25 Sep

AFTER NINE YEARS OF HIDING: Cult leader Ruben Ecleo arrested over wife’s slay

first_imgEcleo’s arrest, according to Gamboa, came some eight years since he was convicted of his wife’s slay and escaping an earlier graft conviction.   Police also seized Toyota Grandia, over P170,000 in cash, fake IDs and jewelry from Ecleo, who has a bounty of P2 million on his head. In 2012, Ecleo was sentenced to life imprisonment for the slay of his wife Alona Bacolod-Ecleo in Cebu City in 2002. The court also ordered Ecleo to pay P25 million in compensatory damages to his wife’s family. MANILA – Former lawmaker and cult leader Ruben Ecleo Jr. was arrested yesterday by authorities in San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippine National Police chief Archie Gamboa said. Ruben Ecleo Jr., a former Dinagat Islands representative and considered as the No. 1 most wanted on the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s list, was arrested Thursday along with his driver Benjie Faran. ABS-CBN NEWS The suspect was considered as the “supreme master” of the cult Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association. Ecleo, a former Dinagat Islands representative and considered as the No. 1 most wanted on the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s list, was arrested along with his driver Benjie Faran. Ecleo’s detention was after he strangled Bacolod-Ecleo to death in their home and dumped her at a ravine in Dalaguete town south of the city in January 2002. Bacolod-Ecleo’s body was found three days after the crime. Ecleo was also convicted of graft in 2006 for the anomalous construction of the public market and town hall, and repairs of his cult’s building in San Jose, Dinagat Islands when he was mayor there in the early ‘90s./PNlast_img read more

11 Jan

Bridge washout at Fish Creek

first_imgA good chunk of the trails in Fish Creek Community Forest are closed until further notice, the city says.The city says the multi-purpose trail is closed while city crews repair a bridge washout.Those looking to enjoy the trails are asked to stick to the Silvaculture and Anatomy trails, which both remain open to the public.- Advertisement –last_img