Category: Moncado / Moncadista

Wannabe president sues Philippine sect

A lawyer who tried to bid for the Philippine presidency in 2002 filed a multi-million-peso estafa lawsuit against 15 persons who belong to a group claiming to be a world army, accusing them of engaging in a “well-organized real estate criminal racket or swindling operation” in Limao, Babak district of Samal. Two of the 15 were also accused of threatening to kill the lawyer last month. Charged with large-scale estafa before the Regional Trial Court in Panabo City are Decierdo Sosas, Jesus Rueles, Mateo Gacotano, Arsenio Redoble, Josefina Merida, Perseverando Dalumpines, Marto Presores, Jose Acedillo, one Leovino Apat, Eddie Dinampo,

Cultist tagged in New Year’s Day attack yields

KIDAPAWAN CITY — A top leader of a pseudo-religious sect who is wanted for allegedly ordering an attack in a remote village in Makilala town, voluntarily surrendered to authorities on Monday. Felicisima Galope, however, denied the accusations hurled against her by her former ‘master’ and followers. The suspect is being accused of leading an attack on Jan. 1 against Lovely Paraiso, the ‘supreme master’ of Alpha and Omega and the village chair of New Israel in Makilala, North Cotabato that killed a top leader of the group and injured two other members. Galope and some of her followers decided to

Police in pursuit of religious group’s leader

KIDAPAWAN CITY — Military and police authorities in North Cotabato have intensified their manhunt against a leader of a religious sect who allegedly ordered the attack on a remote village in Makilala town that killed one and injured two other members. Makilala police chief Leo Ajero identified the leader as Felicisima Galope, head of a breakaway group of the Alpha and Omega, a religious group founded in the early 1960s by a certain Moncado in Barangay New Israel, Makilala. A member of the group that joined the attack last Saturday told authorities that Galope ordered them to launch the assault