Philippine Politics and Church

April 8, 2011

Some Iglesia Ni Cristo Members are murderers and hurts other people

Filed under: Crimes,Iglesia Ni Cristo,Murder — politicsandchurch @ 11:15 am
March 28, 1992  • Philippines Free Press published Most Heinous Crime about the murder inside the INC chapel [image]

Philippine Free Press March 28, 1992
 
PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, plaintiff-appellee, vs. JUANITO ABELLA, DIOSDADO GRANADA, BENJAMIN DE GUZMAN, and EDGARDO VALENCIA, accused-appellants. [supreme court]
Victims MARLON Ronquillo’s hands were tied at the back with a black electric cord. He had lacerated wounds, contusions, ligature marks and hematoma. He died from a gunshot wound on the head.

ANDRES Lojero’ hands were bound at the back with a plastic flat rope with four loops. His genitals were cut off; and he had ligature marks, contusions, and hematoma. The cause of his death was “asphyxia by strangulation; hemorrhage, intracranial, traumatic.”

JOSEPH Ronquillo’s hands were “hog-tied at the back using a basketball T-shirt.” He also had ligature marks, contusions, lacerated wounds and fracture. He died of “asphyxia by strangulation; hemorrhage, intracranial, traumatic with skull fracture.”

ERWIN Lojero’s body showed abrasions and burns. There were cord impressions on his wrists and depressed fracture on his head and at the base of his skull. He died of “asphyxia by drowning with blunt head injury.”

FELIX Tamayo had abrasions on the left cheek and tie impressions on the wrists. The cause of his death was “asphyxia by drowning.”

Murderers  • Juanito Abella, Diosdado Granada, Bengamin de Guzman, and Edgardo Valencia
   
7 March 1992  • (morning) the victims MARLON and JOSEPH had a basketball altercation with JOEY (INC member) and his two companions;
7 March 1992  • (later that day) JOEY (INC member) was caught bringing two pillboxes to Dalisay Street, where the victims reside;
8 March 1992  • (5-6pm) JOEY and GENER, both members of the INC, threw stones at the Ronquillos’ house, attracting the attention of neighbors who in turn mauled them;
8 March 1992  • (8-9pm) after the De los Santos brothers pointed at the victims, the appellants and their cohorts picked up and herded the victims into a Ford Fiera, which then sped away;
8 March 1992  • (about 6pm-10pm) ELENA Bernardo was waiting for Pastor Cesar Almedina to seek his advice regarding her son-in-law’s problem. Pastor Almedina asked her to wait, and she did so. She waited until 10:00 p.m. Suddenly the guard switched off the lights inside the compound. With only the MERALCO light illuminating the compound from outside, she saw a dirty white Ford Fiera loaded with passengers enter and park in front of the pastoral house near the path leading to the basement. JOEY, GENER, all the accused and the victims were inside the van. Four of the victims were made to alight from the van, while the fifth one lay on the floor of the vehicle as though dead. The victims were brought to the basement, which was at the back of the chapel and beneath the choir office. ELENA followed. Inside the basement the victims were continually mauled, whipped with a gun, and beaten with steel tubes, lead pipes and other blunt instruments. One of the victims was tied with wire. Filemon Garcia arrived with a blowtorch and also entered the basement. ELENA heard the victims beg for mercy. Unable to endure the sight she sat in front of the chapel and stayed for 30 minutes. Pastor Almedina arrived and told her that they would talk about her problem at another time. Afterwards the victims were herded back to the Fiera. They seemed almost dead.
10 March 1992  • the victims’ bodies were found floating on the Pasig River, showing signs of foul play.
11 March 1992  • (11pm) Major Joe Pring arrived at the Iglesia compound in Punta, Sta. Ana, with police officers, demanding entrance inside the premises
12 March 1992  • appellants read their names in newspapers as among the perpetrators of the crime. Alarmed, they consulted the INC Central Office on what steps to take
13 March 1992  • Accompanied by Atty. Restituto Lazaro of the Iglesia’s legal department, appellants proceeded to see Gen. Diokno at the Western Police District Headquarters on 13 March 1992 “to clear their names.” Major Pring brought them to his office and hurriedly organized a police line-up. During the line-up Major Pring allegedly tapped all the accused on the shoulder as a signal to the prosecution witnesses for identifying them. Accordingly, appellants were identified.
18 March 1992  • five informations for murder were filed before the Regional Trial Court of Manila (hereafter the trial court) against Juanito ABELLA, Diosdado GRANADA, Benjamin DE GUZMAN, Edgardo VALENCIA, Renato Dante, and Virgilio de Guzman. The cases were raffled to Branch 52 presided over by the late Judge David Nitafan. Docketed as Criminal Cases Nos. 92-104529 to -33
7 February 1995  • Judge Nitafan inhibited himself from further hearing the cases. The cases were re-raffled to Branch 35 presided over by Judge Ramon P. Makasiar.
sometime 1993  • Elena (the INC witness) went to the Central Office of the INC and related the whole event to Brother Eduardo Manalo
15 November 1996  • Judge Ramon P. Makasiar penned the decision convicting the accused
August 28, 2000  • Philippine Supreme Court AFFIRMED the decision of the decision of Branch 35 of the Regional Trial Court of Manila
Here are some news articles of other Crimes which involves INC members
February 15, 2002  • Bulgar – Pulis, binugbog ng 10 miyembro ng INC [image]
February 15, 2002  • Pilipino Star Ngayon – Pulis-QC ginulpi ng 10 INC [philstar][image]
February 8, 2007  • Iglesia Ni Cristo pastor, wife, son found dead in chapel [inquirer]
February 9, 2007  • Suspects in murders of INC pastor, family nabbed [inquirer]
February 13, 2007  • Police filed murder charges against an Iglesia Ni Cristo member for killing his cousin, an INC pastor and his family in Cavite [inquirer]
February 14, 2007  • Cops charge INC member with slays [inquirer]
July 26, 2008  • A report of alleged INC bad boys in the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) wrongfully arrested and beaten up a wrong suspect [inquirer]
July 7, 2009  • INC members allegedly beat a tricycle driver to a pulp. A certain Senior Police Officer 1 Avelino Balingit Jr. of the Apalit police force, an alleged INC member, arrested the poor victim without a warrant. [inquirer]
March 20, 2010  • Philstar wrote that there are some reports that Iglesia Ni Cristo maybe influencing the Ruby Rose slay case. (One of the suspects is an INC member) [philstar]
Here are some news clips of other Crimes which involves INC members
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