The Idea Behind The Doctrine Of Bloc Voting

11/27/2015 233 Comments


The doctrine of voting in bloc for a politician is unique to the Iglesia ni Manalo. (Iglesia Ni Cristo is a misnomer for a group who does not believe in the deity of Christ.)

Fanatics who were misled by this false belief, vote as one, in fear of excommunication from the alleged one-and-only “true church” outside of which nobody will be saved.




This blatantly cruel judgment being passed to all people outside their church by Manalo and his cohorts is definitely not Biblical! The Manalo’s and his yes men have no right whatsoever to judge anybody outside of their church. Granting, (but not accepting) that their church is the true church, it is against the Bible to judge those who are outside.

I Corinthians 5:13 (Modern King James Version)
But God judges those who are outside. Therefore put out from you the evil one.

The Apostle Paul taught the true church in Corinth not to judge those who are outside but those who are in the church and do not live the Christian way of life.

I Corinthians 5:11-12 (Modern King James Version)
11 But now I have written to you not to associate intimately, if any man called a brother and is either a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one not to eat.
12 For what is it to me to also judge those who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside?

Only God has the power to judge everyone, even those outside the true church! And God, by His grace and mercy, may save even people who have no faith or those outside the true church.

I Timothy 4:10
For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those that believe.

Especially of those that believe means there is a chance of salvation to those who were not able to believe because of circumstances not of their control.

II Peter 2:21
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

Romans 2:13-14
13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

These verses sum up to one merciful conclusion: people who have not known the truth may be saved by God’s grace if they have done the good things contained in the law without the benefit of hearing it.

The doctrine of bloc voting is a subtle form of intimidation and coercion of this un-Christian church founded by Manalo and not by Christ! It is against the constitution of the Republic of the Philippines.
 
BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 881, OMNIBUS ELECTION CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, ARTICLE XXII, ELECTION OFFENSES

Section 261. Prohibited Acts. – The following shall be guilty of an election offense:

(d) Coercion of subordinates. –

(1) Any public officer, or any officer of any public or private corporation or association, or any head, superior, or administrator of any religious organization, or any employer or land-owner who coerces or intimidates or compels, or in any manner influence, directly or indirectly, any of his subordinates or members or parishioners or employees or house helpers, tenants, overseers, farm helpers, tillers, or lease holders to aid, campaign or vote for or against any candidate or any aspirant for the nomination or selection of candidates.

(2) Any public officer or any officer of any commercial, industrial, agricultural, economic or social enterprise or public or private corporation or association, or any head, superior or administrator of any religious organization, or any employer or landowner who dismisses or threatens to dismiss, punishes or threatens to punish be reducing his salary, wage or compensation, or by demotion, transfer, suspension, separation, excommunication, ejectment, or causing him annoyance in the performance of his job or in his membership, any subordinate member or affiliate, parishioner, employee or house helper, tenant, overseer, farm helper, tiller, or lease holder, for disobeying or not complying with any of the acts ordered by the former to aid, campaign or vote for or against any candidate, or any aspirant for the nomination or selection of candidates.

(e) Threats, intimidation, terrorism, use of fraudulent device or other forms of coercion. – Any person who, directly or indirectly, threatens, intimidates or actually causes, inflicts or produces any violence, injury, punishment, damage, loss or disadvantage upon any person or persons or that of the immediate members of his family, his honor or property, or uses any fraudulent device or scheme to compel or induce the registration or refraining from registration of any voter, or the participation in a campaign or refraining or desistance from any campaign, or the casting of any vote or omission to vote, or any promise of such registration, campaign, vote, or omission therefrom.

(f) Coercion of election officials and employees. – Any person who, directly or indirectly, threatens, intimidates, terrorizes or coerces any election official or employee in the performance of his election functions or duties.

Section 264. Penalties. – Any person found guilty of any election offense under this Code shall be punished with imprisonment of not less than one year but not more than six years and shall not be subject to probation. In addition, the guilty party shall be sentenced to suffer disqualification to hold public office and deprivation of the right of suffrage. If he is a foreigner, he shall be sentenced to deportation which shall be enforced after the prison term has been served. Any political party found guilty shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than ten thousand pesos, which shall be imposed upon such party after criminal action has been instituted in which their corresponding officials have been found guilty.

In case of prisoner or prisoners illegally released from any penitentiary or jail during the prohibited period as provided in Section 261, paragraph (n) of this Code, the director of prisons, provincial warden, keeper of the jail or prison, or persons who are required by law to keep said prisoner in their custody shall, if convicted by a competent court, be sentenced to suffer the penalty of prision mayor in its maximum period if the prisoner or prisoners so illegally released commit any act of intimidation, terrorism of interference in the election.

Any person found guilty of the offense of failure to register or failure to vote shall, upon conviction, be fined one hundred pesos. In addition, he shall suffer disqualification to run for public office in the next succeeding election following his conviction or be appointed to a public office for a period of one year following his conviction.

Their article of incorporation proves that their church was founded by Manalo and company, and not by Christ!
There is no doctrine that obliges any member of the true Christian church to vote for any politician. The doctrine of unity taught by Christ and the apostles does not include unity in giving your “yes” or support for people outside the true church, which according to Manalo are all destined to hell!

I Corinthians 1:10
Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

They misinterpreted that the clause “in the same judgment” includes voting in a political exercise for a person outside their church who is of the devil, and if they will not vote for such person chosen by their leader, the member who disobeyed (who is supposed to go to heaven) will be excommunicated (thrown to hell) just because of someone who is destined to hell!


Coercion and intimidation by the leaders of the Iglesia ni Manalo is very evident in this Pasugo! Members are “obliged” to vote as their leader wish!


This is certainly wrong because the unity in judgment being mentioned by the apostle Paul does not include earthly or worldly affairs.

Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

II Timothy 2:3-4 (Modern King James Version)
3 Therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No one who wars tangles with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who chose him to be a soldier.

But what had inspired Manalo and cohorts to formulate this un-Christian doctrine of using members’ votes to entice politicians to seek for his endorsement?

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Blogging for Truth and Exposing Evil


Thanks for the award. My best appreciation to the organizers of the Philippine Blogging Awards 2015 for whatever award is in store for my blog site. They told me "it is a surprise." May God bless you!

I write not to be awarded honors from humans though. If awards come, they serve to extend my purpose of reaching out to more and more.

Early in the turn of this century, I found myself writing which activity I do not usually do. I was on forced exile then but I cannot stop preaching. It was then the commencement of what we now call "blogs" classified in different categories, and in my particular case I wrote about religion and society. So I began to write because my preaching was being restrained by persecutions in my country. 

Although hesitant at the beginning, I felt the urgency of expressing my faith, my belief, my grievances, my dislikes, my opinions, in the web because of the so many ills and wrongs of society to which I am a living witness. There is especially deceit and hypocrisy in what is regarded as the highest institution of morale in this planet that is religion.

I have written articles discussing religious beliefs, perceptions to truth, and inventions of lies, using the Bible as a tool. I know that almost, if not all religions, use the Bible as the standard of instruction. Even atheists attempt to use it for their own agenda. I have all the reason from the Bible and its teachings - from the prophets of old to the latest evangelists - to condemn commercialization in religion. For why should it be?

MICAH 3:11 
The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.

JEREMIAH 5:26-27 
26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men. 
27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

II CORINTHIANS 2:17 (RSV)
For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word; but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

As warned by Jeremiah, wicked men set up traps in their houses of deceit and that is how they became rich and great. In order to carry on commercialization, men corrupt the word of God. Time and again, I would attack such acts as witnessed by my blogs.

Because of my approach, my blogs earn for me a host of enemies and detractors using the web not to refute the biblical principles I am preaching but to destroy my person. They attacked me with false accusations and all sorts of defamation but one by one these are being dismissed by courts in the Philippines where invented criminal cases were filed against me.

Allow me to repeat the list of those dismissed cases that I previously mentioned –

(1) Libel case (Criminal Case 5957) – DISMISSED.
The INC complainants headed by Bernardo Santiago failed to prove “beyond reasonable doubt” that there was malice in the statements purportedly uttered by Soriano in his televised broadcast on Sept. 7, 2001. This case was dismissed seven years after it was filed. In an eight-page decision penned by Josephine Zarate Fernandez, Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court, Fourth Judicial Region, Branch 76 of San Mateo Rizal, TV Broadcaster Eliseo F. Soriano was acquitted of the charge of libel. The order signed on January 14, 2014 said that malice was not proven beyond reasonable doubt. (Courts Acquit Bro. Eli for the Second Time this Year on Cases Filed by Iglesia ni Cristo Members, www. kotawinters.wordpress.com, 5/2/2014)

(02) Attempted Murder (Criminal Cases Nos. 2002-4236-MK) – DISMISSED.
Bernardo Santiago of the Iglesia ni Cristo had filed a case of attempted murder against Bro. Eli Soriano and his companions. Docketed as Criminal Cases Nos. 2002-4236-MK and referring to September 4, 2001, the same date he and Dr. Pascua were visiting the Jimenez couple, private complainant Bernardo Santiago alleged that accused Soriano acted in conspiracy with the others to kill him.

According to the order dismissing the case, the prosecution presented Witnesses Glen Fernandez and Rommel Elbambuena who both heard one of the accused say, “Patayin yan! Patayin yan! Utos ni Ingkong!” (Kill him! Kill him! Order of Ingkong!) Ingkong is a monicker for Bro. Eli Soriano.

Judge Geraldine Fiel-Macaraig of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 192 of Marikina City, however, dismissed the case for insufficiency of evidence on February 11, 2010. Conspiracy was not proven. (Bro. Eli Soriano wins Case Vs. Iglesia ni Cristo: “Killing Fields” and “Katayan” Comment not Libelous, kotawinters.wordpress.com, 3/8/2014)

(03) 1st Motion to Declare Eliseo Soriano as Fugitive from Justice – DENIED.
The complainants in Criminal Case 5957 (For Libel) at the Regional Trial Court, Fourth Judicial Region, Branch 76 of San Mateo Rizal, Philippines sought a motion to declare accused Eliseo Soriano a fugitive from justice and to issue a hold departure against him.

However, in a decision signed by Judge Josephine Zarate Fernandez on August 31, 2007, the motion was denied. Soriano’s counsel had underscored that his client is under intense persecution by the INC, explaining his failure to return to the country. https://kotawinters.wordpress.com/tag/josephine-zarate-fernandez/

(04) 2nd Motion to Declare Eliseo Soriano as Fugitive from Justice – DENIED.
Despite a court denial, in 2007, two years later, the complainants in Criminal Case 06-248365 (For Libel) at the Regional Trial Court, National Capital Region, Branch 8, Manila also sought a motion to declare accused Eliseo Soriano a fugitive from justice. The court this time took pains to explain the meaning of “fugitive from justice” as one already “convicted by final judgment.” Until proven guilty, an accused is considered innocent.

In a decision penned by Presiding Judge Felixberto T. Olalia, Jr. on December 15, 2009, in the absence of evidences to support accusations, the court said the accused cannot be declared a “fugitive from justice,” thereby the motion was denied. Among others, the decision said the prosecution admitted that the accused left the country before the filing of the case (September 5, 2006), therefore the intent to evade prosecution is not present. (Eli Soriano Not Fugitive from Justice: Two Courts Deny Motions. www.kotawinters.wordpress.com, 10/22/2014)

(05) Criminal Case No. QO4-126059 for Libel – ACQUITTED.
A topic on “Eternal Life” led two panelists of the Ang Dating Daan TV program discussing news items mentioning Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) members as killers. Eternal life would not accommodate such people, they concluded.

Joselito Mallari and Wilfredo Santiago were commenting on three news items published in three local newspapers in their TV program. As a result the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) represented by Bienvenido C. Santiago filed charges against them on March 31, 2004 for the crime of libel.

The complaint accused these panelists of “intending to convey malicious and offensive insinuations and imputations that are destructive and tends to destroy the name and reputation of the Iglesia ni Cristo with no good justifiable motive but solely for the purposes of maligning, besmirching the name, honor, character and reputation of said offended party and to expose them as in fact they were exposed to public hatred and ridicule to their damage and prejudice.”

The court, however, acquitted these Ang Dating Daan TV panelists recently.

In a 13-page decision penned by Presiding Judge Manuel B. Sta. Cruz, Jr. of the Regional Trial Court, NCJR, Branch 226 for Criminal Case No. QO4-126059, Joselito “Josel” Mallari and Wilfredo “Willy” Santiago are acquitted of the crime of Libel for failure of the prosecution to prove all the elements of the crime charged, thus failing to establish the guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt. (Court Acquits ADD “Eternal Life” Discussants from Libel Charge, https://kotawinters.wordpress.com)

Some broadsheets and tabloids have covered these cases like People’s tonight. Here were other cases dismissed (From our records at Legal Department) –

(06) People of the Philippines (Elma Morales) vs. EFS / Libel / RTC Marikina br. 193 / Crim Case No. 2002-4178 – Dismissed on Oct. 29, 2004;

(07) People of the Philippines (Elma Morales) vs. EFS / Libel / RTC Marikina br. 193 / Crim Case No. 2002-4179 – Dismissed on Oct. 29, 2004;

(08) People of the Philippines (Elma Morales) vs. EFS / Libel / RTC Marikina br. 193 / Crim Case No. 2002-4180 – Dismissed on Oct. 29, 2004;

(09) People of the Philippines (Ber Santiago) vs. EFS / Attempted Murder / RTC Marikina br. 192 / Crim Case No. 2002-4463 – Dismissed on Feb. 11, 2010;

(10) Mayor Tirso G. Lacanilao V. EFS / Violation of Building Permit / Office of the Provincial Prosecutor, San Fernando Pampanga / I.S. # 07-B-506 – Dismissed on Feb. 15, 2011;

(11) Apalit Municipal Police Station et.al. vs. EFS et. al. / Obstruction of Justice / Office of the Provincial Prosecutor, San Fernando Pampanga/I.S. No. #: 05-L-3288-3289 – Dismissed on Aug. 24, 2010.

MATTHEW 5:11 
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

For all these unnecessary disturbance, I had been patient, getting comfort from the assurance of Christ that persecution is not the end of it all. The Lord would have to balance things as he promised for those speaking for truth.

I will repeat what I have said in a previous blog that if the record holder in this generation for the most number of false accusations and misdeeds pinned upon him is assessed, I would have to be that record holder. I believe I would be setting up an unprecedented record and be put in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most notorious or vile individual.

But thanks be to God for honest people who know how to discern truth from defamation, and truth from disinformation and jealousy.

For example, an uncorrupted source found faithful records stored by computers in a blog of mine worthy to be cited as the "Most Educational to Follow" in the Open Web Awards way back in 2009.

My blog (esoriano.wordpress.com) has consistently been nominated and had won these awards: (1) Most Educational to Follow (Mashable, 2009); (2) Most Popular Website, and People’s Choice in blogs category, 11th Philippine Web Awards, 2009); and (3) People’s Choice, 12th Philippine Web Awards, 2011.

11th Philippine Web Awards (February 2009) – 2009 Most Popular Website and the People’s Choice in Blogs Category 

12th Philippine Web Awards (2011) – People’s Choice Award
http://www.mcgi.org/mcgi-is-big-winner-in-philippine-web-awards/

I have just started this controversyextraordinary.com blog that is being awarded “a surprise.” [The blog was awarded the "Overall People's Champion", a major prize, and "People's Choice Award in the Society and Politics Category" of the Bloggys 2015.]

Already in 3 months time, it had garnered more than 3 million views and now remains the Number 1 under Religion category. If it was entered in the #bloggys2015 contest, it is primarily to spread truth as I had intended it to – as always.

And thanks again for this latest surprise special award. I just want to reiterate and inculcate in the minds of my readers one thing I feel from the bottom of my heart. I write not to be awarded honors from humans. The most pleasing feeling for me is when a person - even if he is the poorest of the poor - is enlightened by the words of God that I never forget to present in each of the blog I compose.

Glory be to God.

Sincerely yours,
Brother Eli Soriano

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Fear for One's Life Vs. the Dark Secrets of Others

11/14/2015 263 Comments


It is natural for man to fear what could snuff out his life and those of his loved ones. It is also natural that one cannot live long hiding secrets of wrongdoing, especially the dark secrets of others.

God placed the natural feelings of man and his proclivity, and that is why we can often tell what man would do in this and that situation.

Proclivity is defined as a tendency to choose or do something, an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing. Man would ordinarily act the same when one’s life is in danger. It is the same for having to keep the secrets of wrongdoing.

The thought in the clause "ordinary promptings of man" which is deeply enshrined in the fabric of Philippine Constitution and other nations jive perfectly with the thought of the clause, "common sense".

Recent developments within the confines of the INC prove the power and the truthfulness of God's words.

PSALMS 12:6 
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

HEBREWS 4:12 
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

No human wisdom and technology can perfectly discern the intents of the heart but it is revealed by the powerful word of God. Secrets and things hidden cannot remain hidden, the Bible declares.

MATTHEW 10:26 
Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

There are people who keep matters in secret and "guard" them to the extent of committing evil and unlawful acts just to keep their secrets hidden! But what is human's ordinary prompting is to show every good and every perceived good to people and to hide sins and faults!

PROVERBS 28:13 
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

Surely, there are people who will never admit faults publicly, and there are those who are barefaced enough and shameless enough to do every measure even the brazen, unblushing, and stupid just to hide the evil he is doing.

The INC leadership deny that they have abducted and illegally detained members and ministers who came out in the open to reveal the most guarded secrets of the "cult” which revelation started from the blog iglesianicristosilentnomore at Wordpress that became https://iglesianicristoneverkeepsilent.wordpress.com

Why are ministers and members of the INC coming out in the open especially in the social media declaring the same thing? "Our lives are in danger,” they all claim. It is within the "ordinary promptings of man" to fear for one’s life and the lives of his loved ones.

http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/in-depth/105998-inc-isaias-samson-expulsion-life-danger

http://kickerdaily.com/iglesia-ni-cristo-minister-abduction-illegal-detention/

Logic dictates that these ministers, expelled for their revelations, know what is happening within the realm of their organization! The gravity is that even the siblings and the mother of the leader of this religious group confessed publicly that their lives are in danger. The same is true for those that were abducted in their church. (NOTE: I used the term "religious group," but in my mind, such is not a religious group!)

Here are Angel Manalo and Tenny Manalo, brother and mother respectively of Eduardo Manalo, the incumbent Executive Minister of the INC.


There is a pattern of harassment that these ministers and members expelled from the INC are revealing when they exposed “corruptions” and other wrong doings of the administrative body of their church!

First, invention of criminal cases against them.

Second, destroying their reputation.

Third, using the arm of the law, which by the influence of their church can be assessed as both quick and slow against and in favor of the complainant depending on who was complaining. Let me explain.

The same thing happened to me. A case of rape was filed by the INC against me sometime in 2005. From the provincial prosecutor came a request that I be placed in the "watch list" immediately. The Bureau of Immigration granted it quick.

According to my lawyer, the former Solicitor General Frank Chavez, the provincial prosecutor has no constitutional right to request that I be put in the Immigrations’ Watch List. When Atty. Frank Chavez filed a petition against the order putting me in the Watch List, the same officer immediately lifted the order.

That act of putting me in the Watch List by common sense and logic can be inferred to as illegal! After all, I should be presumed innocent in the eyes of the law until proven otherwise in the proper venue!

News circulating from the group calling themselves INC Defenders claim that the leader of the INC and the Sanggunian went out of the country already. Can this mean a preparation for what is expected to happen?

http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/inside-track/111504-trip-japan-eduardo-manalo-iglesia-ni-cristo

My prayer is that the hand of the law be allowed to move freely within the bounds of the constitution.

Another recent development that may logically be a support to the claim that there are really illegal detentions happening is this. The death of the driver of Angel Manalo inside the compound of the INC who was not given the right to be attended to by a doctor or be placed under medical supervision in a hospital is to my opinion a glaring evidence!

Here’s Samson announcing Arellano's death



This is the Report about Arrellano's death


Even lawyer Trixie Angeles was not allowed to enter to see the condition of the people allegedly being held against their will.

Atty. Angeles and doctors not allowed to enter the compound


If I were a judge, "ordinary promptings of man,” and logic and common sense would guide me in determining the guilt of the accused.

If I were a prosecutor, these things are enough for me to see a prima facie evidence of the case filed against them by not only two or three witnesses (The number is biblically binding) but many.

HEBREWS 10:28 
He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

II CORINTHIANS 13:1 
This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

Menorca's helper denies detention allegation


We can always depend on the words of God. Even the courts can be helped with their decisions through understanding the ordinary promptings of man.

More analysis to come, God willing.

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Lies May Hurt Much But Let us Pray


Patience and waiting for what God can do, can pay off. Ten years or more of suffering is not too long. Let us trust in God and not take things into our hands when we are being mistreated. We only have to do our work and pray.

For those of you who know me, my name is ubiquitous on the Internet – made partially by those who enjoy lies and churning lies. If there is one who can win by plurality of hate material, it would have to be me. There is nothing evil that has not been pinned on me yet. In sum, I win by being the vilest person according to these posts. Even those at the Interpol were forced to know who I am. But fortunately they changed their mind - when truth made its way.

Yes, let us pray.

Prayers came from heaven as the Lord Jesus Christ taught it:

MATTHEW 5:44-45 
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

I am accustomed to praying for my loved ones everyday of my life as the Apostle Paul to Timothy, his beloved son in faith.

II TIMOTHY 1:2-3 
2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 
3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

But current developments in the religious world reminds me to pray for the people who physically and spiritually have caused me so much heartaches and inconveniences in the past – even today.

Tables have turned; they are now in trouble, and I realize the ordeal of these people. I found myself saying a simple prayer that God may have mercy upon them.

So that is how cruel they are! They’ve done much harm to me and the organization that I lead so that things are familiar to me. As others say, there are patterns that emerge.

The world knows how much they’ve wanted me humiliated. Who would have placed me as WANTED in the Interpol as a criminal for “sex crimes?” No one but the beast of beasts! The Internet is full of it; but the Lord Almighty whom I serve is not bound. This evil is expected from enemies of truth.

Never did I imagine that they would be doing similar things to those of their own. I can feel the frustration and bitterness in the heart of this woman as I watched the video of Jinky Menorca. She was relating the inhuman treatment accorded her and her family especially to her husband, ex-minister of the INC, Lowell Menorca.

May the Lord who knows every truth about every perverted report in media have mercy upon this family. Even their lawyers are now suffering the same ordeal that they have.

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/metro-manila/11/05/15/ex-inc-ministers-lawyer-slapped-with-disbarment-rap

Who would imagine these things to happen? A common housewife like the mother of Abegail, the house help of Menorca has the guts to file disbarment case to this lawyer, Atty. Trixie Cruz- Angeles! What did this poor woman know about disbarment? But first, a woman tries to snatch Abegail from the court – a woman she claims she does not even know! The lawyer from the other side claims it is the mother. Drama! So much drama we read from the papers these days, but they go on.

I see a pattern that these could only be the work of the hands working in the dark. It had happened in my case. Again, the Internet is full of these accusations against me.

There is this someone who has the propensity of inventing cases to harass people. Did it not happen to me? Menorca is obviously suffering now the same way I did – and still do. I sincerely believe those cases have been invented by the ministers of the INC. My prayers now are for the Menorca’s and for those who persecute me and the MCGI.

THE ROMANS 10:2,1
2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

For those who do not know, the following are some of the cases that have been proven to be invented, contrived or fabricated. Let’s refer to Less Traveled Road (kotawinters.wordpress.com) that has chronicled some of these dismissed cases.

(01) Libel case (Criminal Case 5957) – DISMISSED. The INC complainants headed by Bernardo Santiago failed to prove “beyond reasonable doubt” that there was malice in the statements purportedly uttered by Soriano in his televised broadcast on Sept. 7, 2001.


This case was dismissed seven years after it was filed. In an eight-page decision penned by Josephine Zarate Fernandez, Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court, Fourth Judicial Region, Branch 76 of San Mateo Rizal, TV Broadcaster Eliseo F. Soriano was acquitted of the charge of libel. The order signed on January 14, 2014 said that malice was not proven beyond reasonable doubt. (Courts Acquit Bro. Eli for the Second Time this Year on Cases Filed by Iglesia ni Cristo Members, www. kotawinters.wordpress.com, 5/2/2014)

You can also read: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/600843/court-dismisses-libel-case-vs-televangelist#ixzz3qlhUhLvc

 (02) Attempted Murder (Criminal Cases Nos. 2002-4236-MK) - DISMISSED
Bernardo Santiago of the Iglesia ni Cristo had filed a case of attempted murder against Bro. Eli Soriano and his companions. Docketed as Criminal Cases Nos. 2002-4236-MK and referring to September 4, 2001, the same date he and Dr. Pascua were visiting the Jimenez couple, private complainant Bernardo Santiago alleged that accused Soriano acted in conspiracy with the others to kill him.

According to the order dismissing the case, the prosecution presented Witnesses Glen Fernandez and Rommel Elbambuena who both heard one of the accused say, “Patayin yan! Patayin yan! Utos ni Ingkong!” (Kill him! Kill him! Order of Ingkong!) Ingkong is a monicker for Bro. Eli Soriano.

Judge Geraldine Fiel-Macaraig of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 192 of Marikina City, however, dismissed the case for insufficiency of evidence on February 11, 2010. Conspiracy was not proven. (Bro. Eli Soriano wins Case Vs. Iglesia ni Cristo: “Killing Fields” and “Katayan” Comment not Libelous, kotawinters.wordpress.com, 3/8/2014)



Judge dismisses case of attempted murder, Feb 11, 2010. No evidence of alleged conspiracy.

(03) 1st Motion to Declare Eliseo Soriano as Fugitive from Justice – DENIED.
The complainants in Criminal Case 5957 (For Libel) at the Regional Trial Court, Fourth Judicial Region, Branch 76 of San Mateo Rizal, Philippines sought a motion to declare accused Eliseo Soriano a fugitive from justice and to issue a hold departure against him.

However, in a decision signed by Judge Josephine Zarate Fernandez on August 31, 2007, the motion was denied. Soriano’s counsel had underscored that his client is under intense persecution by the INC, explaining his failure to return to the country. https://kotawinters.wordpress.com/tag/josephine-zarate-fernandez/

(04) 2nd Motion to Declare Eliseo Soriano as Fugitive from Justice – DENIED.
Despite a court denial, in 2007, two years later, the complainants in Criminal Case 06-248365 (For Libel) at the Regional Trial Court, National Capital Region, Branch 8, Manila also sought a motion to declare accused Eliseo Soriano a fugitive from justice. The court this time took pains to explain the meaning of “fugitive from justice” as one already “convicted by final judgment.” Until proven guilty, an accused is considered innocent.

In a decision penned by Presiding Judge Felixberto T. Olalia, Jr. on December 15, 2009, in the absence of evidences to support accusations, the court said the accused cannot be declared a “fugitive from justice,” thereby the motion was denied. Among others, the decision said the prosecution admitted that the accused left the country before the filing of the case (September 5, 2006), therefore the intent to evade prosecution is not present. (Eli Soriano Not Fugitive from Justice: Two Courts Deny Motions. www.kotawinters.wordpress.com, 10/22/2014)

Judge denies motion to declare Bro. Eli, the accused, a “fugitive from justice,” in the absence of evidences to support accusations. Take note that this is the second attempt.

(05) Criminal Case No. QO4-126059 for Libel - ACQUITTED
This court acquittal marks another victory for MCGI on the lot of libel cases filed by the Iglesia ni Cristo against the former’s ministers. A topic on “Eternal Life” led two panelists of the Ang Dating Daan TV program discussing news items mentioning Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) members as killers. Eternal life would not accommodate such people, they concluded.
Joselito Mallari and Wilfredo Santiago were commenting on three news items published in three local newspapers in their TV program. As a result the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) represented by Bienvenido C. Santiago filed charges against them on March 31, 2004 for the crime of libel.

The complaint accused these panelists of “intending to convey malicious and offensive insinuations and imputations that are destructive and tends to destroy the name and reputation of the Iglesia ni Cristo with no good justifiable motive but solely for the purposes of maligning, besmirching the name, honor, character and reputation of said offended party and to expose them as in fact they were exposed to public hatred and ridicule to their damage and prejudice.”

The court, however, acquitted these Ang Dating Daan TV panelists recently.

In a 13-page decision penned by Presiding Judge Manuel B. Sta. Cruz, Jr. of the Regional Trial Court, NCJR, Branch 226 for Criminal Case No. QO4-126059, Joselito “Josel” Mallari and Wilfredo “Willy” Santiago are acquitted of the crime of Libel for failure of the prosecution to prove all the elements of the crime charged, thus failing to establish the guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt. (Court Acquits ADD “Eternal Life” Discussants from Libel Charge, https://kotawinters.wordpress.com)

Some broadsheets and tabloids have covered these cases like People’s tonight.



Here were other cases dismissed (From our records at Legal Department) -

(06) People of the Philippines (Elma Morales) vs. EFS / Libel / RTC Marikina br. 193 / Crim Case No. 2002-4178 – Dismissed on Oct. 29, 2004;

(07) People of the Philippines (Elma Morales) vs. EFS / Libel / RTC Marikina br. 193 / Crim Case No. 2002-4179– Dismissed on Oct. 29, 2004;

(08) People of the Philippines (Elma Morales) vs. EFS / Libel / RTC Marikina br. 193 / Crim Case No. 2002-4180– Dismissed on Oct. 29, 2004;

(09) People of the Philippines (Ber Santiago) vs. EFS / Attempted Murder / RTC Marikina br. 192 / Crim Case No. 2002-4463- Dismissed on Feb. 11, 2010;

(10) Mayor Tirso G. Lacanilao V. EFS / Violation of Building Permit / Office of the Provincial Prosecutor, San Fernando Pampanga / I.S. # 07-B-506- Dismissed on Feb. 15, 2011;

(11) Apalit Municipal Police Station et.al. vs. EFS et. al. / Obstruction of Justice / Office of the Provincial Prosecutor, San Fernando Pampanga/I.S. No. #: 05-L-3288-3289 - Dismissed on Aug. 24, 2010.

 These things do happen and those who understand that there are children of disobedience can also understand that there are forces of evil at work.

 But God is faithful; He knows when balance has to be restored. He knows the sufferings of the innocent. For those who are patient, we can always trust in God that truth can always conquer lies.

 I enjoin every God-fearing netizen to join me in prayers for the pitiful victims of human cruelty. May God have mercy upon this generation.

Truly Yours,

Bro. Eli

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