Talk:Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association
The articles on the Philippines Benevolent Missionary Association and on Ruben Este are each self-evidently composed by extremely biased and committed followers of the PBMA and of Esteo. The article on Este, for instance, uncritically recounts his claims to spiritual experiences beginning at a very young age.
Such claims, in other recent spiritual leaders or founders, typically are not couched in such terms, and equal weight is usually given to evidence suggesting something other than supernatural events actually took place.
The articles need to be researched and rounded-out to include information which believers might find critical but which accurately represent the organization. The article does not need to be overtly hostile, but it should not pass as an unbiased general encyclopedia if it is in fact essentially a recruitment tract.
I note that the organization is under interdict by the Roman Catholic Church of the Philippines, for example. No clear reason as to why the RCC hierarchy in the Philippines would take such measures. Most would find this detail important, given that the RCC is a dominant religious force in the Philippine Islands.
Hopefully, good and thoughtful people will step up and make the articles on this subject more informative and well-rounded.
6th Judge Inhibits
I had to edit this to let the readers know what is happening to the more important case, parricide. Since 2004, there was no development due to series of inhibitions of judges. Ecleo faces the parricide case before the Cebu City Regional Trial Court, Branch 23. However, the case dragged because 6 judges inhibited. On April 25, 2008, 6th Judge Geraldine Faith Econg per 24-page resolution inhibited herself amid accusations and her own admission that 2 women approached her to ask how much would she need in payment for dropping the case. --Florentino floro (talk) 06:32, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
Conviction affirmed, bail cancelled
The Court on June 13, 2008 affirmed the October 13, 2006 3 graft convictions against Ecleo, Jr., and 3 of his former subordinates. Accordingly, his bail would now be considered cancelled..abs-cbnnews.com, Sandiganbayan affirms Ecleo's graft conviction--Florentino floro (talk) 10:23, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
Do not judge them..Be positive..
I had to edit on this page to let the readers know that PBMA is not a cult. This is a association where in all people is helping to each other. Maybe there are some people using the popularity name of PBMA in not good interest so that other people conclude that this association is a cult. There is a says, don't judge the book by its cover, if you are the one judging by a lot of people can you justify your self. As what happened to Jesus, no one believes in him until the day of his death. No one can say if they a cult because no one has a right to judge everything. Learn, study, search, no one can te the truth behind of it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 14:08, 17 September 2008 (UTC) I had to edit on this page to let the readers knoe that PBMA is healing process. as you may know some people can not see or feel. it means that god is touching us and telling us what we should do for a good way and not a bad way. I have seek that everyone should pray for the strength and power to stay alive,healthy, and many other thing in life. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 04:18, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
I had to edit on this page to let the readers know that PBMA is not a cult. If they are cult it means they are follower of GOD. I have read some books saying that cult is a group of GOD's follower. I dont remember the book but it says that a cult is a good follower of GOD. They can sacrifice everything, can follow and respect whoever God is. For me, as what I have research this is an association where in all people is helping to each other. Maybe there are some people using the popularity name of PBMA in not good interest so that people damaged by user member conclude that this association is a cult. There is a says, don't judge the book by its cover, if someone judge you by a lot of people can you justify your self. As what happened to Jesus, no one believes in him until the day of his death. Poncious Pilate asked peoople, if barabas or Jesus. People choose barabas instead of Jesus. After all what Jesus did to His followers people choose barabas and let it happen it to Jesus. No one can say if they a cult because no one has a right to judge everything. Learn, study, search, no one can te the truth behind of it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 14:28, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
Good Article Regarding a local destructive cult in the Philippines.
Need for recent news and more references
"...the PBMA has virtually turned the entire island into a fiefdom of the Ecleos." - statements like are biased without proper support and references Needsmorehotsauce (talk) 22:35, 9 January 2011 (UTC)