Nisha Rathode (Editor)

Ruben Ecleo

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
Name  Ruben Ecleo

Died  December 20, 1987
Ruben Ecleo newsinfoinquirernetfiles201204rubenecleojpg

24 oras death anniversary ni ruben ecleo sr ginunita


Ruben Edera Ecleo, Sr., (December 9, 1934 – December 20, 1987), was a Filipino charismatic, spiritual and political leader who founded the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, Incorporated (PBMA, INC.) in 1965, and the mayor of the Municipality of Dinagat, Surigao del Norte from 1963 up to 1987. Married to Glenda Buray Ecleo, they begot eight children: Ruben Jr., Glorigen, Grace, Benglen, Allan I, Allan II, Geraldine and Gwendolyn. Ecleo also has a son with former mistress Reyneria Borja named Ruben Al.

Contents

San jose by ruben ecleo jr pbma song


Early life

Ruben Ecleo Cops fail to find Ecleo at cult base Inquirer News

Born from a poor family in the island of Cabilan in the town of Dinagat, Ruben at the age of 8 started his mission as a transient healer-missioner assuming different names and personalities and travelled mostly in the Visayas area and in many parts of northern Mindanao. Through the instructions and directions of his spirit guides, he spent sleepless nights in the akashic plane studying and mastering the Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew and Sanskrit languages from which he able to read the akashic records and interpret the ancient mysteries. He was then commissioned to teach a new sort of wisdom which is a fusion of the Akasha (akashic), Buddhism, Christianism, Hinduism and Judaism. His teachings became the fundamental doctrines of the PBMA.

Spiritual leader career and politics

On the early years of the 1960s Ruben organized his first group of followers which he then called “The First Thirteen”, the first batch of his fellow-workers, a group of healer-teachers known as “missionaries” resembling the Twelve Apostles of the Christ in the ancient Judea, who first received his blessings, teachings and instructions. This “First Thirteen” became the “fishers of his members”. Owing to his growing fame as a spiritual leader and a healer, he eventually called as “Dr. Ruben” or known by the title “Divine Master” his followers bestowed upon him, an indication of his great proclivity in the spirituals and of the divine; a title which is equivalent to the title “Grand Master“ or “Worshipful Master“ of the order of Freemasonry. Through the help of his loyal followers and supporters, in 1965, they organized and founded the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, Incorporated, a non-sectarian, non-stock, and a brotherhood organization with the prime objectives to extend the missions of his group to do charitable works; to serve faithfully, to help benevolently and to give voluntarily, among others. PBMA was registered on that same year on October 19 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under Registration No. 28042.

Ruben Ecleo Accused killer Ecleo Jr now sits in Congress ABSCBN News

Ruben Ecleo also tried his luck in politics. In the 1963 local election, in his second attempt at the mayoralty, he won an overwhelming victory against an unpopular opponent. That launched his political career, cut short only by death. In 1981, he was featured in the WHO Magazine (September 26 Issue) as “The South’s Mysterious Superstar” for being a charismatic leader, the undefeated mayor of Dinagat and the architect of Barangay San Jose in the municipality of Dinagat for making it as the “Most Outstanding Barangay of the Philippines” in 1980; a recognition given by the elite Rotary Club of Makati. San Jose was then home of his association, the PBMA. He was chosen as the “Most Outstanding Mayor of the Philippines” in 1985.

Death, legacy and family controversy

Ruben Ecleo Ecleo supporter seeks retrial of cult leader Cebu Daily News

Ruben Ecleo, Sr. holds the record for serving the longest term as local executive in Dinagat for 24 years, from 1963 until his death on December 20, 1987. Days after his demise, PBMA’s leadership was bequeathed to his eldest son, Ruben B. Ecleo, Jr. who was then a musician and a recording artist, who became the mayor of San Jose from 1991 to 1994, after its conversion from a barangay into a municipality in 1989. A mausoleum called the “Divine Master’s Shrine” at the top of a hill in Barangay Aurelio, San Jose, Dinagat Islands was built by the PBMA members in honor of the elder Ecleo. This shrine symbolizes his lasting legacies.

Ruben Ecleo Rep Ruben Ecleo Jr Urged Supreme Court to Block His Arrest Warrant

Considered by his followers as a ‘Christ-like’ figure, Ruben Ecleo, Sr. and his group PBMA has an estimated membership of 3.5 million in 2002. However, membership has dwindled in number, following the controversies surrounding his son Ruben Jr.


Ruben Ecleo Former Municipal Mayor of Dinagat The Miracle of the South
Ruben Ecleo EN ESTO CREO Mayor Ruben Ecleo THE MAN WHO SWAYS PALMS AND

References

Ruben Ecleo Wikipedia


Topics
 
B
i
Link
H2
L