The international Evangelist who brought the Bible-based Question and Answer service “Itanong Mo Kay Soriano” (Ask Soriano) from television to Twitter is a finalist of this year’s Shorty Awards. Bro. Eliseo Soriano is joining other Twitter personalities in the coveted ‘Oscar Awards for Twitter Writers’ for the third consecutive year since 2011.
The first edition of Shorty Awards’ annual search for the best Twitter writers, personalities and brands started in 2009. This year, Philippine’s Bro. Eli is a finalist in two official categories to vie for the top honors in the #Philippines or Most Influential Filipino Twitter writer and #Blogger or Best Blogger in Twitter.
Based on the current ranking from Shorty, Bro. Eli ranks second in the Blogger category, with 950 votes. On the top six for this category are Bethany Joy Lenz, Klaire de Lys, Oh! Teen, Blog de Jotacê and leading finalist Cid NaoSalvo.com.br.
Bro. Eli personally writes for his Bible-based blog, esoriano.wordpress.com, where he renders biblical perspectives to interesting topics about life’s realities and spirituality. His blog site has won numerous awards, one of which is the Most Educational to Follow in Mashable’s Open Web Awards of 2009 and twice from the Philippine Web Awards as Most Popular Website of the Year in 2009 and 2010.
Meanwhile, in the Philippines category, Bro. Eli ranks second as well, with 575 votes. Joining Bro. Eli in this category are local TV and Web celebrities Ranz Kyle Viniel E. of the Chicster teen group, pop singer Julie Anne San Jose, female heartthrob Kathryn Bernardo, male heartthrob Daniel Padilla, and Julia Montes, to name a few.
The international preacher who is now being heard in six of the seven continents through the Members Church of God International’s (MCG) massive evangelization efforts using the tri-media, Internet and satellite. Bro. Eli started preaching from town to town in Pampanga even before the 1980s, a humble beginning marked by traveling by foot from one barrio to another. Beside being a Presiding Minister of an international organization, Bro. Eli maintains his programs in radio, television and on the web for both his local and international audience and inserts answering spiritual questions in 140 characters or less on Twitter whenever his busy schedule permits.
(Written by Pol Arellano)