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#DebateBroEli : Bro. Eli Soriano vs. Pastor Carlos Montemayor of Iglesia Luz do Mundo

Sunday, March 1, 2015, a religious debate happened between Bro. Eli Soriano of the Members Church of GOD International and Pastor Carlos Montemayor of Iglesia Luz do Mundo (Light of the World Church).

Irmao Rodel speaking during the event.

Irmao Rodel speaking during the event.

Aside from the venue where the debate has took place where everyone can witness it live, the debate was also made viewable for audiences in different parts of the globe via the internet.

Bro. Eli vs. Pastor Carlos Montemayor

Bro. Eli Soriano vs. Pastor Carlos Montemayor

Many have tuned in to www.youtube.com/user/ocaminhoantigohd, one of the official youtube channels to view the debate, live online.

Bro. Eli Soriano of the Members Church of GOD International and Pastor Carlos Montemayor of Iglesia Luz do Mundo (Light of the World Church).

Bro. Eli Soriano of the Members Church of GOD International and Pastor Carlos Montemayor of Iglesia Luz do Mundo (Light of the World Church).

The official twitter hashtag of the event that is, #DebateBroEli has been on twitter trending topics couple of hours after the event has ended.  The official hashtag even reached the number 1 spot.

Again, just like all of the debates that Bro. Eli has participated, ended up with the victory in favor of the Members of the Church of GOD International.

Thanks and glory to GOD Almighty!

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I am a Filipino, Thank GOD!

Philippines is a country known for many things. Filipinos are known to be one of the hardworking, hospitable races in many places.

Philippines is a country that is rich in natural resources and has many beautiful places and tourist spots.

Being a Filipino, there are many reasons to be proud of. But personally, I only have one, and one reason only to be proud about being a Filipino.

With the mercy and love from GOD, I am glad that I have seen the day that I discovered Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) the longest running religious program on Philippine tv.

Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) is not a religion but a religious program on tv and on radio. It is being hosted by Bro. Eli Soriano.

Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) is now on its 34th year and still counting with GOD’s help.

On the very first day, for the very first time that I watched Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) I started knowing the pure gospel of the LORD that eventually led to my decision to change join the true Church written in the Bible.

I am only proud to be a Filipino only because of my faith, and my faith only. I am a proud Member of the Church of GOD International.

Bro. Eli Soriano is a Filipino and I am a Filipino and for that, I praise and thank GOD eternally.

To GOD be the glory!

Life is hard, but we have GOD

Believing and trusting the LORD is beneficial to one soul, body and mind. Whatever happens, never, ever doubt the love and care that GOD has for you, you just need to believe and have faith.

Remember, GOD is not stone hearted to let you suffer in times that you need HIS help. GOD is not forgetful to forget the good things that you are doing with HIS help and will. GOD is graceful to shower you with gifts and blessings, more than you can ask for.

We may not completely understand the things that are happening to us, but regardless, you should have faith and trust in GOD that everything will fall into place.

That all sadness would turn into joy. All tears will be wept away and eventually there will be no more. That sacrifices and hardships will all be gone.

And most importantly, the longing and wishing to see the glorious moment to finally meet the Creator will soon be over.

Believe, believe just believe. Trust in GOD.

Typhoon Yolanda Survivor of Last Year, a Filipino CPA Examination Topnotcher Today

Out of 5,540 CPA hopefuls who took the CPA Licensure Examinations only 1, 107 made it and of course, 1 has emerged on the top place.

Rommel Rhino Edusma, 25, a graduate of Asian Development Foundation College has 94.7% rating placing him on the topnotch.

What is more interesting with this man is that, aside from him being able to ace the CPA examination, he has survived the wrath of nature as well. He is one of those who survived typhoon Yolanda or typhoon Haiyan which is one of the strongest typhoons ver recorded in the histyory of humankind.

Yes, the calamity that typhoon Yolanda may have brought and caused turmoil to the lives of the people of Tacloban, but many has also been enlightened on the realizations that after losing the things that we have and hold on to, there is hope.

So guess the saying There’s a rainbow after the rain is indeed true afterall.

Thanks to GOD Almighty!

A Typhoon That is O, So Strong

Last week, a strong typhoon hit our country. Of all the typhoons that came and left, this is one of the typhoons that brought massive destruction to our place.

Like a typhoon I normally encounter, it was raining at first. I thought that it would only be like one of the typhoons that we usually encounter. But no, I am wrong, very wrong.

I woke up in the morning, earlier than the usual. There was no longer supply of electricity at home and to other nearby places. I took a peek outside and the wind was strong very, very strong.

I came back in my room and the wind gets stronger and stronger. There was this time that I found myself unable to move because of the fear that I have during the strong blowing of the winds. When I hear steel roofs making some noise, I hope that it is not our house’s.

I also thought of the strongest storm that hit our country just last year, Yolanda with an international name, Haiyan. I thought of the place and the people that it struck. I somehow felt what they did during the typhoon.

Instead of me letting myself dwell in worries and fears during that time, I knelt down and prayed to GOD to keep us safe, and thank GOD that HE protected us and kept us safe during the entire ordeal.

The following day, when I traveled I saw many electric posts that have fallen down even some telecommunication posts. Many trees and plants have fallen on the ground and on the streets, even houses, devastated.

Recently, electricity has been restored in our place as well as communication and internet, well, surprisingly and thankfully considering the destructions after the typhoon.

I hope that things will soon get better to people who were greatly affected by the typhoon.

Yes, the typhoon has shaken many but not my faith.

Thanks and glory to the greatest and kindest GOD who never failed to protect and care for us always.

Bigger, Better and Broader UNTV on its 10th Year.

UNTV celebrated its 10th year anniversary with the theme – UNTV Big 10 Bigger, Better and Broader.

UNTV has successfully celebrated their 2-day celebration for their 10th year anniversary last June 25- 26 2014. The celebration was centered in caring for the elderlies and rescue summit. The event was graced by thousands and thousands of people.

On this event there were two venues, the Philiippine Trade Training Center and World Trade Center in Pasay City Manila, Philippines.

There were various public services that were rendered on the two-day event catered by both public and private organizations. Also, the announcement about the 10 more aerial drones that will be used for news and rescue operations of UNTV.

As a part of the event, the ground breaking ceremony of the new broadcast center of UNTV was held in Quezon City on June 26, 2014.

Sec. Sonny Coloma Jr, from the Presidential Communications Office of the Philippines also graced the event. On his speech according to him, UNTV is unique among all other mass media organizations.

Bro. Eli who is the Presiding Minister of the Members of the Church of GOD International also delievered his speech before the attendees. He encourages the UNTV employees from the highest to the lowest in rank to continue the good work of helping Bro. Daniel in promoting genuine public service.

On his speech Bro. Eli said, From the teachings of the LORD public service without self interest, without vested interest, public service which is eventually will be rewarded by GOD.

UNTV also revealed its secret on how they continue the public services that they give to people. According to CEO, Chairman and Vice Presiding Minister of the Members Church of GOD International, Bro. Daniel Razon “Masarap pong mabuhay ng may DIOS”.

Happy 10th year Anniversary UNTV! Cheers to the Bigger, Better and Broader UNTV! Thanks and glory to GOD!!!

50 Wonderful Facts About Bro. Eli

1. Bro. Eli was born on April 4, 1947 and raised in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines.
2. Bro. Eli is the 7th child in their family.
3. Bro. Eli describes his childhood life as simple. Being with his family, watching his mother cook and listening to his mother’s stories and singing Church hymns.
4. Bro. Eli was baptized when he was 17 years old. He was baptized on April 7, 1964, in Sineguelasan, Bacoor, Cavite at 5:45 in the afternoon.
5. One of the most unforgettable moments of his life was when his mother was figured in an accident and he believes that it brings him closer to GOD.
6. Bro. Eli is an introvert, thus his reluctance in going to school when he was young.
7. Finally, when Bro. Eli was convinced to go to school, his career as a student was very promising. He became a consistent dashing honor student.
8. Due to his intelligence, Bro. Eli was entrusted to be an assistant of the school principal
9. Bro. Eli was elected as President of the Student Council.
10. Bro Eli was a substitute teacher not only to his classmates but to those of higher level.
11. Bro. Eli has become very interested in learning the Bible that he stopped going to school to fully dedicate himself in doing it.
12. Bro. Eli even when he was still a student is fond of Science.
13. Bro. Eli was once advised to take up Chemical Engineering and was told that he will be a good teacher, doctor and scientist when he was a student.
14. As early as 3rd and 4th year of highschool, Religion has been a favorite topic for Bro. Eli.
15. Bro. Eli when he conducted his very first Bible study that in Guagua, Pampanga. Where 33 souls was baptized after nights of Bible study sessions.
16. The first Division in the Church that Bro. Eli first supervised was Pampanga.
17. In the year 1972, Bro. Eli was given an ID bearing the title “Minister” by then Presiding Minister of the Church, Bro. Perez proving his loyalty, sincerity and dedication to his service to GOD and to the Church. Historically, he was only the one who has been given such ID.
18. Bro. Eli registered have the Church registered under the name “Mga Kaanib sa Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus Haligi at Saligan ng Katotohanan sa Bansang Pilipinas” (Members of the Church of God in Christ Jesus, the Pillar and Ground of Truth in the Philippines, Inc.) on March 30, 1977.
19. Due to the every growing Church members not only in the Philippines but across the globe, Bro. Eli registered the name of the Church as Members Church of God International (MCGI) on January 13, 2004.
20. Bro. Eli was known to his program Ang Dating Daan that was launched in the year 1980. It was first aired on the radio in the Philippines.
21. Bro. Eli used to be a panelist in the radio program, Dis is Manolo and his GENIUS Family” (GENIUS stands for God Eternal News In Universal Salvation). Among the all the other panelist who are pastors and representatives of various religions, Bro. Eli was the only one who was awarded as “Most Outstanding Minister” in the GENIUS Family and this continued for 3 consecutive years.
22. Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) was first aired on TV on the year 1983 where Bro. Daniel Razon, the Vice-Presiding Minister of the Members Church of God International (MCGI).
23. It was the year 1997 when RJTV 29 welcomed the Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) in their TV station. Afterwards, in SBN 21 in 2000, the Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) was During this time, Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) is not only aired on TV but also in the radio stations, RMN, DZRH, and 100 Radyo Natin.
24. After 4 years, Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) moved to its current network, UNTV 37 with the other programs Itanong mo kay Soriano (Ask Bro. Eli), Bible Guide, Truth in Focus and Biblically Speaking all of these are hosted by Bro. Eli Soriano.
25. During the 1990’s Bro. Eli published a book entitled, “Leaving behind the Fundamental Doctrines of Christ.”
26. Bro. Eli also published articles in The Blog magazine, The Old Path Magazine, Believer Newsmagazine, and Ang Dating Daan Magazine.
27. It was in the year 2007 when Bro. Eli started writing blogs on his own blog site, http://www.elisoriano.wordpress.com.
28. In the year 2009, the blogsite of Bro. Eli Soriano, http://www.elisoriano.wordpress.com.has been awarded as the year’s “Most Educational to Follow” by the Open Web Awards.
29. Bro. Eli has established charity institutions to accommodate the needy where people of different religions and ethnic groups are welcome.
30. It was the year 2005 when Bro. Eli left the Philippines.
31. For almost a decade now, the propagation of GOD’s gospel has been intensively being preached by Bro. Eli Soriano in various locations abroad.
32. To help augment the various public services that Bro. Eli has established businesses like water stations and restaurants.
33. Bro. Eli is a very good cook.
34. Bro. Eli cooks for the Church brethren and for the guests.
35. Chinese food is one of Bro. Eli’s favorites.
36. Bro. Eli likes the color green.
37. Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel Razon are founders of the Christian school in the Philippines that offers free education, free meal free uniforms and free allowance.
38. Bro. Eli knows many alternative medicines and medications.
39. Bro. Eli has a twitter account @BroEliSoriano.
40. Bro. Eli has a google plus page https://plus.google.com/111400634080389154683/about.
41. Bro. Eli has a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BroEliseoSoriano.
42. Bro. Eli has his own website http://www.elisoriano.com/.
43. The Bro. Eli is has won various awards as a n evangelist.
(Please see, for reference http://www.elisoriano.com/awards/)
44. Bro. Eli has never been defeated on a religious debate.
45. When Bro. Eli was in highschool he used to have a girlfriend and both of them have a good relationship. However, it did not ended with marriage.
46. Bro. Eli used to have plans of getting married and having his own family. However, he put has out it aside.
47. As early as 19 years old, he has started preaching the word of GOD. He is preoccupied by the love and dedication to his ministry.
48. Bro. Eli made a vow before the congregation and GOD not to get married and remain a preacher of GOD, forever.
49. Bro. Eli has been very focus to his duty as a man sent by GOD. He never got married and stay single, offering his entire self to his Master, the LORD.
50. Bro. Eli will be celebrating his 50th year Anniversary of his service to the Almighty GOD, Thanks and glory to GOD