The 2nd Boycott of Ang Dating Daan over GMA news for irresponsible reporting

For Irresponsible Reporting: Ang Dating Daan Boycotts GMANews Anew

 boy•cott/ˈboiˌkät/

Verb: Withdraw from commercial or social relations with

(a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest.

 Noun: A punitive ban that forbids relations with other bodies,

cooperation with a policy, or the handling of goods.

 

We boycott GMA news for –

 1) Ignorance. In handling information that they pass to the public through Case Unclosed re rape case filed by one Daniel Puto Veridiano against Bro. Eli, no attempt was made to do required research in such a sensitive case. Connecting the accused and the accuser is a lot of information about rapes committed by Daniel Veridiano but these were ignored. Connecting the accused and the accuser is excommunication done in the church, but no attempt was done to verify events pointing to the non-credibility of the accuser Veridiano against his previous benefactor. More yet, connecting the accused and the accuser is the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) where Veridiano went when he was excommunicated from Ang Dating Daan. The INC has openly been after the skin of Bro. Eli Soriano which the latter exposes for their deceptions. The INC has often filed case after case against Bro. Eli. If the dissenting judges were able to see these connections, more so should responsible journalists. These connections were all ignored by this so-called media outfit that is supposed to be socially-responsible in handling news.

 2) Pursuing its personal agenda. In July 2009, when GMA first presented Case Unclosed by Arnold Clavio, the network was chided with a 1st boycott from Ang Dating Daan. They were told, it was unfair, biased, and clearly without research. Arnold Clavio and company could have easily asked about the background of the person they were representing. While Accuser Veridiano admitted to sexually abusing 9 of his subordinates, 14 were complaining. Yet, more than two years after, on August 3, 2011 QTV11 owned by GMA replayed the program during a noon time show. GMA preferred to present the bad seed in good light, ignoring looking into the side of Bro. Eli Soriano who has adopted millions of marginalized Filipinos, teaching them how to live properly and not be liabilities to the country. If GMA is more serious in its endeavor, it could have recognized Bro. Eli as a true National Treasure instead of insulting him by siding with the bad.

 3) Slumbering in its comfort zone. In the belief that GMA news is using Bro. Eli Soriano for personal motives despite their claim as being House of Truth (Tahanan ng Katotohanan), this media outfit deserves to be kicked conscious of its slumber from its comfort zone to truly serve the public – without siding with anyone. Whatever influence GMA news suffers from, it is its look out not to be used by anyone, whoever they are.

 

This August 2011 begins again our SECOND boycott on GMA News. We have deleted Channels 7 and 11 from our programs. We will continue to post #boycottgmanews in our tweets. We will not patronize this network UNTIL it gives a PUBLIC APOLOGY to Bro. Eli Soriano and the Ang Dating Daan organization for what it did. Or accept the challenge of a debate. If it cannot stand for a debate, then arrange a forum for a televised debate with the Iglesia ni Cristo which it has represented. He who is telling lies shall be exposed. Until then, may the boycott be sustained.

 

The page will remain and may it continue to gather adherents to the cause.

 2011 Boycott GMA News

Here’s the Facebook Fan Pages

http://www.facebook.com/kotawinters

 For Irresponsible Reporting: Ang Dating Daan Boycotts GMANews Anew

http://kotawinters.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/for-irresponsible-reporting-ang-dating-daan-boycotts-gmanews-anew/

 and the Official PicBadges: 
http://www.picbadges.com/badge/3072025/

 Kaleser Report on iReport: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-748505

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