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Works & Politics

>   Ruben Edera Ecleo, Sr.   >    Works & Politics

He was declared as “THE LOCAL HERO OF THE PROVINCE OF DINAGAT ISLANDS” Per Provincial Ordinance No. BBE – 03 s. 2013, and Ruben EderaEcleo, Sr. was born from a humble family on December 9, 1934 in Cab-ilan, Municipality of Dinagat.

  • Hone academically in Don Jose Ecleo Memorial Educational Foundation (and graduated the Degree Bachelor of Arts) in 1985, he shared thirty two years of his life with his spouse, the beautiful Glenda Oliveros Buray and were blessed with nine siblings namely: Rico, Ruben Jr., Glorigen, Gracelyn, Benglen, Allan I, Allan II, Geraldine “Jade”, and Gwendolyn;

  • An epitome of visionary and undaunted leader, his works were kindness, his deeds were love for he believed that where there is great love there are always miracles;

  • Possessing phenomenal gift for healing at young age, he cured thousands of people with diverse illnesses;

  • A great missionary who founded the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, Incorporated (PBMA, Inc.) in 1965 in his eagerness to promote national and international peace, unity, and progress through mutual friendly relations with all nations;

  • He envisioned unity for all Dinagatnons congregated in a place where socio-political, economic and sustainable development emanate;

  • One of his visions being realized is the rise, in this very site, of the Dinagat Islands Provincial Capitol , the seat of the Provincial Government;

  • An icon of greatness, where his perseverance courage and keenness for success inspire the people who have worked with him;

  • His works are enshrined in everyone’s hearts, people were his world, and countless noteworthy deeds were devoted to his name;

  • A strong believer that a good leadership should be both professional and personal;

  • Named “South’s Mysterious Superstar” by WHO Magazine in 1980, avowed as the Plenipotentiary of the Knights of Malta and once upon a time had become the President of the Mayors’ League of the Philippines, in Region X; and

  • Adjudged as the Most Outstanding Mayor of the Philippines in 1969, and through his relentless effort, San Jose was once declared the Most Outstanding Barangay of the Philippines.



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