As you may have noticed, there is a blog tit-for-tat between me and Ivatan blogger. He claims that I was “forced” to create my blog to counter his blogs. That’s not entirely true. When did I start blogging?
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I started blogging in December of 2008 mainly to respond to the many blogs of supporters of the fugitive accused homosexual rapist Eliseo Soriano. There were about 4 or 5 active shills writing for Soriano then and if I remember correctly they call themselves “correspondents”. Almost all of their articles were either shameless propaganda or blatant, criminal libel. The propaganda ranges from an almost god worship praise for whom they call “the most sensible preacher of our time”. The others were libelous materials rehashed from long before I was born. The Iglesia ni Cristo had already debunked these libelous accusations many times over and if one had only bothered to do a little research they wouldn’t have used these materials for there is a penalty for libel. But the fact that some still use these materials even after they were proven false lead me to believe that these writers were bent on doing one thing, and that is to disrespect, disparage and libel the Iglesia ni Crist and it’s leaders. So I wrote a few blog entries basically showing Eliseo Soriano’s true color and the reason he’s in his present predicament, which from the looks of it forced these Soriano supporters to stop their criminal libelous deeds. They still write propaganda though, and I don’t have any problem with that. I’ve been watching them for a while now and they seemed to be keeping to themselves and writing their “god worship” articles about Soriano. I was hoping it’ll stay that way when I came across Ivatan blogger.
The blog of Mr. Er V
The first article I stumbled upon on his blog was his latest back then, and he was questioning the finances of the Iglesia and of all things was about the fact that the Iglesia ni Cristo has no official website. Even at first I’ve already noticed his obsession with the Iglesia ni Cristo. An so I responded to his blog (you can read my response here) basically stating that he being a die-hard catholic does not have the right to question another religion’s finances while his beloved Catholic Church is on the verge of collapse on the weight of penalties imposed for crimes commited. In his article also was the first time I’ve seen him disrespect the Iglesia ni Cristo by putting a flag resembling the flag of the Iglesia defaced with dollar signs.
I also explained to him that websites are usually used by people to harass, spam and flame the webiste owner and there is really no spiritual benefit from it. I thought the issue was finished and my response will be the last and all of this would not spiral in a blog tit-for-tat. Well I was wrong for as I was browsing his blog I came upon the same lame libelous material on one of his older post. At first I decided not to dragged into a dirty blog exchange with this blogger but he had a different idea. He published another post which led me to believe he’s really not interested in being factual and fair, but rather content at copy/pasting of old articles that had been rehashed many times over. I again responded to his article debunking his claims and proving him wrong. As it turned out, he’s not only lazy in researching for his articles not caring if what he’s writing is true or nor he even has a nasty mouth.
What is libel anyway? and who is doing it?
Back to that libelous material. Libel is a serious matter. As I’ve written on my articles about Eliseo Soriano, saying and writing things that are untrue and with the intention of disparaging another is libel.
Libel, Slander and DefamationLibelous statements, whether against persons or products, are published statements that are false and damaging. Slander is the same as libel in most states, but in spoken rather than written form.
How do you know if you might defame someone or something in what you are about to publish? There are three tests which the defamatory statement must meet in order for a plaintiff to prevail in a suit against you and your publisher:
1. Untrue. In order to be defamatory, the statement must be untrue. If the statement is true or substantially true, then it is not defamatory, and the case is over.
2. Damaging. In order for the plaintiff to prevail, the statement must have caused real and substantial harm to the person or business. The plaintiff must present evidence of the substantial harm done.
3. Knowingly false. The plaintiff must also show that the defendant knew the statement was untrue, but published or broadcast the statement despite that knowledge.
From this brief explanation, you can deduce that the best way to avoid a libel charge, or to defeat it, is to write only that which is true and can be shown to be true through your meticulous research and note taking.Repeating a libelous statement, or pointing or otherwise linking to a libelous web page may also constitute libel.
It’s no secret that there are many website and blogs out there that contain libelous material that damage the reputation and honor of organizations and people. To me there two kinds of writers, the honorable and the garbage writers. Honorable writers do not libel, or if they did would correct themselves immediately once it is brought to their attention. Garbage writers are just without honor and would not correct their wrongdoing even if they know it is libel. They who are writes libelous material know that what they are doing is wrong and they hide behind nicknames in forums thinking that they’ll remain anonymous forever and would essentially get away with murder. They find protection is being anonymous for after all, how can one be charge with something when no one know who he really is? Ivatan blogger is a garbage writer. I found out that he had been saying unprintable things on a forum for at least 4 years, maybe as long as 7 years. He had rehashed the same garbage that Eliseo Soriano and his group had been spewing 20 years ago. He thought he would get away with murder.
Dumb and dumber
So here is Er, owner of Ivatan blogger from Ivana. In his blog he seems like a nice person. He portrays an upstanding well mannered catholic goodie boy. He’s so confident he’s doing right he post detailed information about himself, photos included. No one can touch him because he looks like an honorable writer. But he writes differently on web forums. On a web forum where all of the writers hide behind a nickname he was different. He can spew invectives like he was eating rice and fish. He published and republishes libelous content. He writes disparaging remarks against the Iglesia, it’s leaders and it’s members. He though he can hide behind a nickname forever.
“Cowards hide behind anonymity”.
That ended though when I put two and two together. I found out the the “losav” who’s been writing nasty and libelous things on the boards is not other that Ivatan blogger. Now he can’t hide behind his anonymous nick. He can still write, he may even continue to libel but he’s now discovered and 4 or however many years he’s been writing invectives against the Iglesia in now free for everyone to see.
Good work Er. Is that what a teacher, and hororable profession, should be doing?
Beware of impostors
Lately, some unscrupolous impostor is inpersonating me. No worries though, for it wasn’t hard to tell that this person was impersonating me. It also wasn’t hard to see what the impersonator’s intention was: it was to mislead. People who are not firm on their belief, who fail to defend their practices and who are revealed as cowards usually last out and do things that are less than desirable. After a few post, members of one forum berated the wrongdoers and lectured them on sound debating principles.
In the meantime, losav has yet to post on the same forum still reeling from the embarassment he went through.