3rd) link in the security chain is a security measure being implemented to ascertain the character, loyalty and discretion of personnel if he or she is qualified to be given sensitive position or position of trust. This measure requires the conduct of personnel security investigation that involves partial background investigation or complete background investigation as the case maybe depending on the sensitivity of position and the level of access (confidential, secret or top secret) into which particular personnel is being groomed.

Background investigation must proceed with an overall determination of the personnel qualification based upon consideration and assessment of all available information, both favorable and unfavorable, with particular emphasis being placed on the seriousness, frequency, updates and motivation for the individual’s conduct and behavior. For personnel to be considered as security eligible, it must be established through personnel security investigation that his character, loyalty and discretion are beyond reproach.

Personnel Security is the weakest link in the security chain considering that it takes only indiscretion and/or disloyalty on the part of personnel to betray, compromise and in the process, cause damage to the organization/institution where he belong.

 

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“Christian Surge” From the East to the West

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“Surge” is a word that denotes a sudden powerful forward or upward movement, especially by a crowd or by a natural force such as the waves, tide or electricity. It is a “cause and effect” phenomenon, the final outcome of which could either be negative or positive, constructive or destructive.

Typhoon surge for instance is caused by the “wrath of nature” the usual effect of which are extreme damages to lives and properties just like what happened in November 2013 when typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) wrecked havoc in Western Visayas, Philippines wherein close to 7,000 people perished while houses and infrastructures are mostly leveled to the ground. Consequently, the tragic event immediately triggered a “surge” of humanitarian relief operations from different countries in a concerted effort to alleviate the sufferings of those who survived. However, the massive “surge” of relief operations apparently were not able to fully satisfy the needs of the victims, hence, the so-called “people surge” eventually emerged crying for help.

Indeed, the “surge” phenomenon could come in many forms be it natural or man-made but for Christians who belong to the Members Church of God International (MCGI), the most awesome and glorious “surge” happened recently (from April 5 to 7, 2014) in a WESTERN country of Brazil in South America. It was actually a very significant religious event prompted by the surge of Christian spirit in every believer’s heart that yearns to venerate God with joyful THANKSGIVINGS for His immeasurable LOVE and unspeakable BLESSINGS. Neither the measures of distances nor the cultural/racial barriers between and among true Christians from different countries could hamper the fulfillment of what was prophesized as follows:

Malachi 1:11- For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.

Jeremiah 30: 19-2- 19..and out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them. 21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD. 22 And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

Zechariah 8:7- Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the West Country.

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What had transpired as the “surge” of International Thanksgiving to God by the MCGI depicted an awesome picture of the unfolding fulfillment of the above mentioned prophecies. The “surge” of that multinational thanksgiving may not be so sudden. It was caused by the relentless trumpeting of the biblical TRUTH for the past 50 years by the messenger of God in the person of Bro. Eli Soriano, the Presiding Minister of the MCGI ably aided by his Vice Presiding Minister Bro. Daniel Razon and the MCGI workers. http://tw-truthhuntsman.newsvine.com/_news/2014/04/04/23373011-fighting-for-truth-for-50-years-and-counting

The recent euphoric ITG incidentally jibed with the culmination of Bro. Eli’s 50th year of service to God and to humanity which emanated from the EAST country (Philippines) and had since powerfully moved forward to the WEST (South, North and Latin American countries). In a figurative sense, the sound of Bro. Eli’s trumpet has brought about the growing numbers of worldwide adherents; hence, with God’s help, he has caused this Christian “surge” from the EAST to the WEST as he has with him, God’s righteousness and His promise of salvation. Thanks be to God for having Bro. Eli in our midst!

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Fighting for TRUTH for 50 years and counting…

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].” – Ephesians 6:12
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For the last fifty (50) years, Bro. Eli SORIANO, the Presiding Minister of the Members CHURCH of GOD International has consistently been into a relentless campaign of propagating the biblical TRUTH. All through those years, Bro Eli (as he is fondly addressed by his brethren and his many worldwide followers) used to involve himself in debates and argumentations with deceptive religious pretenders (false prophets) of various sects and has time and again emerged triumphant in upholding the TUTH at every turn.

For that reason, Bro. Eli has since been considered as the “nightmare of false prophets” and their fear of him is manifest in the rapidly diminishing number of those who want to challenge his biblical revelation of the TRUTH. So many false preachers have come to realize the futility of their false doctrines yet would not accept the biblical TRUTH due mainly to vested interest. Instead of taking the road to the old path of righteousness, they have opted to remain in their fortress only to become agents of hypocrisy, tools for deception and peddlers of lies. Worse, there are those who persecute him and are trying their best to destroy his character and spiritual reputation. https://truthhuntsman.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/the-nightmare-of-false-prophets-part-2-hated-by-inc-in-gods-name/

Nevertheless, Bro. Eli is determined and unstoppable in his resolve to fulfill his commitment to GOD and uphold the TRUTH no matter what… until the end. He has become even more relentless with the conduct of his widely acclaimed worldwide bible expositions (using the internet and satellite broadcast). Worldwide Bible Exposition is in keeping with his earnest effort to correct the common biblical misunderstandings or misconceptions and effectively deal directly or indirectly with false preachers who, while evading debates with him are busy with their doctrinal disinformation campaign elsewhere.

Be it debates or bible expositions however, Bro. Eli is undeniably at the forefront of an on-going spiritual warfare between good and evil, between right and wrong. It is a kind of warfare with multiple battlefields situated in the hearts and minds of men. No neutral ground to speak of; the battlefields are filled with exchanges of spiritual weapons of GOD’S TRUTH on one side versus EVIL on the other side. Truth is life, evil is death and at the end of the day, man’s FREE WILL decides his fate. Thanks be to GOD, Bro. Eli’s 50 years of engagement in this kind of protracted spiritual and intellectual skirmishes has provided biblical enlightenment and knowledge to so many truth seeking listeners who have made the right choice. In this regard, Bro. Eli has been the perennial recipient of innumerable awards and recognitions from credible organizations from the Philippines (http://www.elisoriano.com/awards/) including the prestigious Mashable’s award for the “Most Educational to Follow’ category in the Open Web Awards 2009. (http://www.mcgi.org/mashable-com-hails-bro-eli-soriano-the-most-educational-to-follow/).

Indeed, Bro. Eli’s track record in fighting for the TRUTH is beyond compare in this generation considering that his achievement of 50 year service to GOD has been laced by his detractors with persecutions and threats to his person all throughout. In the name of TRUTH, Bro. Eli has set aside his personal safety and comfort, offer his time, effort, resources, including his heart and mind to reach out to people and be able to preach the word of God worldwide against all odds so that others may live or attain spiritual salvation.

Fighting for TRUTH for 50 years and counting… that is how Bro. Eli gives his LOVE to GOD and to mankind. Another year of Brother Eli’s service to GOD commences the day after April 7, 2014, the day that caps his sterling 50 year achievement which gives his followers the best reason to be thankful to GOD…forever.

Congratulations Bro. Eli! Thanks be to GOD and to GOD be the Glory!

“… And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.” – 2 Corinthians 12:15

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A Case of Misplaced Advertising

An open letter to concerned Advertisers:
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Greetings!

I reach out to you as your customer or consumer, your humble commercial partner (in a way) who value the “give and take” relationship that naturally exist between us; you being the supplier of my basic needs for goods and services.

In contentious situation like this, I am inclined to think that such a relationship could be a factor in an effort to protect and preserve our common interest. This has something to do with one of your advertising outlet, TV network GMA-7 which, on August 3, 2011, through its Channel 11,replayed an original June 18, 2009 Case Unclosed episode (with Arnold Clavio as host) of a controversial one-sided documentary feature of a self confessed rapist Daniel Veridiano aka“Puto”.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9zc0lf52Ms

Such tasteless and biased episode of program Case Unclosed was a simple case of trial by publicity to malign its target personality: Bro. Eli Soriano, the spiritual leader of a religious group known as Ang Dating Daan (ADD). In that worthless TV program, Bro. Eli was publicly prejudged by Puto liable for a crime he had accused him of in court notwithstanding that the sub-judice rule of law prohibits public discussion of cases already filed for judicial determination. Without the benefit of “cross examination” and Bro. Eli’s version of the story, Puto and Clavio made “home runs” of unopposed prejudices and biases on that show and in the process promoted injustice,religious discrimination and irresponsible journalism which I couldn’t swallow. Hence, I have since boycotted GMA-7 and its other media outlet if only to manifest my personal indignation and protest against those responsible for violating the rule of law and undermining the very objectivity and fairness of TV broadcasting industry.

Mine is just an insignificant lone voice in the wilderness that may not matter to you (though I’d like to think that there are multitudes out there similarly situated). Nonetheless, I still deemed it necessary to bring this out to you hoping that you will not again be used as an unwitting tool for devious propaganda purpose like what happened in the now closed GMA7 program Case Unclosed. See your advertisements in other TV stations as I continue to BOYCOTT GMA7. Thank you very much!

Sincerely,

Toto Onato

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