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The Man Behind the Revelation of the Rubenian Era

By: Antonio B. Acabal,MBA

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The 19th century marks up the existence of Rubenian Era, when the Supreme President and Founder of PBMA Inc., Divine Master Ruben Edera Ecleo Sr. was born at Cab-ilan , Dinagat, Surigao Del Norte (Now province of Dinagat Islands) last December 9,1934. The legacy of His successors bearing the name” RUBEN” shall reigns forever and ever.

Part I.The Temple

The Founder of Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, Incorporated (PBMA, Inc.), Divine Master Ruben Edera Ecleo Sr., had predicted long time ago that an islands (Dinagat) will become a province in the future. Thus, on October 2,2006, Dinagat Islands became the 80th province of the Republic of the Philippines by virtue of RA 9355 otherwise known as “AN ACT CREATING THE PROVINCE OF DINAGAT ISLANDS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES” which was signed into law by her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, authored by a great woman, Hon. Glenda B. Ecleo, Representative of the First District of the of the Mother Province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines.

Today, the mission of fulfilling the dream of Divine Master was realized through the best effort of his wife, Hon. Glenda B. Ecleo, at this present time, the Rubenian Era. However due to protest of three political persons after the plebiscite last December 2,2006and after the affirmative proclamation by the Commission On Election in favor of the creation of Dinagat Islands into a province bring negative impact of struggles for freedom.

It took so many years of seeking for justice. Why this unexpected judgment to defunct the province by almost 42 months?

What is the mystery behind?

Revelation Chapter 17

Verse 17



Revelation Chapter 17

verse 5


Verse 9


Luckily the Province of Dinagat Islands comprises the seven mountains of seven municipalities namely: Basilisa, Cagdianao, Dinagat, Libjo, Loreto, Tubajon, and San Jose under the seven heads called the Municipal Mayors ruled by the strong   leadership and great woman, Hon. Glenda B. Ecleo, who sits as the incumbent provincial governor of the said province and the PBMA Inc. Ambassador of Goodwill.The woman known to use the leadership of the concept of ONE LEADER:ONE VOICE.

Revelation Chapter 11

Verse 1


Verse 2


It was scripted that there was a court referring   either to  SUPREME COURT after the total land area of Dinagat Islands has been measured and it was questioned by the protesters that  to be legitimate province,all the requirements must also be eligible.

The creation of Dinagat Islands into a province supported by a plebiscite last December 2,2006 had ruins by the protesters and being heard by a court referred to Supreme Court because of the alleged lack or requirements as to the land area pursuant to RA 7160, Section 9, and creation of a province.The measurement qualification through Cadastral survey of the total land area to include the temple –the Divine Master’s Shrine including the 47 islets of the province to suffice the needed requirements only to justify that the temple had passed the 3 basic requirements.  It took for almost 42 months to scrutinize all evidences presented to win the battle until the Supreme Court had finally  decided to be valid and constitutional was read last October 24, 2012.

Analogy to the revelation cited above that the Holy Land referred was the Divine Master’s Shrine also called the temple located at San Jose, one of the Municipality of Dinagat Islands. The Divine Master’s Shrine is a pilgrimage place of PBMA believers.

The mystery of Dinagat Islands guarded by the two landmarks namely the mystical mountain, the “Babayeng Bukid” called by her legendary name “Dina” which is located at the municipality of Libjo and the mystical mountain the “Lalaking Bukid” called by his legendary name “Gat” which is located at the municipality of Basilisa. The combinations of their names DINA and GAT become the legendary historical name of the province of Dinagat Islands.

Long time ago, the story says that the two great mountains were the tribe of giant people known to be the CRO-MAGNON Man. They were the first settlers living in the islands, however due to tremendous earthquakes that strikes their habitat all their clans were fallen down to the sea that causes their natural death and  these two creatures Dina and Gat were the only  living survivors. Their intimate love to each other was the an ending love affairs that remains until this time and forever. To always remember their faithful and endless love of Dina to Gat symbolized the perfect  shape  of ”BabayengBukid” as an ideal pregnant woman while the Lalaking Bukid symbolized  the best  protector  of  some islands against  strong waves.

The mystical ambiance of the Islands through the existence of Spiritual intervention to the charismatic leader of PBMA Inc. Supreme President and Founder of PBMA, Divine Master Ruben Eder Ecleo Sr. his doctrines and principles that overruled by love to his followers are the reasons why the trademark of this province was named MYSTICAL ISLANDS: PROVINCE OF LOVE.

His exemplary performance and achievements made him the Local Hero of the Province of Dinagat Islands through Provincial Ordinance No. BBE-03 s. 2013 known as “AN ORDINANCE DECLARING RUBEN EDERA ECLEO, SR. AS THE LOCAL HERO OF THE PROVINCE OF DINAGAT ISLANDS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”.

Part II. Kingdom of God: The Lost Paradise

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning GOD created the heavens and earth.

Genesis 1:10 And GOD called the dry land Earth

…Earth means the world that we inhabit; the solid ground with soil, rocks, hills and mountains…

In the creation, Lalaking Bukid (located at Basilisa,Dinagat Islands) was also called by the PBMA  Inc. believers as Mount ADAM and Babaeng Bukid (Located at Libjo, Dinagat Islands) was called as Mount EVE, both mountains believe to be a part of GOD’s creation when HE created heavens and Earth.

Genesis 1:27 “So GOD created man in His own image; in the image of God created him; male and female, He created them.”

          GOD in his creation; created also two mountains namely; LALAKING BUKID representing male and BABAENG BUKID representing female

Genesis 2:7”And the LORD GOD formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”

Where did GOD get the dust?

…From dust of the ground, GOD had gotten a dust probably from his creation the Lalaking Bukid (Mount Adam) and breath his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Genesis 2:22 “Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and brought her to the man.”

          He called the man “ADAM” and the woman “Eve”. Yet, they were our first parent.

The Paradise

Genesis 2:8-9 The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there he put the man whom He had formed.

                    … the Tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Where is now the lost paradise, this present time the Rubenian Era?

We often read a book from Philippines History and other magazines quoted: Mindanao is called the land of Promise. Why?

Mindanao, the land of Promise because of the fact that Mindanao is rich in natural resources such as forest, valleys and vast biodiversity.

The secret behind is the untold scenery of the under discovered mystery of the Puyange tree somewhere in the northeastward of Mindanao.

The Puyange tree existed in the islands of Dinagat . All the parts of the tree were used for multiple purposes such as food and medicines .For the tribes, the puyange tree believed to be the residence of Good Spirits .It play an important role for Dinagatnons because for them the puyange trees served as their immediate food to survive during disaster. The lumads (native of Dinagat Islands) called the puyange tree also  the “tree of life”.


The history started,

The place where puyange trees were abundance, the lumads named it into “Sitio Puyange”.Sitio Puyange was a place popularly famous for enchanted people namely Kapre, Diatot, aswang, fairies, as well as bad spirits and others like the members of Spiritual Division. During the early time, the place was called Puyange the original name of Barangay San Jose, now Municipality of San Jose pursuant to RA 6769.Puyange was renamed to Barangay San Jose in honor to the most famous “medico”, the “Ghost Buster” and the father of Divine Master Ruben Edera E.Ecleo Sr. Today, San Jose is the center and the national office of the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association Inc., and at present San Jose is the capital town of the province of Dinagat Islands.

The introduction of PBMA Inc. in early years of 1965 had great contributions on the study of “College of Mystery”, a study of relating the spiritual and material world of the PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE. The philosophy of “Man Know thy Self” means the more you know yourself: the more you know your GOD. Spirituality is not as easy to study without spiritual guidance of the Spiritual Division taught to us by the Supreme President and from then, the followers  called Him  the Divine Master for the members of the Spiritual Division  and the four corners of the world used His material body for a special divine  purpose .

According to Revelation 22:13 “I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

Revelation 22:2

 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Due to massive development of Dinagat Islands, the sanctity of place that was disturbed by material world of destruction the habitat of the spirits, the tree of life commonly called by lumads as Puyange trees were no longer seen at this time. The Spirits who resided and give extra strength to the Puyange trees transferred to some other places that resulted for the puyange trees to vanish on its natural death.

However, it was clearly  stated in the middle of its streets meaning at this present generation Puyange tree was already a place named Sitio Puyange and renamed to Barangay San Jose, now, Municipality of San Jose by virtue of RA 6769.It is geographically located in the province of Dinagat Islands where the two famous mountains  known to be mystical landmarks and also the two witnesses namely  Lalaking Bukid (GAT) and Babaeng Bukid (DINA) .Their existence had very meaningful purpose not  only  to point out exact location of the Lost Paradise but they also served as a guidepost and gateway to enter to the  Kingdom and temple of God. This time, The Rubenian Era, had erected the Divine Master’s Shrine – “The Holy Land”.

Divine Master’s Shrine was built by benevolence and volunteerism by the believers and followers of the famous Supreme President and Founder of PBMA Inc. The Divine Master Ruben Edera Ecleo Sr. and  strategically located at Barangay Aurelio, San Jose, Dinagat Islands, now the HOLY LAND and the Temple.

Is the Lost Paradise also the Kingdom of GOD?

San Jose formerly called Sitio Puyange is either side surrounded by waters which bore twelve fruits symbolizes the twelve barangays namely; 1.Barangay Aurelio, 2. Barangay Cuarenta, 3. Barangay Don Ruben, 4. Barangay Jacquez, 5. Barangay Justiniana Edera, 6. Barangay Luna, 7. Barangay Mahayahay, 8. Barangay Matingbe, 9. Barangay Poblacion, 10. Barangay San Juan, 11. Barangay Sta. Cruz and 12. Barangay Wilson. The leaves symbolizes the offspring, the people who are happily resided with the first family of the Divine Master, together with them developing a Kingdom that is  economically, spiritually and morally guided  community through the doctrines and teaching of the Founder.

The Family Tree of Divine Master Ruben Edera  Ecleo  Sr. and all the believers and followers of  PBMA Inc. who migrated voluntarily and established their permanent residency in the Sitio Puyange, now, Municipality of San Jose bear fruits of thousands of followers not only in the neighboring provinces in the archipelago but including abroad. All of this was made possible through the expansion of PBMA Inc. members whose missionary works are to help the needy through the power of Divine Healing taught to us by the Supreme President and Founder of PBMA Inc., their successors be reign forever and ever with His servants shall serve Him.

The increase migrations of the followers of  PBMA Inc. with the lumads to Dinagat Islands and  their dedication to be with the Kingdom of their Divine Master had pursue His dream of making the islands into a province through the efforts handed to His wife, Hon Glenda B. Ecleo, who made Dinagat Islands a province pursuant to RA 9355. The political provincial’s trademark called as Mystical Islands: Province of Love with the Slogan: “ANGAT Dinagat Islands.”

Part III.The Sacred Ring

Revelation 17:14”These will make war with the lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of Lords and King of Kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.

Not an easy to be a member of the PBMA Inc., a test of loyalty to the founder is more prevalent, an obedience to supreme authority is the most effective weapon to protect the association. What inspired us is…

A philosophical quote from Divine Master Ruben Edera Ecleo Sr, the Supreme President of PBMA Inc. said “Allow thyself not to be crown without Supreme Labor”. Humility is the virtue, the member opt to adopt in order to succeed with the journey of missionary works.

All possibilities to look down the public figure of the association is being done by the foes. Adjudge that PBMA is a cult, and the founder and his successor are cult leaders. The worst test of loyalty when the Supreme President of PBMA Inc. Master Ruben B. Ecleo Jr.,was convicted before the court for cases filed against him for graft and corruption, rape case, parricide, rebellion and other cases related to illegal drugs.

This must be done, according to His will;

Revelation 17:8 “The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was and is not, and yet is.

The untold story had just started thou shalt not condemn, for the followers He was their Lord of the Rings. An Identification Missionary Ring was provided to all bonifide members of the association. The power of the ring connects you to the source power of Divine Healing and the ability to communicate directly to the members of Spiritual World Division.

Revelation 2:17” He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the Churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it”

A hidden manna are provided to a bonifide members PBMA Inc.  in the form of “Divine Words” originally released by the Supreme President and Founder and now given to us by His anointed  and legitimate successor bearing His name “RUBEN” to use to cure their  material and spiritual sickness provided that a member also followed the doctrines, teachings and philosophy of the association.  A PBMA ring with white stone and on the stone engraved a new name, written which no one knows except him who receives it and all paraphernalia were also blessed possessed by a passer of PBMA Inc. during screening period. A Divine Healing Power and extra ordinary power through the Spiritual Division handed to the Divine Master Ruben Edera Ecleo Sr. and to his legitimate successor to transfer their spiritual knowledge to their followers.

Revelation 22:10 And said to me,” Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.

Part IV. The Making of the New Jerusalem: New Israel

“Many are called but few are chosen….”

Revelation 21:1-3 “Now I saw heaven and earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.

2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their GOD.

How it started to build the New Jerusalem?

It was clearly stated  a New Heaven and New Earth, a Holy City, the New Jerusalem is coming down out of heaven from God. God Himself will be with them and be their GOD.

The organization started with its development and progress through “pahina”, or volunteerism of extending something like material labor for no equivalent cost of money or whatever. Everybody is extending “pahina” for the immediate infrastructure purposes of PBMA Inc. and other improvements were concentrated to the main office located at San Jose, Dinagat Islands and nationwide chapters.

In spite that everybody is also busy  looking for earnings for their living and while others are doing missionary works such as performing Divine Healing to the needy.  Above all, mission to look for other people whom He said chosen people of  God and be gather to His Kingdom. The general members as a whole still give time to “pahina” during Saturdays and Sundays. This is how it started to build the New Jerusalem,this time ;the Rubenian Era.

Quote from Divine Master; “It is not in the form of money that you are going to be repaid. Repaid of what you received from the organization but it is your sacrifices and your service may be; and Allow yourself not to be Crown without Supreme labor.”

Somewhere in 1968-1987, Divine Master enter into politics and become undefeated Mayor in the Municipality of Dinagat, Surigao Del Norte (now Dinagat Islands) to pursue a vision of Sitio San Jose formerly Sitio Puyange to become a promising Municipality. To attain the vision of making San Jose into a Municipality and separating the Islands of Dinagat from the mother province of Surigao del Norte, his wife Hon. Glenda B. Ecleo, Ed.D., shall also enter into politics to fast track the mission.

Above all, the key actor is the massive migration of PBMA Inc., followers and believers in the great islands coming from different archipelago of the country .They signify their faithfulness only to be with their Divine Master not only to pursue the dreams of making San Jose a reality; into a Municipality and also Islands of Dinagat a reality; into a province.

Nevertheless the turmoil of the association when the Divine Master passed away in December 20, 1987, however, their successors reign forever and ever.

At a right time and a right place Hon. Glenda B. Ecleo run as  Congresswoman in the First District of Surigao del Norte. San Jose become a municipality by virtue of RA 6769 , it was signed into law by Her Excellency Corazon Aquino last November 15,1989.

To reckon the making of the islands into a province is not an easy for a widow to accomplish by herself. Technical people were needed with the intervention of Divine Master under the leadership of Supreme President of PBMA Inc. Master Ruben B. Ecleo, Jr.

Trials are to encounter, and combat all bad elements.

Everybody were firmed to face the consequences.

Life must go on and on, the battle is there! Have faith to GOD!

Have mercy to your people, with all the prayers, it was then successful.

On October 2, 2006, Dinagat Islands was proclaim a full pledge province by virtue of RA 9355.Nothing is impossible to GOD. Mystical Islands: Province of Love. Revelation 17:9 ”Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits “.

The future, the holy city!

Alas a city with a great name!

Be the name of the founder:” Don Ruben City”

Indeed, Best effort made by the bride, His wife Mommy Glenda B. Ecleo, all is heartily dedicated to Her loving Husband Divine Master Ruben Edera Ecleo Sr.

Author's Quote

“It is not a man who chooses his God because God is only one, but it is God who chooses his people according to his will and be recognize as members of his family.”


"Tell the world about Divine Master Ruben E. Ecleo Sr."


"A mystical website of the book to ponder titled, The Miracle of the South – The Life and Times of Divine Master Ruben Edera Ecleo, Sr., a phenominal character, a public figure somewhere in the far east, south of the Philippines, Dinagat Islands, whose life is clothed with mysteries and miracles"