Eli Soriano, professing his innocence concerning his legal troubles insinuated that the Philippine president Gloria Arroyo and her Justice Secretary are in cahoots to persecute him. He claims that a lower court had already dismissed the rape case against him but that on the orders of the President, the Justice Secretary refiled the case which resulted in the issuance of a warrant of arrest and hold departure against Eli Soriano.
He did this pronouncement on the Internet using his video stream. There is a possibility that many people from different countries will stumble into his video stream, hear his disparaging remarks and form a conclusion that the Philippines is a country of criminals.
It should be noted that Mr Eli Soriano has a host of legal troubles waiting for him to return but so far Mr Soriano has refused to face his accusers and elected instead to live in a foreign country and broadcast from there.
The warrant of arrest stemmed from a radio broadcast wherein Mr Soriano cursed muslims and their prophet.
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