Last year, during its 35th anniversary, Ang Dating Daan bagged the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Gospel Choir” with 8,688 choristers, singing songs of praises for the glory of God.
Persons with disabilities were invited as special guests during the event held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
In a five-page resolution, Pampanga acting provincial prosecutor Jaime Umpa recommended that Ang Dating Daan leader Eliseo Soriano post a P400,000 bail bond (P200,000 for each count) for his temporary liberty.
"After a careful evaluation of the evidence submitted by the parties, the [prosecutor] finds that probable cause exists to hold respondent for two counts of rape," the resolution said, rejecting Soriano’s defense that the accusations against him were "fabricated, baseless and malicious." Soriano denied the allegations against him, saying that they were part of a "demolition job" perpetrated by the Iglesia ni Cristo church, with whom his group has been feuding.
As a student, he was exceptional, consistently receiving the highest honors, a favorite in the class by his classmates and teachers and was awarded the highest possible grade in the entire history of his grade school.
Curious about the names of various anti-Arroyo formations? Eli Soriano was born to a poor family in Pasay City, Philippines but his paternal roots boast of prominent lineage in Naguilan, La Union, northern part of the said country.The Rimando-Soriano family in Naguillan has been a staunch political and economic influence since the 19th century but his father opted to live in the city with the family.Barely three months before graduation, he dropped-out of school after a skirmish with the acting school directress, the cause - religious difference.It seemed to be the end in his education and career as he was expected by everyone to become a famous lawyer, a doctor or a brilliant scientist in the future. His interest in the Holy Book was parked by his membership in the religion of his parents.The charges against Soriano stemmed from the complaint of Daniel Veridiano, a former assistant general secretary of the Church of God International, the formal name of his sect.