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  1. #1

    Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association Inc. (PBMA Inc.)

    I am a Missioner of PBMA proud to be a Rubenian The Genuine Christians

  2. #2
    Iyan ba iyong grupo ni Ruben Ecleo Jr.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by banimalek View Post
    Iyan ba iyong grupo ni Ruben Ecleo Jr.
    Mismo!

  4. #4
    ito po ay founded ni Divine Master Ruben E. Ecleo Sr

  5. #5
    "Genuine Christians" daw. pare-pareho lang kayong mga kristiyano.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by retxed View Post
    Mismo!
    Sukran ya akhi!

    Quote Originally Posted by joey349harry View Post
    ito po ay founded ni Divine Master Ruben E. Ecleo Sr
    So, siya rin iyong tinatawag nilang kulto na pumatay sa kanyang asawa.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by fw190d9 View Post
    "Genuine Christians" daw. pare-pareho lang kayong mga kristiyano.
    Sabi po sa nabasa ko sa isang linya sa new testament: "ang nanalig sa akin magagawa ang mga bagay higit pa sa aking ginawa". Di po matatawaran ang ginawa ng mga pinuno ng mga nagrerelihiyon ang patungkol sa pagtuwid po ng daan nga mga naligaw at napakaganda po ng kanilang achievements dahil nanalig ang kanikanilang tagasunod kahit wala ang tanda ng Spirito Santo sa Kanila. At dahil nga po sa Ginawa ng mga Pinunong ito ay marami ang natuwid ang daan dahil naniwala sila na totoong my Dios na kumakalinga sa sangkatauhan.

    Pasensya na lang po kung sinabi ko pong "Genuine Christians", sa katotohanan ang membro sa loob ng Grupo ay halo halo. May Muslim, Christiano, Budhist, Shinto, at marami pa po na iba lalu po na me konti na rin kaming members na foreigners sa labing limang bansa. Nasabi ko po para lang po ito sa akin na Genuine Christians kasi nga po nagkahilig din po ako magbasa ng Bible. Ang Gawain po ni Panginoong Dios Jesus na syang Cristo ay katulad po sa gawain ng Founder ng aming Asosasyon. magkaiba nga lang po ang pangalan. Ang mga naunang misyonaryo po ni Panginoong Dios Jesus na syang Cristo ay nagagawa din po ang sakripisyo at pagmilagro. Halos magkatulad lmang po maliban sa pangalan. Si Panginoong Jesus na Syang Cristo ay JESUS ang Banal na Pangalan Samantalang ang amin Master ay "Ruben" ang pangalan. Pero po, Sa libro po ng new testament me nabasa po ako na sa magtatagumpay ay iuukit daw ni panginoon Jesus sa kanila ang Kanyang bagong pangalan (Di po buo na Linya). kaya po ako naniniwala na si panginoong Dios na Jesus na Syang Cristo ay Bumalik na. Dati po ang gawain iba po ang pangalan. kaya po genuine Chistian para po sa kin kasi po Si Christ din po ang Founder at ang gawain po ay laht ng turo ni Christ, simula sa pangaraw araw na buhay, sa moralidad at sa gawaing spiritual.

    Pasensya na po di po ako nandito para makidebate. sasagot lang po at magreeact sa mg post patungkol sa Asosasyon. kung ang tanong po e patungkol na sa mga tanda na sa Bibliya di ko po alam ang mga yan maliban na sa mga nabasa ko.

    Non Sectarian po kami welcome ang lahat ng tao kahit anong relihiyon. maraming salamat po.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by banimalek View Post
    Sukran ya akhi!



    So, siya rin iyong tinatawag nilang kulto na pumatay sa kanyang asawa.
    Kulto nga po siguro base nga po klase sa definition:

    The word occult comes from the Latin word occultus (clandestine, hidden, secret), referring to "knowledge of the hidden".[1] In the medical sense it is used to refer to a structure or process that is hidden, e.g. an "occult bleed"[2] may be one detected indirectly by the presence of otherwise unexplained anaemia.

    The word has many uses in the English language, popularly meaning "knowledge of the paranormal", as opposed to "knowledge of the measurable",[3][4] usually referred to as science. The term is sometimes popularly taken to mean "knowledge meant only for certain people" or "knowledge that must be kept hidden", but for most practicing occultists it is simply the study of a deeper spiritual reality that extends beyond pure reason and the physical sciences.[5] The terms esoteric and arcane can have a very similar meaning, and the three terms are often interchangeable.[6][7]

    The term occult is also used as a label given to a number of magical organizations or orders, the teachings and practices taught by them, and to a large body of current and historical literature and spiritual philosophy related to this subject .

    Tungkol po sa isyu ng pagpatay: Ako po ay di naniniwala na ginawa po iyon ng aking Master. Sapagkat diko po nakita. Wala naman po kasi ako sa lugar ng mangyari po yun. Kaya di ako maniwala na sya ang me gawa noon. Sa nabasa ko po sa kasusubaybay sa isyu na yan sa dyaryo ang alam ko po me isang witness na lumabas na sumuko sa DILG na nagsabing kasama daw sya sa pag tapon sa bangkay at ang kasama nya daw di man si Master kundi ang kapatid ng asawa ni Master na si Ben Bacolod. sa pagkakaalam ko po ang kwentong ito po ay na sa internet din nakablog sa isang website na sumusubaybay sa mga grupo na katulad nga aming Asosasyon pinopost lahat ng balita masama man o mabuti.

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    Occultism is the study of occult or hidden wisdom. To the occultist it is the study of "truth", a deeper truth that exists beneath the surface: "The truth is always hidden in plain sight". It can involve such subjects as magic (alternatively spelled and defined as magick), alchemy, extra-sensory perception, astrology, spiritualism, lithomancy, and numerology. There is often a strong religious element to these studies and beliefs, and many occultists profess adherence to religions such as Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Luciferianism, Thelema, and Neopaganism. While Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam are generally not considered occult, some of their modern interpretations can be, as the interpretation of Hinduism within Theosophy or the various occult interpretations of the Jewish Kabbalah. Orthodox members of such religions are likely to consider such interpretations false; for example, the Kabbalah Centre has been criticised by Jewish scholars.[8]

    The word occult is somewhat generic, in that almost everything that is not claimed by any of the major religions can be considered the occult. Even religious scientists have difficulties in defining occultism. A broad definition is offered by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke:

    OCCULTISM has its basis in a religious way of thinking, the roots of which stretch back into antiquity and which may be described as the Western esoteric tradition. Its principal ingredients have been identified as Gnosticism, the Hermetic treatises on alchemy and magic, Neo-Platonism, and the Kabbalah, all originating in the eastern Mediterranean area during the first few centuries AD.[9]

    From the 15th to 17th century, these kinds of ideas that are alternatively described as Western esotericism had a brief revival. Alchemy used to be common among highly important seventeenth-century scientists, such as Isaac Newton[10] and Gottfried Leibniz.[11] Isaac Newton was accused of introducing occult agencies into natural science when he postulated gravity as a force capable of acting over vast distances.[12] This revival of alchemy and other occult studies was halted by the triumph of empirical sciences and the Age of Enlightenment. "By the eighteenth century these unorthodox religious and philosophical concerns were well defined as 'occult', inasmuch as they lay on the outermost fringe of accepted forms of knowledge and discourse,"[13] and were only preserved by a few antiquarians and mystics. However, from about 1770 onwards, a renewed desire for mystery, an interest in the Middle Ages and a romantic temper encouraged a revival of occultism in Europe, "a reaction to the rationalist Enlightenment."[13]

    Based on his research into the modern German occult revival (1890–1910), Goodrick-Clarke puts forward a thesis on the driving force behind occultism. Behind its many varied forms apparently lies a uniform function, "a strong desire to reconcile the findings of modern natural science with a religious view that could restore man to a position of centrality and dignity in the universe.[14]

    That the Kabbalah has been considered an occult study is also perhaps because of its popularity among magi (the biblical wise men who visited the Infant Jesus are said to have been magi of Zoroastrianism) and Thelemites.[citation needed] Kabbalah was later adopted by the Golden Dawn and brought out into the open by Aleister Crowley and his protégé Israel Regardie. Since that time many authors have emphasized a syncretic approach by drawing parallels between different disciplines.[15]

    Direct insight into or perception of the occult does not usually consist of access to physically measurable facts, but is arrived at through the mind or the spirit. The term can refer to mental, psychological or spiritual training. Many occultists have studied science (perceiving science as an adjunct to alchemy) to add validity to occult knowledge in a day and age where the mystical can easily be undermined as flights of fancy. An oft-cited means of gaining insight into the occult is the use of a focus; a physical object, a ritualistic action (for example, meditation or chanting), or a medium in which one becomes wholly immersed. These are just a few examples of the vast and numerous avenues that can be explored.

  10. #10
    Nature of the PBMA Constitution
    Perhaps, the ordinary layman may enthusiastically be eager to discover the origin, nature and purposes of the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, Incorporated, as a genuine lawful and legitimately founded organization under the Philippine laws.

    In accordance with the laws of the Republic of the Philippines, the PBMA, Inc. was formed as a non-profit association, duly established and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Makati, Rizal, on October 19, 1965. As a civic and non-Sectarian organization, the PBMA, Inc. is dedicated to uplift the moral and spiritual standards of the its members, and by virtue of its very nature and purpose, the association is maintained, protected and served by its members for the realization of its objectives.

    THE PURPOSE OF THE ASSOCIATION

    As provided for in the Articles of Incorporation of the Association, the purposes for which it was established are explained as follows:

    1. Charity
    a. To serve faithfully
    b. To help benevolently
    c. To give voluntarily

    The members of the Association may not be able to understand clearly the context, dentation, connotation and implication of term charity. For this purpose, a member must engage and/or participate in humanitarian activities in the community, without expecting any monetary remuneration or in kind.

    Serving faithfully, on the other hand, is a condition of integrity or rectitude in which the member must not predicate his free services on personal interest, self aggrandizement, pride, honor and profits, to achieve personal ends or selfish motives.

    To help benevolently, is not easy to implement, since the term benevolent denotes degree of wide distribution and connotes the liberty or freedom of the recipient of services from any kind of obligation whatsoever. Spontaneity or voluntariness therefore, is the nature of assistance, selflessness in purpose and finally without personal motive in intention.

    To help benevolently may also mean extending assistance to other people or members of the Association; without anticipation of remunerative returns of monetary consideration. Benevolence means to help without expecting pecuniary values, material rewards in one form or another.

    To give voluntarily means to donate freely, convey, transmit or deliver any form of material thing or any form of value whatsoever for purposes of helping, serving and promoting the highest interest of our brother man, without mental reservation and anticipator or reciprocal consideration.

    2. To Promote

    a. International peace and unity is quite noble and gradiose objective. This purpose may be achieved by the Association through the efforts of its officers and members, particularly the missionaries. International peace develops from personal and national peace. National peace evolves from individual person or individual families where mento-emotional equilibrium pervades which enhance the spirit of friendliness, camaraderie and brotherhood throughout the world.

    Every PBMA member, therefore must guard against improper speech, uncivil act, immoral deeds, ulterior motives all of which develop confusion, hatred, disorder, quarrels, jealousies, and suspicion. If we qualify the efforts of PBMA members of the promotion of friendship, camaraderie and brotherhood, we finally establish national peace and ultimately build international peace through our efforts and guidance.

    3. To work

    For mutual and friendly relations with all the nation of the world that uphold the true essence and principles of democracy. This objective may be achieved by an orderly system, coordinated and synchronized activities among our member through our prayers, to build an overall aura of peace ad equanimity. Friendliness with all people, without distinction of creed, race and ideology. This coordinated effort may result in good human inter-relationship with all nationalities in the world, without necessarily surrendering the ideals of our democratic institutions.

    All ideologies in the world are predicted on and geared towards progress. No ideology is basically evil or intrinsically and except the empiricism of modernity which dedicates its efforts for war and human extinction upon the surface of this planet. An ideology must be designed for human progress, international peace and happiness. We must maintain and cherish the freedom to do good, not the freedom to do bad, that is destructive to mankind.

    For a free, good, clean and honest government in the Philippines. In the exercise of free, good and clean government and in the realization of this objective, each and every member of the Association must be vigilant, we mean that a PBMA member must be solicitous and responsive to the needs of the community-as a citizen he must exercise his or her duties and responsibilities and transmit these ideas to all other citizen through his missionary work. With this scheme done, honest government may be realized. There is no compromise between right or wrong. Where wrong or anomalous practice is patent, a PBMA member must help in its curtailment, control or ultimate radiance.

    For the upliftment of the economic, spiritual, moral and social condition of the members of the Association. In clearer terms, the Association is duty-bound to uplift if not to ameliorate the economic, spiritual, moral and social well being of its members. By these terms each member must engage in constructive activities to accomplish an enterprise designed to increase the member’s financial income, without necessarily indulging in unlawful or anomalous acts, in flagrant violation of the Constitution of our government or nay other implementing rules and regulations, degrees orders and resolutions promulgated or prescribed by our government.

    Upliftment of the member’s spiritual, moral and social condition also means practice of religiosity, moral education reverence or respect for other people’s belief and their duties which means that a member should be non-sectarian separatist. With this attitude, the member may be able to establish friendly relations, brotherhood or camaraderie, since his ideals delve on universal brotherhood that supports the principle of unionism and world citizenship. Ultimately members of the PBMA may be able to associate with all kinds of nationalities, with different creed, race, ideology and social or intellectual status, peoples of different professions, trades, the mediocres, paupers, laborers and all other human beings.

  11. #11
    Born for a Great Mission
    Little boy Ruben, the wonder child of Cabelan grew in the islet with his five brothers and sisters. Espiritu, Orcenciana, Nicolas, Oldarica, and Moises are the members of the Ecleo Family. They had open their imaginations and unfolded their inner vision to behold the meaning of scenic beauty of the coral island whose trees and palms swayed with the northerly winds and easterly whisper from the China Sea and the great Pacific Ocean, respectively.

    At the age one, Ruben was baptized at the Aglipayan Parish in Surigao town across the sea, like his brothers and sisters while Visayan tradition remained consistent, every member of the Ecleo family in Cabelan must swim in the sea. Small boy Ruben learned to acclimatize himself with the rudiments of swimming and working by himself. Before he reached the age of seven, one year immediately before December 8, 1941, Ruben had already become an active, industrious and obedient lad.

    Boy Ruben or Obing as he was at his tender age of six most have known the saltiness of table salt and the sweetness of sugar as it were, in the truth-evaluation of facts, events and occurrences or unexplained circumstances happening in those years. As for Ruben the seeking of truth and learning it to be a part of his early wisdom is to experience and live truth itself. In learning the nature of saltiness, tasting it rather hearing its definition and description conveys the truth and its meaning.

    Before 1941, the Ecleo family moved to the seacoast on the western rim of Dinagat Island and peacefully settled at the southern stretch of Melgar and Wilson, in a sitio called Puyange so named after a huge tree with wide spreading branches that grew luxuriantly in the area. It was not long when the Second World War broke out and belching smoke of aggression spread all over the Philippines from Pearl Harbor.

    The sitio of Puyange was quiet and serene. Its picturesque sunset presents and awe-inspiring celestial grandeur and beauty that overwhelms the imagination. It seacoast to the next neighboring barrio is peopled by industrious sea-loving citizens. Among the busy fishermen and family heads who engaged in small scale business was Jose Ecleo, the Father of young Ruben who was then six years old in 1940. Tugging along with his experience for Ruben, while he greeted his new home and environment which afforded an ideal refuge for the family and a suitable harborage for people who sought fortune in the seas.

    Experienced in the hard ways of sea life and the usual inconvenience of pioneering existence Ruben adapted himself easily with the new surroundings. But the young boy could not have any chance to study formally to the public school, since there was no educational institution in Puyange increased and children of school age doubled their number. Since there was no school in Puyange, Ruben was taught by his mother the rudiments of readings and writings.

    No sooner than Ruben was seven years old, he had already got acquainted with many children and became ground bordening the sea. Later, he explored the vicinities of the place and gained access of the trails until he visited the innermost or furthermost places of mainland Dinagat, he disappeared one day. He must have gone to some far distance where it took him much difficulty to be home quite early during the day.

    Actually, Ruben was beginning to start a mission as early as 1941, while playing with other children in Puyange. At the age of 8, he reached far places on mission. At 9, he had introduced dome noble ideas and good behavior to his friends. At 10, he was in Panaon Island. Southern Leyte where he enrolled in Grade two, during the War. Whether mysteriously or otherwise, Ruben's enrollment in Panaon, Leyte is quiet mystifying, rather unexplainable in terms of physical standards, since he was 11 years old; when he was seen in Puyange in 1946, he enrolled again in Grade I in barrio Wilson school where he was accelerated to Grade III.

    Back to Leyte in mystery, Ruben at the age of 11 went to the mountains where he received dictations from the Spiritual realm after which he began his full mission at 12. In the mountains of Northern Leyte, he spent days and night, in cold, heat and hunger. He was alone at the mercy of wild animals, like pythons, deadly insects and venomous vipers and reptiles. He did meditate and heard the voice from Devachan, the voice from the Astral, from the silence of his higher being, the voice from the egoic plane from the Spiritual and Divine planes. In the language of occultism, Ruben attained the state of oneness with his higher or spiritual self or union with the Universal Self. In the language of Yoga science, it is a samadhi when the "experience resolves itself into the very texture of the normal consciousness of the seer, as his Shaja Avastha. To him the experience becomes spontaneous and he works on amidst the diversities the characterize the outward existence, as unaffected Sakshi (Witness)"

    "In Samadhi is garnered such a tremendous reserve of power that this divine energy irresistibly seeks an outlet in service." As sees at the age of 12, Ruben "emerges from the experience filled with an inner surge of Love and friendliness towards all creation of sense of power to manifest this Love in deed of good will and help. Samadhi unifies the entire creation through a homogeneous experience. Inspired by a cosmic sympathy of life, he give himself joyously and freely fort he cause of Lokabita (public welfare)."

    As a Chela Ruben was guided by the Arhat and taught by an Avatar, While in deep concentration and meditation he received instructions in the ancient wisdom as well as the words of power or divine mantras in all levels. The dictations to min from the Spiritual Plane gave him definite orders for the implementation of his fuller mission. He was then trained in reading and writing the Arabic, Hebrew, Sanskrit and Aramaic language to be able to interpret the ancient mysteries, aside from being able to read Akashic Records for reference purposes of the past and future events in the universe.

    At the age of 13, young Ruben was enrolled in Grade IV at the Surigao Central Elementary School, Surigao del Norte. In 1949, he enrolled in the First Year High School at San Nicolas. During nights, however, Ruben studies and learns in the Astral, which process of study may be easily understood by readers. These seemingly unbelievable process of Ruben's esoteric or inner life are not quite understood by the uninitiate, since these are the only schemes by which Ruben's education, both in the physical and in the spiritual could be accelerated, particularly in the Holy Scriptures and the Occult, in preparation his great mission.

    Through spiritual dictations, therefore, and visions, Ruben gradually learned what otherwise could not have been learned in so short a time. Of course, there is nothing impossible in the Spiritual, with the help of the Lord. What is puzzling to the ordinary mind or thinkers is Ruben's presence in many places at the same time which power of omnipresence is only possible for Masters of Wisdom, the Arhats, Avatars and Heirophants, as in the case of Master Jesus who had been in the America's, Egypt, India and in his native Judea, simultaneously aside from being in the monastery in the Essenean School, near Mount Serbal, overlooking the Black Sea. Each of his bodies was with different face, height, perhaps different nationality, performing a mission which only the Almighty God, the Father knows.

    In occult science, this is what we ascribe to the power of simultaneous materialization by virtue of the stupendous" power of the Mantra or word of power given to the recipient, by God. Furthermore, the power of transfiguration is also manifest which means that the Master Arhat, Avatar or Heirophant can change his physical figure at will, in different places, from young personality to old, as it were. In receiving the words of power, Master Missioner Ruben can materialize anywhere at will which is likewise clearly explained in the book "Where Theosophy and Science Meet". Apparently, by uttering the Mantra, or word of power, the Master could almost do anything.

    After intervals of days and months, Ruben goes to Puyange to visit his parents and makes himself known to be in the same place for the purposes of being incognito somewhere in Leyte, Samar and in all other places he willed to visit. In 1949, records show that Ruben enrolled at the San Nicolas College, Surigao del Norte in the First Year High School. In the same year, he was also in Leyte, since he was on full missionary work, the nature of which was to go so many and places different communities, talking to people, feeling their sentiments, sensing their emotions, learning the moral, spiritual and economic problems.

    But as he knew the ills of man, he taught them how to live the happy life and guided them in the spiritual. He solved their problems and healed sick people who flocked to him. Traveling extensively in Leyte, Samar, Mindanao, Bohol and Cebu, he was able to learn the dialects of the places fast, being guided Missioner by the Spirit of God. This is always true to advanced souls who are not necessarily geniuses at their early age in the physical.

    In 1952, an going-vessel dropped anchor at Cabelan island with Caple Jurry and Dr. Hugh Tovar aboard; Missioner Ecleo joined the group to the United States and after his 8 months sojourn in Church, Virginia and in some other places aboard, on survey study and tour, he came back in the Philippines in 1953. In the United States he made contacts with his previous colleagues and had a change to survey the possibility of fulfilling a mission there. When he was back in the Philippines, Ruben Ecleo was still with the favor of performing his missionary duties. Again, he went up to the mountains of Leyte for instruction. This action gave an impression to the people that young Ruben, was no less than mis-guided psychophant or a crazy charlatan, bent on working with invisible denizens from whose powers he made manifest his psychic influence.

    Going back to Surigao del Norte in 1955, Obing as he was called decided to get married, since he believed that marriage could possibly give him the best incentive to understand material life, human frailties and imperfections. Marriage was necessary resource. It was an exoteric objective, a moral ideal designed to keep him well-informed mundane life or wordly passion and of possession. A woman shall become the balancer, a regulator, a pivot, a springboard a catapulter for greater and higher progressive goals, both for the material and the spiritual life of a man.

    Is a marriage or matrimony necessary in the life of man and woman? When man created man, was marriage decreed as an expression of love on the basis of knowledge and wisdom. Marriage between man and woman may be an act of faith in the absolute Rulership of God in whose power and wisdom we live and move and have our being.

    Matrimony is in obedience to the spiritual law, and in fulfillment of the Divine Plan for man's progression and perfection. Marriage, therefore, is necessary in Ruben's life as a token symbol of human sacrifice and love in his physical life, in compliance with the requirements of his initiation to the Higher Life, so that he may tread the Path, to fulfill his mission. Of course, his mission cannot be ultimately understood, even by the few, since God's Plan for humanity, although progressive, is both physically inclusive and spiritually expensive.

    Glenda, the amiable daughter of Mr. Roberto Buray, of Gitagum, Cagayan de Oro City was the woman who knew Ruben Ecleo Ecleo too well, since the latter has been with the Buray family for sometime. The woman knew how Ruben grew to manhood , how he suffered more material frustrations, since his object of poverty could only be explained in terms of meeting the requirements of esoteric life in which the seeker after truth or the Chela must undergo sacrifices, deprivations, humiliations and even mortification if necessary in obedience to the law of initiation into the higher life and in accordance with God's plan.

    Very few men may understand the meaning of initiation into the higher life, since most people are attached to inert matter. But Ruben's mission had to go on, with more inspiration, zeal and solitude. After his marriage in 1955, he went to Agusan for sometime and began his major healing among the Manobos until 1957. While performing his missionary work in Agusan, he was also physically travelling somewhere in Davao, Bukidnon, Leyte and Samar, using different names perhaps different faces, some of whom are old or young identities, losing therefore, his early childhood personality as Ruben Ecleo. With, such mysterious omnipresence in several places, he could not possibly be identified as a married man, the son-in-law of Roberto Buray, or the youngest child of Jose Ecleo and Justiniana Edera who lives somewhere in Puyange, Dinagat, Surigao del Norte.

    With nicknames such as Ben, Obing, Fredd, Freddie, Ruben, Tony and Dr. Laway, the real Master Mission in the physical body of Ruben Ecleo raised the dead and saved the dying from consequent death. The alter-egos, the doubles and all other physical manifestations of Rubens omnipresent personality performed the mission. All the manifested personalities cured mysterious diseases and used the healing powers of the Lord Jesus who first applied these powers in Judea. This process of healing became the percursor of what is now called Divine Healing, since the healing power comes directly from our Divine Father, by virtue of the sacred or divine prayers which are called in Occultism as Mantras.

    Speaking of mantras, Ruben Ecleo has painstakingly compiled a book of these powerful words or letter-combination that produce coherent vowel sounds which could be pronounced with ease and clarity.

  12. #12
    The Spiritual Division
    It is necessary to provide a background for the American sojourn of Ruben and other such other related issues. As he himself would later reveal, Dr. Hugh Tovar and Mr. Domme, who visited Cabilan, were actually members of the Spiritual Division, a collegial body of Spirit beings working around the world under God's service and supervision. It was from the Spiritual Division that his predestined mission to heal the sick and teach men primarily emanated.

    Following his return to Cabilan, Ruben would embark upon a journey that could only be described as a trial by ordeal, perhaps purposely designed by the Spiritual Division to further prepare and enlighten his moral faculties for the spiritual leadership and responsibilities he would later assume.

    His long walk would take him over the vast stretches of Mindanao, always journeying by foot under all kinds of weather, from ten o'clock in the morning till three in the afternoon. There after he would find a place to wash his clothes as he was not allowed to carry a spare. He subsisted on what fruits could be found along the way.

    Thus continued the journey, traversing towns upon towns, provinces upon provinces. Nearing the end of his exodus, Ruben crossed the Davao-Bukidnon boundary, over the cold and forbidding Mirayon Mountains. The sharp thorn of rattan vines pricked his weary feet again and again. At nightfall, he endured the biting cold of the mountains in light clothing. At every juncture, he would pause to heal the sick natives brought to him. And always, the member of the Spiritual Division was there to guide him, to prod him, to protect him.

  13. #13
    The First Thirteen

    During the period between 1958 up to 1963, Ruben immersed himself completely in a frenzy of missionary work.

    It was at this time that people began to call him "Doctor" Ruben, a fact that gives an inkling of the extent and success of his work. While his healing mission was conducted mainly in Cabilan, where he had erected an unprepossessing and unpretentious clinic to accommodate a burgeoning flock of sick people, he also took the time to travel to different places in order to fulfill the Spiritual Division's new instructions. He was to scour the various provinces and seek out those whom the Spiritual Division has ordained to become his first followers and fellow-workers. He was to instruct and prepare them with spiritual Knowledge for the healing and teaching missions they were to be charged. These group, the very first missioners, were the First Thirteen.

    In Calbayog City, Samar Province, Dr. Ruben met Arsenio Nazareno, a man with such a poor eyesight as to be virtually blind. When Dr. Ruben restored him his sight, Nazareno pledged to spend his life helping Dr. Ruben's life mission.

    From Ubay, Bohol Ruben sought Cipriano Otero. From Gingoog City, they were joined by Francisco Enerio. Rolando Buray, brother to wife Glenda, came from Gitagum, Misamis Oriental. George and Cupertino Edera, cousins to Dr. Ruben, were from Melgar, Basilisa town. Another cousin, Leonardo Diegas, followed them from Gingoog City. Pedro Masongsong originally hailed from Batangas. Martin Laturnas and Ignacio Sombrado came from Bohol; Teodoro Regacion came from Baybay Leyte; Pedro Toquib was from Bukidnon province; Benjamin Ratonil was from Cebu.

    Thus listed were the men who were fated to become the First Thirteen healers, teachers and gatherers of people, people that became the PBMA.

  14. #14
    Ito ba yung pinakita kahapon sa Jessica Sojo? Kung oo, sobra naman kayo kung maka-worship. Nye nyu nyu nye nye nyu nyu nye nye nyu! Parang ganyan ko kayo narinig sumamba eh.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by sensei_tupa View Post
    Ito ba yung pinakita kahapon sa Jessica Sojo? Kung oo, sobra naman kayo kung maka-worship. Nye nyu nyu nye nye nyu nyu nye nye nyu! Parang ganyan ko kayo narinig sumamba eh.
    Di ko po alam kung pinakitapo ang grup namin sa tv kay Miss Sojo. pero ang alam ko po maraming beses na po itong naipalabas sa tv. At kadalasan negatibo ang dating sa manonood. kung nagobserba po sana kayo sa aming gawain sa grupo dipo sana kayo nanghahamak ng grupo.

    kami ay may sariling dasal. Nagsisimula po ito sa "Magrosaryo ako ng 9 na misteryo aking inaalay sa Santisima Trinidad, sa aking panginoong Dios Jesus Cristo, sa mga santo at santa. sa mga angel na tagatanod, sa aking ego at Master. ang kasunod po nito ay ang dasal na Revised Latin Rosary. Tahimik lamang po ito dinadasal. Parang meditation.

  16. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by nicolai_frank View Post
    I have already answered this question with my previous posts.

    The idea that God exists has already been written in the nature of man. Even before the coming of the Spaniards who preached Christianity in the Philippines, native people already worshiped beings they considered to be supreme. Even the atheists share the same. To deny the existence of God, atheists have to rationalize and intellectualize.



    I do not automatically trust anyone claiming to have knowledge of the word of God. That is why I could not be a member of the cultic INC whose founder claimed to be an angel. I could not join the group of PBMA whose founder claimed to be the supreme master and whose son assumed the position of divine master.

    Joining these groups and the same is not driven by faith but gullibility and credulity.
    I am a Missioner of PBMA founded by the Divine Master Ruben Ecleo Sr. I wish to answer things I can about PBMA which you don't understand. beter yet, become a member of this association and experienced first hand the nature of pbma and the teachings in it. pls do not assume and presume that you know everything. in the vast wideness of intelligence the brain is just a dot and subject to err. Unless you are chosen.

  17. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by joey349harry View Post
    I am a Missioner of PBMA founded by the Divine Master Ruben Ecleo Sr. I wish to answer things I can about PBMA which you don't understand. beter yet, become a member of this association and experienced first hand the nature of pbma and the teachings in it. pls do not assume and presume that you know everything. in the vast wideness of intelligence the brain is just a dot and subject to err. Unless you are chosen.
    the last time i check (early or mid 2000's). pbma is a labeled cult in local media in visayas and ruben ecleo, your founder/divine master is in prison. can you give us an update on this matter? mind to share some important teachings in your association?

  18. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by jaoueichi View Post
    the last time i check (early or mid 2000's). pbma is a labeled cult in local media in visayas and ruben ecleo, your founder/divine master is in prison. can you give us an update on this matter? mind to share some important teachings in your association?
    Kulto nga po siguro base nga po klase sa definition:

    The word occult comes from the Latin word occultus (clandestine, hidden, secret), referring to "knowledge of the hidden".[1] In the medical sense it is used to refer to a structure or process that is hidden, e.g. an "occult bleed"[2] may be one detected indirectly by the presence of otherwise unexplained anaemia.

    The word has many uses in the English language, popularly meaning "knowledge of the paranormal", as opposed to "knowledge of the measurable",[3][4] usually referred to as science. The term is sometimes popularly taken to mean "knowledge meant only for certain people" or "knowledge that must be kept hidden", but for most practicing occultists it is simply the study of a deeper spiritual reality that extends beyond pure reason and the physical sciences.[5] The terms esoteric and arcane can have a very similar meaning, and the three terms are often interchangeable.[6][7]

    The term occult is also used as a label given to a number of magical organizations or orders, the teachings and practices taught by them, and to a large body of current and historical literature and spiritual philosophy related to this subject .
    Occultism is the study of occult or hidden wisdom. To the occultist it is the study of "truth", a deeper truth that exists beneath the surface: "The truth is always hidden in plain sight". It can involve such subjects as magic (alternatively spelled and defined as magick), alchemy, extra-sensory perception, astrology, spiritualism, lithomancy, and numerology. There is often a strong religious element to these studies and beliefs, and many occultists profess adherence to religions such as Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Luciferianism, Thelema, and Neopaganism. While Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam are generally not considered occult, some of their modern interpretations can be, as the interpretation of Hinduism within Theosophy or the various occult interpretations of the Jewish Kabbalah. Orthodox members of such religions are likely to consider such interpretations false; for example, the Kabbalah Centre has been criticised by Jewish scholars.[8]

    The word occult is somewhat generic, in that almost everything that is not claimed by any of the major religions can be considered the occult. Even religious scientists have difficulties in defining occultism. A broad definition is offered by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke:

    OCCULTISM has its basis in a religious way of thinking, the roots of which stretch back into antiquity and which may be described as the Western esoteric tradition. Its principal ingredients have been identified as Gnosticism, the Hermetic treatises on alchemy and magic, Neo-Platonism, and the Kabbalah, all originating in the eastern Mediterranean area during the first few centuries AD.[9]

    From the 15th to 17th century, these kinds of ideas that are alternatively described as Western esotericism had a brief revival. Alchemy used to be common among highly important seventeenth-century scientists, such as Isaac Newton[10] and Gottfried Leibniz.[11] Isaac Newton was accused of introducing occult agencies into natural science when he postulated gravity as a force capable of acting over vast distances.[12] This revival of alchemy and other occult studies was halted by the triumph of empirical sciences and the Age of Enlightenment. "By the eighteenth century these unorthodox religious and philosophical concerns were well defined as 'occult', inasmuch as they lay on the outermost fringe of accepted forms of knowledge and discourse,"[13] and were only preserved by a few antiquarians and mystics. However, from about 1770 onwards, a renewed desire for mystery, an interest in the Middle Ages and a romantic temper encouraged a revival of occultism in Europe, "a reaction to the rationalist Enlightenment."[13]

    Based on his research into the modern German occult revival (1890–1910), Goodrick-Clarke puts forward a thesis on the driving force behind occultism. Behind its many varied forms apparently lies a uniform function, "a strong desire to reconcile the findings of modern natural science with a religious view that could restore man to a position of centrality and dignity in the universe.[14]

    That the Kabbalah has been considered an occult study is also perhaps because of its popularity among magi (the biblical wise men who visited the Infant Jesus are said to have been magi of Zoroastrianism) and Thelemites.[citation needed] Kabbalah was later adopted by the Golden Dawn and brought out into the open by Aleister Crowley and his protégé Israel Regardie. Since that time many authors have emphasized a syncretic approach by drawing parallels between different disciplines.[15]

    Direct insight into or perception of the occult does not usually consist of access to physically measurable facts, but is arrived at through the mind or the spirit. The term can refer to mental, psychological or spiritual training. Many occultists have studied science (perceiving science as an adjunct to alchemy) to add validity to occult knowledge in a day and age where the mystical can easily be undermined as flights of fancy. An oft-cited means of gaining insight into the occult is the use of a focus; a physical object, a ritualistic action (for example, meditation or chanting), or a medium in which one becomes wholly immersed. These are just a few examples of the vast and numerous avenues that can be explored.

    Tungkol po sa isyu ng pagpatay: Ako po ay di naniniwala na ginawa po iyon ng aking Master. Sapagkat diko po nakita. Wala naman po kasi ako sa lugar ng mangyari po yun. Kaya di ako maniwala na sya ang me gawa noon. Sa nabasa ko po sa kasusubaybay sa isyu na yan sa dyaryo ang alam ko po me isang witness na lumabas na sumuko sa DILG na nagsabing kasama daw sya sa pag tapon sa bangkay at ang kasama nya daw di man si Master kundi ang kapatid ng asawa ni Master na si Ben Bacolod. sa pagkakaalam ko po ang kwentong ito po ay na sa internet din nakablog sa isang website na sumusubaybay sa mga grupo na katulad nga aming Asosasyon pinopost lahat ng balita masama man o mabuti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaoueichi View Post
    the last time i check (early or mid 2000's). pbma is a labeled cult in local media in visayas and ruben ecleo, your founder/divine master is in prison. can you give us an update on this matter? mind to share some important teachings in your association?
    Nature of the PBMA Constitution
    Perhaps, the ordinary layman may enthusiastically be eager to discover the origin, nature and purposes of the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, Incorporated, as a genuine lawful and legitimately founded organization under the Philippine laws.

    In accordance with the laws of the Republic of the Philippines, the PBMA, Inc. was formed as a non-profit association, duly established and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Makati, Rizal, on October 19, 1965. As a civic and non-Sectarian organization, the PBMA, Inc. is dedicated to uplift the moral and spiritual standards of the its members, and by virtue of its very nature and purpose, the association is maintained, protected and served by its members for the realization of its objectives.

    THE PURPOSE OF THE ASSOCIATION

    As provided for in the Articles of Incorporation of the Association, the purposes for which it was established are explained as follows:

    1. Charity
    a. To serve faithfully
    b. To help benevolently
    c. To give voluntarily

    The members of the Association may not be able to understand clearly the context, dentation, connotation and implication of term charity. For this purpose, a member must engage and/or participate in humanitarian activities in the community, without expecting any monetary remuneration or in kind.

    Serving faithfully, on the other hand, is a condition of integrity or rectitude in which the member must not predicate his free services on personal interest, self aggrandizement, pride, honor and profits, to achieve personal ends or selfish motives.

    To help benevolently, is not easy to implement, since the term benevolent denotes degree of wide distribution and connotes the liberty or freedom of the recipient of services from any kind of obligation whatsoever. Spontaneity or voluntariness therefore, is the nature of assistance, selflessness in purpose and finally without personal motive in intention.

    To help benevolently may also mean extending assistance to other people or members of the Association; without anticipation of remunerative returns of monetary consideration. Benevolence means to help without expecting pecuniary values, material rewards in one form or another.

    To give voluntarily means to donate freely, convey, transmit or deliver any form of material thing or any form of value whatsoever for purposes of helping, serving and promoting the highest interest of our brother man, without mental reservation and anticipator or reciprocal consideration.

    2. To Promote

    a. International peace and unity is quite noble and gradiose objective. This purpose may be achieved by the Association through the efforts of its officers and members, particularly the missionaries. International peace develops from personal and national peace. National peace evolves from individual person or individual families where mento-emotional equilibrium pervades which enhance the spirit of friendliness, camaraderie and brotherhood throughout the world.

    Every PBMA member, therefore must guard against improper speech, uncivil act, immoral deeds, ulterior motives all of which develop confusion, hatred, disorder, quarrels, jealousies, and suspicion. If we qualify the efforts of PBMA members of the promotion of friendship, camaraderie and brotherhood, we finally establish national peace and ultimately build international peace through our efforts and guidance.

    3. To work

    For mutual and friendly relations with all the nation of the world that uphold the true essence and principles of democracy. This objective may be achieved by an orderly system, coordinated and synchronized activities among our member through our prayers, to build an overall aura of peace ad equanimity. Friendliness with all people, without distinction of creed, race and ideology. This coordinated effort may result in good human inter-relationship with all nationalities in the world, without necessarily surrendering the ideals of our democratic institutions.

    All ideologies in the world are predicted on and geared towards progress. No ideology is basically evil or intrinsically and except the empiricism of modernity which dedicates its efforts for war and human extinction upon the surface of this planet. An ideology must be designed for human progress, international peace and happiness. We must maintain and cherish the freedom to do good, not the freedom to do bad, that is destructive to mankind.

    For a free, good, clean and honest government in the Philippines. In the exercise of free, good and clean government and in the realization of this objective, each and every member of the Association must be vigilant, we mean that a PBMA member must be solicitous and responsive to the needs of the community-as a citizen he must exercise his or her duties and responsibilities and transmit these ideas to all other citizen through his missionary work. With this scheme done, honest government may be realized. There is no compromise between right or wrong. Where wrong or anomalous practice is patent, a PBMA member must help in its curtailment, control or ultimate radiance.

    For the upliftment of the economic, spiritual, moral and social condition of the members of the Association. In clearer terms, the Association is duty-bound to uplift if not to ameliorate the economic, spiritual, moral and social well being of its members. By these terms each member must engage in constructive activities to accomplish an enterprise designed to increase the member’s financial income, without necessarily indulging in unlawful or anomalous acts, in flagrant violation of the Constitution of our government or nay other implementing rules and regulations, degrees orders and resolutions promulgated or prescribed by our government.

    Upliftment of the member’s spiritual, moral and social condition also means practice of religiosity, moral education reverence or respect for other people’s belief and their duties which means that a member should be non-sectarian separatist. With this attitude, the member may be able to establish friendly relations, brotherhood or camaraderie, since his ideals delve on universal brotherhood that supports the principle of unionism and world citizenship. Ultimately members of the PBMA may be able to associate with all kinds of nationalities, with different creed, race, ideology and social or intellectual status, peoples of different professions, trades, the mediocres, paupers, laborers and all other human beings.

  20. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by jaoueichi View Post
    the last time i check (early or mid 2000's). pbma is a labeled cult in local media in visayas and ruben ecleo, your founder/divine master is in prison. can you give us an update on this matter? mind to share some important teachings in your association?
    Q. What is PBMA, Inc.?

    A. PBMA, Inc. stands for the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, Incorporated.



    Q. Is it a legal organization?

    A. Yes! PBMA is a legitimate organization in the Philippines which was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under Reg. No. 28042 on October 19, 1965.



    Q. What kind of organization is PBMA?

    A. PBMA is a non-sectarian, non-profit, humanitarian, and a brotherhood organization. It has its Constitution and By-Laws, and all its operations are under the management of the Board of Directors.



    Q. What are the aims or objectives of PBMA?

    A. PBMA has three (3) top objecives: 1. to perform charitable actions, a) to serve faithfully, b) to help benevolently, and c) to give voluntarily; 2) to promote brotherhood among people regardless of religion, race and age, and; 3) to promote international peace and unity among nations.



    Q. What are the modes of its operations?

    A. Members of PBMA are called "Missioners" and are obliged to do missionary works, either as a "transient" or a "resident" missioner. Transient missioners are those who travel from place to place in carrying out the objectives of the organization. Resident missoners are those who stay home but still perform their missions.



    Q. How are PBMA members classified?

    A. There are three (3) major classifications of the members: 1) Missionary - those who passed the screening as mandated by its Constitution and By-Laws; 2) Stationary - those married individuals who passed the screening, like the Missionary, and; 3) Ordinary - those who are still under the provisionary period of three (3) months and still have to undergo the screening.



    Q. Are PBMA teachings not against the Christian or other religious doctrines?

    A. PBMA teachings are mixtures of Christian, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Akashic doctrines. Members are not forced to leave their religion but rather advised to take the teachings of PBMA as additional source of spiritual nourishment and enlightenment. Christian members still observe their Sunday masses and read the Bible, Muslim members still observe their traditional Muslim culture. In fact most of the teachings of PBMA can be traced in the Bible and in the Jewish teachings.



    Q. Do the PBMA members follow the Ten Commandments of God?

    A. Yes! Every member should follow not only the Ten Commandments but also the "Laws of the Government" and other good laws for the perpetuation of a desciplined society free from any form of vices.



    Q. Does it mean that PBMA members have no vices?

    A. All members should free themselves from any form of vices. Every member must denounce smoking, gambling, and drinking of any kind of liquor. It is one of the major requirements and it is obligatory. Every member should also observe the highest level of morality and descipline. A violation of this is subject for termination.



    Q. Why PBMA members consider Ruben Ecleo as god?

    A. There are two (2) Ruben Ecleo’s in PBMA. The first is the father, Ruben Ecleo, Sr. and other one is his son Ruben Ecleo, Jr. Ruben Sr. was the Founder and the first Supreme President of the Association. The Constitution and By Laws of PBMA, Inc. designates the title Supreme President as the highest position in the Association. We usually call Ruben Sr. as the Supreme President and Founder or Divine Master, and Ruben Jr. as the present Supreme Master but we are not addressing them as gods.



    Q. Why do you call Ruben Sr. as Divine Master?

    A. The word "divine" refers to something that is "sacred" or "holy" or something that is in connection or association with God. Ruben Sr. possessed the qualifications to be called as such because of his teachings and of the miracles he had done to over millions of people, both PBMA members and non-members. He happened to be present in many places at the same time, cured many people even without seeing and touching them, and he taught and transferred his healing power to millions of his followers, which is a quality of a "god." Three (3) days after he died, he manifested himself to over thousands of his followers. He discoursed and sung some of his favorite songs. All these were tape recorded and documented.

    The word "master" or "maestro" refers to a "teacher" or someone who teaches a certain specialization or specialized in a certain field, like the Chess Grandmaster or those who finished their masters’ degree. And since Ruben Sr. originated and taught these "divine teachings" of PBMA, he is therefore entitled to the title of Divine Master.



    Q. Why do you call Ruben Jr. as Master?

    A. Ruben Sr. handled down the leadership to his son Ruben Jr., and since the son is continuing the legacies of his father, he is therefore entitled to the title of master, which means he is the teacher or the caretaker of the members in the absence of his father. The son is the representation of his father.



    Q. But why some PBMA members call your Divine Master or Master as god?

    A. Every member perhaps had experienced many different kids of miracles or found something extra-ordinary in the Association, which they believe, are attributes to the divine power of God. Generally, we have our personal reasons why we are considering them as such. The more we accept and understand the teachings of the Association, the more we find reasons why we (members) kept on calling them Divine Master and Master. However, these titles are only within the sphere of the Association.



    Q. What are the teachings of Ruben Sr. that you consider as divine?

    A. As a member the first thing we learned from the Association is the "prayer" which is the unified prayer and true to all PBMA members. We call this the Revised Latin Rosary, which consists of 12 Aramaic Latin words. These Aramaic words are considered sacred or holy and we call these "Divine Words." And so, if these words are divine, who is this person who can recite and teach them without any book or manuscripts as his references?



    Q. What is Aramaic?

    A. Aramaic was the official language of the Arameans. It was also the same language used by Lord Jesus Christ during his time aside from Hebrew as the official language of his race. Accordingly, the original text of the Old Testament (Torah and Talmud) was a mixture of the Aramaic, Hebrew and Arabic languages.



    Q. Are these Aramaic words really divine words?

    A. These words are like ordinary words written of letters found in the alphabet but the words themselves can not be found in any published book I’ve even read. They cannot be found in either the encyclopedia or the internet. Like a precious stone that cannot be found everywhere; like a diamond or gold. We believe these words are to be kept secret and sacred thus must not be displayed or uttered without valid reasons. And these are the very words the PBMA members are using while performing their missionary works, e.g. healing the sick.



    Q. The PBMA members must be misguided people who believe in the power of amulets or talismans?

    A. That is another misinterpreted side of the Association. Our Divine Master never told us to believe in amulets or talismans. But there are members who kept on integrating the old Filipino tradition, i.e. agimat or anting-anting. And, history reveals that the Philippines was once an island of people who believed in the supernatural powers and the like, and these powers can be obtained from the forests or mountains. And believe it or not this tradition is still part of our modern-day culture.

    I remember my father once related to us the story of his grand uncle who possessed a talisman from a coconut tree who can able to drink a drum of water with the use of his "babato" or "birtud". My brother-in-law also possesses a talisman from an eel. This talisman gave him the ability of instant-escape, like the famous Houdini.

    There are lots of recorded proofs of the existence of talisman especially in the Philippines but these practices are not encouraged and denounced as part of PBMA teachings.

    Part 2
    Q. What are the benefits in joining your Organization?

    A. There are more benefits a member can receive than his eyes meet. A member will learn three (3) important things: to heal the sick, to protect one's self, and to ask graces or blessings from God.

    Healing the sick is one of the things performed by the Twelve Apostles as taught to them by the Lord Jesus Christ. Protecting one's self covers protection from any form of harm, danger, accident, bad spirits or elements, diseases and sicknesses. But most important of all, a member will learn to do the "general confession" of all his sins misdeeds directly to God in order to be clean and worthy in His eyes and graces.

    PBMA also aims to develop an individual spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and emotionally through involvement in the Organization's activities designed and carried for the said purposes. Hence, the ultimate objective is to develop an individual on both material and spiritual aspects, and perchance for him to be worthy and qualified for an everlasting life.



    Q. Why a PBMA member is wearing a ring on his/her right hand?

    A. The ring simply signifies one's affiliation to the Association aside form the identification document (ID) issued to him/her mainly for the said purpose. Like in any other organizations or fraternities, members wear such identification(s) for the very obvious reason.

    However, digging unto its deeper significance, the ring symbolizes one's personal decesion of surrender or return to the Father in Heaven. This concept drew inspirations from the "parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:32), and this is the real meaning or essence of being "born again", of totally being reformed in both spirit and flesh.



    Q. Now that your Master Ruber Jr. is charged and sentenced for 30 years imprisonment for graft, do you still consider him as your role model in your Association?

    A. Every member is on trial of his own fate which is true to all individuals. Our Supreme President is also a member and it is his own trial or test in this life that will measure his "being". On the other hand, what is happening to him is not a reason to lost our faith in him, in his father or in the Association. If you understand the parable of the Lord's second coming which is likened to a "thief" then you will understand all these things in him. Besides, the Lord Christ was also sentenced by no other than the people themselves because they were ignorant of the real scheme on the strategem in the plan of God. We believe what is happening to our Supreme President are just thin curtains to complicate the minds of those who have not seen his hidden persona.



    Q. Does it mean that you still consider him as your Master or Supreme President?

    A. Absolutely yes! Our Master (as well as our Divine Master) did not in any way teach us to follow or emulate what he is doing. Instead, he always reminds us to follow the Laws of God, the laws of the government (wherever we are under with), and the laws of PBMA. Besides, it is not the members who are directly suffering from the consequences of his acts because salvation comes from one's own sacrifice and through God's grace. If we follow not what he is doing but follow what he said then perhaps we can proudly say we are qualified for salvation.



    Q. Is it true that your Master killed his wife Alona?

    A. We were warned/reminded by no other than the Lord Christ Himself not to judge others so the Lord God will not judge upon us.

    Legally speaking, no individual can be convicted or pronounced guilty for any crime or wrong doings unless proven guilty beyond reasonable doubts. Our Master was and is a victim of circumstances and "trial-by-publicity". There is no hard or strong evidence so far has been presented to the court to justify such accusation.



    Q. But the lone witness in the murder of Alona, who was her own brother, was shot and killed by no other than a follower of your Master?

    A. We don't want to justify the acts of our fellow members because we were told according to the "Ten Commandments of God" not to kill. But the Apostle Simon Peter did almost the same in defense of his master (John 18:10). Hence, there is this strong feeling of love, concern or affection in these individuals toward their respective master; a love that portrays willingness to sacrifice one's life for the sake of a love one. And this is the most common plot of most movies we love to watch - when the hero of the story is ready to sacrifice his/her life - which is happening in real life.



    Q. Hence, you (PBMA) consider yourselves fanatics?

    A. It depends how you will define the word fanatics. There are actors’ or actresses’ guilds where members are called fanatics or “die-hard” supporters. There are also those movement advocates who are willing to do anything for a cause, or those who are willing to sacrifice travelling for hundreds of miles in a so-called “pilgrimage” to sacred places, such as Mt. Banahaw, Mt. Tibet or the like. These people are fanatics in their own respective rights and belief.

    In like manner, the PBMA members also called fanatics in their own rights as far as belief is concerned especially when it comes to their beliefs in the doctrines and teachings of the Association, and much more when it comes to the hidden persona of our Divine Master. There are more the members have seen on them suffice to galvanize their faith and belief.



    Q. Is it true that most members are not educated and belong to the poverty level?

    A. Perhaps there is truth on the matter. However, we have to define what the word “educated” means. We may confine our definition to those who have finished two or four-year higher education courses and called professionals, but we can also extend our definitions to those who are literate (can write, read and comprehend) and have acquired the basic rudiments of a morally upright, socially equipped and spiritually enlightened citizens. Besides, there are those claiming themselves “professionals” but behaved indifferently and treated others immorally and inhumanely.

    In this vein, the Association had organized the professional members into a working unit called the “Professionals’ League” which is dominated mainly of professionals in their own respective fields, not to mention those who are registered in the Professionals Regulation Commission or members of professionals’ guilds in the Philippines, such as: the Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Philippine Nurses Association, Inc.; Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines; and other professionals like CPAs, architects, doctors of education, doctors of medicine, dentists, educators, technologists, chemists and others.

    The Philippines is a third world country whether we accept it or not. Hence, majority of its populace belong to the poverty level. However, the Lord Christ once told, “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter unto the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:25)



    Q. But, is it true that most members were promised of “wealthy life” once became a member?

    A. That is absolutely “not true” and “without basis”. We have no reasons to deny and nothing to be ashamed of if most members are poor. It is our personal decisions that made us join the Organization in our own volitions.

    PBMA had gone so many trials and tribulations so far since its establishment in 1965 but its history portrays signs of hope for the fulfillment of the promises long time been postponed. Puyange (now San Jose) which is the cradle of the Association is now a municipality, and Dinagat Islands which is considered as the “modern day” Promised Land for the PBMA members is now a separate province from Surigao del Norte and run by no other than the PBMA members themselves. According to researches, Dinagat Islands has one of the richest deposits of minerals, such as chromite, nickel, silver and gold.

    Our Divine Master once had a vision to transform the entire islands (now a province) into an industrialized state, like Hong Kong or Singapore, which is now a dream almost a reality.



    Q. What will happen to PBMA if your Master will be put to jail because of graft and corruption?

    A. It has been foretold that there is no other name to run the Association than “Ruben Ecleo”. Our Master’s eldest son is “Ruben Ecleo I” and he is the next to manage/lead the flock after his father.



    Q. Some people, especially the media believed that PBMA is all about Satanism?

    A. Again, there is the danger of jumping to conclusion without further examining such accusations. In the first place, we (PBMA members) submit ourselves to our known God which is the same God (Jehovah or Yahweh) mentioned in the Bible, and to our Lord Jesus Christ whom we considered the “Begotten Son of God” and mankind’s mediator between God and His people. We always mentione them in our daily prayers and devotions. We also follow and adhere to the teachings of our respective religion which are mostly “Christianism” in nature. Besides, we never heard from our leaders or lecturers to subscribe to whatever form of satanic doctrines and rituals. And where in the three laws mentioned earlier that we are told to follow and encourages “satanic rituals and doctrines”? None!



    Q. How do you pray then?

    A. Our prayer, which is in the Aramaic language and true to all members, is called the Revised Prayer and a “mystery” in itself. It has a dedication on the first part which can be changed depending on purpose, such as for healing, protection and others. Generally, the dedication or request for help or graces is addressed to the Holy Trinity (God Father, Son and Holy Spirit), to all the saints in heaven and to our respective guardian angel or angels.

    If the Roman Catholic Church prays the mysteries, then PBMA members pray their own version of these mysteries in a language only they and whoever taught them knew it.

    In my research as a member, it seems that this “Aramaic Prayer” is similar to the “Father’s Prayer” taught by the Lord Jesus Christ to His desciples. If that is so, who is our Divine Master then if his teachings are almost similar to that of the Lord Jesus Christ?

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PROMO:

Join the promo and get a chance to win exclusive GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY merchandise!

Join the promo and get a chance to win exclusive GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY merchandise!

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LGBT:

Ready the 'gaydar' and share some tips on how to spot a queer in the crowd.

Ready the 'gaydar' and share some tips on how to spot a queer in the crowd.

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SHOWBIZ:

Former PBB housemate Beauty Gonzalez is FHM's cover girl for August

Former PBB housemate Beauty Gonzalez is FHM's cover girl for August

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SPORTS:

UP cops win over PNP in 4 sets, 25-23, 24-26, 25-12, 26-24

UP cops win over PNP in 4 sets, 25-23, 24-26, 25-12, 26-24

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UAAP:

NU Bulldogs clobber Adamson Soaring Falcons to lowest scoring output in recent memory, 62-25

NU Bulldogs clobber Adamson Soaring Falcons to lowest scoring output in recent memory, 62-25

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PBB:

Manolo, Joshua, Jane and Fifth nominated this week

Manolo, Joshua, Jane and Fifth nominated this week

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