July 30, 2020

Philippines arrests former MP over wife’s killing

Manila (AFP) – A former Philippine congressman and religious cult leader was arrested Thursday over his wife’s killing and corrupt practices, police said, ending a years-long manhunt.Ruben Ecleo, 60, was head of a group called the Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association when his wife’s remains were found in a bin bag at the bottom of a ravine on the central island of Cebu in 2002.He was arrested months later in a police raid on his home on the island of Dinagat, during which 17 people were killed.Ecleo was bailed in 2004 and won a House of Representatives seat in 2010 — held up as an e…

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