Notwithstanding his shyness, young Eli was very intelligent.
His parents were able to persuade him later on to take his studies seriously and became the consistent top honor of his primary school.
It has been recognized as one of the longest-running religious programs in the Philippines. Initially, the TV program would only run for one hour due to limited funds.
Ang Dating Daan (Tagalog for The Old Path) is a religious radio and television program in the Philippines produced by the Members of the Church of God International. In Portugal and Brazil, it is broadcast as O Caminho Antigo which is a direct translation for The Old Path.
In Latin America, it is broadcast as El Camino Antiguo which is also a direct translation of the English name.
Eliseo Fernando Soriano was born on April 4, 1947 to Triunfo Soriano and Catalina Fernando in Pasay City, Metro Manila. During his childhood, Eli was very shy and reluctant to be in front of a crowd.
For this reason he entered elementary school a year late and would always escape his teachers during class.