The National Press Club of the Philippines (NPCP) issued a Special Resolution on February 12, 2021 following the announcement of the passing of international evangelist, Bro. Eli Sriano.
Special Resolution No. 01-2021, called “Expression of Sincere Sympathy on the Passing of Bro. Eli Soriano,” recognizes the good deeds Bro. Eli has done to his fellowmen, including the members of the press. The statement was released on NPCP’s official Facebook account.
Source: National Press Club of the Philippines Official Facebook Page
Caption: The National Press Club of the Philippines extended its sympathy for the passing of Bro. Eli Soriano.
Apart from extending their sincerest sympathy to the friends, family, and followers of Bro. Eli, the members of the NPCP also expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the Filipino preacher: “The Club forever owes a debt of gratitude to Bro. Eli for his congregation’s silent but steadfast support to its many programs over the years.”
The Members Church of God International (MCGI), the Philippine-based religious group spearheaded by Bro. Eli, is an active partner of the NPCP in its charitable endeavors, including the Club’s Scholarship Program and regular medical missions.
Source: National Press Club of the Philippines Official Website
Caption: Among the several charitable partnerships between NPC and MCGI are the regular free medical and dental missions administered in various provinces in the Philippines. The one pictured above was held in Pangasinan in February 2020.
“Unknown to many, it was MCGI which helped jumpstart the Club’s ‘scholarship program’ more than a decade ago that today has helped hundreds of its members and their children to finish their college education,” the statement said.
The Club also noted the contribution of UNTV News and Rescue in the continuing struggle to attain justice for the victims of the 2009 Maguindanao Massacre that took the lives of 58 individuals, including 32 journalists, four of whom were part of UNTV.
UNTV is the television network where Bro. Eli Soriano’s programs, including the country’s longest-running religious program Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) are regularly aired. UNTV’s content provider, Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI), on the other hand, is headed by The Old Path co-host Bro. Daniel Razon.
NPCP also highlighted Bro. Eli’s magnanimity and humility, saying that “the sole condition binding this strong partnership between the Club and MCGI through the years is that we should not brag nor publicize it.”
NPCP’s statement concluded:
“In recognition for all the good deeds that Bro. Eli has done to his fellow men, including the members of the press, and for his being a true and faithful servant of God, this SPECIAL RESOLUTION is hereby unanimously approved.”
Incorporated in October 1952, NPCP is a professional and social organization of journalists in the Philippines that conducts activities directed towards the improvement of journalism practice in the country.
Bro. Eli’s Passing
In the early morning of February 12, the Members Church of God International, as well as the official social media pages of the “Ang Dating Daan,” released a statement announcing the passing of Overall Servant Bro. Eli Soriano.
Source: Members Church of God International Official Facebook Account
Caption: MCGI announced the passing of Overall Servant Bro. Eli Soriano on February 12, 2021.
Bro. Eli, known for his frank and straightforward way of sharing the words of God in the Bible, was 73 when he passed away. In April 2020, he celebrated the 56th year of his service to God and humanity.
The statement from MCGI assured that the evangelization efforts and charitable projects initiated by Bro. Eli will continue with God’s help.
Written by: Elizabeth Borromeo