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Rody C. Gumpad
P.O. Box 008,
Tuguegarao, Cagayan,
3500-Philippines

June 11, 1996

Mr Neo Aglugub
Mr Edgar Ugaddan
Mr Robert Gamiao
Mr Restie Graneta
Mr Felipe Catolos
Mr Rey Corsino
Mr Freddie Aresta
Mr Rey Ugale
Mr Francisco Pagulayan
C/O P.O. Box 0034,
Tuguegarao, Cagayan,
Tuguegarao, Cagayan,
3500-Philippines

Dear Fellows,

This is to officially acknowledge your May 3 and May 27, 1996 joint letters to me filled with extremely heavy and serious but FALSE CHARGES. TO SAY FURTHER;

  1. THAT, I AM NOT GUILTY of your accusations.
  2. THAT, This is a MORAL DEFAMATION (Libel) and punishable by law. Infact, I was legally advised to bring this matter to court, but I think that is not the best way to solve the problem.
  3. THAT, As ye have REQUESTED, "CONFRONTATION" between ye and I is the best solution. I AM VERY MUCH WILLING for a "CONFRONTATION" BUT with certain CONDITIONS;
    A. COLLECT FIRST ALL your "POISON LETTERS" that ye have proudly scattered here and in abroad.
    b. I WANT YE TO CALL ALL THOSE PEOPLE, both FILIPINOS and AMERICANS, WHOM ye notified and all THOSE WHO LEARNED about this matter that THEY ALL MUST be PRESENT to WITNESS the said "CONFRONTATION".
    C. That the CONFRONTATION should be held ON or BEFORE JULY 15, 1996.
    d. That the VENUE is NOT in CRISTINA'S RESORT. I am humbly offering our own HOUSE OF WORSHIP.
    e. Your FAILURE to comply with this agreement is a CLEAR ACCEPTANCE that ye only WANT TO DESTROY ME just because of ENVY and JEALOUSY.
  4. That, REPENTANCE is really needed (2cor. 7:10-11), and I am ALWAYS READY to FORGIVE EACH ONE OF YOU.
  5. THAT, I want peace & UNITY, for the further advancement of the Lord's work here in our area (1 Pet. 3:8-9).
  6. THAT, "...as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" (Josh. 24:15). "...For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities...shall be able to separate us from the love of God..."(Rom.8:38-39).

I REMAIN, IN HIS SERVICE,

[Signed: Rody C. Gumpad]