Ang Tamang Daan
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (December 2007)|
|Ang Tamang Daan|
Leonardo Pidlaoan, Jr.
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Original language(s)||Filipino, English|
|No. of episodes||n/a|
|Producer(s)||Iglesia ni Cristo
INC: Central Media Evangelization
|Camera setup||multicamera setup|
|Running time||30 minutes |
|Original run||June 11, 2001 – present|
|Related shows||Pasugo, The Message|
Ang Tamang Daan (Tagalog for "The Right Path") is a program produced by the Philippine-based religious organization, Iglesia ni Cristo, and aired over their television station, Net 25. On this program, the Iglesia ni Cristo debates and rebukes claims made by fellow Philippine religious organization Ang Dating Daan or MCGI and their presiding minister, Eliseo Soriano, about the beliefs of the Iglesia ni Cristo, primarily regarding the deity of Jesus Christ.
The name of the program is probably meant to be a pun of the name of Ang Dating Daan, which is Tagalog for "The Old Path", with the INC claiming their program, Ang Tamang Daan is "The Right Path".
Relations between the two groups have been perennially strained, and both organizations use their respective television programs as well as other media to present "evidence" which they believe shows contradictions in each other's teachings.
Most of the hosts of the program Ang Tamang Daan are current ministers of the Iglesia ni Cristo such as Maximo Bularan, Jr., Rene Panoncillo, Ramil Parba, Michael Sandoval and Leopoldo Guevarra. They even air some testimonials of former members of Eliseo Soriano's church such as Daniel Veridiano and some others.
Ang Tamang Daan began a regular programming on NET 25 on June 11, 2001 which was meant only to contradict Eliseo Soriano's teachings in his program Ang Dating Daan. However, somewhere in 2006, they decided to air the program just like the other INC programs, mainly to preach the words of the Bible, and not to involve and contradict other beliefs. The format has been adopted to another INC program, Ang Mga Nagsialis sa Samahang Ang Dating Daan, in 2006, featuring former ADD-turned INC members.
Most of the hosts of the program are the current ministers of the Iglesia ni Cristo such as Rommel Topacio, Christian Perez and Leonardo Pidlaoan, Jr. They even air some testimonials of former members of MCGI such as Daniel Veridiano, Crispy Perez, Alfie Angeles, Richer Guinto, and some others.
In October 31, 2012, the program Ang Tamang Daan is returned now on INCTV