He may not be hailed as Twitter’s Best in the recent 3rd Shorty Awards but Bro. Eliseo Soriano, host of the international religious program “The Old Path,” came third in the category of Television, over three other giants in the industry.
Lording it over others, Bro. Eli occupied the lead for a very long time. He was number 1 until others eventually took over. In the final ranking, Bro. Eli was number 3, but beating 3 prominent household names in the US that are Sesame Street, How I Met Your Mother(HIMYM) Production, and Psych, an American detective drama series
In 1972, The New Yorker stated that Sesame Street is the most intelligent and important program in television. Meanwhile, Psych has many viewers. On its pilot episode in 2006, it gained 6.1 million viewers. The American drama was also hailed with “Excellence in Entertainment” by the Independent Investigations Group Annual Award for excellence.
HIMYM is the newest among the US TV shows but is equally popular with the audience, evident with the 16 awards it earned including the several people’s choice awards. In the end, Bro. Eli has gained more votes than these 3 giant names in Television.
Bro. Eli has more than 17, 000 followers in his Twitter account (@BroEliSoriano) and has more than 50,000 in his official Facebook fan page. These social media are his tools in communicating with his audience who are inclined more in the web.
Bro. Eli continues preaching God’s words via blogging and micro blogging regardless of the result of any web awards that his followers are nominating him into.
Recently Bro. Eli’s official blog, esoriano.wordpress.com, has become winner of People’s Choice Award in Blog category in the recent 12th Philippine Web Awards (PWA) on April 8, 2011. Other winners of PWA are websites of www.mcgi.org, the official website of Members of Church of God International (MCGI) that Bro. Eli is presiding in the corporations, foundations, and organizations category, and www.danielrazon.com, the official website of MCGI’s Vice Presiding Minister, Bro. Daniel Razon, for personal category.
This year’s PWA’s Most Popular website is untvweb.com; UNTV is the station where Bro. Eli’s and Bro. Daniel’s programs are presently homed.
In 2009, Bro. Eli’s blog was awarded as the Most Popular Website by PWA. In the same year, his blog was also hailed as the Most Educational to Follow by Mashable’s Open Web Award.
Bro. Eli had just celebrated his 47 years in spiritual service on April 7, 2011 while his long-time running program in the Philippines, “Ang Dating Daan” (The Old Path) is turning 31 years old being on-air this year.