Ang Dating Daan (Tagalog for The Old
Path) is a controversial religious radio-television program in the Philippines produced by the Members Church of God International. The program is hosted by Brother Eliseo Soriano. The program started in 1983 as a 30-minute block timer on IBC Channel 13 with a shoe-string budget. At present,
the program is aired live via satellite through the facilities of UHF Channel UN Television 37 and various radio stations
such as RMN, DZRH and 100 Radyo Natin. While mainly broadcasting in Filipino, some English language elements were added for
foreign viewers, including “Truth in Focus”, “Biblically Speaking”, “How Authentic the Bible is”, and “Bible Guide”.
It also features the use of multi-lingual and multi-dialectic translations of the Bible, the first and only service of its
kind in the Philippines.
Regarded as a Cult by Catholicism
and Protestantism in the Philippines, "Ang Dating Daan" denies
several doctrines such as the Trinity and salvation by grace alone. It also frequently
criticizes the doctrines of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ founded by Mr. Felix Y.
Their program runs almost 24/7 thru Internet Broadcasting, but until now they
don’t have their own TV or Radio Station thus most of their resources were diverted here, some of their members are
even having financial problems just to show their support to their Leader. They also boast their Satellite and Internet broadcast but in reality most of their members
don’t have any access to these facilities. Most of their members often need to go to their Coordinating Centers just to watch their program on UHF.