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For Falsifying Documents Former Bible Reader of Bro. Eli Soriano Gets Arrested

14 Feb

By Jane Abao

Manila, Philippines (2/14/2015) – A former Bible Reader of Bro. Eli Soriano was arrested Friday (2/13/2015) on the charge of falsification of documents. A report from the Bulacan Police Provincial Office signed by Police Superintendent Helson Bragil Walin confirmed the arrest through a memorandum announcing the arrest of wanted persons.

Wilfredo “Willy” Santiago, 41, married, and a resident of Malolos, Bulacan, was ordered taken into custody by authority of law together with two others by Presiding Judge Mario Pocholo M. Telan of the Municipal Court of Baliwag, Bulacan. Screen Shot 2015-02-14 at 23.25.52

Criminal Case No. 15-006 filed by his erstwhile wife, Mary Jane Angeles – Santiago accused Willy, Leslie G. Kurata, Edwin R. Benales and a certain John/Jane Do of disposing off two lots of the conjugal partnership without her consent, making it appear that she had signed when in fact she was out of the country. A bail of P12, 000 was set for each of the respondents by the court.

The falsified document shows that the two lots were sold for P450, 000.00 to Leslie G. Kurata of Baliuag, Bulacan with Wilfredo Santiago and Mary Jane A. Santiago as vendors, in the presence of Edwin R. Benales, and another witness.

The Warrant of Arrest for Santiago and the others was signed January 6, 2015 but their whereabouts could not be ascertained until lately.

Willy Santiago is more popularly known as Bro. Eli’s former Bible Reader. He had for 12 years been assisting the evangelist in his programs of Ang Dating Daan in radio and television. Bro. Eli is the Presiding Minister to the Members Church of God International (MCGI) where this Bible Reader used to be a member. Whenever Bro. Eli needed verses to support his preaching or discussion, Santiago would flip the pages to locate the verses fast and read them to the audience. That was his work.

Never having been promoted to minister, Santiago had through the years been aching for leadership too. This became obvious when in October 2009 he was excommunicated from the Church named Members Church of God International (MCGI), he subsequently put up his own church, giving doctrinal issues as his reason for establishing his own. It was a poor excuse to those who knew Santiago well. He, himself, is not disciplined by example. His wife, who left him eventually in 2009 at the exposure of Santiago’s shenanigans, complained of wife beating and abuse in handling financial resources.

Although Santiago had no substantial members to speak of, he called his church “worldwide” to imitate “International.” His Members Church of God in Jesus Christ Worldwide or MCGCJW barely has 30 members. In Spanish he called it Miembros dela Iglesia de Dios en Jesu Cristo en Todo El Mundo Inc. As much as possible, he was imitating the Church he was excommunicated from. However, lacking understanding, the doctrines he preaches are in shambles. Much as he would like to portray “another Bro. Eli,” he cannot come up to the expectations of the audience. The group holds office in Malolos Bulacan but beset with problems after some rift with Santiago’s supposed financial supporters.

Santiago brought along with him church workers who had been excommunicated from the MCGI like him as well as suspended members. After awhile though, some of his people went back to the MCGI fold and some still were sending feelers if they could be welcomed again.

Santiago made sure he was always linked with the name of Bro. Eli for search engine (SEO) purposes. His accounts in social networking sites constantly maligned Bro. Eli and SEO afforded him much traffic. Just before he was arrested, he had uploaded a hundred hate videos against the MCGI leadership and also videos extolling himself. He had lieutenants taking care of his hate posts.

Santiago would hurl challenges for debate again and again as though itching to pitch some new knowledge that the preacher does not know. This was all at the expense of the evangelist since Santiago’s life is not entirely clean. He has taken to wife another woman while he was yet married to Mary Jane. With his new lifestyle, he could be hardly called straight.

Santiago has for years been coveting the position of Daniel Razon, the next in rank to Bro. Eli. For his propensity to look for Bible verses, he had expected to be the second in command. For those in the know, however, Santiago did not have the understanding in explaining verses as well as he could find and read them loud and clear to the audience. That explains why he remained only a Bible reader – but he became ambitious.

Santiago was excommunicated from MCGI towards the end of 2009 by Bro. Eli who still found it viable to let the former hang on. But as early as 2008, Santiago had been secretly playing priest like administering matrimonial services for some. Facebook shows photos of people whose weddings he had performed that are time-stamped 2008. Behind Bro. Eli’s back therefore, he was already making inroads for another organization of his own.

In the case at bar, Santiago admitted that he sold two lots that belonged to the conjugal partnership because he could not find his wife. Secondly, he said he did not ask the authority of the court because the documents show he is the owner and could sell the properties, being that they read, “Wilfredo Santiago, married to…” The court, however, found, probable cause to have him arrested.

In part, the resolution of a motion for reconsideration signed by Rita M. Gammad, Senior Deputy Provincial Prosecutor and approved by Renato C. Samonte, Jr, Provincial Prosecutor, on May 5, 2014 against Wilfredo Santiago et al for Falsification of Documents said –

Considering that all the respondents appeared privy in the execution of the subject deed of sale, let them be charged and tried in the court for the act of falsifying a public document, under the principle of conspiracy.

 
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19 responses to “For Falsifying Documents Former Bible Reader of Bro. Eli Soriano Gets Arrested

  1. kams5254

    February 14, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Reblogged this on folktaledotme.

     
  2. kotawinters

    February 14, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Tsk! He has wasted all those years of learning. Such a waste!

     
  3. Paulo Cera

    February 14, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Pitiful. He ended worst.

     
  4. Mila dela Cruz

    February 15, 2015 at 6:07 am

    He disconnect himself from God…by doing things not acceptable to God..

     
  5. kotawinters

    February 15, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Kaya pala ito nakalabuso. Bago siya nahuli ay inatupag pa niyang punuin ang YouTube sa mga kalokohan niya! 100 hate videos! Alam niyang makukulong siya eh!

     
  6. Jeffrey Eugenio

    February 15, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Reblogged this on Knight's Journal.

     
  7. angelaborromeo

    February 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Quitting and fighting against sound doctrine never make man any better po talaga.

     
  8. knives calinao

    February 16, 2015 at 1:33 am

    yan ang mahirap pag lumalaban sa aral….

     
  9. mateopage

    February 16, 2015 at 4:57 am

    Blinded by his ambition to replace Bro. Eli, he ended in waste.

     
  10. william pangyarihan

    February 16, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Salamat po sa Dios at kinatigan ng korte ang katotohanan!
    To God be the glory!

     
  11. Nestor S. Lagazo

    February 16, 2015 at 7:21 am

    o ano kana? Kumilos na ang kamay ni God para parusahan ka! You deserve it, dapat lang na makulong ka. wala kang utang na loob…

     
  12. Paul Adriano Carandang

    February 16, 2015 at 7:32 am

    “Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.” Proverbs 18:1

     
  13. Gina Colauco

    February 18, 2015 at 2:44 am

    when will eliseo soriano come back to philippines to face all of the charges filed against him. eliseo soriano is now a fugitive hiding in brazil.

     
    • kotawinters

      February 21, 2015 at 3:59 am

      Gina Colauco,

      Is that your name? You are too jurassic you are not up to date.
      First, it is some people who are calling Bro. Eli as fugitive – just like you. Please know that only the courts can call someone “fugitive.”

      Bro. Eli is not hiding. Again, please come out from your shell. All over the world, he can be seen preaching. Except you who is fooled by your demon preacher.

       
    • kotawinters

      February 21, 2015 at 4:06 am

      Gina Colauco,

      Do you know how to read? Here’s the answer to your “fugitive” accusation.

      https://kotawinters.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/eli-soriano-not-fugitive-from-justice-two-courts-deny-motions/

      By the way, the topic here is your false preacher, Willy Santiago. Stay focused.

       
    • Eliniel

      May 20, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      gina, Bro. eli soriano is not fugitive, alam mo naman nabibili ang batas sa pilipinas, think what is your saying sana.

       
      • kotawinters

        May 21, 2015 at 4:17 am

        The topic here is about Willy Santiago, a former reader of Bro. Eli. Santiago was arrested. Kaya po “former” dahil nasa labas na siya ng Iglesia. Excommunicated.

         
  14. Ismael A. Bautista

    February 20, 2015 at 3:15 am

    YAN LANG NAMAN ANG NARARAPAT SA KANYA, SA MGA
    TRAYDOR!

     

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