INQToday: Teen: ‘Socorro cult’ compel marriage, sex with adults ‘to go to heaven’
Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:
Underage members of the Socorro Bayanihan Services Inc. are allegedly being forced to marry and have sex with adult partners because it is supposedly part of a “rule to go to heaven.”
This system is allegedly being spearheaded by “Senior Agila” whose real name is Jey Rence Quilario, leader of the Surigao del Norte-based “cult,” according to a 15-year-old former member.
Alleged cult leader Jey Rence Quilario, otherwise known as Senior Agila, denies accusations that Socorro Bayanihan Services Inc. is coercing its young members to marry and have sex with adults.
Senator Ronald dela Rosa grilled Quilario after a woman testified that her 12-year-old sister was compelled to marry and sleep with an adult man.
Solon assures reallocation of OVP, DepEd confidential funds
A lawmaker from the House of Representatives assures the reallocation of the proposed confidential funds of the Office of the Vice President and Department of Education to security agencies.
The Department of Health denies claims on social media that an illness spreading among students and faculty in Cagayan de Oro is caused by the Nipah virus, saying it has not been detected in the country.
Through its Center for Health Development in Northern Mindanao, the DOH made the pronouncement amid reports of the virus spreading in Cagayan de Oro.
The Bureau of Fire Protection says a fire broke out in a storage facility in G. Molina St., Brgy. Bagbaguin, Valenzuela City on Thursday afternoon.
BFP-NCR said that the affected establishment is from Herco Trading Inc.