The Supreme Court issued a judgment that say: Bro Eli Soriano lost his standing in court. This is in reference to the RTC Court case. That is due to the fact that Bro Eli has not appeared in court for the arraignment bec obviously he exiled in Brazil prior to the court case. There was sufficient reason why his absence in court was necessary thus any injunction to this effect: flight is an indication of guilt must necessarily be met with consideration such as by the principle exception from the rule. The court should have considered these excuses as indeed exception from the rule if indeed it was part of due process. Still, presumption of innocence should inevitably be in effect. Instead, the court imposed a ruling that he lost his standing in court as it say:
What does it mean by the phrase “lost standing in court”?
Logically, it means the forfeiture of any right in law for any standing position in court. That as having no right to perform the following:
In short, standing or locus standi (in reference to the Soriano’s case) is the right and freedom of the defendant to defend himself in the court of law unless the charges are void or nullified or until a verdict is made. Soriano has standing due to the fact that the rape law harms him and must be contested for relief so as by the reality of his innocence, yet, that was forfeited as by his absence in the court hearing.
Yet is lost standing in court tantamount to a guilty verdict?
Lost standing is a conversion of defense into defeat. Meaning, the accused is defeated in the court case. But we have to note, that there is no evaluation of guilt that transpired. It is a defeat in terms of technicality rather than through evaluation of the merits of the case whereas, in terms of evaluation the rape case was formerly dismissed.
Eli Soriano’s Homosexual Rape case
In November 2005, Eliseo Soriano, presiding minister of the notorious pseudo-Christian cult Members: Church of God International, was put on the Bureau of Immigration watchlist. The orderwas made by Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales on the request of the Pampanga Prosecutor’s Office.
In May 2006, Soriano was indicted on rape charges at the regional trial court of Macabebe, Pampanga, following a complaint filed by former MCGI assistant secretary general Daniel Veridiano that he was sexually assaulted in Apalit, Pampanga on two occasions. According tothe Philippine Daily Inquirer, in June 2008, Soriano allegedly abused his influence by directing Veridiano “to come into his room, massage him and have anal intercourse,” an act that was against the consent of Veridiano.
Macabebe Regional Trial Court Judge Manuel Siyangco issued the warrant of arrest. Soriano was allowed to post a ₱400,000 bail bond (₱200,000 for each count). The charge was dismissed but was later refiled in a higher court by the country’s Department of Justice Secretary, Raul Gonzales.
In November 2006, an arrest warrant was issued against Soriano by Judge Lucina Dayaon of Macabebe. After more than a year and a half of living as a fugitive, news came out that Soriano finally emerged from hiding and posted a ₱240,000 bail at a police Station in Pandacan, Manila on June 21, 2008.
On August 29, 2008, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that Soriano and two others were sued for violation of Art. 171, Revised Penal Code of the Philippines (falsification of public documents) at the Manila City Prosecutor’s Office. It was discovered that the arresting officer, PO3 June Gumaru, and Soriano’s secretary, Belen Talentado, conspired in faking the certificate of detention to permit his release by posting bail for his rape case. PO3 Gumaru admitted in a sworn affidavit that he had never seen the church group leader, that Soriano did not really surrender to him, and that he is, in fact, still a fugitive
By August 2008, a “Red Notice” was issued against him by the International Police Commission (Interpol) [sic]. A “Red Notice” allows the arrest warrant issued by the requesting country to be circulated worldwide with the request that the wanted person be arrested with a view to extradition. As of August 2010, the case has been archived but not dismissed. Eliseo Soriano is presently an international fugitive in self-exile in Brazil, a country that has no extradition treaty with the Philippine government.
Did Bible or let say did Apostle Paul did that to his members?
So the Secret of a False Prophet Revealed!!
Mar 29, 2015 · Public · in Timeline Photos
ASSISTANT PROVINCIAL PROSECUTOR DISMISSES THE COMPLAINT OF RAPE”The foregoing facts, together with the rift going on between the INC and the ADD, which we cannot deny, only show that the complainant was undisputabley ill-motivated from the inception, and these necessarily, without any scintilla of a doubt, substantially affect, if not lessen his credibility as an unperjured affiant.
WHEREFORE premises having been considered, the undersigned recommends the DISMISSAL, as hereby DISMISSES, the complaint for rape filed by Daniel Verdiano against the respondent Eliseo Soriano docketed herein as IS No. 05-1-2459 & 2460.
So what is my point?
We cannot say, bro eli is guilty or not as there is no evaluation of guilt that transpired. Therefore, an appeal must be met provided, the defendant wills so.
I asked an online free legal team on the matter:
Me: What is “lost standing in court”? Is it applicable in a fiscal level case?
Free legal: No. Its only in the court.
Me: Does it mean the accused is not entitled for defense? Can an accused who lost standing wins or its a testament of defeat?
Free legal: Lost standing in court means its a defeat.
The fact still remains, there is no evaluation of guilt that transpired, no weighing of evidences, no analytical due process therefore any decision the court imposed is not a conviction of guilt as per the merit of the case. Nothing is yet established to really impose a strong conviction therefore in matters of conviction, the rape case would always be inconclusive in terms of guilt unless, a full court procedure consummates.
Therefore on moral ground, we cannot accuse bro eli guilty of rape.