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Court finds Rep. Ecleo guilty of killing wife

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DAY OF RECKONING. Representative Ruben Ecleo Jr.. INQUIRER file photo

CEBU CITY—Ten years after his wife’s body was found inside a black garbage bag dumped in a ravine, Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr. of Dinagat Island was found guilty of parricide and sentenced to reclusion perpetua, or at least 30 years’ imprisonment.

Ecleo, who was not present during the reading of the verdict, was found guilty of killing his wife Alona Bacolod-Ecleo inside their home in Cebu City in 2002.  Aside from a life sentence, the “supreme master” of the cult group Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association (PBMA) was also ordered to pay the heirs of his wife P25 million in compensatory damages, to represent what Alona would have earned had she been able to finish and practice medicine.

Alona, a fourth year medical student, was strangled by Ecleo inside their home at Sitio Banawa, Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City on Jan. 5, 2002. Her body was found three days later inside a black garbage bag dumped in a ravine in Dalaguete town, southern Cebu.

Aside from the compensatory damages, Judge Soliver Peras of Regional Trial Court Branch 10 also told Ecleo to pay Alona’s family P200,000 in moral damages, P200,000 in exemplary damages, P200,000 in attorney’s fees and P50,000 temperate damages.

Guilty of graft

Ecleo was represented by his lawyer Orlando Salatandre who said he didn’t know where his client was as they only communicated by phone.  Ecleo was detained at the Cebu City jail but released on a P1-million bail in March 2004, after the court allowed him to seek medical treatment for his heart ailment. His cardiologist had described him as a “walking time bomb” who could drop dead anytime due to probable cardiac complications.

Ecleo also faces a 31-year jail term after the Sandiganbayan found him guilty of three counts of graft during his stint as mayor of San Jose, Dinagat Island, for overpaying for the construction of two municipal buildings and for spending public funds for a women’s center owned by his group, the PBMA.

Salatandre said they would appeal the verdict before a higher court because there were issues raised by the defense that were not appreciated by the court. One of them was the question of identification. The defense contended that the woman found dead in Dalaguete was not Alona.

Alona’s family members, who were all in black, cried after the verdict was handed down. “Finally, my sister can rest in peace,” said Alona’s younger brother Josebil, one of the prosecution witnesses.

Josebil had testified that he heard his sister scream on the night that she was killed, and that he later saw Ecleo’s bodyguards carrying a garbage bag that they placed inside a vehicle.

Self-sacrifice

But for PBMA member Virgie Novicio, the court decision only reaffirmed their master’s mission: to sacrifice himself so their organization would be known worldwide.

“Our organization would not have been known if this (killing) didn’t happen,” she said.

The promulgation capped a 10-year trial that was marked by the inhibition of six judges handling the case. Judge Peras was the seventh judge to handle the Ecleo parricide case.

Security was tight at the Palace of Justice and only a limited number of people were allowed inside the courtroom.  Even the camps of Ecleo and Bacolod were allowed only 20 representatives each.

More than 50 policemen roved around the Palace of Justice building at the Capitol compound in Cebu City since 6 a.m. on Friday, while PBMA members clad in white shirts were seen gathering outside the courtroom, apparently to lend moral support to their “supreme master.” They could be recognized by the PBMA ring on their finger.

100-page decision

The promulgation was scheduled at 3 p.m. but Judge Peras came out of his chambers at 5:17 p.m.  “I’m sorry our computer is not of standard, so we have to wait for a long time to finish the printing,” he told the courtroom, referring to his 100-page decision.

In his decision, Judge Peras described as weak Ecleo’s defense and alibi that he was at the PBMA chapter in Talisay at the time that Alona was killed.  Ecleo also claimed that the body found in Dalaguete was not Alona who, he said, didn’t come home after she went out with her friends.

But Judge Peras noted that Ecleo did not make any effort to look for his wife nor did he report her missing when she failed to come home.

Instead, he went to Lapu-Lapu City and later to Bogo City where he had a sing-along session with his friends.  Peras said that after he arrived from Bogo, the accused went to the police homicide section but only because the police had invited him after Alona’s siblings had reported her missing.

Peras pointed out that the accused claimed his organization had millions of members nationwide and had 20,000 members in Cebu alone—enough manpower to help him look for his wife.  “One word from him would galvanize his members into action to look for Alona Bacolod,” the court said.

Flight to Dinagat

The court also noticed that before the body of Alona was found in Dalaguete on Jan. 8, 2002, Ecleo left Cebu and went home to Dinagat Island purportedly to look for his wife.  The flight to Dinagat was an indication of guilt, the court said.

The court added that when members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) went to Dinagat on June 18, 2002, to serve his arrest warrant, Ecleo did not surrender to authorities. Instead, his supporters fought back to prevent his arrest, with the resulting three-hour gunbattle causing the death of 16 cult members and a policemen.  At least 2,000 PBMA members had barricaded the Ecleo mansion and fired at the policemen to prevent them from taking their “supreme master.”

Alona’s family killed

During the siege in Dinagat, a lone gunman killed Alona’s parents, Elpidio and Rosalia, her brother Ben and sister Evelyn at the family residence in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City.

The attack came minutes after Ben, a vital witness in the parricide case against Ecleo, was interviewed during an evening radio program.

Also killed was the victims’ neighbor, Paterno Lactawan, who was hit in a crossfire.

The gunman was shot dead by responding policemen. He was identified as Rico Gumonong, a security guard and a PBMA member. With a report from Adol Mayol, Inquirer Visayas

First posted 7:51 pm | Friday, April 13th, 2012


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Tags: Alona Bacolod-Ecleo , Crime , Dinagat Island , Judiciary , Justice , Laws , parricide , Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association (PBMA) , Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr. , Ruben Ecleo Jr.


  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J4X5RZIRHCGVSXJWSH7DEFN6WI rodger66

    one reason why we need to have an easy access to our schools, too many idiots like them (PBMA’s) can create chaos and sadly idiots don;t care about laws because they are idiots!!!

    • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

      and you are IDIOT too..watch your words..you don’t know Who Is Ecleo.. why dont you create your own organisation,,so that you have a lot of members too.dont judge Him

      • http://twitter.com/gerard_can can ger

        PANAY ANG DEFENSA MO KAY MASTER SARDINES, BAKIT MAY NAMAMAGITAN BA SA INYONG DALAWA??? SABAGAY LAHAT NMAN YATA NA TYPE NI MASTER SARDINES SA KULTO AY INAASAWA.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/W3W4EYZRS4YXQWASHRDUZFIZR4 Ramon Casttro

         sa dami ng posts ni mae0410, parang nahulog na ang puso ko sa kanya… flowers for you mae0410 @~>~ @~>~ @~>~

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6H5DZKUQTUASP4S6CGTK7B3E4 kevin

        AKO rin ,,love you mae……

      • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

        hndi nmn kailangan na may namamgitan pr ipgtanggol mo ang taong mas kilala mo kesa mga nghuhusga…… god said go to the world and multiplied..baka nakalimutan mo..prng kaw din kapg may gusto kng gurl pinapatulan mo db?

      • http://twitter.com/gerard_can can ger

        GO AND MULTIPLY??? NA GETS NA KITA,,,SO KUNG GUSTO KA NA ANAKAN NI KALBO OK LANG GANON BA???

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DXJYB6A4ZP5FZ7R5QCIJLW26XU Jusaviel

      hindi rin kami mga idots tulad ng sinasabi mo rodger66
      kung makapagsalita kau kala nyo alam nyo lahat2 ng ito…
      porket yon nah yong lumabas sa balita…
      yon agad tingin nyo……..
      hmmmm……ou kailangan naming magising fine gising nah kami sa mga nangyayari

      pero kau tong mga tolog ehhh…
      palawakin nyo muna isip nyo bago kau mg salita ng ganyan…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    now, can they arrest the self proclaimed god of dinagat?

    • gwenbalili

       hindi pa tapos ang laban pio gante.. hanggat nanyan si honorable corona.. isang condo unit lang yan.. reversed agad ang kaso namin sa SC.. heheheh

  • pulis

    Firing squad ang dapat sa hinayupaks na yan!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZE6F4II5HEBUU56RCQ7JB2ECWU Bughaw

       ganyan din sinabi ng mga siraulong nagpapako kay kristo eh! dahil di nila kilala ng lubos, hinusgahan na agad!!!

  • gudwil2all

    parang gargoyle na praning ang litrato ng supremong ito

    • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

      eh ikaw monster kse wl kng litrato

  • I_kabod

    wow after 10 years! at least justice is served!

  • john_constantine

    maybe people are just either stupid or desperate that they cling to men/women who use “God” in their business.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZE6F4II5HEBUU56RCQ7JB2ECWU Bughaw

       paano kung totoo n pala sinasabi nila?
      si hesus pinatay kc di pinaniwalaan, pinatay kasi galing daw xia sa langit.. pinagtawanan, nilait, pinahirapan… kasi nga matatalino mga tao nun eh!..
      nakakapagtaka lang! bkit itong master ng pbma, nagkaganun! samantalang ang mga miyembro nagpapagaling ng maysakit, nagpapaalis ng masamang espiritu, bawal ang bisyo,magaganda ang turo!… hayyyy mystery!
      ano n ba meron sa pilipinas!!?????

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/JQI7ACPTNS65URDEQ3KRYKCPDY Henry

    Thank you very, very much Judge Soliver Peras. You have somehow restored the people’s faith in our justice system. Your brave and just decision showed money or the rich are powerless against an honest-to-goodness judge. Your shining example should help pave the way to the restoration of the people’s full trust in our judiciary. Mabuhay and God Bless.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

    Just looking at his face tells me he’s a killer and criminal.

    • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

      so you are killer too because you have the same name?  i see

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6H5DZKUQTUASP4S6CGTK7B3E4 kevin

    Why does ignorant people love that ugly face…….

    • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

      …did you try ask God why He love you despite your ugliness?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZE6F4II5HEBUU56RCQ7JB2ECWU Bughaw

       baka naman kasama ka sa magagandang anghel na tinapon mula sa langit! remember the beutiful face of satan, na gustong umangkin sa luklukan ng maykapal!!!
      feeling pogi ka eh! rumispeto k naman!..

  • koaks2

    guilty but free.

  • sopingac

    That is why education for their constituents is the last priority of the Ecleos in Dinagat. Poverty and illiteracy are the main reasons why these people are easy to manipulate.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lennon-Paul/100001566616999 Lennon Paul

       not only from ecleo but also from other local politicians in our country.,it is really easier to manipulate and control voters if they are poor and illiterate..that is the reason we ares till a 3rd world country.

  • romfagen

    at binigyan bail ang hayup na ito? noong 2004? ahhh yung panahon ng pera pera ang usapan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FHE3SLJLDR4PL27A563XPVGFSQ DAR

    This is why this country better get rid off with lawyers!

  • Vsnare

    F@cking id1ots… A very strong argument for the death penalty. Include all the PBMA members.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XBAKKHVMLUXXOWOFBPU3SYX5Q The

      it is right to have a very strong argument for the death penalty that we have sinned?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WILVVQ767JE7PGZG37QUNPML74 redcloud

    mga sira ulo pala mga taong ito!! Kaya sumikat ang PBMA dahil sa pagpatay ng amo sa asawa at pamilya nito?

    • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

      WHy Redcloud,how sure you are that Ecleo murdered his wife?are you there when its happened?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R2ECT66ZXHR5BHKGO36OF2XQA Emperador

         According to the evidences and the RTC Judge and how Ecleo and the armed members tried to resist arrest.. He is guilty .., an innocent and specially a supposed Holy Man wouldn’t allow such bloodshed to happen just for him to be free. Think of that again and again Mae. The truth shall set us free ..

      • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

        well, i dont even need to think about it…and NEVER…me as the member..knows everything…kumbaga s palabas,,kurtina lang yang nakiita nyu..bakit hndi nllng c ampatuan pagtuunan nyo ng pansin?un ang marming pinatay n tao..hndi s Ecleo..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XBAKKHVMLUXXOWOFBPU3SYX5Q The

      nakita mo ba ang nangyari nang mangyari ang krimen. kita mo ba siya ang pumatay?ang mukha ilong mata?nakita mo ba sa mata niya sya ang pumatay?

  • mikerocky

    Sweeeeeet justice!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F5HCEI4PGTWG6SHPAEID7CKST4 Migdonio

    wala akong magamit na salita para i-describe ang mga taong naniniwala sa PBMA…..para kasing pinaghalu-halong tanga,gago,stupido,tonto,ungas, bobo,illiterate..etc..ewan ko sa inyo…magpakamatay na lang kayo kasama ni Ecleo..

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Florante-Millares/100001553761044 Florante Millares

      Migdomio….don’t judge the followers of ECLEO….matuto kang rumispeto ng kapwa….dahil ang taong hindi marunong rumispeto ng kapwa tao….ay higit na bobo kahit na professional kang tao…alam kong may mataas kang pinag-aralan sa paaralan kaya nasasabi mo yan….db…walang halaga ang talino at taas ng pinag-aralan mo kung wala ka namang respeto sa kapwa mo…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QAIR53YIPJLMPSQJZTOJIGBVI Jaz

        Dapat pa nga silang kahabagan dahil niloloko lang sila kanilang supreme monster..este! master pala.

      • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

        Bakit how sure you are na niloloko lang kami ng supremo namin?kasama ka b nmin s organisasyon na to?

    • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

      Hoy Migdonio,,eh ikaw saan ka napa belong?baka k Lucifer?…wag ka manghusga,,dahil tao ka lang din..pero s tingin ko muka kang hayop. atles kami,,me nagmamay ari s amin,alam namin kung saan kami pupunta pgdating ng araw..e ikaw,,san nga ba?s gubat?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UIGZTTL6T7ZS2WRLHNHR4LDRVY mj_18

      hindi m alam kung ano ang sinsabi mo? At hindi m rin alam kung ano ang meron sa association ng PBMA kung baket ganun ang paniniwala nmen. may kanyakanya kaming religion pero iisa ang aming mission ang tumulong sa kapwa. Kung anu man ang nangyayari ngayon iyon ay materyalosong kasalanan at wala akong karapatan na husgahan kahit sino pa man!!! Ganunpaman ang tiwala ko sa aming association ay BUO at kahit kelan hinding hindi mababawasan!!! tawagin mo na kaming kahit ano, pero ang ginagawa mo, ang husgahan kaming lahat… ay wala kang pinagkaiba sa isang criminal. Pero salamat sa iyong pang-aapi dahil mas lalo kaming nagiging matatag. hmmmmmmm
       

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XBAKKHVMLUXXOWOFBPU3SYX5Q The

      bakit kami magpakamatay may kasalanan ba kami? 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XBAKKHVMLUXXOWOFBPU3SYX5Q The

      @migdonio tama ba yang sinabi mo sa amin na magpakamatay kami. diba hindi

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZE6F4II5HEBUU56RCQ7JB2ECWU Bughaw

       your words belongs to lucifer satans demons etc.! to describe someone u did not know! u,re a little imp!

  • franciscoyapanalagbate

    To Mr. DAR: What’s your reason for wanting to “get rid off” lawyers?  I am not a lawyer & am not defending them for they can defend themselves so well.  Please don’t forget that his case have been handled by lawyers that includes the Hon.Judge that rendered the decision up to that level.
    Please think a little bit more.  If the noble profession is not in existence to whom all kinds of cases be addressed to?  Supposing you have a case you want to be resolved, to whom will you ran to redress you grievances?  You want to go back to the so called law of the jungle?  There will be chaos, anarchy, bedlam, even rebellion, etc.  It would be climate of “survival of the fittest”.  Law as espoused by the lawyers is a result of an evolving civilization.  Even during the Biblical times there have been “law practitioners”.  Remember the 10 Commandments?  The Elders of that time who rendered judgments?  In the Philippines, we are in dire need of thousands of lawyers to serve the legal needs of our citizenry.  The legal profession is the “Noblest Of All Professions”!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lennon-Paul/100001566616999 Lennon Paul

       you are right in your statements but the legal profession the most noble? i dont htink so..i believe it is teaching that is the most noble profession.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=592984092 Henry Joseph V. Sarmiento

      “The legal profession is the “Noblest Of All Professions”!” – WTH!!?!??! You serious? More noble than the underpaid teachers who help educate our youth (our future)?!??!?! I’ve heard lawyers been compared to venomous reptiles and even to devils, calling them most noble is comedy gold! Lawyers have made their own jungle, where the survival of the fittest have been redefined. Survival in the legal profession have mostly (not all, but most) been about money! Noble indeed… Hahaha sooo funny! Seriously, the more any society needs laws, the more brutal, selfish and absent of any morality in the mindset of its populace, hence the NEED for laws and legal professionals. If people are educated and have a strong sense of right and wrong, they don’t need any laws against murder to know that killing is bad! But if you have people that doesn’t care about life and the welfare of others, no matter how many laws there are against killing, no matter how sharp the teeth of the law, there will still be a lot of violent death gripping that society! Which sadly is how I see the Philippines… Unfortunately, we do need laws and to sharpen the teeth of these laws, because some Filipinos are no different than a rabid dog. And just like any dog, they do form packs! 

    • anu12345

       I will rate lawyering lower that prostitution when it comes to nobility. If you are a fan of lawyers, good for you. But you are right we need lawyers everytime. Actually they always have a share of the reward like 40 or more than 50% in civil cases. What’s admirable is, they can take side. Why do you think we have lawyers’ jokes?

  • el_latigo

    10 years!? It took all of 10 years to finally find justice for the poor murdered wife! Imagine the agonizing anxiety and mental torture of the victim’s loved ones within those long,  lost years. But wait, this leader of a religious cult could still have the decision reversed in the higher courts. They have all the money and political power to “convince” the upper courts to decide otherwise, especially if you are a “kakosa sa politika” of the powers that be. Look at the main suspect of the Ortega murder case.  For some very strange reasons Malacanang is giving him all the time and leeway to decide to voluntarily surrender.

     Only in the Philippines where justice really sucks! No wonder others would rather obtain the oh so elusive justice with their own hands.

    Another thing, if you want to be rich in this country quick, be a politician and run for a position.  Even the once lowly Barangay Captain position will do and be rich in no time at all if you are, as Imelda Marcos says “smarter than others”. Or best of all, establish your own  religious cult or congregation. Look at the loads of money these so-called “religious leaders” make and tax-free at that. And of course, the power that comes with being a religious leader that makes them almost untouchable. Politicians would come knocking at you door courting for your “blessings” on bended knees come election time. And they will always remember your birthday with a huge tarpaulin displayed all over the main highway. But most of the time it is their names that are written in bigger and bolder  prints than the birthday boy’s. Can anyone beat that?

    • reyAragon

       Lamentable.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

      Even the family of the poor victim became victims too. Oh my!!! Where have all the justice gone???? 

  • Anqui

    Change of Administration could make changes to administer justice.  The Judiciary milks money from everyone with pending cases at all levels before a resolution is made.  Judges at every level in the Judiciary must exercise a true and sincere performance of duty  for the Filipino people.  High and Low profiled cases shall be decided more quicker and have laws applied equally. 

  • ddano

    But Ecleo is still at large. Hindi raw makita ng mga pulis. Siguro magkakasama sila nila Palparan, at Reyes Brothers. the police officials should ask the advice of Honasan and Lacson(both experts in eluding lawmen)  how to  find these rich people who are running from justice.

  • indiots

    God sees the thruth but waits…. a story written by leo tolstoy. ang bida na napagbintangan, at napawalang sala nang patay na.

    sa kaso ni webb, ilang years bago s’ya napawalang sala. paubos na ang kanyang buhay.

    at ang matindi si galileo, napawalang sala sa kasong hearsy after 300 years!

    kaya masisi mo ba yaong mga walang kasalanan na huwag munang magpahuli?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZHYZ3SHEDYBKIWZG5LNSXDYRZ4 cedric bryan

      heresy…

      • indiots

        oo nga… heresy. thanks

  • Mario_Garcia

    Virgie Novicio must be nuts.

  • catmanjohn

    The vile CULTIST, Ecleo and his WHITE RING gang should be broken apart for this FALSE RELIGION is the most bizarre and BLASPHEMOUS. Let us hope he gets his true punishment in jail, but these snakes are relying on sending this case to the Supreme Court where they are hoping that the vile pig faced Corona would overturn their conviction for a few more properties he can put in his wife and children’s name. They are the FACE OF EVIL, and must be stomped out if the Philippines is to free itself from the shackles of the dark occult, masquerading in the name of Christ.

  • anu12345

     But for PBMA member Virgie Novicio, the court decision only
    reaffirmed their master’s mission: to sacrifice himself so their
    organization would be known worldwide.

    “Our organization would not have been known if this (killing) didn’t happen,” she said.”

    With this brainwashed membership, this is a very dangerous cult/organization. How many cults like this do we have in Philippines?

    • aspirin200

       Oh, we have plenty. The Estradas, Cayetanos, Enriles, Binays, Magsaysays, Villars, Arroyo’s, Marcoses, etc. and other families we keep electing in bunches election after election. By their sheer tenacity and the people’s loyalty, they had also attained cult status.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6H5DZKUQTUASP4S6CGTK7B3E4 kevin

        THAT IS 100 PERCENT TRUE……

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Kudos to the RTC Judge. However, the family of the murdered wife is not yet fully served justice because the murderer is at large. It was ex-PGMA’s influence that let this killer to post bail in exchange for his followers vote during the past elections. It was also ex-PGMA who paroled the child-rapist Jalosjos to also gain favor from his followers.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AF57IVWEAAKPM53UXZH6FZNLWM CarlosC

      Good job Judge. You’re right RyanE, for pointing out that Pandak had no qualms in releasing criminals so long as she will benefit from it. May she also rot in jail together with these criminals. If only she can be jailed together so they will enjoy each other’s company.

    • gwenbalili

       hindi pa tapos ang laban ryanE.. hanggat nanyan si honorable
      corona.. isang condo unit lang yan.. reversed agad ang kaso namin sa
      SC.. heheheh

  • catmanjohn

     If ‘CLEANLINESS’ is next to GODLINESS, these people are of SATAN, judging from the foul state of their CR’s, their lack of common sense in simple cleanliness facilitates the spread of fecal matter thru this lack of sense of cleanliness. One can be sure that their members suffers from illnesses like diarrhea while their leaders could care less about them spreading it to others.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jerry-Centro/100000160885882 Jerry Centro

    Palparan, Reyes brothers have pending criminal cases and they are in hiding. Ecleo had been convicted by the Sandiganbayan, and now by the RTC, is also evading sentence. They knew they would be put behind bars for their crimes, so they flee early. Had De Lima failed to prevent GMA from flying out of the country, she would have been in the company of Palparan, Reyes brothers and Ecleo.

  • quphal

    justice has been served on paper only until ecleo is behind bars for good. saang lupalop hahanapin ang animal na yan e kahit abogado nya hindi alam kung nasan ang hayup na yan.

    • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

      baka gusto mo tulungan pa kita maghanap s kanya quphal.wag ka masydo epal  ni hndi mo  kilala c Ecleo

      • Ross18

        You mean your a fan of Ecleo?! wake up and do something good in your life like accepting the truth the guy is killer and a corrupt.

      • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

        I think ur d one who should wake up..i bet you’re a politcian.

  • jimmy_maranan

    no more walking time bomb. Time bomb behind bars na. Ang tagal namang sumabog.

  • tra6Gpeche

    This case will probably be appealed as high as the Supreme Court.  Mr. Ecleo must have tons of money from corruption. This is why Mr. Renato Corona should not be allowed to keep his position of Chief Justice of Philippine Supreme Court. Mr. Corona definitely has zero credibility and he is not trustworthy. Judge Soliver Peras of Regional Trial Court Branch 10 should be commended for this decision. I salute Judge Peras.

  • http://civilservice.boxpinoy.com/civilserviceexam.php Rorschach

    All these are made possible by Pork Barrel.

    Greed.

  • otoling

    Bakit they allow him to post bail in the first place, eh napakalakasng ebidensya sa kanya na he was involved in the crime and/or he must the murderer? 

    Ecleo must have paid the Judge who allowed him to bail for P1 miyun pesos to go free.  Itatago siya ngmga ka-kulto niya, for sure.

    Meron talagang mga Judges na baluktot ang isip.

  • quphal

    But for PBMA member Virgie Novicio, the court decision only reaffirmed their master’s mission: to sacrifice himself so their organization would be known worldwide.
    “Our organization would not have been known if this (killing) didn’t happen,” she said.

    si alona ang namatay. nasentensyahan ang master mo pero hindi naman nakakulong. asan ang sacrifice ng master/killer mo dyan??? kelangan mo na magpa-neuro test novicio.

  • reyAragon

    Mababakante na ang position ni Ecleo bilang “supreme master of the universe”. Sinong gustong mag-apply?

    Palparan, ligot, garcia, mag-apply na kayo! lol

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/24JVJY5NEUFZ6D3IPWI4RW7CFI elmer dagasdas

      Anjan pa naman Si Master Ruben Ecleo I

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

    According to Ecleo, God commanded him to kill his wife.

    • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

      so kill your wife too

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NZ6K43PD6VVZ5I2JRTWDFHHTV4 Ina

        Mae0410, PBMA member much? :D

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_POQG2KLBXHAA2SFX74TNXZQXH4 Andrei

        he he he hindi ba halata

      • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

        cguro ung iba jan ..ganun din bumitaw nga lang

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XBAKKHVMLUXXOWOFBPU3SYX5Q The

      sure u?

  • http://twitter.com/offlinesometime jana hitchens-morley

    Simula na naman nang Hide n’ Seek.  Ecleo  come out, come out wherever you  are and meet the blindfolded lady holding the scale of justice. Sukdulang karumal dumal ang iyong krimen, wala kang habag !!!!

    • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

      Hi excuse me jana..pano ka nakaksiguro n xa nga pumatay s aswa nya?andon ka b nung mngyari un?

      • magsasakasanayon

        idiot. the rtc already found him guilty, and unless a higher court declares otherwise, he will remain guilty of killing his wife. 

      • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

        you are idiot too..just w8 nlng s  mga mangyayari pa

      • magsasakasanayon

        your argument is fallacious.

  • franciscoyapanalagbate

    For: anu12345
    I sincerely thank you for your reply to my opinion re lawyers.  The “jokes” about lawyers is a result of misinformation, misunderstanding, closed-mindedness, and deliberately ignoring the very important role that lawyers play in the society.  For whatever case that they handle there is an official legal rate that they can charge their clients.  They cannot charge clients arbitrarily.  Yes, they have the right of choice as far as contracting with clients is concerned.  But once they entered into a client-lawyer relationship they have the legal OBLIGATION to defend or prosecute as best as they can.  Hope that you will not have the “misfortune” of needing legal services for you will be dealing with a professional lower than a prostitute.  Thank you.

    • reyAragon

       Blame it on Shakespeare’s play Henry VI “The first thing we do, we kill all the lawyers”.

      • franciscoyapanalagbate

         For:  Mr. reyAragon
        I really appreciate your finding time to respond to my opinion re the legal profession.  I am not so well versed about Mr. Shakespeare’s play.  But I can only surmise that maybe he found something that would underscore something in his play to make it more “readable” & enjoyable.  But I don’t blame him a bit.  Of course we know that we cannot oblige to his
        “killer instinct”.  But then let’s suppose that at the present times there are really no lawyers, what would you think that’s gonna happen in our country or any other country for that matter?  Thank you again, Mr. reyAragon.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HGC2U2QUAREAK42HNUTSNQGBVI SolitaJ

    At last, justice has been served to the Bacolod family! But it should not have been only parricide.It’s obvious that Ecleo and his cult has a hand in the murder of Alona’s parents and brothers! Nakakaawa, halos buong pamilya pinatay. I saw kung gaano naghirap ang brother ni Alona when he sought protection at CIDG, Cebu. Nakita ko ang pagtitiis nya, para lang mapatuloy ang kaso. That time bumisita kami, he had only sardines (tinapa in Bisayas) for ulam. Yon seguro ang ration ng CIDG. But he was very hopeful that justice won’t remain blind. Sana, maalis na ang mga crooks in the judiciary para maging efficient at mas makatarungan ang hustisya. The Gov’t should look into the excesses of some politicos who lord it over their constitutencies. At sana mawala na ang kulto na bumabaluktot sa isipan ng mga taong nagugulohan at insecure sa kanilang buhay. May kaibigan akong PBMA member. Hindi nya gusto ang kultura nila na “blind obedience”. Pero sa ngayon, sunod-sunoran pa rin sila kase dependent ang pamilya nya sa grupo. Yon ang nagbigay sa kanila ng hanapbuhay. PBMA seems like religious communism. The group owns everything but it also provides for the needs of its members, and the latter adheres strictly to the rules. May brainwashing din sa mga myembro. But the strong sense of community and security make the members stick together.

    • beerhunters

      in a sense the setup of the organization is very close or similar to the “collective” instituted by Stalin in Ukraine and the USSR during his rule.”To each according to his need, from each according to his role and ability.” Private property was abolished, became communal property and the individual became economically and totally dependent on the organization

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HGC2U2QUAREAK42HNUTSNQGBVI SolitaJ

    SM Mae0410, merong tinatawag na circumstantial evidences that would help point out the perpetrator. Bihira naman talaga na may witness sa murder, at I’m sure wala ding CCTV sa pinangyarihan ng krimen. Pero hindi ibig sabihin na walang pumatay kasi walang nakakita. Malayo naman din na mag-suicide si Alona. At na-establish din na may motive ang accused and other telling signs of guilt and cover ups. Hindi lahat what you see is what you get. Sometimes, you can’t see it but it’s still there, something is happening yet unseen to the eyes. Tulad ng otot mo, hindi mo nakikita pero alam mong lumabas sa pwet mo kase nangangamoy. That seems to be what happened to the parricide case. Gets mo? Hulaan ko, PBMA member ka, kasi nagbulag-bulagan ka!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UIGZTTL6T7ZS2WRLHNHR4LDRVY mj_18

      hindi lahat ng member ng PBMA ay gaya ng sinsabi mo. Kung ipapaliwanag ko ba sayo ang ibig sabihin ng PBMA makikinig kba? Hindi rin dba? so respeto lang ang kelangan nmen. Kung may mga ibang tao na gustong ipagtanggol ang aming associaton,sana intindihin din ninyo kc madaming nanghu2sga smen ng masama.Dun kami lumaki at nagisnan na namen ang PBMA association pero tinuruan kami lahat kung ano ang tama at kung ano ang mali. Hindi kami bobo kasi may pinag-aralan din kami. At lalong hindi rin kami tanga sa aming pinaniniwalaan. Kung ano man ang hatol ng Korte ipaubaya nmen sa kanila. Lahat tayo may kasamaan at depekto sa ating sarili. Tayo ay tao lamang na nagkakasala.. May DIYOS na nakakaalam ng lahat! At wag tayong manghusga. INUULIT KO RESPETO LANG. Nirerespeto ko rin ang inyong opinion pero wag ninyong apakan o husgahan ng masama kaming lahat!!! hindi ko kayo hinihiling na maniwala sa aming association ang hinihiling ko lang respeto lang! MARAMING SALAMAT PO!!! God Bless…

    • http://twitter.com/mae_0410 Mae0410

      yes at solid aqng member..watch your words nlng…at nais lng namin sabihin s inyu na alam na namin n mngyayari ito…at may darting pa na mas matindi..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NZ6K43PD6VVZ5I2JRTWDFHHTV4 Ina

        mae0410, WTF???!!!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DXJYB6A4ZP5FZ7R5QCIJLW26XU Jusaviel

        @twitter-356858793:disqus ….pabayaan na natin cla….
        yan talaga yong mga tao ngaun….puro bad sides tinitingnan….kahit anoh nalng sinasabi nila kay Master……di nila alam nah mas lalong napatibay samahan natin…
        syempre sinasabi nila yun dahil lng sa balita…
        pra matigil natong kasong to 
        sana pumayag na nga tong supreme court na ipatingin ang katawan ng patay…
        pero bakit prang takot sila na baka malaman ng taongbayan nah hindi si madam alona yon..
        ang laki2 pa naman ng hinihingi nila…million2 pa naman…
        si  master pa sinasabihan nila nah humihingi ng pera sa mga co-members natin..
        pero ito sila tong nagpapabayad ng malaking pera……
        sila ata tong nangungurakot…..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/HGC2U2QUAREAK42HNUTSNQGBVI SolitaJ

        Jus, patay na si Alona, pati Nanay, Tatay, at 2 kapatid niya at kapitbahay namatay din. Sana hindi nyo pagtakpan ang kasalanan ng mga kasapi nyo at harapin nyo ang masaklap na katotohanan. Tao ang divine master nyo, hwag ninyong ihalintulad sa Diyos, na hindi pwedeng magkasala. Malapit na kamag-anak ko myembro nyo. Pinagbili mga ari-arian nila upang manirahan sa Dinagat Is. Ayon maubos pera nya, kse yon pala sa kulto nyo lahat ibibigay at ipamahagi sa grupo kse magkapatiran nga kayo. Nung magkasakit, umuwi sa bayan namin kat balak na naman ipagbili lupa nila. Nabahala ang mga anak nya kase maubos na properties nila para ipamigay lang. Paano kung lumala sakit nya, ipagpadoktor ba sya sa PBMA? Sabi din ng tita ko, kse pag may ibibigay ka daw sa grupo pagpalain ka nila ng husto at luv ka ng mga kapatid. Kaya ayun nauto. Btw, kahit mahirap lang ang mga Bacolod, hindi sila nanghingi ng pera. Ang korte ang nag-order sa perpetrator to pay 25 M in compensatory damages to the heirs of Alona. Imagine, 5 sa mga myembro ng Bacolod family ang namatay! Ikaw, ok lang ba sa yo bigyan ka ng 25 M ngunit pagbarilin nanay, tatay at mga kapatid mo? Alisin mo ang takip sa yong mata, ilagay mo sarili mo sa Bacolod family. Alona was allegedly killed due to fits of jealousy. Pero nadamay pamilya nya! Pinatay ng Sekyu na si   Rico Gumonong, na malamang dinadakila din nyong kapatid. Hindi yan hearsay, documented yan!

  • franciscoyapanalagbate

    For: Mr. Henry Joseph V. Sarmiento
    I thank and respect you for your honest-to-goodness reply to my opinion re the lawyers.  You have all the right to raise those questions.  Maybe you will be able to appreciate & understand this field of study if you take it even for one semester.  I “assure” you that you will have a dramatic change in your perceptions about lawyers.  I believe in its nobility because it involves the very essence of human existence in relation to the right to life, liberty, and property.  Though I agree with you 100% that the teaching profession is a noble one.  But once the right to life, liberty, & property is put into jeopardy what would remain of an individual, educated or not?  All professions, careers, vocation, & everything in between is all about money.  Our day-to-day existence is all about money.  Would you agree with me that the country is a total mess because of the money that corrupt leaders keep on siphoning endlessly?  Our laws, as espoused by the lawyers act as the “controlling force” to arrest the “big rig out of control”.  Precisely, we need laws/lawyers to stop the bedlam that’s going on in the country.  Can you imagine if there are no traffic laws?; can you imagine how many Ecleos, Palparans, Arroyos, Ligots, Garcias, & that former Gov. of Palawan, can spawn in legions?; can you imagine if there had been no Judge Peras to convict Mr. Ecleo?; can you imagine yourself whose “rights have been violated”, needing the services of a lawyer but there is none?  can you imagine our society having no Courts of Law, especially the Supreme Court?  Our democratic society is just like a stool with three, (3), legs, (Executive, Legislative, & the Judiciary), to stand on.  Remove one of those legs, (Judiciary), & our society  would collapse & be rendered into ashes.  It cannot rise again like the Phoenix.  Laws are made to have order in the society where each one of us is protected.  Just like the formation of a government which is organized for the benefit of the human race.  We have to look at this profession as an indispensable part and parcel of a whole.  Yes, seriously, this is the noblest of all professions.  This is my opinion.  Thank you so much.   

    • pedronimo

      AMEN

      • franciscoyapanalagbate

         For: Mr. pedronimo
        Amen, too.  Thanks a lot for your valuable response to my opinion.

    • magsasakasanayon

      you’re wrong in so many places that i don’t know where to start. laws are not made to have order in the society. laws are created to dispense justice. that’s the idea that has eluded almost all lawyers in the land. nowadays, laws are used to hide and skirt around the truth and your so called lawyers call these technicalities. of course we need laws, but we can live without the lawyers.

      • franciscoyapanalagbate

         For:  magsasakasanayon
        I humbly submit to your perceptions about my opinion & I thank you for your reply to the same.  I’ll follow your line of logic that: “of course we need laws, but we can live without the lawyers”.  My questions are:  who would implement the laws?; who would defend or prosecute if there is any “trouble” between contending parties?; who would dispense justice?;  who would render decision/s?; supposing that your rights to life. liberty, & property have been violated, to whom will you seek justice to address your grievances?.  If there will be nobody to turn to in times of legal needs, that would spell trouble to say the least.  I believe that the legal profession is part and parcel of a whole for the benefit of the human race.  Thank you.

      • magsasakasanayon

        well, jurisprudence is a recent science. civilizations thrived long before the first lawyer was born. we only need our conscience to dispense justice. but since we can depend on lawyers to bend the laws, it’s easy now to do something illegal, specially the privileged. noble profession, indeed.

        clowns also play a vital part of the society, making smiles for the benefit of the human race. i think we need them more than we need lawyers.

      • franciscoyapanalagbate

         For: magsasakasanayon
        Thanks again for your comments about the legal profession.  If I’m not mistaken there’s the Book of Judges in the Holy Bible, which would indicate that jurisprudence, (it may not be the technical nomenclature during those times), had already existed since time immemorial.  The practitioners might not have been called lawyers during those times.  But I definitely believe that law had been practiced long, long time ago. But the point is that lawyers have an indispensable role for the preservation of an orderly society.  I just hope that you will never need a lawyer in your lifetime if not I don’t know whether you would get a clown & make you laugh in your situation.  This is a reality check.  Thanks again.

      • magsasakasanayon

        believe what you want. but i believe that society will be more orderly without the lawyers. no need to remind me about clowns and lawyers. looking at cuevas (of the corona defense team) clowns and lawyers are indistinguishable nowadays.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NZ6K43PD6VVZ5I2JRTWDFHHTV4 Ina

    the more i read Mae0410′s comments, the sadder I get for having Filipinos like her who are willing to give up reason and look past the horror, the lives lost, and the violation of humanity just so they could feel security from these messianic crooks.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DXJYB6A4ZP5FZ7R5QCIJLW26XU Jusaviel

      kasi wala kang alam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • http://twitter.com/gerard_can can ger

        PAANO YAN, MAKUKULONG NA NG HABANG BUHAY SI KALBO,,ANG SAYA-SAYA NAMIN NO,,,

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZE6F4II5HEBUU56RCQ7JB2ECWU Bughaw

       ganyan din yung mga walang alm nun, kaya nga pinpako at pinapatay si jesus, gawa nun ang daming naki sawsaw, pero wala namang alam tungkol kay hesus!! kilalanin nyong maigi  bago kayo mag judges!..tapos dun nyo husgahan!!

  • pedronimo

    Another big point for Pnoy;s Daang Matuwid.

  • franciscoyapanalagbate

    For:  Mr. Lennon Paul
    My sincerest thanks & appreciation for your reply to my opinion re the legal profession. I agree with you 100% that the teaching profession is a noble one.  Teachers are our second parents.  I really love, honor, & respect them.  But just like teaching, we need laws/lawyers for the overall benefit & success of our Philippine society.  I opined that this is the “noblest of all professions” because it affects the very existence of the human race in relation to the right to life, liberty, & property.  Once these basic human rights is put in jeopardy what would remain of an individual, educated or not?  I am not compartmentalizing these professions.  I only recognize the very important roles that they play in our democratic society, notably the legal profession.  Thanks a lot again

  • MonMayuga

    At last, justice is done, Thanks God and this madman is finally made to account for his evil deeds. May tribe decrease.

    • koaks2

      the madman is still free. no justice yet.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3L2EBI3SIN47I22VQKDQ62XKHU Diego

       how many madmen are there pretending to be religious leaders or religious?

  • Bad_Ong

    FIrst Palparan, then ex-Gov Joel Reyes and now this “super master” guy!

    Indeed a good indicator for change but where are they? How I wish the government would do some extra effort to locate, arrest and put them in jail asap!

    And there’s the real change wrt to the culture of impunity and finally justice is served!

    • beerhunters

      wait ’til the people elect ecleo senator just like Honasan, Lacson, trillanes and there are two coming as you said Palparan and joel reyes!!

      • Bad_Ong

        If you wish it to happen then a possibility that it might happened and am not sure if that’s really what you want for our country? How sad if we or some people are expecting or wishing for negative things instead of something that will bring hope and bright future!

        I just hope only few are there with such outlook? God Bless PH.

  • PHtaxpayer

    10 years to get a conviction??  oh well, better late than never.

  • http://twitter.com/wee_kender wee

    it’s time for a little hide and seek game!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJ2DA4ZHFHZOM2I2UCLJGFY7GI Shai

    Hindi ko talaga ma-gets kung bakit parang dinidiyos ng mga PBMA members si Ecleo despite sa ginawa nya.  Tulad na lang ng nasira kong tiyahin.  Nung malapit na syang mamatay sabi nya nasa kanyang tabi si “master”.  Nung panahon na yun hindi pa nangyari tong murder.  Pero ngayon nangyari na at nagbubulag-bulagan pa rin mga members.  Kala ko magising na kayo sa katotohanan.  Yumaman sya dahil nagpa-uto kayo.  Like, kung gusto mong kumita ng limpak-limpak na salapi, magtayo ka ng kulto,.o di ba? 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJ2DA4ZHFHZOM2I2UCLJGFY7GI Shai

      Dahil sa sinabi ng nasira kong tiyahin akala ko patay na itong si Ecleo at nagmumulto. Tapos nabasa ko sa news buhay pa pala at murderer.  Naku !

    • erick_1972

        Deluded followers using God as an escape goat.Live up ,God help those who help themselves.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DXJYB6A4ZP5FZ7R5QCIJLW26XU Jusaviel

      at sino po naman kau para mag sabi nyan???
      bakit dahil ba sa mansion nya na maganda malaki…at may pambayad sxa sa kaso nya…innuto nya na agd kami….
      hindi ahh…..
      di nyo kasi alam kung san galing yong pera kaya ganun2 nalng pinagsasabi nyo…

      maawa  ka din sa sarili moh
      dahil ikaw din magsisisi nyan

      • mongrel84

        lider nyo magandang lalaki? hheheheh hay naku eh kulang nalang dyan eh sungay, grabe ang pagka-uto niya sa inyo  

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XBAKKHVMLUXXOWOFBPU3SYX5Q The

        ang panginoon nalang bahala sa inyo. hindi na ako makialam. kung ano
        narinig at nabasa nyo yan ang paniwalaan niyo hindi ko naman kau masisi kasi iyan ang narinig niyo eh.saan ba galing ang narinig at nabasa ninyo inungkat ba ninyo ito kung ito ba ay totoo o hindi or naniwala lang kaayo kaagad.baka kau ang napauto sa nabasa at narinig ninyo. hindi nyo inalam kung ito ba ay totoo or hindi.saan ba galing ang narinig at nabasa niyo sigurado bang totoo ?siguradohin ninyo muna ang totoo bago kau humusga sa aming master?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XBAKKHVMLUXXOWOFBPU3SYX5Q The

        diba hindi namn to binabasa nang nagdodota.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XBAKKHVMLUXXOWOFBPU3SYX5Q The

        grabe panlalait ninyo dito sa page.eh hindi naman ito binabasa nang naglalakad sa labas eh.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

    Judge Peras … YOU’RE THE MAN! YOU’RE THE JUDGE! YOU STOOD UP AND HAD THIS GOON SENTENCED! now, to look for this convict … THAT”s the hard part…

  • elmersvd

    This Ecleo is really incredible! He’s supposed to be behind bars but because he was a “walking time bomb” that he was granted bail. Then he ran for Congress and I waited for that time bomb to explode inside Congress but it never happened! Now, he’s nowhere to be found! I hope he has exploded already. To Judge Paras: GOOD ON YOU!!! WE NEED MORE JUDGES LIKE YOU!

    • beerhunters

      wait ’til the people elect him as senator! like Honasan, lacson, trillanes, etc.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

     makes me laugh talaga. ang daming pinoy na nagpapa-uto! THAT’S THE TRUTH!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kapalmo-Mahiyakanaman/100003483493091 Kapalmo Mahiyakanaman

      matagal na tayong uto uto sa mga religious groups..  eversince pa time ng mga prayle, at sa lahat ng mga religious organizations, gaya ng Roman Catholic Church, Iglesia Ni Cristo, Jesus is Lord Movement, El Shaddai, Mormons, Muslims, etc….. Sino yumayaman? mga nagtayo nitong mga religious cults!!!! who gets power? mga religious leaders!!!!! the TRUTH IS, RELIGION IS MAN MADE!!!! different religions only creates war among nations!!!!! US vs extremist muslims of osama bin laden.. israel vs the arab nations.. etc.. etc… kaya, HUWAG KAYO, PAU’UTO SA MGA RELIGIOUS LEADERS NYO!!!!!

      • Juan_Sipag08

        Kawawa ka naman sa, di mo alam ang mga sinasabi mo.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZE6F4II5HEBUU56RCQ7JB2ECWU Bughaw

         korekk po!! walang dyos kc yang mga yan.. alam lang sumawsaw sa nangyayari sa paligid!! kawawanaman!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UIGZTTL6T7ZS2WRLHNHR4LDRVY mj_18

     Maraming taon ang nakalipas na binuo ang PBMA. At maraming bagay ang hindi ninyo alam. Si Supreme Ruben Ecleo Sr. (Ang ama ni Ruben Ecleo Jr. ang nsasakdal) ang namahala nito. Siya ang taong alagad ng Diyos. Maraming bagay nang natupad ayon sa kanyang salita.( At maraming taong pinagaling,binuhay at binigyan ng pagkakataon na matupad ang hangarin sa pamamagitan ng dasal at hiling sa kanya. Wala siyang ibang utos ay magpakumbaba… Hindi humiling ng pera pero ang mga myembo ang gustong magbigay, sa pasasalamat sa kanyang tulong at kabutihan. Ngayon may ngyaring ganito sa kanyang anak at hindi ito kabawasan sa aming paniniwala. Baket kamo? kasi alam naming lahat kung anong meron ang PBMA at ano ang pinaniniwalaan nmen. Ngayon kung naniniwala kayo sa Panginoong Diyos baket kayo nanghu2sga? Di ba may salita ang pangninoon na wag tayong manghusga ng kapwa. Sabi ko nga respeto lang ang aming hinihiling… 

    • erick_1972

       Yeah sure, heard those words already .Using God as an excuse.Do not judge lest you be judge and so forth and so on. Please could lives of the living would go on already .

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_POQG2KLBXHAA2SFX74TNXZQXH4 Andrei

      Humihingi ka ng respeto? Paano kayo rerespetuhin eh sumusunod kayo sa masamang tao.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DXJYB6A4ZP5FZ7R5QCIJLW26XU Jusaviel

        oo humihingi kami ng respeto……

        kung may respeto ka sah pamilya moh respetoin moh rin yong ibang tao…
        di moh alam pinapasok mo eh..

        you beter keep your mouth shut

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_POQG2KLBXHAA2SFX74TNXZQXH4 Andrei

        MAMAMATAY TAO ANG LIDER MO! 

        I know the truth hurts but you have to accept it in order to move on and see past all the lies. 

        Pride lang yang pinaiiral niyo kaya di niyo matanggap na naloko kayo ng ubod ng sama na tao.

      • GuestUzer

         Wala kaming respeto sa mga taong pahamak na katulad nyo. Ang katulad nyo ang naglagay sa mga politiko na CORRUPT. kriminal at mamamatay sa gobyerno. Yung KULTO pahamak at nakakahiya, nadadamay ang ibang filipinos na matitino ang pag iisip sa katangahan nyo.

    • Ross18

      Magpatingin ka sa doctor am sure meron problema ang pagiisip mo pati na ang buong myembro nyo. Dont bring God into this, The Ecleo are corrupt and murderers and you and the rest of your members are the living proof. Nauto kayo sa madaling sabi.

      • http://twitter.com/gerard_can can ger

        ROSS,CORRECT KA DIYAN,,,SUPER BUBO AT KAILANAGN NA NG MAGPATIGIN, MALUWANG NA ANG KANYANG TORNILIO,,,

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UIGZTTL6T7ZS2WRLHNHR4LDRVY mj_18

        pacensya na baka iakw ang kelangan magcheck up… hindi ko kelangan magpaliwanag sa inyo.. kung sarado ang utak ninyo. isa lang ang nagppatunay mas masama pa pla kayo sa mga inaakala ko.sori bye hind ko kelangan patulan…magkkasala lang ako sa inyo…God Bless… sori s mga taong ayaw maniwala at mapanghusga… tsk tsk tsk!!! 

      • Ross18

        U want us to believe you, your leader is guilty of murder. Please, your blind to the truth. Nasa harap nyo na ayaw nyo pa maniwala pinipilit nyo pa rin yun sa inyo na baluktot. Ginagamit lang kayo and hangat maaga itama nyo na ang mali walang masama dun.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6H5DZKUQTUASP4S6CGTK7B3E4 kevin

      YOU ARE MORE ;CRAZY than your master…ok,,,,,,

    • beerhunters

      “Allah is our Lord, Muhammad is our Leader, Qur’an is our Constitution, Shariah is our Law, Shahadat(martyrdom) is our Desire, Jihad is our Way, to Chop Off the heads and hands of unbelieversINFIDELS wherever we find them is our Bounden Duty.” Allahu Akbar!
      Sounds familiar to you?? Cult fanaticism reinforced by belief in invincibility and monopoly of righteousness thru the possession of amulets as well as self proclaimed or imagined direct access to God, that’s what it is!

    • GuestUzer

       Di po kami ang naghusga, yung presiding judge po sa kaso ng Master nyo. He was found guilty of murdering his wife. Yan ba ang supreme master nyo? mamamatay tao? Me kasabihan po na group of the same feathers flock together. Makikita mo naman yan sa mga kasamahan nyo na nakikipagbakbakan sa mga authorities. Willing silang pumatay alang alang sa kanilang Master na mamamatay tao. At yung lone gun man na pumatay sa pamilya ng biktima. I bet ikaw rin papatay ng tao alang alang sa culto nyo. Katangahan ang tawag dyan.

    • mongrel84

       Naconvict na nga sa korte evidence ang tinitingnan dyan bat pa kayo magpakatanga gumising kayo uy PBMA members

      • http://www.facebook.com/jay.maniapao Jay Maniapao

        gfhghgfh

  • dead_pixel

    Akala ko si noyAbnoy na ang kinulung!
    Kahawig kasi ang mukha at pag-uugali!

  • http://twitter.com/gerard_can can ger

    RUBEN ECLEO RESEMBLES THE FACE OF SATAN, THE MURDERER, CORRUPT POLITICIAN, DRUG ADDICT, AND POLYGAMOUS.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FG2QJLQTVYL64WMP6AG4FHFCX4 Finders Keeper

      ueeee, it doesn’t matter how he appear to be like to you or to others, what matter is his heart. we know him personally, he can’t even kill a single coach-roach in his mansion? don’t fool  yourself. you might have one of those lame people who loves to hate those whom they don’t know and just depended any news they read on the newspapers or heard from televisions. do not be blinded, there are some who hates the ecleos’s or specially Rep. Ruben Ecleo, don’t become like them. SOME PEOPLE BECOME MORON OR STUPID BECAUSE THEY LET BIG PEOPLE USE THEM BY ANY MEANS.
      Thank you. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_POQG2KLBXHAA2SFX74TNXZQXH4 Andrei

        hwe hwe hwe 

        ganyan din sabi nung kamag-anak ng ibang kriminal – “hindi niya ho kaya gawin yon, napakabait na tao nun”

        don’t depend on news ba kamo, eh galing sa korte natin yan ah. kung walang kasalanan bakit di napatunayan, mga tanga kayo kaya di umuunlad bayan natin dahil sa dami ng TANGA!

  • http://twitter.com/gerard_can can ger

    KUNG HINDI SANA TANGA ANG MGA TAO,,SA PICTURE PA LANG NI RUBEN ECLEO AY PUWEDE MO NG IHALINTULAD KAY SATANAS.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XBAKKHVMLUXXOWOFBPU3SYX5Q The

      tingin mo lang pala…hndi nman totoo ang cnasabi ninyo..  

  • http://twitter.com/gerard_can can ger

    WALANG KADALA DALA SI KALBO TALAGA!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IME3BZ7LF3HYHGBIEJVBOBB6Z4 TIM

    Rep. Ecleo’s face alone already look like a killer.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XBAKKHVMLUXXOWOFBPU3SYX5Q The

      ptaka lang ka.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JXTJXMBA24KTV764367C4OD5EU Kortes Vicente

    For Fairness’ sake, the PBMA members should have allowed their master to answer the charges the first time he was summoned to court. Why protect him when the verdict was not yet even pronounced. That only shows  they didn’t have the full confidence of their masters’ innocence. If truly you believe your master is God’s chosen, you will have the confidence the Lord will take care of Him whether he will be judged fairly or not.
    For us, we are grateful the wheels of justice has advanced some steps onward. Congratulations to those who cried for justice esp. the immediate family so affected. Our deepest sympathy to you who did the long wait for justice to roll forth.
    For all PBMA members, it is hoped this will serve them a lesson if not to continue concealing an already exposed wrong doing. After all we all make mistakes. If what is thought to be right was proven wrong later, it is better to shift to the right gear than insist on a belief that leads to the corruption of the soul That is if salvation  for them really matters at all.
    Tomorrow will be another day. As long as the sun shines, hope remains for everyone.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XBAKKHVMLUXXOWOFBPU3SYX5Q The

      are u reading ur bible?compare master ruben to jesus….

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JXTJXMBA24KTV764367C4OD5EU Kortes Vicente

         Compare Ruben to the Lord? Well, basing on the timing, you commented 8 hours ago. The answer to your request was answered (a day ago) which is 16 hours earlier even before you made a reply .
        Sorry to say they are opposites and that’s not a surprise. Since they are opposites , who among them should you follow? Of course as mentioned earlier no one’s perfect but it pays to try following the right and God’s real chosen leader.

  • NoWorryBHappy

    Why a corrupt and evil person like Ecleo is allowed to even establish an occult such as the PBMA is beyond me. When one becomes a member of an occult, it ruins their lives because
    occults demand blind loyalty. By resisting and exposing PBMA, his wife Alona may have saved others who may fall into this trap.

    We live in desperate times. Even the devil will cite Scriptures to serve his purpose.
    Stay close to your loved ones and don’t become slaves and prisoners of occults like the PBMA.

    • spider69

      ang dapat mong itanong ay bakit tinanggap ng Comelec ang application para kumandidato. Tapos itong si Belmonte ay kung ano ano pa ang sinasabi para burahin sa pagka Rep ng kanyang distrito. 

  • GuestUzer

     ”But for PBMA member Virgie Novicio, the court decision only reaffirmed
    their master’s mission: to sacrifice himself so their organization would
    be known worldwide”.

    Shakes Head, ang dami talagang tanga sa Pilipinas.

    • beerhunters

      Yes, right you are. indeed, these zombitized members wants to project and make a martyr out of their master Ecleo.

  • beerhunters

    Brazil cult members arrested for cannibalism!! See, to what extent cult fanatics can do?  PBMA cult members believe they possess amulets thus they are immune to harm and bullets!

    • PBMA_missioner

      who told you about this bullshit? this is crap. PBMA missioners go to remote places where no doctors can reach.. They heal and help people in need without asking for money. If you rely on hearsay your judgment is poor.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YIIL4SFMABKB7IJLV4SWU2JW6A Allenmar

    No one has the right to judge and to be judge…

    If He indeed is guilty then let the LORD himself punish him for his doing!

  • PBMA_missioner

    Never been to website like this which is very bias on comments. Why don’t you post all comments from both sides instead disapproving comments you don’t like.  We are in a free country, let freedom rings.

  • PBMA_missioner

    posted here 4x and my posts have been disapproved. who will believe that the news they posted here are credible.. it’s a pity.I’ve rather post in international website than here or better yet in FB so everyone will know how bias this website is..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DXJYB6A4ZP5FZ7R5QCIJLW26XU Jusaviel

    pabayaan moh na cla sis….sabi nga ni divine non….
    matam-is kanunay ang mapagubos

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HGC2U2QUAREAK42HNUTSNQGBVI SolitaJ

      Jus, basahin mo comment ko sa page 7. Thnks.

  • franciscoyapanalagbate

    I respect on what you believe in.  Okay, let’s imagine that there are no lawyers in existence.  Who will resolve the Impeachment case now obtaining?  Who will settle all legal entangelments?  Will we now release the Arroyos, Ligot, Garcias, Ampatuans, Abalos, etc., etc., etc., including all the prisoners in the country?  It is as if saying that we remove also the Philippine Constitutuion, & the rest of the laws enacted by the peoples’ representatives?  Shall we now abolish the legislature & all the courts?  My friend, without laws & practicing lawyers will only result to lawlessness, chaos, &  bedlam.  We are inviting the apocalypse.  It’s counter-productive to the aspirations of the Philippines.  Becoming a lawyer entails very hard work to say the least.  You have to summon your heart, spirit, soul, & physical being to be able to bacome one.  It’s not a clowning business.  Why don’t you try to be one?  You would really appreciate it.  Thank you my friend. 

  • spider69

    Naalala ko tuloy ang isang lider ng isang grupo na hindi raw sila tinatablan ng bala. I forgot the name of the lider because this happens when I was still a high school student. Kaya pala sila hindi tinablan ng bala, ang order sa mga pulis ay plastic bullet ang gamitin. Ayaw tumigil kaya tinira ng totong bullet patay ang lider at mga kasama. Ang dali talagang lokohin at utuin ng mga Pinoy. Hindi naman lahat. Tila ang lider ay naka uniform pa ng parang sa General ng panahon ni Aguinaldo.

    • beerhunters

      That was the late Valentin de los Santos telling his followers that bullets will not harm them  if they recite a certain “pig latin” phrase or encantation. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/jay.maniapao Jay Maniapao

      tk

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JXTJXMBA24KTV764367C4OD5EU Kortes Vicente

    Holy week has just ended but the story about Jesus’ arrest remains fresh. In fact, this memory will remain in the minds of all who believe it happened.
    One very important lessons learned in this incident was that when He was arrested , despite the false charges the Lord submitted willingly. One of His apostles came to His defense by smiting one of the soldiers’ ear. What’s the Lord’s reaction? He took the soldier’s cut ear and restored it back to the injured then humbly said ” The cup My Father gave me, shall I not drink it?”
    Ironically, The PBMA leader brother Ecleo shielded himself from arrest with the violent support of his members leading to the death of some from both sides. Now his members claim sacrifice on the part of this leader. Sacrifice if it truly ever happened from them should have started that very moment his arrest was served. No one from both side should have been hurt had he done his duty if he truly love his flock and his enemies. There was no word from him telling his members to calm down assuring them of his convictions and faith that all will be back to order as he addresses the current crisis of wrong accusations.
    Could it be….. that Ecleo falls under the ranks of what the Lord described as an Hireling  who cares not for his flock that when the wolves come, leaves his sheep for he is but an hireling?
    His members say, Ecleo does not require his members a pay. His members voluntarily give donations. Look! money received whether freely given or not remains a reward for preaching the word of God( If he ever really did that) which falls under the description of a hireling. They preach for money. This is a fact  where many thinks is okay. For how can one teach Christ’s teachings and demands payment when this is not an intellectual right. Did the master tell the people to go to Universities earning this degree that will in the future license them to practice like any other careers? No no. His teachings is non comparable to man’s where no man has the right to use it for gain. Thanks.

  • indiots

    nonesense ng pag-usapan pa si ecleo. his name must die with him.

  • Taiko_Kauna

    crazy PBMA members start thinking, you are all made pawn by the Ecleos

    • http://www.facebook.com/jay.maniapao Jay Maniapao

      vb

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XBAKKHVMLUXXOWOFBPU3SYX5Q The

      why you tell us that we are crazy? 

      • pedronimo

        Crazy is exaggerated. The precise word for PBMA members, like those of Mike Velarde, is gullible or blind fanatics.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2XBAKKHVMLUXXOWOFBPU3SYX5Q The

      did u know what ur talking about???u call us crazy think bfore u speak…

  • Barak_O

    another little girl protege

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMM3BZ5SAKNWSIDYG3BSIOFNKY Stephen

    Good and fair verdict…Time for him to serve his part of the crime, enjoy living in jail man…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZE6F4II5HEBUU56RCQ7JB2ECWU Bughaw

     watch ur word!
    mukhang nakalimutan mo kung sinong magandang nilalang ng maykapal! n gustong pumalit sa kanya!
    diba si satanas!

  • pulis

    Oo, mukha ngang si Kristo itong si Ecleo,,, kristo ng sabungan! Whaaaa!

  • PBMA_missioner

    Pano nga pala kung sa mga pag manipula ng malalakigntao nasa likod nito ay nabilog mga ulo natin…at naqniwala at humusga tayo.. pano nga pala kung kasabihang HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF anong gagawin nyo sa bandang huli pag nakilala nyo na isya nga ang kasabihang the Master of Universe He is TODAY YESTERDAY TOMMOROW. ano maging reaction mo???agdarasal kaba ng ave Maria o magalalakad kang paluhod?

  • PBMA_missioner

    where is the command of GOD here LOVE your neighbor as you Love yourself, don’t Judge..di nyo alam linya rin ang kaugatan nyo kay INOC murderer.. mas murderer pa pala ang nagsalita sa taong nasa ialalim ng pag manipula ng malalaking tae..dahil sa pera.. kung alam nyo alng sana kung ano ang bukas natin kung ang bulok na nkita nyo nangyon sa isang taon palang nag iisang PAG ASA NATIN LAST CHANCE NA MAAYOS ANG KALAGAYAN NATIN AY NAKIKISABAY KAYO SA MGA MALALKING TAO WALANG IBA KUNDI KAMKAMIN ANG PERANG NAKATAGO….I NO WONDER NA DAMING IGNORANT SA KATOTOHANAN.



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