The Supreme Court denied Soriano's motion and affirmed the decision with finality in 2010 by an 11-4 vote, noting that "it is a sanction that the MTRCB may validly impose under its charter without running afoul of the free speech clause." The high court reminded Soriano that his program, being aired on television, is accessible to children of all ages and therefore not appropriate for a program with a "G" or for general audience rating due to his use of vulgar language and invectives.
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Eliseo Soriano, members and sympathizers of the congregation lead by the preacher are united in crying foul to the said report.
Several sympathizers blogged   , tweet and posted immediately on Facebook, Scribd and Yahoo Buzz their comments and reactions to the malicious and obviously botched presentation by Clavio of the said case and how it presented on television the practices and history of the Ang Dating Daan group, which is officially registered as Members Church of God International (MCGI).
The appellate court pointed out that Soriano was unable to present new arguments in his MR to warrant a reversal of the earlier ruling.
“A perusal of the [MR] shows that it is a mere rehash of his previous arguments which we have sufficiently discussed and passed upon in our decision…,” the resolution read.
The program currently airs live via satellite through the facilities of UHF Channel UNTV and various radio stations such as DZRH, UNTV-Radio La Verdad 1350, and 100 Radyo Natin FM Stations.
It has been recognized as one of the longest-running religious programs in the Philippines. Initially, the TV program would only run for one hour due to limited funds.
Soriano, head of the Ang Dating Daan and presiding minister of the Philippines-based Christian organization Members Church of God International, was indicted on rape charges in 2006 filed by Daniel Veridiano, a member of his staff.
Veridiano alleged that Soriano sexually assaulted him on 2 separate occasions in Apalit, Pampanga.
In its latest ruling, the appellate court also held that it could not pass upon Soriano's "new allegations" against Veridiano.
“He attacks complainant Veridiano’s character by claiming that [Veridiano] was involved in misappropriation of funds and molestation of minors...
On September 27, 2004, the MTRCB extended the suspension to three months.