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#NotoSofitel, #BoycottSofitelPH Outpour on Social Web: UNTV Supporters’ Campaign vs Sofitel Manila Bias

Netizens, using the hashtags #NotoSofitel and #BoycottSofitelPH, filled every corner of social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook to support the UNTV’s boycott campaign against Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

#NotoSofitel and #BoycottSofitel, the official hashtags of the boycott campaign of UNTV against Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, made it to the Philippine trends and peaked at the number 1 and 3 spots, respectively. (Photo grabbed from UNTV's Official Facebook Page)

#NotoSofitel and #BoycottSofitel, the official hashtags of the boycott campaign of UNTV against Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, made it to the Philippine trends and peaked at the number 1 and 3 spots, respectively.
(Photo grabbed from UNTV’s Official Facebook Page)

During the July 14 episode of UNTV’s morning program, Good Morning Kuya (GMK), UNTV-BMPI Chairman and CEO Daniel Razon revealed that the hotel allegedly removed the station in its TV programming.

On the same episode, Razon called on the supporters of UNTV for a massive social media campaign that will echo their cry for justice against this media discrimination. Hence, the outpour of the hashtags, #NotoSofitel and #BoycottSofitelPH.

#NotoSofitel and #BoycottSofitelPH Trend, Campaign goes WorldWide

The #NotoSofitel debuted at the 6th spot in the Philippine trends before 12 noon yesterday. At 2 p.m., it landed on the 1st spot (Philippine time) and the hashtag #BoycottSofitelPH entered the list at the 5th spot. #BoycottSofitelPH peaked at no. 3.

Here are some tweets posted by UNTV supporters:

Fighting for our rights!!! NO TO MEDIA DISCRIMINATION!!#NotoSofitel#BoycottSofitelPH#NotoSofitel#BoycottSofitelPH                          – @hilarygale_17

We won’t fight for nothing. This is a battle against discrimination to nannies,elders and charitable station.#NOTOSOFITEL #BoycottSOFITELPH – @officiallyjenny

A big NO to discrimination! Everyone deserves equal access to opportunities for public service. #NotoSofitel #BoycottSofitelPH –@ryanjavier

The station, having a loyal audience around the world through its satellite monitoring centres and online streaming facilities, also gathered the support of its fans abroad. Below are a few tweets coming from UNTV supporters across the globe:

All the way from Queens, NY, I am outraged over the media discrimination of @SofitelManila towards Public Service channel UNTV. #NotoSofitel – @polarellano

From Montreal, Canada we support @UNTVweb @gmk_untv37 @BroEliSoriano Kuya@DanielRazon #NotoSofitel #BoycottSofitelPH – @marchcelebrant

No to Sofitel Movement, Sustained

Earlier this morning, on the recent GMK episode, Razon stressed out why he is sustaining this social media movement. He said,

“There are times when you need to speak up, you need to voice out your rights. You do not need to always let things go especially when there are people who are already being affected.”

UNTV-BMPI Chairman and CEO Daniel Razon stresses out the need to speak up for your rights, especially when there are people who are already being affected.  (Photo grabbed from Good Morning Kuya's Official Facebook Page)

UNTV-BMPI Chairman and CEO Daniel Razon stresses out the need to speak up for your rights, especially when there are people who are already being affected.
(Photo grabbed from Good Morning Kuya’s Official Facebook Page)

In support to this statement, netizens eye to prolong this outcry against media discrimination for at least a week. The boycott campaign is making a huge impact on the social web for two days now.

Two days in a row: #NoToSofitel hashtag trending. Black Monday and Gloomy Tuesday for @SofitelManila . We are gunning for a week! – @verybradryan

Let us sustain the trend of #NoToSofitel #BoycottSofitelPH for at least 1 week so that they’ll know how supporters of UNTV unite for good – @kasangbahay

Bro. Eli’s Bible-based Reason for the Campaign

Through his official Twitter account (@BroEliSoriano), host of Ang Dating Daan, Bro. Eli Soriano, expressed his straightforward sentiments about the removal of UNTV from Sofitel Manila’s hotel program listing, the root of the on-going #NotoSofitel and #BoycottSofitelPH campaign.

On July 14, the same day the movement was launched, he posted a Bible-based reason why the followers of UNTV should not keep mum about the issue.

Bro. Eli shares a biblical perspective about the recent social media campaign of UNTV supporters against Sofitel Manila's bias move.

Bro. Eli shares a biblical perspective about the recent social media campaign of UNTV supporters against Sofitel Manila’s bias move.

Ang Dating Daan, the longest-running religious show in the country, is one of the flagship programs of UNTV.

The International Evangelist’s posts encouraged more people to join the online movement. He is also one with the sustained campaign against Sofitel Manila.

“Let us sustain the trend that was established yesterday; Boycott those that ban UNTV, the public service channel in the Phil.”

 

 

Friends

“Friends may come and go, but we need God in our daily lives.”

-Bro. Eli Soriano

(Follow him on Twitter for more sensible musings. You can also send him questions on spirituality and faith)

To Twitterverse…From Bro. Eli, With Love

As the world welcomed the year 2013, the Twitterverse- the virtual universe of Twitter users- witnessed a shower of thoughtful reminders about the revelry and delightful messages from International Evangelist Bro. Eli Soriano.

The social networking site is designed for the users to send only posts with a maximum of 140 characters. Despite this boundary, Bro. Eli was still able to convey his words of advice and dedications to fans and followers around the globe.

A note on the traditional New Year celebration

Here is an explanation why the Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) host opted not to tweet any New Year greeting.

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A couple of life-saving reminders

Because most are still accustomed to the traditional feisty commemoration, Bro. Eli nevertheless provided some precautionary measures to help people avoid meeting accidents.

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A guide on putting wise investments

In another set of tweets, he encouraged everyone to invest on services that will benefit the needy. Aside from being a steward of the mysteries of God, he is also an ambassador of goodwill to his fellow.

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A touch of love and longing for everyone

As his Twitter followers exclaimed their yearnings and fancies, Bro. Eli answered them with tweets that surely left smiles on their lips. Isn’t saying “I love you all” in different languages a simple yet sweet act?

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Indeed, for a man committed to serving God and his fellowmen, sending a number of tweets that will enlighten everyone is worth giving a time. Furnished with sincere love and care for people, let these and his other online mementos serve as guide and inspirations for the coming days ahead.

Why I Mind Blogging

My name is Jack McCall. If you could hear me, what you’re listening to is not the sound of my voice- it’s the sound of my inner voice, the one inside my head. I’d like talk to you but I can’t, because if I say just one more sentence out loud, I’ll die.

These were the first lines of the movie A Thousand Words starring comedian Eddie Murphy. His character was a literary agent who was fond of talking swiftly, very swiftly (I was even forced to use subtitles so I could follow what he was saying). When the time came he used his gift of gab to pursue selfish interests, some magical tree appeared at his backyard with leaves falling each time he is speaking a word. The rule here was simple: One word, one leaf; if there is no more leaf left to fall, the tree dies, and he dies as well.

Did he suffer consequences from the words he uttered? Yes, he did. Did he die? It is for you to find out; but this I must say: his last words were the shortest, yet the most significant ones. It is ironic how in silence and in the least amount of words he was able to express his sincerest feelings. It sounds cheesy, but it is true.

That was the film. In reality, there is no such thing as a magical tree. There is no quota for the number of words we could say. We could tell a thousand truths, slip out a couple of lies, talk all day and be silent for some time. But at the end of the day, no matter what we say, even if no leaf fell because of our words, we must ask ourselves: have I said something useful, something worth listening to, or have I just flaunted non-sense, excessive thoughts?

I remembered how my father stressed out to me the futility of anything in excess- may it be food, money, or words. He said I should remove unnecessary words from my chats because I look like a rumormonger when I talk too much. I remembered how my high school English teacher taught me word economy in writing. She said the shorter, the better. I remembered how Bro. Eli Soriano, my much-loved evangelist, uses only 140 characters (at most) in tweeting godly advices and wisdom to his followers (You can follow him on twitter at @BroEliSoriano). He said it is biblical to lessen your words.

Then, it hit me— it is possible to express, to move and to inspire people even just by dropping some lines. I could tell my stories, share people’s valuable insights, and cite helpful tips and advices through posts that will not exhaust your eyes, hence, the inception of this blog. Let my online journal be useful to your daily musings and let this be the start!

Cheers and love,

Emmy