An Open Letter from a GMA7 Stockholder

UPDATE: On August 28, 2011, this stockholder came to ADDPublications and submitted this letter which he had sent to Atty. Felipe L. Gozon in 2009.  Noting that GMA News had maliciously replayed Case Unclosed Paninirang Puri after two years in August 2011 despite public outcry for unfair treatment, he had requested that this letter be published but with his name withheld. Since the letter raised strong points, we are publishing it here.  Take note, Boycott GMA 7 News TV 11 is a sustained boycott and now has more than 32,000 supporters. – Admin

July 27, 2009

Atty. Felipe L. Gozon

Chairman, President and CEO

GMA Network, Inc.

Diliman, Quezon City

Subject: Case Unclosed, hosted by Arnold Clavio

Dear Mr. Chairman,

I am a small shareholder of GMA 7 network. I want to reach to the program – Case Unclosed hosted by Mr. Arnold Clavio aired sometime in the middle of June 2009. Mr. Chairman, my letter is long, but please have patience in reading it. As the stockholder of GMA 7, I have the right to express my sentiment. This letter contains some verifiable clarifications regarding Bro. Eli Soriano.

The airing of the case of Daniel Veridiano on the program Case Unclosed on GMA 7 betrays your claim of “walang kinikilingan, walang pinoprotektahan.” By so doing, it seems the Network just did the opposite. Pardon me Sir, but as a lawyer, you know what sub judice is. GMA 7 committed a big blunder and irreparable damage in showing the segment of Case Unclosed. It does not speak well of GMA 7. The Network’s credibility was put at stake, and unfortunately, permanently lost the patronage of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) members. It must be noted that in every month, worldwide membership of this Church is increasing by the hundreds if not thousands. Members Church of God International come from all strata of society, from different religious organizations, and from various disciplines.

It is very saddening to note Mr. Chairman that GMA 7 allowed itself to be used by unscrupulous and influential people. (But no amount of money and influence can suppress divine truth.) GMA 7 glamorized a case that was fabricated. Mr. Arnold Clavio made a fool of himself in hosting that segment of Case Unclosed, and subsequently disgraced GMA Network, Inc… The honorable people behind GMA 7 may also have been affected. There is not a grain of truth in the case. The people cuddling Mr. Veridiano known very well that the case they filed in the court is a fruit of their imagination.

If only GMA 7 took pains in checking the background of Mr. Daniel Veridiano. Mr. Veridiano is a pervert and a low life. He was expelled from MCGI due to immoral acts. Mr. Chairman, which is more credible, the testimony of his 18 young male victims or his own denial? Mr. Veridiano also embezzled large amount of money entrusted to him when he was still with the Ang Dating Daan (ADD).These things were admitted by him thru his own confessions taken by video and from a letter of his own handwriting. Now Sir, is this the kind of person GMA Network, Inc., a vast and esteemed organization, gambled its credibility and reputation? As a stockholder of GMA 7, I am concerned also with the business affairs of GMA 7, especially if it deviates from its role of upholding integrity and responsible delivery of news and information (as contained in the 2008 Annual Report). At this instance case, the rights of an innocent person – Bro. Eli Soriano, was deliberately violated.

 A few years back, when Ces Drilon and Luchi Cruz made biased reports about Bro. Eli Soriano on their programs on Channel 2, members of MCGI shifted patronage to GMA7. For sure, this move contributed the No. 1 rating of GMA 7. But now what Arnold Clavio has done to Bro. Eli is even worse. There is not any chance Bro. Eli can repute allegations made on Case Unclosed, because of sub judice. Mr. Clavio seems to have forgotten also one Filipino value, which is “may pinagsamahan.” It might also be better for him to remove the word “Igan” placed between his name.

Setting aside “crab mentality” Sir, what do you think of Bro Eli Soriano, as host of “Itanong mo kay Soriano, Biblia ang Sasagot,” broadcasting daily at UNTV? If there are Manny Pacquiao, Charice Pempengco and Arnel Pineda who made the Filipinos proud, there is also Bro. Eli Soriano who is silently making waves among diverse people around the world.

This make us Filipinos proud also of Bro. Eli Soriano, and supportive of him (not fabricate things to destroy him). His Bible Expositions here and abroad are overflowing with people. The same is true with the hundreds of e-mails he receives every day. The achievements of Manny, Charice and Arnel will soon fade away, but the teachings of Bro. Eli will also remain engraved in the hearts of men. The number of God fearing Christian converts will also continue to increase a thousand folds, and this is a continuing process.

No doubt, Bro. Eli Soriano is the most sensible preacher today. He is blessed and guided by God. No head of any religious organization dared to engage Bro. Eli to a friendly debate. Anywhere in the world, nobody can do what Bro. Eli is doing, not even any Filipino. He has a ready answer to every question being asked to him, be it biblical, scientific or about family and health problems.

But the most important thing of all is, Bro. Eli changed the lives of thousands of people he came across with. People, who are wicked and usually engaged in many forms of vices, including hardened criminals, mended their sinful ways and now converted to be God-fearing Christians. Even skeptics, nonbelievers and some Muslims cannot disagree but believe in the teachings of Bro. Eli Soriano.

Ang Dating Daan or The Old Path is now being broadcast in almost all countries around the world via satellite and thru internet. Coordinating centers of Ang Dating Daan are sprouting, not only in different parts of the Philippines, but in many places and cities in Asia, Australia, Africa, Canada, North and South America, the Middle East, the Caribbean and some parts of Europe. Most recently, large groups of natives of Brazil, Ghana-Africa and Papua New Guinea became members of Church of God International. These people, which are of different races, have not seen but only heard Bro. Eli Soriano.

The various project of Bro. Eli for the service of mankind, is open knowledge. To mention a few, he has the free college education, free MRT ride for senior citizens, free medical clinic, transient homes, “libreng sakay,” free legal services, and many others. Bro. Eli does not stop helping people, physically and spiritually, and unmindful of the enormous risk of his own life. Bro. Eli devoted his entire life propagating the words of God. He incurred indebtedness in millions of pesos due to the magnitude of his work. His ultimate aim of global evangelization is now being gradually realized.

Now, Mr. Chairman, what remedy can GMA Network, Inc. do to repair the damage done to Bro. Eli Soriano, and to win back the patronage of the Members Church of God International? And simultaneously, restore the tarnished image and credibility of GMA 7, and maintain its No. 1 rating? It’s now your intelligent move, Mr. President. Lastly, thank you Sir for rendering my long letter.

Very truly yours,


(My name is intentionally omitted Sir, for my own protection.)


Mr. Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr.

Mr. Joel Marcelo G. Jimenez

Mr. Felipe S. Yalong

Ms. Anna Teresa M. Gozon-Abrogar

Ms. Judith D. Vasquez

Ms. Laura J. Westfall

Mr. Artemio V. Panganiban

Mr. Jaime C. Laya

Atty. Roberto O. Parel

Mr. Miguel C. Enriquez

Mr. Dick B. Perez

Mr. Marissa L. Flores

Ms. Ianessa S. Valdellon

Ms. Mel Chanco

Mr. Arnold Clavio

Author: kotawinters

After the path of truth wherever it leads me.

65 thoughts on “An Open Letter from a GMA7 Stockholder”

  1. A puppet (Clavio) that he is in a Network worthy of our Boycott. Anyone who wanted to join Brod. Eli to continue with his noble mission, Let’s JOIN the Boycott until the GMA executives realize that rotten eggs are being coddled in their station. It will only be fair if af open Debate in this regard is allowed by your station to finally bring us back viewing your station. In fact, we have removed you station from our remote control. But if you want to JOIN GMA people in suppressing the Truth? “Hell-bound you will be” to join satan, your leader. Sawayin nawa po kayo ng Panginoon.

  2. Let’s face facts. No mater how much ads are put out to shout you are Number 1, truth has a way of coming out. Who would ever think there are stockholders of GMA7 among the members of the church?

  3. I salute the bravery of Mr. A Concerned Stockholder who stand in the side of truth. He is very right when he said GMA7 betrayed their own tagline in catering that unethical-bias-injustice ‘case unclosed’ of Clavio. Despite of being a stockholder, GMA7 heard not his plea, yet re-airing the same stupidity again in 2011. It seems the management already loosens their moral values and intelligent decision-making, effect is- their audience decline rapidly.

    Its not the end of the world yet, GMA still have chance to clear this things by catering a debate between INC and Bro. Eli. If they can’t, the 32,000 boycotters will be doubled sooner.

  4. hindi ako bibitaw sa boycott GMA-7 kahit humingi pa kayo ng tawad,mas maganda jan,mabura na lang yan sa isip ng tao.kaysa panggalingan ng maling informasyon.marami kayong nilason na isip pati mga mahal ko sa buhay napaniwala niyo,sagad ang galit ko sa report niyo.nagkakaisa kayong masasama.sawayin nawa kayo ng Dios.

  5. mas maging responsable dapat ang mga journalist, kolumnista at iba pa sa pagbabanggit ng kung anung impormasyon tungkol sa iba lalo nat case closed na po ito. usaping pangLegal, usaping pangkorte, wag ng salaulain ng sinupaman ang desisyon.trial by publicity is not solution to dis.

  6. Kudos to the brave concerned stockholder!
    Yes!!! We are boycotting gma 7 and channel 11 for its bias reporting. Arnold Clavio or poppet igan is a shame and dishonour to your company Mr. Gozon. Wake up! You’re losing money, viewers and credibility. It will be wise for you to bow down and humble yourself in firing Arnold Clavio and cohorts, reach out for reconciliation to Bro. Eli Soriano and the MCGI and extend a public apology. It will not reduce your masculinity to humble yourself and ask for forgiveness to the public because of past mistakes.

  7. we will be making our way to let people no how inferior they act, we will spread how GMA treated us and finally to convince them to not to watch all of their TV programs.

  8. ganun paman ang sabi ng biblia ang nasaktang kalooban ay mahirap bawiin kay sa isang bayan o bansa.

    mag sorry man sila may untv na kami.

  9. open your eyes and ears about this! Youre always telling the whole nation that your number 1. And “walang kinikilingan at walang pinoprotektahan, serbisyong totoo lamang” and yet, you allow this to happen? Thats right, you betrayed your own front lines!
    mr. Arnold clavio, before i used to like you. But now, everytime i hear your name the first thing i remember is “the puppet one”

    let’s continue our support! Gma7 boycott!!

  10. although the name of the mystery gma7 stockbroker is withheld, i do appreciate what that he said, “This make us Filipinos proud also of Bro. Eli Soriano, and supportive of him (not fabricate things to destroy him). His Bible Expositions here and abroad are overflowing with people. The same is true with the hundreds of e-mails he receives every day. and said this, “But the most important thing of all is, Bro. Eli changed the lives of thousands of people he came across with. People, who are wicked and usually engaged in many forms of vices, including hardened criminals, mended their sinful ways and now converted to be God-fearing Christians. Even skeptics, nonbelievers and some Muslims cannot disagree but believe in the teachings of Bro. Eli Soriano.” i do hope more of gma7 stockbrokers will support the mr. mystery stockbroker and will come to their senses of the truth.

  11. ngayon ko lang po nabasa ito.very well said po, napakaganda! sana marami ang makabasa at maantig ng article na ito. tutoo po na kung kay Charice at kay Pacquiao at Arnel Pineda proud tayong mga pinoy mas lalo tayong dapat maging proud sa ating mangangaral…anuman ang sabihin nilang paninira tungkol kay Bro Eli, iisa ang alam ko, dati akong bulag, ngayon ay nakakakita na ako ng katotohanan.At ang aking buhay ay naging isang buhay na puno ng pagasa at pagtitiwala sa Dios na Lumalang. Ito’y dahil sa napakinggan ko ang aral na pinapangaral ni Kap na Eli Soriano. Isa po syang mabuting tao. Isang taong tapat at mapagmahal sa kapwa at may takot sa Dios. Maraming salamat po sa Dios at nakilala ko si Bro Eli Soriano!

  12. GMA 7! umayos k! panindigan mo sinasabi mong wlang kinikilingan! linisin mo nasasakupan mo! malay mo baka ibalik ko mga channel mo sa TV namin…. alisin mo yang mga basura mong tauhan! Tsaka sabihin mo dun ke natalo este manalo, lumaban sya ng parehas! DEBATE! para makita kung sino ang talagang masama!

  13. ngayon ko lang po nabasa ito.very well said po, napakaganda! sana marami ang makabasa at maantig ng article na ito. tutoo po na kung kay Charice at kay Pacquiao at Arnel Pineda proud tayong mga pinoy mas lalo tayong dapat maging proud sa ating mangangaral…anuman ang sabihin nilang paninira tungkol kay Bro Eli, iisa ang alam ko, dati akong bulag, ngayon ay nakakakita na ako ng katotohanan.At ngayon ay nagkaroon po ako ng isang buhay na puno ng pagasa at pagtitiwala sa Lumalang.Ito’y dahil sa napakinggan ko ang aral na pinapangaral ni Kap na Eli Soriano. Isa po syang mabuting tao. Isang taong tapat at mapagmahal sa kapwa.May malaking takot sa Dios at maawain sa mahihirap. Hindi na po mabilang ang kabutihang kanyang nagawa na di naghihintay ng kapalit. Ang mahalaga po sa kanya ay nakagawa sya ng mabuti, masaya na po sya duon. Isa syang huwarang Pilipino na nararapat tularan nating lahat. hindi sya isang mangangaral na sa salita lamang kundi sa gawa. Maraming salamat sa Dios at nakilala ko po si Kapatid na Eli.

  14. Very well said. This article is so inspiring! I’m hoping that there are more who could read this and know the truth. It’s true that we as Filipinos are proud for Charice and Manny Pacquiao and Arnel Pineda.But I think it is better that we should be more proud of our Filipino Preacher Bro Eli Soriano. Well, whatever bad things they say about my Preacher, there is only one thing I know and I believe; that I was once blind but now I can see the truth clearly through him. And my life now is full of hope and trust in the Lord Almighty. It is because I heard the teachings that Bro Eli is preaching. Bro Eli is a good man. An honest and charitable man .With a great fear of God and merciful to the poor. He has done countless charitable works . And he is happy for doing good deeds to his fellowmen. He is a Filipino model that everybody can look unto. He is not only a man of word but of deed. Thanks be to God that I found Bro Eli in my lilfe.

  15. to GMA, hindi naman po masamang magtrabaho.. given po na kelangan nio ng rating para kumita kau ng pera pero dapat ho ung ibinabalita nio sa madla at ibinobroadcast nio ay ung totoo.. wag kang masyadong mukhang pera.. kasi at the end of the day yan ang magbabagsak sa’yo..

    to Concerned Stockholder, saludo ako sau.. sana lang marealize ng GMA 7 ung mistake nila..

  16. This is truly the works of satan to stop the preaching of the word of God around the world.If they are not of Satan…they will not stop the word of God to be preach around the world.Truly they are the messenger of Satan the Evil one..Curse them in Jesus name…Amen!

  17. What Mr. Clavio did, thru his disgraceful show, made me really, really hate GMA7 that whenever someone in our house watches gma news or any show in that channel, I feel so much affliction that I want to just turn off the TV.

  18. ANG Dios marunong magpatawad sa taong umaamin na siya ay nagkamali,ganon din namn ang Kanyang mga lingkod.sapagkat hindi higit ang alipin sa Kanyang Panginoon.

  19. It’s now february 2013…what is the response of the top executives/board members of GMA7?…any result?…if no action/s taken … then let us continue boycotting said tv network sana sawayin sila ng Panginoong DIOS!!!

  20. Ang Palusot nila diyan, Gusto raw nila makuha ang Side ng Story ni bro. Eli, kaso hindi raw nila ma-contact at hindi raw nagre-reply kahit mga representatives… Pero Pinalabas pa rin nila yung Case Unclosed nila at naulit pa ng ilang beses… Biased talaga, Nagpapalusot pa!

    Eto po sagot nila sa Email ko sa kanila:

    Official Statement of GMA NETWORK on Case Unclosed – Bro. Eli Soriano Rape Case

    Case Unclosed vehemently denies that it did not try to get the side of Bro. Eli Soriano before the episode titled “Paninirang Puri” was aired last June 18.

    The production team of Case Unclosed exhausted all possible means to interview Mr. Soriano to answer the allegations of Mr. Daniel “Puto” Veridiano against him. Several letters and text messages were sent to Mr. Soriano, his lawyers, and representatives inviting the Ang Dating Daan leader to an on-cam interview, but these were all ignored. Phone calls were also made to Mr. Soriano’s lawyers at their offices, but persons who received these calls told Case Unclosed the lawyers were either out or were unavailable. A staff of the program also hand-carried a letter to the UNTV office to ensure that they receive the request for interview.

    The episode was originally scheduled to air last June 11. But since the production team could not reach him or his lawyers for comment as the airing date approached, the program postponed the airing to June 18 to give more time to Mr. Soriano or his lawyers to respond to the requests for interview and air his side.

    GMA News and Public Affairs adheres to strict policies on news reporting and coverage of events. It will not allow any individual or entity to influence the outcome of its news stories.

    Case Unclosed is open to airing Bro. Eli Soriano’s side in a future episode should he decide to give his side on this matter.

  21. Sabi sa sitas “maging timtiman tayo gaya ng kalapati” . Mga kapatid wag po natin silang kamuhian, may pagpapatawad po ang Dios, kung hihingi man sila ng tawad, sana pagsisihan nila yung ginawa nilang damage sa Iglesia. Mas maganda kung public live apology ang gawin nila para malaman ng mga tao na nagkamali sila.

  22. GMA7 proved how pathetic they are by agreeing to showcase brother eli in a negative light which they have not double-checked (which is totally not a practice of REAL journalists). They do not believe in their own credibility to produce truthful news so much that they let themselves be puppets of influential people. Arnold Clavio..hay, you are a shame to the industry of news and broadcasting. You may have reached a prestigious position in the network you belong to with years of hard work, but it took you only a few minutes to irk people with your arrogance. One more thing i noticed about GMA7 is that they are not fair in hiring talents. I used to see a lot of actors and actresses who can’t act, singers who can’t sing well, and dancers who can barely get on with the beat..good thing i don’t watch any of their shows anymore,it spares me from getting annoyed. So it isn’t a surprise why they malign brother eli that way..they simply cannot be fair at anything! That is so sad..

  23. Mr. Arnold Clavio is just pretending to be a good broadcaster, but he is more than a filthy animal, a humble puppet of INC and a bad example in Philippine Broadcasting Profession. You can never fool the people saying “walang kinikilingan, walang pinoprotektahan and blah blah,,, Shame to you, GMA 7!!! MAPAGKUNWARI! Very annoying and disgusting channel. tHANKS GOD may isang BRO ELI SORIANO . Million Thumbsdown!


  25. serbisyong 22o daw!!!!! ang lakas ng loob ni arnold e may kapit kasi e !! KUng makpag report grrrr !! walng pastor o mangangaral ngaun sa mundo n makakagawa ng giangawa ni Bro Eli !!!!! tandaan nyo yan!! ginugugol nia ang sarili niang buhay para sa kaligtasan ng mga tao!! makunsensia nmn kayo !!! Hustisya lang po salamat po.

  26. BOYCOTT !!!paki aksyonan nyo yan patunayan nyo na SERBISYONG TOTOO KAYO!!!! BOYCOTT GMA BAN n sa TV nmin yan channel 7 at 11!!!!!!!

  27. boycot parin talaga, d ko na nga kilala ibang artista ng gma7 dahil sa tagal na hindi kna pinapanood, lalo na yang puppet clavio na yan, nakakainis ang mukha!

  28. Boycott is sustained, indeed..until GMA7 learns to practice its principles and not just announce it over their ads and station IDs. Why don’t they be like brother eli? using his influence for the greater good of everyone? hay, GMA7..magbago na kayo..

  29. Isipin nyo ginagawa nyo sinong may utos sa inyo alam nyo ba kinakalaban nyo at sino kakampi ng dating daan ah alam nyo sa isip nyo mali kayo…tandaan nyo ung AMA SA LANGIT kinakalaban nyo may pag asa pa kayong mag bago…kaawaan nawa kayo..

  30. TO Those Commenting:
    Make sure you are firm with your word. Make sure you won’t be bothering us to delete your comment. As it is, you may not be welcome to post again.

  31. Maging patas Lang naman Sana sila Sa kanilang balita.wag magpaimpluwensiya Sa masasama.Patunayan nila ang serbisyong totoo at walang kinikilingan..

  32. There was never an action through those years. There was never an apology from GMA. And they still have the guts to throw that spiel ” Walang kinikilingan, walang pinoprotektahan!”. I can’t help myself but to throw up! Apparently, they even feel proud of their thick face specially Clavio!

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