A group composed of pastors and preachers led by Manila Representative Bienvenido Abante filed charges of grave scandal and obscene publication against the executives of the local version of Playboy, FHM, Maxim, and Playhouse magazines, and tabloids Sagad, Hataw, and Toro before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office.
They were charged with violation of articles 200 and 201 of the Revised Penal Code and Manila City Ordinance No. 7780 on antip0rnography. Abante and his group filed their sworn affidavit before Rose Sharon Cordefabila, assistant city prosecutor. Abante’s co-complainants are Manuel Orara, Maranatha International Baptist Church; Nemuel Lesada, Calvary Baptist Church; Efren Padua, Moriah Baptist Bible Church; Samuel Sandoval, Living Bread Baptist Church; Silvano Allorin, Metropolitan Bible Baptist Church; Pastro Pio Tica, Malabon International Baptist Church; Gerardo Nable, Bethany Baptist Church; Boanerge Andaya, People’s Baptist Church; Reuben Abante, Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church; Jose Francisco Sauco, Bible Baptist Church; and Robert Malit, Metropolitan Bible Baptist Church.