Soriano, Razon not ex-INC members


We are sending you this letter, for and in behalf of our clients, Bro. Eliseo F. Soriano and Bro. Daniel S. Razon, to clarify the misinformation and confusion that certainly were caused by the publication of the news item “Appeals court junks Iglesia libel case vs Inquirer” (News, 8/22/13) and to correct the misconception and damage it has done to the person and image of our clients. The two were erroneously referred to as “former Iglesia ni Cristo officials” when in truth and in fact, they never have had any connection, in whatever capacity, with the Iglesla ni Cristo (INC). Worse, our clients were also wrongly mentioned in the news article to be among those who paid for an advertisement that was published in the May 4, 2008 issue of the Inquirer, together with six former INC members, namely: Marciano Manuyag, Nedie Espanol, Larry Erfilo, Ariel Sangle, Lydiya Manuyag and Jarell de Jesus.

The six former INC members mentioned above belong to an exclusive group of former INC members who call themselves, in a television program, the “D’ X-MAN.” Assuming, without admitting, that these people paid for the advertisement, they could have done it solely on their own as an exclusive group, not necessarily including our two clients. Our clients are in fact the presiding minister and vice presiding minister, respectively, of the MCGI (also known as ADD) which is a religious organization basically Biblical in its teachings.

Neither does it conclusively nor automatically follow, therefore, that as preachers of the congregation, Brother Soriano and Brother Razon are part of that group whose members call themselves D’ X-MAN, especially since the group was exclusively formed for a class of their own, meaning “for former INC members only, and therefore: for none others.”

—FREDELINO O. TUDIO, for the firm Tudio Roque Forteza Inocencio & Associates, 907 Edsa, Quezon City 1104

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  • Rolly Javier

    Actually, INC means Iglesia Ni Manalo. Do you know why? How could the founder Manalo say that his group is an Iglesia ni Cristo…Sinong Cristo? Kasi sa tagalog …dapat Kristo d ba? Baka crIsostomo as in….Iglesia Ni Crisostomo…INC. Malabo na si Jesus Christ ng Jerusalem ang sinasabi ng yumaong Manalo dahil pinagtaksilan pa nga niya ito eh bilang dating obispo ng Romano Katoliko ayon sa aking bubuwit. Bakit itinuturo ng mga alagad nya na yong lugar nila diyan sa Tandang Sora, Quezon City ay……ang totoong Jerusalem…at ang Pilipinas daw ang totoong Israel…he he he.

    • JosengSisiw1

      the manalos became billionaire with that claim….

    • Lord_patawad

      bitter ka? LOL

  • Guest

    Did Inquirer, made mistake here? then why would they mistakenly did that since it is well known in the TV media or Newspapers since around 20 years ago that Soriano is not INC members……..

    • Lord_patawad

      nope. umi eksena lang yan(ADD), para magpag usapan. hahaha

  • kidojapan

    Did Inquirer made mistake here? how can it be? Soriano was known around 20 or even more years ago NOT to be member of INC.

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