Trojan Warriors

A true story


By David and Michael Clarke


The driving force behind this publication is a belief in the ancient prophecy: Rev. 12 verse 11. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony and they loved not their lives unto the death


First Published in The Philippines

11th September 2002

Final printed 19th September 2002 Sent from Jerusalem

Release on 27th September 2002

Abshott Publications 11 Hayling Close Fareham

Hampshire PO14 3AE

England U.K.


ISBN: 978150857489


E-Mail: [email protected]

Web Site: www.BiertonParticularBaptists.co.uk

Second Edition


David’s Citadel Flag Israel Flag

Jerusalem Municiplity flag


Isaiah 2 verse 3

For out of Zion shall go forth the Law and The Word of the Lord from Jerusalem Psalm 121 verse 4

Behold He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumb er nor sleep.


Quoted by Alastair Sutherland 2001


Dedication

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The Whole Israel of God” (Rom. 11 verse 26)


Also:

General Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines

H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H. Prince Charles Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, Prime Minister of United Kingdom


“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.” Isaiah, 11 verse 6.


We come in peace and desire that the Latin and English temperaments work together in the cause of peace.


We believe through the love of משיח shed abroad in our hearts. (Psalm 59 verse 26)


Original Cover Design Michael John Clarke

Artist Kulyay Group Of Artists Maximum Security Compound New Bilibid Prison Muntinlupa City

Philippines


Present Design: David Clarke


Acknowledgments

Special thanks to God, who without His direction and Inspiration this publication could not have been realised.

To all the inmates of New Bilibid Prison, Muntinlupa City, Philippines. To My wife Helen and daughter Rebekah.

Also to the Wife and children of my first marriage

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Isaac, Esther, Ely, David and my wider family.

Special thanks to all my helpers:


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Josie Bliss


Miss Josie Bliss (I call her Josie Wells), for all last minute the typing, spelling and proof reading.


Josie was sent to us. We took this as last minute answer to prayer.


Also Capt. Alastair Sutherland without whom I could not have finished this book on time; and all my other helpers. Thank you all.


Praise God from whom all blessings flow. David Clarke: 16th September 2002

Introduction

New Bilibid Prison (Maximum Compound) Muntinlupa City


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“The Big House”

Recounts the mission of the Trojan Horse to the Philippines in order to bring assitance and help to many converted criminals that had turned from crime to Christ in New Bilibid Prison in the Philippies.

This is an amazing collection of life giving testimonies of former convicted criminals housed in one of the largest National Penitentiaries in the Far East

Some hardened criminals are struck with fear when they learn their sentence is to be served in this jail. It houses over 33,500 inmates, in three compounds. The Maximum, Medium and Minimum Compounds. The Maximum Compound houses over 13,000 men in a most unique way,

In this compound there are over 1200 “Death Convicts”, one of which is Alfred R. Nardo, a “Trojan Warrior”. He was converted from crime to

Christ and scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on the 16th October 2002. He is the Mayor of “Death Row”. And is now a fisher of men, seeking to direct men to Christ and freedom, which is the message of this book.

His is the first of the 66 testimonies recorded for your reading.

In October 2001, a Teacher Training College was formed, from the original NBP Theological Institute, which was run exclusively by reformed convicted criminals. Some of which are the most notorious in the world. Some were murderers, killers, kidnappers, terrorist, drug traffickers and rapists. They too have been converted from crime to Christ and this book contains their testimonies. This is the fulfilment of the ancient prophecy; Rev. 12 verse 11: And they over came him by the blood of the lamb and the

word of their testimony and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Foreword by Jose Calida



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Forword UnderSecretary

Jose C. Calida Department of Justice Manila,

Philippines

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I am honored to write the foreword of David Clarke’s book entitled “Trojan Warriors - Objective: Setting Captives Free.” The intriguing title of the book alludes to the Greek mythology about the rescue of Helen of Troy by using a wooden horse that hid the warriors. I can understand the literary license that the author employed to catch the attention of the reader because a book, to be of any use, must be read. However, this book is not about deceptive tricks to mislead the enemy.

The underpinning premise of this book is that all men have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). This being so, we are captives of sin, imprisoned in our own futility, and therefore, in need of a redeemer. Some are literally imprisoned behind bars and barbed wires, like the inmates in the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa for sins they have committed to society. Many however, are incarcerated in spiritual dungeons, without bars, without guards. One is no better than the other. Both prisons eventually lead to destruction and death unless God intervenes.

God’s loving intervention in man’s history is the core message of the gospel and of this book. The good news is that we are not shipwrecks, floating aimlessly in the sea of hopelessness. There is a God who loves us tremendously, who desires to salvage us and make us useful once again according to His original plan. This is what salvation is all about.

When Jesus read the scroll of the prophet Isaiah in the synagogue that he was sent “to proclaim freedom for the prisoners” (Luke 4:18), he was, in fact, stating one of the profound truths of his ministry. And that is, there is hope of forgiveness and healing because of the cross he had to endure for our sake. The choice whether we should remain prisoners or not ultimately rests on us. I encourage the reader to read the lives of the prisoners depicted in this book in the hope that they will see that only Jesus can truly set us free.


Jose C. Calida.

Foreword By Richardo Macala


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Forward

Richardo Macala REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES BUREAU OF CORRECTIONS

Muntinlupa City

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Matth. 25, verse 36

It is both a privilege and pleasure to write the foreword of this book in my capacity as Director of the Bureau of Corrections. By the grace of the Almighty God, I accepted this challenge with the knowledge that people are put in prison, not for further punishment, but rather that they may benefit from their confinement and re-enter the community with positive attitudes. The Bureau’s mission is the orderly rehabilitation of its wards when clearly their spiritual upliftment is of major significance. A former prisoner, Reverent Lucas P. Dangatan, Jr. founded the New Bilibid Prison Christian Church and Theological Institute in 1989 after his release. Just recently, he was appointed President of the Trojan Horse International Christian Ministries (Philippines) Incorporated, in recognition of his spiritual guidance extended

to past and present inmates.

The work of Trojan Horse Ministries and other similar organization is truly impressive as manifested by the sixty-five testimonies of former hardcore criminals who have been imbued with the Holy Spirit. This book focuses on these people who are a small, but important illustration of how “faith moves mountains”. Clearly any guidance of this nature is wholly empathetic with the Bureau’s mission and I, as Director, will ensure the prison records of those who have “positively found their way” will attest the same in support of “Executive Clemency” application.

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It has been said that people are responsible for the result of the organisations that they serve. Nobody can really argue with that statement, but it remains most apposite in the “correction” industry. All of us must pull together in ensuring the Bureau of Corrections succeeds in its mission and objectives. Accordingly, I extend my thanks and gratitude to all the “Trojan Horses” in our community and wish them success. Ad infinitum.



Bureau of Corrections.


P/Col Ricardo B. Macala. Hon. Director

Bilangguan Man ay Paraiso sa Patakaran no Maka Diyos at

Maka Tao”

Authors Introduction

The issues I write about are not to level unjust accusations against any culture or judicial system but rather to bring light to those areas that I feel need to be addressed in a modern globalist world.

When first I heard about the awful nightmare and fearful injustice suffered by Albert, I felt compelled to investigate the realties of the legal systems that seemed to be very unjust by comparisons to British Standards. My conclusions are that the British system is unjust but for very different reasons. In Britain once an immoral act is perpetrated a person is considered innocent until proven guilty, thus the victims of crime often suffer injustice. In the Philippines a person is considered guilty until proven innocent and the innocent therefore often suffer injustice.

It now appears most legal professionals serve mammon rather than justice, they are in fact not charitable organizations, thus confirming the ancient proverb;

“It is the love of money that is the root of all evil”.

I have tried to chronicle all my findings in the most logical way I can. I have also pointed out and suggested a way forward for reform, to those interested to rectify some of the problems of injustice that I have found.

As a result is has been discovered that the actions of one man in particular Fr. Shay Cullen, of Preda Foundation, though he meant it for evil, has brought to light the testimonies of these Trojan Warriors, who have been justified by a higher court.

I now offer a challenge to all good men, to reconsider how they work in business and society. Let our “Trojan Warriors” be the ones who point them the way and be the instrument in the hands of Christ to set free those that are bound in chains. My commission now is to set “The Captives Free”.

I hope my contribution serves to make way for a better world system of justice.

David Clarke

Hon. Director Trojan Horse International CM. Jerusalem: 18th September 2002.

Contents Dedication Acknowledgments

Introduction

Foreword by Jose Calida Foreword By Richardo Macala Authors Introduction

Why Trojan Warriors?

Chapter 1

01 Extreme injustice in the Third World 02 A 16 year Prison Sentence

03 At first I though he deserved it 04 Set up by Fr. Shay Cullen

05 Money is their God 06 Looted by Don Kirk

  1. A denial of due process

  2. Martin Cottingham, Adam Holloway 09 Entrapment by the British TV Crew

  1. Bogus clients a Press officer Christian Aid Chapter 2

  2. An Amazing Telephone Call 12 Death no respecter of persons 13 Is it really true?

  1. A Foreign Pig

  2. Sentenced to death

  3. Several cases of injustice discovered 17 Albert’s Prayer to the Pope of Rome

  1. My murder in the Philippines

  2. The indirect reply to Albert’s prayer 20 When men fail, what can you do?

21 Michael’s letter a change of mind and heart 23 One Year On And A Change Takes Place 24 The Plan unfolds

25 Dismay Of Some- You Must Keep Quiet 26 A Bad Report

  1. A Good Report

  2. A Commendation from Prince Charles

  3. Should I Obey God or Man Chapter 3

  1. Michael’s Baptism

  2. Michael Baptized by Rev. Lucas Dangatan 33 A Variety Of Responses

34 David’s Press Release 35 The First Response

36 Priests Seek Paedophile’s Retrial 37 Abused In Custody

Chapter 4

38 Where is the Philippines? 39 New Bilibid Prison

  1. An Act Of Revenge

  2. News from the Philippines

  3. John Pidden released New Bilibid Prison 43 A Clear Case of Entrapment

  1. Other British men on Death Row

  2. John Pidden Not The Only One Incarcerated 46 News Release

47 Mission to Philippines 48 Refuge in Fareham

Chapter 5

49 Invitation to Preach 50 Rev. Joseph Kim

51 Foreign and Commonwealth Office 52 Michael’s Letter and the Bad news 53 Our letter to our Queen

54 The Response from Queen Elizabeth II 55 Further Correspondent to VIP’s

Chapter 6

56 Harry Joost and Objections to the Mission 57 Alan Atkins’ Article

58 Our letters to Fr. Shay Cullen 59 Letter One to Shay Cullen

  1. Elymaus the Sorcerer

  2. Letter two To Shay Cullen 62 Letter Three Michael’s Letter

  1. I write to the Editor Immigration Today

  2. My response to Harry Joost to Alan Atkins’ Chapter 7

  3. We were amazed

  4. Not one man or women 67 Olga Robertson

  1. Lucas P. Dangatan

  2. Lucas Baptises Michael

  3. The Teacher Training College

72 Official Opening of the Mission Office 73 Riots on Death Row

74 Quote from Olga Robertson 75 A Visit to the Prison

  1. Our Vision for Reform

  2. Hon. Director Macala Ret/Col.

  3. We pray for the Director and his Staff 79 Our Prayer

  1. Fr. Shay Cullen letter of Slander Chapter 8

  2. Trojan Horse Mission to the Philippines 82 Ministerial Mission Complete

83 Press Release Chapter 9 Trojan Warriors

01 Inmate: Alfredo R. Nardo 02 Inmate: Anthony C. Dolin

03 Inmate: Antonio B. Simolata 04 Inmate: Antonio Satioquia 05 Inmate: Arel Espina

06 Inmate: Arnel Macafe 07 Inmate: Arulfo A. Aure 08 Inmate: Art Pangilinan

09 Inmate: Basilio B. Malarbob 10 Inmate: Blessie A. Velasco 11 Inmate: Bobby S. Delacruz 12 Inmate: Bonfilo Martinez

13 Inmate: Carlito Andranda Y. Mateo 14 Inmate: Celso Daluz

15 Inmate: Christopher O. Iglea 16 Danny Dela Cruz

  1. Inmate: Danny H. Moreno

  2. Inmate: Edwin Detabali Tubiera 19 Inmate: Dominador F. Emroy 20 Inmate: Domingo E. Lucag

21 Inmate: Eddie Sernadilla 22 Inmate: Edgar R. Vargas

23 Inmate: Edison B. Quilantang 24 Inmate: Elmer B. Garcia

25 Inmate: Enrico “Red” Dizon 26 Inmate: Ernesto M. Ibias

  1. Inmate: Fernando Gujar

  2. Inmate: Garry S. Rosales Jr 29 Inmate: Gerry O. Cave

30 Inmate: Hector R. Maqueda 31 Inmate James Bond O. Bucala

32 Inmate: Jeremey Nestor Dolorosa 33 Inmate: Jose C. Bangcado

  1. Inmate: Jose M. Franco

  2. Inmate: Leonito T. Baquiran

  3. Trojan Warrior: Leo B. Cabug 37 Inmate: Manuel B. Gano Jr.

38 Inmate: Manuel F Atadero Jr 39 Inmate: Marcial L. Llanto Jr.

40 Inmate Pastor: Mario E. Lazaga Jr. 41 Inmate: Michael John Clarke

42 Inmate: Moises M. Maspil Jr 43 Inmate: Nilo C. Ardon

44 Inmate: Norberto Del Mundo 45 Inmate: Pablo L. Estacio, Jr. 47 Inmate: Palmero M. Carcha Jr. 49 Inmate: Richard E. Ong

50 Inmate: Roberto V. Romero 51 Inmate: Rogie D. Candelari

52 Inmate: Rolando Pagadayawan 53 Inmate: Romeo M. Ibay, Jr.

54 Inmate: Romeo R. Orio 55 Inmate: Rommel Deang

56 Inmate: Ruben N. Boquilla 57 Inmate: Rudy Hugo

58 Inmate: Rufo M. Llenarizas Jr. 59 Inmate: Sales C. Adic

60 Inmate: Sergio C. Jorolan 61 Inmate: Teddoro Laot

62 Inmate William O. Poloc 63 Inmate: Winnie M Gocoyo 64 Inmate : Zoila A. Ama

  1. Inmate: Jammie Jacob

  2. Inmate: Domingo B. Alacdis 67 Inmate: Charles Bancal

Chapter 10

  1. Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah

  2. Introducing Bishop Abel B.Forto

  3. Volcano Pinatobo Erupts

  4. Our visit to Angeles City Hall 93 Our visit Angeles City Jail

94 We visit the small out reach Churches 95 Angeles City Jail 14 th August 2002 96 We delight in the response

Chapter 11

  1. An office obtained

  2. Paradise Express back in Business 99 Function of the Office

100 Our further vision 101 Testimonies

  1. Executive Clemency

  2. Visiting England while on Parole 104 Help Line for Ladies

  1. News Letters

  2. The Invasion

  3. International Operations

  4. The Ships Redeemer and Procyon 109 Mexico and Spain

110 Bringing the Redeemer to Portsmouth 111 Job opportunities

  1. Pen Pals

  2. Ceremonial Opening

  3. Invitation to the President 115 Presidential Response

116 Sending Men on Mission work 117 His function

  1. His Mission

  2. Field Manual

  3. Prayer request

  4. The Trojan Warrior (Tract) 122 Objectives

123 The vision for the future 124 A Trojan Horse Wedding

Chapter 12

  1. Our Appeal to the President

  2. Stop Press (last week in August)

  3. Inmate Alfredo R. Nardo. His Testimony 128 The Mayor teaching the gospel to

129 The Lethal Injection Chamber 130 Michael John Clarke

  1. Membership Application

    Chapter 13

  2. I write with a suggestion

  3. This is my letter sent to Raymond 134 Inmate Raymond Dolfo Testimony 135 Letter from Andy Dolan

136 Letter from Raymond B. Dolfo 137 Conclusions

Chapter 14

138 Rev. Rev. Samuel and Jocelyn Vercina 139 Prayer Mountain

140 A tragedy for Olongapo City 141 Five Orphaned Children

Appendies

Appendix 01 The National Bureau of Investigation Appendix 02 Chance of a lifetime

Appendix 03 Blessed Lord 50 Appendix 04 The men in my life Appendix 05. Trojan Horse International

Appendix 06 Plans For the Ship Redeemer Appendix 07 Foreigners on Hunger Strike Appendix 08 Lucas P. Dangatan Hon. President Appendix 09 Trojan Horse Officers

Appendix 10 Teachers and Trainers

Appendix 11 Teacher Training Assistants

Appendix 12 Michael and Fe’s Marriage Certificate Appendix 14 The Biblical View of Marriage Appendix 15 Shay Cullen

Appendix 16 Captain Alastair Sutherland Appendix 17 Michael’s Advertising Appendix 18 Organisations we support Appendix 19 Imminent plans

Appendix 20 Isagani M.Obispo. Jr. Appendix 22 Sister Claudette Staples Appendix 21 Michael’s Letter Appendix 23 David’s letter Appendix 24 URGENT letter to NBI

Appendix 25 Letter from Michael J. Clarke Appendix 26 The Story of The Redeemer

Appendix 27 Alfredo Nardo Hand written testimony Appendix 28 Trojan Horse International


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Why Trojan Warriors?

Surprises can be exciting how ever they are not necessarily dangerous

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The exciting thing about a surprise present is that you never know what might be inside. That can also be the danger.

According to Greek legend, the war between the Greeks and the people of Troy was a long and bloody one, and at the centre were Helen, the most beautiful woman in all of Greece, and Paris, the Trojan prince who loved her. Paris was the son of the King and Queen of Troy. When he was born, his mother dreamed that she was giving birth to a flaming torch. Fearful that this was a bad omen, King Priam ordered that the child be left on a hillside

to die.

Paris was saved and when he grew up he was tricked, by the goddess Aphrodite’s, into saying that she was the prettiest of all. This was because she had promised him the power to win the love of the most beautiful women, Helen of Troy.

Paris went to Sparta believing he had got this power, convinced that Helen would fall in love with him. He snatched Helen from her husband and took her back to Troy.

A huge fleet of Greek heroes set sail to Troy to try to bring her back. When words failed, they laid siege to the city. After nine long years of war, someone in the Greek ranks hatched a plan and built a huge, hollow, wooden horse on wheels.

One morning, the sentries at the gates of Troy woke to find the extraordinary horse left outside. The next thing they noticed was that the Greek armies had gone. Reports soon reached Troy that the Greek fleet had been seen sailing away. The war was over! A captured Greek soldier claimed that the horse had been built as an offering to the goddess Athena so that she might give them the wind for their sails. Helen, who, as Aphrodite had promised, now loved Paris with all her heart, was suspicious of the wooden horse, but none of the Trojans would listen to her. They wanted to bring this offering to Athena inside the walls of the city.

That night, while the city slept, the Greek fleet came silently back to the shore and the armies made their way to the walls of Troy. Inside the city, there was a movement from within the horse. It was full of Greek soldiers who had been hiding there all the time!

They opened a trap door in the horse’s belly, lowered a rope ladder and climbed down under the cover of darkness.

Overpowering the sentries, they opened the gates and let in their comrades. There were some dreadful deeds done that night, ending with the city of Troy being burned to the ground. The dream of Paris’ mother that he was a flaming torch had indeed been a terrible omen.

Trojan Warriors and the slogan of the horse have been adapted solely from Greece Legend and myth as a means of explaining our same objective, “Setting Captives Free”.

The victory was actually achieved by the Greeks not the Trojans. This story is without biblical reference. However it is a story of great significance for our “Trojan Warriors” are Gods army.

The City represents Satan’s Kingdom and the prisoners represent the portion of human race of unbelievers who are still in bondage. It is therefore our duty to be a true effective “Trojan Warrior” for Christ who is our supreme Chief in Command. We are under orders to give our redeemed lives in bringing about the ultimate Victory by “Setting the Captives FREE”. On a personal note from the author this story is true but tells another.

One where another enemy had taken him and his Helen captive. He was delivered and was engaged by Lord to join rank and wage war on the real enemy of mankind. To achieve this the lord directed him to appointment multitudes of “Trojan Warriors”. These too are sent to “Set men free” by preaching Christ and Him crucified. This David too is a Trojan Prince.

Chapter 1

  1. Extreme injustice in the Third World

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    Michael John Clarke Dorm 8A1

    New Bilibid Prison Muntinlupa Prison Philippines.


    Dear David and family,

    I trust this letter finds you all well. I haven’t heard from you in over a year

    since you last sent the photos of your wedding and informed me of your new daughter. I did reply to say that I too got married to “Fe” last October 23rd 1997.

    My case is still under Appeal and could be another year before a decision. This country is really crazy; many foreigners are getting convicted of Alleged Child Abuse and getting long jail terms. Even last week another British Guy Suny Wilson got the Death Sentence for raping his 12-year- old stepdaughter. I have spoken to him several times on Death Row. The former husband and daughter framed him up, even the Embassy knows he

    is innocent but can do nothing.

    If you ask me how I am, well to be honest with you I am not at all well. I am very, very thin and old. I’m getting more and more depressed and just cannot come to terms with being in prison for a crime I did not commit. Last September 5th “Fe” died of blood cancer, which has left me in a state of shock.

    Etc

    Regards Michael.

  2. A 16 year Prison Sentence

    Life can be very difficult, even at the best of times, and when news comes home about one’s own brother, like I am about to relate, particularly when your own marriage is on the rocks, the future can look very bleak indeed.

    Surely such injustice cannot take place in the 20th century was the natural thought that came to me when I understood the whole story of Albert E. Wilson and my brother Michael John Clarke.

    I first heard the bad news of my brother’s arrest and detention in the Philippines, via the ITN headline news, one Wednesday evening in 1995. I was stunned and shocked at this awful event. I knew my brother was no angel, as one local newspaper reporter had already reckoned we were both notorious gangsters in our hometown of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, during the 60’s. However I believed Michael was not at all involved in the alleged crime for which he was eventually convicted.

  3. At first I though he deserved it

    At first the first instance I felt Michael had got what he deserved, because of his wayward ways. I remembered his times in Thailand and all the troubles he got in whilst there. Also all the troubles he caused and had expected our mother to sort out for him there. She had become fed up with it all and my sister and brother in law had virtually disowned him through it all.

    Now he had this new venture His “Paradise Express” tourism business was, from my point of view, an unacceptable activity, as it went against those values of Christian morality I had adopted. This you will see as the story

    unfolds. I felt, with a measure of strange satisfaction, “at least if Michael was inside prison, society will be safe from him”. Such was my response to this news, and I had no sympathy for him. My brother’s story and history may be read in my book “Converted on LSD trip”. However I did not believe he was not guilty of the crime for which he was eventually condemned.

  4. Set up by Fr. Shay Cullen

    It was Albert, a taxi driver from Kent, who had been sentenced to death for a crime he did not do, who brought me, like a Christmas present, the good news and evidence of my brother innocence on, Christmas Day 1999. This was in the form of a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) report1. This report also contained the incriminating evidence against Michael’s sole complainant, Fr. Shay Cullen, an Irish priest and head of an organisation called Preda Foundation, in Olongapo City, Philippines. I now also had the evidence which proved that the ITN reporter Adam Holloway, and Christian Aid worker, Martin Cottingham had been involved in a classic case of entrapment together with Fr. Shay Cullen. They conspired against my brother to “Set him” up for a crime he never committed. In order to unfold this story it is best to read the statement of fact entitled “Money is their god” written by Michael him self from New Bilibid Prison and deposited with the Department of Justice in June 2002

  5. Money is their God

    The following Article was lodged with the Department of Justice in the Philippines called “Money is their God” (http: www.michaelclarke.fslife. co.uk) and will serve to explain the story. It is commonly reported that money is the governing factor throughout the Philippines Judicial System. It determines the guilt or innocence of a person, irrespective of the TRUTH. I am not alone in my opinion as it is believed by many and proven in the case of Albert E. Wilson, the Englishman who was finally acquitted in December 1999, after being sentence d to death, for a crime he did not commit. This is written by Michael’s own hand.

    MONEY IS THEIR GOD, by Michael J. Clarke

    Michael J. Clarke is an inmate of New Bilibid Prison Philippines, convicted for a crime of “Promoting Child Prostitution”

    1st June 2002

  6. Looted by Don Kirk

    The following information is a statement of FACTS relating to my activities during May 1995, prior to my arrest on June 5, 1998. Read also “Looted” by Don Kirk.

    These facts were given to my state appointed attorney in-order to gather

    evidence to prove to the court the true nature of my business, as opposed to the FALSE claims of prosecutors, who happened to be very close friends of Fr. Shay Cullen!

    Although my attorney said he would defend me, he made it quite clear that in order to secure this MUCH NEEDED evidence, it was my responsibility to shoulder the expenses. “No money No honey!”

    My financial status at that time was almost zero as most of my assets were tied up. I didn’t even have enough cash to post bail, let alone finance the gathering of defence evidence.

    My position was hopeless. The fact that I was appointed a state attorney was in fact the same as having NO ATTORNEY, because he could not build any worthwhile defence, unless he received payment, which made me very upset, as I was under the Impression that he was under the court order to defend me FREE of charge!

  7. A denial of due process

    I truly believe that the following story will show that I was in fact denied the due process and my case was rail-roadbed through the courts in order to support the government’s stand against child exploitation. A guilty verdict was a must, at any cost! And I was sentenced to 14 to 16 years imprisonment. The following is a list of events taken from my personal diary during

    May 1995. I still have the diary! (Yet to be published)

    I arrived in the Philippines on April 29th 1995 after spending 2 months in England setting up my Paradise Express travel business. Prior to which I had taken a 3-week holiday during February in the Philippines, which was my first time to visit the country. It was during this holiday that the idea to start a travel business came to me.

    At this time, I was staying in the Southern Star Hotel, Balibago, and Angeles City, where I eagerly awaited my first influx of customers.

  8. Martin Cottingham, Adam Holloway

    On May 2nd, my first customer arrived: Martin Cottingham and Adam Holloway. They also stayed in the Southern Star Hotel.

    During the evening of may 2nd; my clients insisted that I show them the nightlife hot spots at their expense. After a couple of hours of bar hopping, we ended up in DREAMS A-go-go, where my clients paid the bar-fine for two dancers to spend the night with. (For security reasons all establishments with working girls are obligated to keep records of all girls being bar-fined). The girls were then checked into the Southern Star Hotel, one girl each,

    in separate rooms. One with Martin and one with Adam.

    The following morning, we all met, including the girls for breakfast, where my clients seemed very happy with their newfound playmates! Both

    girls were very attractive and appeared to be aged mid to late twenty.

    That morning, I left to spend a few days at Baloy Beach, Olongapo City to arrange Beach excursions for future holiday clients.

    On May 4th, I sent a fax to the Hotel inviting my clients to Baloy Beach. I said they were welcome to bring their girlfriends or if they wished, they could enjoy the Baloy girls who were extra special. (My reference to girls did NOT mean children as they later implied and I still have the original fax transmission paper).

  9. Entrapment by the British TV Crew

On May 7th, my clients arrived at the Beach with T.V. crew- They told me that they wanted to know why I had invited them to have sex with children. They then informed me who they really were and accused me of all kinds of untruths. They began to film young children playing on the Beach and accused me of being their pimp. I told them that these children were here on vacation with their family, most of who were business people from Manila. After about five minutes of filming our heated confrontation, I called the Beach security that chased the crew off the Beach because it was

private property.

That evening I had a meeting with the owner of the Beach, Carlito Baloy. I told him the whole story and he too was very shocked and upset and promised to report the incident, as this was not the first time his Beach had been under attack by people trying to ruin his good reputation.

The next day I returned to my Hotel in Angeles City and relayed the whole incident to the owner- He too was very shocked, as he knew I was not engaged in child prostitution in any shape or form. He told me that my bogus clients had checked out, but confirmed that the Hotel records showed they each had over-night girl guests staying in their rooms on May 2nd.

The next day May 9th, I decided to put the incident behind and get on my main objective of producing a promotional video titled: “The Nicer Side of the Philippines” which would later be used in England to attract future clients.

During the following two weeks, I contracted the services of VIDEOSPACE of Angeles City Tel. 26286 to make the promotional video.

I also met Ms. Sol Medina the head of the Tourist Board Angeles City Tel. 6020507. She was delighted with what I was doing and even supplied a member of staff to assist in the filming of the venues which were filmed are listed: Sakaba Karaoke, Wanjai Nightclub, Karaoke Omae, Lady Boxing Arena, together with general footage of Fields Avenue.

To be included in this film was the Beach Party at Baloy, which for reasons yet to be revealed, did not take place. However the following preparations

were made.

I contracted an artist at the Tattoo shop at the beginning of Fields Avenue to make a poster titled: “Your Chance To Be A Movie Star” which featured a crazy cartoon2 of the excursion and Beach Party. It also stated that tickets could be obtained from the travel desk at the Vistillano Hotel, Balibago, and Angeles City. Date of excursion being June 8th 1995.

Posters that were Xerox copies of the master were placed all over town including the Tourist Board and Angeles City FM 99.1 radio station. (I still have the original poster).

I also visited the Licensing Inspector at City Hall with a view to getting a permit to make the video, Tel. 602-3310. He informed me that no permit was needed as I had engaged the services of VIDEOSPACE.

I also contracted the Travel desk at the Vistillano Hotel to handle the bookings. It was not my intention to make a profit from the excursion, as my main objective was just to make the Promotional Video. Ongoing excursions would be handled completely by the Travel Desk at the Hotel until I obtained a work permit.

I also contracted Angeles City FM 99.1 Radio Station Tel. 602-2477 where Mr. Rody, the marketing manager instructed Ms. Malum and Mr. Perry to make an audio cassette to promote on air this exciting excursion and Beach Party. This was done and for several days I was given prime airtime.

After about ten days hard work, everything was in place and I asked the Radio Station to do live coverage together with requesting a representative from the tourist board to oversee all operations.

All of a sudden, my name was in all newspaper headlines as well as being on the T.V. News. All was accusing me of promoting child prostitution. Together with a Red alert for my arrest. Many of my friends told me to keep a low profile or even leave the country, as they believed that some trigger- happy Policeman might shoot me. One Hotel owner even gave his security guard instructions to shoot me if he saw me anywhere near his Orchid Inn Hotel in Balibago.

All this scared the living daylights out of me, so I fled to Baloy Beach seeking advice from Carlito Baloy.

It was decided that I should give myself up to the NBI, so I could explain the whole story. But before I had the chance to do this an NBI team came to the Beach and arrested me. They took me to Manila where I was detained for three weeks while they did their own investigation. Their report was put into writing as a Disposition Form, which I have a copy of. Their report clearly stated that they could find no grounds to Charge me. But Fr. Shay

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Cullen found a way of over-riding them! (See main case file on the website; NBI Report).

Prior to my arrest, I had in my possession a copy of the film footage that Videospace had taken so far. As well as a copy of the audiocassette from the Radio Station.

I gave both these tapes to my state appointed attorney, Ernesto Gonzales, Jr. in Olongapo City. When he tried to submit them as defence evidence to be aired in court, the judge dismissed his request as being irrelevant! Atty. Gonzales still has these tapes.

As you can clearly see, I was denied due process. If a proper investigation had been undertaken together with personal affidavits and actual witnesses, it would have clearly showed the court that all allegations claiming that I was engaged in child Prostitution was groundless.

It is my prayer that someone will smell a RAT and investigate my case with a fine toothcomb, with a view to clearing my name completely as well as protecting future victims, which for me is the main objective, as what these people are doing is not only bad but also EVIL. They themselves should be prosecuted.

  1. Bogus clients a Press officer Christian Aid

    I also believe that my bogus clients: Martin Cottingham, a Senior Press Officer for Christian Aid Charity London and Adam Holloway, the

    I.T.N. London T.V. reporter, should be fully exposed regarding their sexual activities, especially Martin Cottingham, who claims to be a Christian and happily married. It is also my contention that the I.T.N. video was heavily edited, i.e., cut and spliced deliberately to mislead the viewers. I also believe they worked hand in glove with Fr. Shay Cullen in order to fabricate the case against me, to generate large cash donations worldwide to support their cause, whatever that may

    be!

    Signed:

    Michael J, Clarke Post Script:

    Fr, Shay Cullen is an Irish Roman Catholic priest and runs his own children’s Home near Baloy Beach and courthouse, which convicted me. Fr. Shay Cullen convinced one lady Judge only- with NO JURY to believe the story of the Christian Worker Martin Cottingham and to accept the truth of ITN’s film footage. He also convinced her to believe that my Beach Party was in fact a sex orgy involving children who were going to be spit-roasted and eaten and I was going to make a sex movie.

    In my case, there were NO child victims or complainants. Hence the title

    of this paper “Money is their God”. Question: Do you smell a RAT?

    A set up from start to finish Michael J. Clarke

    British National N96P-23543

    New Bilibid Prison Muntinlupa City, Philippines.

    Chapter 2

  2. An Amazing Telephone Call

    I was amazed and filled with gratitude at this telephone call, on Christmas day 1999. Here was a man who had just been released from “Death Row” being a death convict. He had brought me news of my brother who was then (and still is) serving a 16-year prison sentence in the Philippines.

    This man too had been “set up” by an evil man, Pio Pasco, and sentenced to death on 16th September 1996 for a crime he had not done.

    Albert had just been acquitted on the 23rd December 1999 when he walked out of DEATH ROW, a “dead man” but ALIVE. The Supreme Court of the Philippines had found the accusation against him, “NOT WORTHY OF CREDENCE”; the Solicitor General had found it, “BUT A FABRICATION”.

  3. Death no respecter of persons

This man like another had died for his principles and now resurrected as a living testimony. A “dead man” thus walked free but the man Pio Pasco, whose greed and jealousy put him there, never came to trial for his actions, he died soon after in on the 23rd June 2001 of heart failure, which was believed to be brought on by apoplexy. Justice is mine, sayeth the Lord, I will repay!



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Suny Wilson

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Albert on “Death Row”16th September 1996


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Pio Pasco Death Certificate 23rd June 2001

  1. Is it really true?

    The natural questions which came to me due to the feeling of incredibility was, “Is it really true, had a man been sentenced to death for a crime he has not done? Is my brother really innocent of the charge of “Promoting Child Prostitution”?

    These were the questions that I was determined to seek an answer to, for the sake of conscience, law and equity.

    I, moved with concern and having learned to fear no man, or system of laws dictated by man, feared the Lord only. I was a Christian I felt I must do what must be done. This was my burning desire. I had no guide, no one to direct me and no one with any such experiences to help. I committed my ways unto the Lord and it is He who directed my paths, and went before me as this story relates.

  2. A Foreign Pig

    Albert (a taxi driver from Kent) had been sentenced to death! His only crime was to co-habit with the mother of his stepdaughter V P y D, nicknamed N. N P was 12 years old and had brought about this charge of rape against Albert, her stepfather, in order to get back at him for being firm with her due to her misbehaviour. It was her opinion that Albert, her stepfather had been too strict with her, as he wanted her to be in by 9.30 pm each night, where-as her grandmother allowed her out to come and go as she pleased. She considered him to be a foreign pig, she hated him. Why didn’t he just go away and leave her, her mother and her brother to live in peace. Such feelings I too have been a victim of during my second marriage, and know the painful awful reality of. These feelings are not uncommon and are held by many children of second marriages. They are real problems and not to be lightly ignored. It is here that I would like to express the unfathomable length and depth of the mercy and love of God towards those who do not deserve it.

  3. Sentenced to death

    The Lower Court had sentenced him to death on the 16th September 1996.

    Her father, Pio Pasco (now deceased), supported this charge in order for him to obtain 1,000,000:00 Pesos in order for the case to go away. When Albert informed him that he did not have such money his reply was, “Ah! You have a housing lot worth P600, 000 that would be for a start, then just the difference in cash”.

    Wilson was a foreigner, all foreigners are rich, or if not they know foreigners who are.

    Pio Pasco was the sworn enemy of Albert. Pasco who was a Filipino, from Valenzuela and the father of N P, his twelve-year-old girl, now living with her mother, his estranged wife and the common law wife of Albert.

    He had promised to kill “The son of a bitch, the Kano ” (Kano being a colloquial term used by all Filipinos when referring to all non-Asian foreigners, It is a shortened term of Americano), as Albert had become the common law wife of N P’s mother.

    Albert was an innocent man who had been “set up” for a crime he did not commit.

    In an act of revenge N P falsely accused her stepfather of rape, an act that automatically carries the “Death Penalty” in the Philippines.

    The whole story is told in a book entitled “Sentenced to Death”, by Earl

    K. Wilkinson with Alan C. Atkins.4

    Such was the reality. It was through revenge and hatred, for this foreigner and his enemy’s love of money, that such an injustice was able to take place. It was because of a legal system, similar to medieval Britain, when a women accused of being a witch could only be proven innocent if she died when forcibly drowned. These things ought not to be.

  4. Several cases of injustice discovered

    We have discovered several cases of this kind of injustice and these have been written about. We could mention the cases of the following men who protest their innocence: Victor Fitzgerald, an Australian, Michael John Clarke, an Englishman, and a subject of this book. John Pidden, from Great Britain and Marcial L. Llanro Jr.5, a Philippinno currently sentenced to death for a fabricated charge of rape. Raymond Jackson a Canadian, Marcel Nghia, a Frenchman and Oliver Wisseman a German. Such cases, which have been caught up in this legal system, really ought to be examined. I am sure this story “Trojan Warriors” will be of help to many and people may make up their minds about the “Death Penalty”.

  5. Albert’s Prayer to the Pope of Rome

    In Albert endeavours to help the many cases of injustice that he personally encountered whilst seeing justice for himself he wrote the following letter and sent it, via a friend Mr. Earl Wilkinson, to the Pope of Rome with a request. Here is his letter; it is in the form of a prayer:

    18th February 1999 Your Holiness

  6. My murder in the Philippines

    It is perhaps not my place, for I am neither Roman Catholic or Filipino, but I want to thank you for trying to save the life of Leo Echegaray and thus

    others sentenced to death here, not forgetting many around the world.

    I did not know Leo very well, although I share his fate, because we were only together a short while and I am English but I am sure he and all of us here thank the Lord for His justice and mercy.

    It is not all we have since neither justice nor mercy exists among the Philippine judiciary or government.

    I do not know if Leo was guilty or innocent. I know only that he could not have received a fair trial from a flawed and corrupt judicial system.

    I beg a simple response of prayer for us all, for no man is without sin, but as a man who truly knows, of 900 sentenced, more than 300 of us will be murder victims for our sins which do not include the crime we are sentenced for.

    May your letter of prayer give us hope and God have mercy on all our souls.

  7. The indirect reply to Albert’s prayer

    The Papal Response Dear Mr. Wilkinson.

    I am writing to acknowledge your letter to His Holiness Pope John Paul II regarding the case of Mr. Albert and I assure you that His Holiness will remember your concern in his prayers.

    In such cases the Holy See generally makes an appropriate appeal on humanitarian grounds through the Papal Representative and through the Bishops of the country involved.

    With good wishes, I remain Yours sincerely +G.B. Re Substitute.

  8. When men fail, what can you do?

    Albert touched down in England, at Heath Row airport just a few days after his acquittal. He brought me the good news of my brother’s innocence and the needed evidence of proof. When listening to Mr. Albert “Dead man alive” I was convinced of my brother’s innocence, and my prayer was directed towards heaven, to the one who does answer prayer.

    A fire had been kindled in my soul and silent words of ancient scripture came “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us”. This was the cry coming from within my heart. I was to go. I would to be the one to seek out and to save my brother from this state of “Death”.

    This story “Trojan Warriors” is Gods answer to my prayers and the prayers of many.

    Good news and rays of hope had already begun to come from New Bilibid Prison where my brother was. He had been writing to me and he too

    had been convinced of his sins and that he had need of salvation, and he had called on the Lord’s name and was saved.

    The remarkable change in his letters could not be denied. A letter he wrote a year previously could not help but move any one with compassion, and a year later a complete change had come about and I was delighted.

    Albert’s news was the confirmation of Michael’s salvation. Here are extracts from Michael’s previous letter followed by the letter that convinced me he was truly converted. I could believe my brother was telling the truth he had been set up for a crime he had not done.

  9. Michael’s letter a change of mind and heart

Dear David, 7th May 1999

With regards to me writing my life story etc, etc, for you to include in your book! Please David forgive me but I am so screwed up, I just could not handle it right now. It takes me all my strength to just write this letter to you…

I am so very pleased that you are concerned for me and that you include me in your prayers and your fellow Christians. I do believe in God and Jesus Christ but even though I pray and ask him to please forgive me for all my sins and to help me to be a better person and to take over the rest of my life on earth and to lead me into heaven - I do not want to go to hell because I know that what I am suffering now is nothing to the perpetual hell which would await me after physical death on earth. My faith is not strong enough and I am so very, very, confused. Even if I get out of here what am I going to do with the rest of my life. I am looking very old, skinny, withdrawn. I have not smiled in almost 4 years. Where am I going to live? How can I earn a living in my condition?

Oh, David I am so very afraid of the future and it hurts me so much to even think about it. I have become old before my time and all I can see is loneliness in some dingy rented room and no chance of ever finding some one (a lady) to love and share things with. Oh, David what am I going to do?

The only thing that stops me thinking about suicide is that hell will be waiting for me and the torment there will be a million times worse.

Will I ever smile again? Will I ever love again? Will any one love me again?

Is it possible to be happy again? I do not have any reason to live and that is so very frightening.

Oh, David I know you have your problems that may be greater than mine and to be honest I do not know how you cope. How do you manage to keep working and keep your home going, the loss of you wife must be

absolutely unbearable? May be you can suggest how I tackle my problems of the future, for me there simply is no light at the end of the tunnel.

When I leave here I don’t even have a pair of shoes. I will have to start all over again but the question is how do I start all over again?

I simply have no will to live and I just could not cope with living on my own as I know I would not be able to fend for my self.

To think of buying a property is really out of the question. What do I do?

What do I do?

Another reason why I cannot think of writing my life story is because I am truly ashamed of many of the things I have done and I don’t really want to broadcast my evil past for every one to read. I have confessed to the Lord and I just hope He will forgive me.

You asked me how I felt about you becoming a Christian 30 years ago. Well I was quite proud of you but felt you were a little over the top but I never mocked you in any way. My heart break with Karen Mead and the collapse of Tudor Charm and my divorce I will expand on that some other time so please David not at the moment, you may have to wait until I am released.

At the moment I am taking each day at a time and I keep praying that I will be acquitted of this horrible conviction, which I hope will give me added strength to face the future.

I am sorry my letter is so depressing, all I can do is pray to out the Lord for strength and guidance.

Once again David thank you again for not forsaking me and I am sure you will be always there to give me support.

Please give all my love to the Children Regards Michael.

  1. One Year On And A Change Takes Place

    Just after one year I noticed a remarkable change in Michael’s outlook and his state of mind. All for the better. I gradually felt able to read and digest the National Bureau of Investigation Report (NBI), which clearly clears Michael of charges made against him. This record goes on to a recommendation that Fr. Shay Cullen, Michael’s Complainant, be deported on the grounds of him being and undesirable alien in the Philippines. (See report appendix 01)

    Here is Michaels letter:

    Dear David, July 3rd 2000

    Just a few lines wishing every thing is o.k. with you and you are being to sort out how you will be able to see your daughter on mutual terms.

    There is not movement with regards to my case with the Boar of Pardon and Parole because as of today my prison records have not been sent from the prison document section to the Board. Every thing moves so slowly it

    really drives me crazy.

    I am still reading a lot of Christian books. The one I am reading now is

    “Joy Unspeakable” by Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones.

    It is all about the Holy Spirit and I believe that baptism of the Holy Spirit is some thing distinct and does not always, as some people think happen automatically at conversion.

    The Holy Spirit is within every believer at conversion YES but the baptism can come at any time when Jesus Christ chooses to out pour it upon us. And if us Christian’s are not aware of this and do not seek this ultimate experience I believe they are quenching the Holy Spirit, by not praying for it, and not just for them selves but for the whole Christian Church. “Revival”.

    Etc

    Your are always in my prayers Michael.

  2. The Plan unfolds

    As you can see from the above God had demonstrated His goodness to another undeserving sinner. Michael John Clarke. This was indeed good news to say the least.

    Armed with this good news and my intentions, I told my story to the religious correspondent at The News Portsmouth, Lizzy Millar.

    The story appeared as media news Article of Portsmouth News 12th August

    The News Saturday, August 12, 2000

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    News Text Reads

    ON THE left is Dave Clarke - college lecturer and committed Christian. On the right is his brother Michael - currently languishing in a prison cell

    in the Philippines.

    Dave spends much of his spare time trying to help young people turn away from a life of crime.

    Now he is on his most important mission yet - trying to save his brother’s soul.

    Dave converted to Christianity almost 30 years ago after sharing a life of crime with his brother in their youth. But his brother Michael went further off the rails and is now in a jail in the Philippines.

    Dave, 52, of Hayling Close said, regular letters from his brother showed he was sick of his lifelong criminal past, and was thinking of becoming a Christian.

    He said: ‘Michael wrote to me saying he was despairing and suicidal and asked me about my faith.

    ‘I’ve been praying hard for him and believe he has now come to know the Lord as his personal saviour. I think he is listening to what I write.

    Both brothers were notorious criminals in Buckinghamshire where they lived in the 1960s. They were jailed for malicious wounding, which involved shooting a woman in the face with an air weapon at Margate.

    Dave said: “When I came out I knew everything there was to know about crime. It was a good school”.

    “I was determined to have the best of everything and went about it with determination. “I was riding on my brother’s reputation. I though he was cool but others may not have done. I set up a garage business for stolen cars.’

    Dave went to borstal for 12 months while his brother, who denied the charge, went to Maidstone prison for two years.

    Father-of-five Dave went straight after converting to Christianity in 1971. He moved to Fareham where he began teaching electronics at the town’s college, and became involved with the Christian Gospel Church.

    His brother went on the run after being given home leave from prison but was recaptured and served his full sentence.

    Michael is now four years into a 16-year jail sentence in prison in the Philippines for promoting child sex tourism. This crime he has always denied.

    MICHAEL Clarke discovered the Philippines and its cheap sex business in 1995 when he set himself up as a tour operator.

    He placed an advertisement under the name of Paradise Express in Exchange and Mart and produced crude brochure describing a 12-night holiday as the dirty dozen and with Photos of bikini clad woman as well as giving details on how to find a Filipino wife.

    Michael Clarke, who is divorced with a daughter, had been arrested: for

    agreeing that under age prostitutes could be procured, after he had been captured on a hidden camera. He is appealing against the conviction as an Irish priest set him up.

    Dave said he hoped his brother would now find God and give up crime. He added “ regret the hurt and pain I caused, but I realise I had to go through what I have because when I talk to kids to keep them of trouble I

    have credibility.

    Lizzy Millar The News 12th August 2001 Words in italics added

  3. Dismay Of Some- You Must Keep Quiet

    I was convinced of my brother’s innocence after meeting Albert Wilson and also reading his letters to me from the jail in Muntinlupa City. When I realised he had become a new man I realised I had the conclusion to the end of my book. A book I had been compelled to write had its conclusion and was to be published.

    To the dismay of some but delight of others, even by those who aught to know better, my autobiography was published entitled “Converted on LSD Trip” in which I told the story of my own conversion to Christ, reformation from crime, drugs and promiscuous sex, over 30 years previously, up to the time of my brother serving “Time” in New Bilibid Prison.

    I felt it important to obey an ancient instruction to, Go and tell the world of all that the lord had done for me” rather than listen to the words of men. The result was however, like ancient times, men in authority sought to forbid the publication of our good news, whilst others looked on in wonder. It would seem that the book brought embarrassment to some, as I spoke and named a paedophile and other people. I was informed my methods were questionable.

    Like many others I had been converted from a life of crime in the 60’s. Both Michael and I had been convinced of crimes and sentenced to prison for malicious wounding and possessing a firearm without a licence.

  4. A Bad Report

    The story of “Converted on LSD Trip” was an embarrassment also to others including the Principal of Fareham College. My employer, Malcolm Charnley wrote,

    “I do not wish to be associated personally or professionally with a book entitled “Converted on LSD Trip” with it’s over reference to drug taking”. October 2001.


    Converted On LSD Trip

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    ”Converted on LSD Trip”, published 11th February 2001


    This was presumable because the book had been published whilst I was working at Fareham College. In my true story I mention my work at the College and my turn away from God and so was probably an embarrassment to the College. It was remarked that my story might have been just too much for the College to cope with. The strange thing was that whilst all this was taking place the College was under considerable pressure from the Health and Safety Executive who were examining it for not dealing correctly with problems of asbestos on its premises.

    The College was later fined (February 2002) on four counts, a sum of over £23,000, for exposing staff and students to asbestos dust. This however was after I finished work at the college in August 2001. This was because my job had been made redundant, which also made it possible to complete our Mission to the Philippines.

  5. A Good Report

    The irony was that at the same time Dr. Philip Fleming, the consultant psychiatrist of the Kingsway House, the centre for Substance Misuse Service, Portsmouth had written a forward to the second edition. The forward reads, “This is an inspiring story of a life that has been turned from crime to a positive account and may be of help to others who find themselves involved

    in drug misuse.” May 2001.

    Knowing these things I felt that middle class morality stank and not all men have faith to see beyond and outward show of righteousness.

    Some went so far as to say “I must withdraw the book from circulation”.

    They believed it would do harm and not good.

  6. A Commendation from Prince Charles

    From: The Office of HRH The Prince of Wales

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    7th February 2002 Dear Mr. Clarke,

    The Prince of Wales has asked me to thank you for your letter of 22nd January in connection with the work which you and others in you local area are undertaking in relation to young people and drugs.

    Your reasons for writing as you did are appreciated and His Royal Highness is grateful to you for taking the trouble to draw your very worthwhile efforts his to his attention.

    The Prince of Wales has asked me to send you all his best wishes for the future success of your work.

    Yours sincerely.


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    Mrs. Claudia Holloway

    To: David Clarke Esq.

    The work I was engaged in brought encouragement and caused alarm but I was not totally without support the Prince of Wales was very supportive. Here is his letter of encouragement:


  7. Should I Obey God or Man

I was not so easily moved off course because, by the fear of the Lord and not man, I chose rather to obey God and not be directed by the wisdom of the men without faith towards God or men of this world. I call my readers to look at the results of this publication, as it is my opinion that Christ has been honoured and that God has been glorified.

Chapter 3

Our Mission to the Philippines

  1. Michael’s Baptism

    The news of Michael’s conversion to Christ and baptism was delightful and I shared this news with all I could. I even sang my new song to the congregation of our Church, meeting at the Langston Hotel in Hayling Island

    U.K. This song “ Spirit of the Lord come down” has become our theme song for Trojan Horse International Ministries. (I do how ever drive people mad when I keep singing it and I tell them that it is/ will be a number one hit single. Such is my passion for the true of all I stand for.

    A soon as I heard of Michael’s conversion I wrote to him with the following instructions to him regarding baptism:

  2. Michael Baptized by Rev. Lucas Dangatan

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    Baptism In New Bilibid Prison

    Michael being baptized in an oil drum, by Rev. Lucas Dangatan, in New Bilibid Maximum Compound, Muntinlupa City, Philippines Prison: 16th September 2000

  3. A Variety Of Responses

    Soon after are web site was put up and I began to speak out and inform many of my intentions to do all I could regarding my brother I began to receive various responses. Initially I had a response from one of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo helpers when she was working in the Department of

    Social Welfare. This was before President Estrada had been impeached and found him self in prison. I took this as a step forward because in many cases I felt like I was just hitting a blank brick wall.

  4. David’s Press Release

    This press release was very effective and we had a request from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to tone it down:

    PRESS RELEASE 18/09/00

    Gentlemen and Ladies of the Press


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    I am seeking to clear my brother, MICHEAL JOHN CLARKE, from the charge of, “Promoting Child Prostitution”. And obtain his release from prison in the Philippines. He was sentenced to 16 years 4 month, 1 day, prison on 14 th. October 1996 and is now in the New Bilibid Prison, Muntinlupa City, Philippines.

    I am in receipt of the National Bureau of Investigation Report (NBI), which clearly clears MICHEAL JOHN CLARKE from the said criminal charge but indicts a certain Fr, SHAY CULLEN, who now has a warrant out for his arrest on a charge of rape of a 7-year old girl.

    Judge Eliodoro Ubiadas of the RTC Branch 73 issued a warrant for the arrest of Fr. SHAY CULLEN, an Irish priest, who operates the Preda Centre for prostituted women and children of the city of Olongapo, on the 8 Th. August 2000. CULLEN, according to, Bataan Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Oscar Lasam (also the acting city prosecutor), “wilfully, unlawfully and feloniously had carnal knowledge” with a 7- year old girl against the latter’s will and consent and while she was deprived of reason or otherwise unconscious”.

    Issued filed 8 Th. August 2000.

    See Inquirer article www.inquirer.net/issues/aug2000/aug14/hometown/ hom 5.htm

    This report is published on the World Wide Web site: www.dclarke49. fsnet.co.uk under the title Michael John Clarke’s story.

    It is intended to bring attention too the miscarriage of justice, toward MICHEAL JOHN CLARKE, by the PHILIPPINE legal system and in particular, Also to bring attention to Fr. SHAY CULLEN to confess his sin

    and so bring about MICHEAL’S acquitted and release from prison. David Clarke 07970 755567 mobile UK. 17/09/2000

  5. The First Response

    Here is the response, which I received from the Vice President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s Office (This lady is now the Philippine President):

    To: DIRECTOR FLORITA R. VILLAR

    FROM: The Assistant Secretary for Field Operations (Luzon Cluster) SUBJECT E-Mail of Mr Dave Clarke

    DATE: September 26, 2000

    We are referring to your attached e-mail of Mr. Dave Clarke dated 18th September 2000, addressed to the Vic President and DSWD Secretary Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, requesting Assistance/intervention from our office so his brother, Michael John Clarke can be cleared from the charge of promoting child prostitution in the Philippines.

    Please facilitate coordination with and reply to letter sender on this. We shall be awaiting feedback on this as soon as possible.

    CELIA C> YANGCO

    Cc: Mr Dave Clarke Dir.Alicia R. Bala

    Program and Special Project Bureau DSWD-Central Office

    Philippine News Paper report

    Lest any should think lightly of this subject this was the new reported all over the Philippines about Fr. Shay Cullen.

  6. Priests Seek Paedophile’s Retrial

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    February 24 th 2000 PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER

    OLONGAPO CITY – The Catholic bishop and 27 other priests in Zambales are calling for a retrial and possible release from detention of an Australian convicted of child prostitution her in 1996.

    The conviction of Victor Fitzgerald in1996 was a result of a successful prosecution by another priest Shay Cullen who runs Preda Foundation Inc. a centre for child abuse victims.

    Bishop Deogracias Iniguez of the Diocese of Iba said, “ Cullen might have exceeded boundaries in influencing the children in their pursuit against

    paedophiles.”

    In an affidavit he signed on Feb. 2 a copy of which was obtained by the INQUIRER, Iniguez said a new trial might put Fitzgerald in another light

    “I feel that the pronouncement of guilt against Fitzgerald was not one beyond reasonable doubt.”

    Inigues in a statement, after speaking with alleged child abuse victims, their mothers and other people who, according to them, “expressed views and convictions about the innocence of Fitzgerald.”

    On Feb. 7, 27 priests from the same Diocese, in a gesture of support, also signed a statement expressing doubts about the guilt of Fitzgerald and seeking for a retrial.

    “So we also ask that this case, which is now pending for reconsideration in the Court of Appeals be reopened and the new trial be granted.” The priests said.

  7. Abused In Custody

    One of them, who asked not to be identified, also lamented the manner in which Cullen, in soliciting funds from foreign funding associations, had actually abused the girls in his custody.

    He cited as an example a documentary film shown abroad to attract donor institutions.

    In that film, the priest said the producers aside from flashing the child victim’s face from the camera in violation of the rights of the abused not to be identified.

    In an interview on the same issue last year, Cullen defended the film producers by saying that is was “therapeutic for child abuse victims to come out in the open.”

    Another priest told the INQUIRER that they had no option but to come out with the statement considering the injustice being done to Fitzgerald id indeed he was innocent of the charge. Cullen branded the priests, including Iniguez a “paedophile” protectors.”

    “They (Bishop Iniguez and the priests) were persuaded by, maybe they got donations from….who knows, from tourist industry,” Cullen said.

    “Why did they not sign statements when these girls were being abused and raped?” a visibly irked Cullen told reporter here.

    Reveal sources

    “You have to read my press release in order for you to know how sleazy lives these priests are leading” Cullen said. The priest also tried to press reporters to reveal their sources.

    “Who gave you the copy of the statements? How can you expect me to give you information if you will not reveal your sources, like this s—t that

    you wrote before?” he told the reporter.

    Fitzgerald has been in jail since 1994. Cases of rape and child prostitution were filed against him in 1994 based on affidavits signed by two alleged sexual abuse victims who were brought under the custody of Preda.

    However the girls escaped from Preda and recanted their statements three months after their complaints were filed.

    After their escape, the girls claimed they were pressured into signing the complaints against Fitzgerald and that Cullen offered them P50, 000.

    The rape cases were subsequently dismissed but Judge Leopoldo Calderon of the Olongapo City regional trial court found Fitzgerald guilty of child prostitution.

    In 1996, another alleged rape victim filed an Affidavit of desistance.

    She claimed the staff at Preda pressured her into signing the complaint and Cullen threatened that she and her mother.

    Because of her non-appearance in court, notwithstanding a warrant of arrest against her obtained by Cullen, the case was dismissed.

    Ansbert Joaquin, PDI Central Liazon Desk. Retrial ordered by the Court of Appeals in their Resolution dated 25 Th. August 2000

    Chapter 4

    Fulfilling a promise

  8. Where is the Philippines?

    I did not even know where the Philippines was when I knew I had to go and help my brother, nor could I speak the language. Albert could do both. I had heard of the awful fate that had befallen many foreign visitors to the Philippines and it had been reported that tourism was at an all time low, due to the kidnapping and murder of missionaries and foreign visitors in the Philippines.

    There are in fact 1506 Jails in the Philippines and they were all full but the Hotels are reported as “all-empty”.

    News Clip

    We had heard evil reports from every side. Corruption in high places and money ruled every thing. No one in their right mind would wish to go to the Philippines on such a mission as ours, at such an unfortunate time.

  9. New Bilibid Prison

    Albert had however made a promise to do all he could to bring help to three fellow inmates who were left behind in New Bilibid Prison, Muntinlupa City, and Philippines. These men were: Michael John Clarke (My brother), John Pidden and Azure Evens all British subjects. These men he believed were innocent but incarcerated by a legal System whose wheels that did not

    move. They were almost without hope, in need of all the help they could get. Albert wished to fulfil his promise and he offered to come to be our guide, helper and interpreter.

    These men were housed in the “Big House”. It is New Bilibid (Maximum Compound); National Penitentiary of the Philippines the most feared prison in South East Asia. People have entered that prison and never been seen since.

    It is divided into three compounds Minimum, Medium and Maximum Compounds. In all it houses over 23,500 inmates (June 2001 count).

    The Maximum Security Compound houses approximately 13,000 inmates and inside this Compound is “Death Row”. There are some 1200 “Death Convicts” and the figure is rising that are all due to be executed by “Lethal Injection”.

    Albert would also go to the Department of Justice to collect the statutory compensation of £230 for which he was awarded for his unlawful detention as a “Death Convict” for over a period of three and a half years. This money he wished to donate to the “Trojan Horse Mission to the Philippines” fund. The Lower Court had sentenced him to death on the 16th September 1996 and the Supreme Court has acquitted him on 21st December 1999. The Solicitor General had found the accusation “Not worthy of credence- but a Fabrication”. His crime was the alleged rape of his 12-year-old stepdaughter.

    He was an innocent man but had been “set up” for a crime he did not commit and he felt the compensation an insult.

    His sworn enemy was Pio Pasco (now deceased), a Filipino, from Valenzuela and the father of V P y D, nicknamed N, and a twelve-year-old girl living with her mother, his estranged wife.

    Pio Pasco had promised to kill “The son of a bitch –the Kano” (Kano being a colloquial term used by all Filipinos when referring to all non-Asian foreigners, It is a shortened term of Americano), as Albert had become the common law wife of N’s mother.

  10. An Act Of Revenge

    In an act of revenge N falsely accused her stepfather of rape, an act that automatically carries the “Death Penalty” in the Philippines.

    Albert had been too strict with her, as he wanted her to be in by 9.30 pm each night where as her grandmother allowed her out to come and go as she pleased. She considered him to be a foreign pig, she hated him why didn’t he just go away and leave her, her mother and brother to live in peace? Such feelings are not uncommon by children of a second marriage and are a real problem not to be lightly ignored.

    The whole story is told in a book entitled “Sentenced to Death”, by Earl

    K.Wilkinson with Alan C. Atkins

  11. News from the Philippines

    In July 2001 just before we left for the Philippines we has good news for the Philippines John Pidden had been released and cleared of an awful criminal charge. It was a privilege for Albert Wilson, Vicky and I met him at Heathrow airport and did what we could to help. Here is the news release we put out at the time.

    From: “deadmanalive” <deadma[email protected]> Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 20:11:01 +0100

    Subject: ANOTHER INNOCENT FREE 02.07.01 URGENT NEWS FLASH

    Another innocent Englishman will touch down tomorrow after FOUR YEARS of torture in the appalling prison conditions of the Philippines. Arrested on the 6th August 1997 under a Philippine Law, (introduced after pressure on the government by an Australian who now admits his worse fears have been realised), and sentenced on the 9th July 1998 to (14 years) FOURTEEN YEARS, John Pidden was acquitted of the charge by the Appeal Courts last month.

    According to a secret e-mail sent to “dead man alive” at 00.29 (Phil’s time) on the 20 June 2001 John had left the prison at 0620H that morning for the immigration department and was to fly back that day. There was, however, further torture to come. In a face saving move he was sentenced to thirty days for lascivious behaviour and was required to pay tourist visa fees for the time he had spent in JAIL.

    During our preparations to visit the Philippines news came of the imminent release of John Pidden from New Bilibid Prison via a mobile telephone from within the Prison. Through such news we were able to organise some support for John. John had been one of the men Albert had promised, as he had every reason to believe that a Philippine person too had entrapped him. John was innocent of the alleged crime for which he had been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment, and relieved when he won his appeal with the help of Andrew McCooey of the International concern called “Freedom Now”.

  12. John Pidden released New Bilibid Prison

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    John Pidden sentenced to 14 years for a crime he never committed

  13. A Clear Case of Entrapment

    John Pidden case was a clear case of entrapment, and as a result the Foreign and Commonwealth Office now inform travellers to the Philippines to watch out for many dangers such as: Terrorism, Highway robbery, entrapment and kidnap for ransom. The particular warning against entrapment was the result of the allegations and wrong imprisonment to of Albert, Michael and John Pidden.

    According to Albert John is just another victim of a small segment of Philippine society who has learnt that the “rich foreigner” can be a source of income. People on holiday spend money loosely thus many Filipino take them all to be rich. John sat at an outside restaurant table chatting to a young mother while her child sat between them. The case against him was that he touched the child on the cheek, the arm and the leg. The mother presented it to the court, since the child did not testify, and then after doing so the mother disappeared. It was supported by a taxi driver to whom the mother later complained but later investigation by Australian Earl Wilkinson, (the man who helped introduce the law in the first place), was to show the taxi driver did so for the promise of a new taxi for his “share”. The mother had dangled what turned out to be a stolen cheque before him.

    In reality simple common sense, applied when reading the transcripts of the case, shows that the mother could not possibly have seen what went on under the table, it was not made of glass so at best John was convicted on hearsay evidence not permitted in British courts.

    Not always the most polite of men John had upset the wrong Filipino and she knew if John was arrested he must pay to get free or spend years in jail. She knew that at anytime she could write a letter, (affidavit) of desistance, for which John would pay highly in order to be free of the appalling jail conditions. It was only after testifying she realised he simply had no money

    and no friends to pay for him so she left him there in anger.

  14. Other British men on Death Row

    It was the same type of extortion method, well know in the Philippines, that had put Albert Wilson on Death Row, only to be released after international effort by many in December 1999. The Supreme Court of the Philippines described his case as “not worthy of credence” while the head of its prosecution service described it as “but a fabrication”. He spent 3.5 year in prison in New Bilibid Prison, Philippines.

  15. John Pidden Not The Only One Incarcerated

    I soon learned from inmates in the detention camps Diwa and Bicutan, run by the Bureau of Immigration, many more people were being imprisoned and suffering extortion and the loss of all they owned. Some were beaten and suffered abuse and wrongfully deported. A new web sight helped draw international attention to their plight. www.bureau-of correction.fsnet.co.uk

    Some of these men were as follows:

    Raymond Jackson (Canadian) Oliver Wesemann (German) and Marcel Nghia a Frenchman. When I heard of their plight I did all I could to help whilst others seem unmoved by such injustice.

  16. News Release

    Albert Wilson wrote in a “News Release” regarding my efforts to help such men as follows:

    David Clarke has sort the assistance of “dead man alive” in his fight to free his brother Michael. No one is claiming Michael is totally innocent because he, like many, was captivated by the now “famous” Dream Girl” syndrome. If Soho was to be taken as descriptive of the whole of Britain we would be horrified but not so the Philippines. We all know it by its reputation for “girls”. Michael chose to set up in a tourist business advertising what so many believe to be the Philippines and paid a very high price for it. He was arrested, despite an NBI report-declaring there to be no case against him, and sentenced to FOURTEEN YEARS. Under Philippine Law, however, had he received fair and equal treatment to a local he would now be free but he is trapped, “for a possible exchange of prisoners pursuant to foreign Service Circular No. 97-94”

    There are others such as Azare Evans whose co-accused has already been released, said to be with the help of the American Embassy while Azare, who is very sick indeed, appears to remain simply because prison officials cannot get his name right. When documents were called for so his possible release might be considered the request was not in the same forename as appeared

    on their records so they simply did nothing.

    We have a list of many wrongfully imprisoned prisoners from various nations

  17. Mission to Philippines

    (2nd August-22nd August)

    Many people were informed of our Mission to the Philippines and we had various responses for different sources here is what Albert wrote:

    David is going out to the Philippines on a “Trojon Horse Mission” to preach and to pray for those in the prisons, to preach and pray for the 10,000 prisoners and (1200) ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED PLUS HUMAN

    BEINGS, on DEATH ROW in the Philippines, he is going to plead for the freedom of his brother (and celebrate his conversion to Christ). The President and our Government are aware of this mission.

    There is much more to this story but I have opened it for David because he is not so good at pen on paper. He will receive this as you do and then he will telephone you. I hope you receive him with consideration and understanding because where Michael still is, I was, and in the eighteen months I suffered there, SIX PEOPLE WERE MURDERED AND FIVE EXECUTED.

  18. Refuge in Fareham

    As the momentum increased speed I considered it a privilege to offer my home to assist John Pidden on hi release. He had nowhere to go or live and simply came back to Britain with not option but to start all over again. Albert Wilson wrote concerning John release and return to Britain as follows:

    A look at John’s body tomorrow will be all the evidence you need of what else happens to a poor “rich” foreigner in the Philippine Bureau of Corrections where extortion is a way of survival for prison official and inmate equally. David Clarke at Fareham in Hampshire, originally Aylesbury, will care for John Pidden.

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU DEAD MAN ALIVE

    Chapter 5

    Our Invitation to the Philippines

    This letter of invitation came through Rev. Joseph Kim the Director of the Presbyterian Church of the Philippines Inc. Here is the letter of invitation.

    The Invitation

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  19. Invitation to Preach

    Our invitation to preach in the Philippines came through Rev. Joseph Kim of The Reformed Presbyterian Church of the Philippines. Inc. Here is the original invitation.

  20. Rev. Joseph Kim

    Joseph Kim and his wife are Missionaries from Korea and have worked this way for over 20 years in the Philippines. Joseph Kim is also the Director of The Presbyterian Church of the Philippines Inc. They have trained over 200 missionary people through the work he established in the Philippines.

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    Joseph Kim and his wife (God bless them both)


    Here is a list of some of the ministries he has helped and was involved in our invitation to preach the gospel in the Philippines in August 2001.

    The six groups who had invited us to preach were Jesus in the Christ Evangelism Movement Followers of Jesus Christ ministries

    Jesus to the World by Radio

    First Inter-Denominational Seminary Prison Ministries Organisation.

    Reformed Theological Seminary

  21. Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    I felt it necessary to inform the British Consul and the various VIP’s in the Philippines of our Mission, so here are the letters I sent:

    James Watt

    Head of Consular Division

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hampshire

    London SW1E 5HE


    29th April 2001 CC

    The President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

    The Executive Director Board of Pardon and Parole Reynaldo G. Bayang

    Secretary Department of Foreign Affairs Ian Sergeant HM Consul

    Dear Mr. Watt,

    Re: Our mission to the Philippines 2nd August 2001- Albert (dead-man- alive), David Clarke and Gordon Smith.

    Please be advised of our mission to the Philippines. Our mission involves preaching in New Bilibid Prison, Angeles and Olongapo City and any other venue organised by our host Pastor Kim of Muntinlupa City.

    Representations will also be made to the officials or Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Officer of European Affairs, and the Board of Pardon and Parole. In respect of Michael John Clarke.

    We seek and request he be released according to the executive clemency ruling and he return with us to the UK in August 2001.

    In the event of our successful mission please ensure that any over stay visa charges are not levied to Michael accounts. so that upon his release he can leave the Philippines immediately.

    Please give us written assurance that we will have the privileges of FCO security on our visit the Philippines between 2nd -22nd August 2001.

    Yours Sincerely, David Clarke

    My God blesses you.

  22. Michael’s Letter and the Bad news

    About this time Michael wrote and informed me of his bad news. Here is his letter:

    Dear David

    The Board of Pardon and Parole have just informed me that my case is too early for parole/ release by deportation, because of the lack of good time credit being credited to me.

    They have instead recommended that my sentence be commuted to 8-13 years with my release date being early 2003! at the earliest but could be longer. The problem is that they have only credited my good time since Final Judgement of my Appeal-- only about 6 months, because my appeal ended in September 1999.

    Now according to the rules, good time can be credited for all the period since my arrest since June 5th 1995 provided I obtain a manifestation or Agreement that I agreed to abide by their rules and regulations whilst in their custody. I.e. Olongapo Jail, N.B.I. and Bureau of Immigration and here. This I did but they all failed to mention the Agreement all they said was that I abided by their regulations and was a model prisoner etc. I was only told to obtain a Manifestation of good conduct there was no mention of the

    assessment when I asked them what they needed.

    Now I am told after 2 years of the Prison Document Service Section

    receiving their manifestations that they all lacked this Agreement including theirs.

    When I submitted the Manifestations to the Document Section I asked them clearly in writing to notify me if they were sufficient and if not I would secure all the requirements. They did not inform me either way so I presumed that every thing was in order.

    By the way it took me over a year of repeated requests to secure all these manifestations. The Prison Authorities do nothing to help prisoners and say it’s the responsibility of the prisoner to produce all paperwork.

    If the Board of Pardon and Parole had received from the Prison my full credit of 17 months I would on the 5th June this yea, have served 7 years 5 months which would have qualified me to be recommended for release/ Parole/Deportation because of the rule stating that once a prisoner has served half of his minimum sentence he qualifies. Now because I did not qualify they couldn’t recommend me. They could only commute my sentence because I had only served 1/3 of my sentence, which is the requirement for commutation of sentence.

    It is clearly the fault of the Prison Document Section that this problem came about.. I am due to speak personally with the Director soon and I am sure he will understand and do what ever he can to rectify the problem. However this will take months and more letters trying to get the correct paperwork and once this is secure it will need a fresh petition to the Board of Pardon and Parole explaining the problem of the 1st instance (if they give one)! However the Board will once again take months and months because they will once again have to request my prison records and treat my case as a fresh application.

    In the mean time there is nothing you or Sunny can do until you arrive. By then I will have prepared a typed report with the help of the prisons inmate Para

    Legal Dept. It will clearly state the facts that I was denied due process. During you visit you can then go personally to the Prison Director, Board of Pardon and Parole, Foreign Affairs, Secretary of Justice, The Office of the President and the Ambassador at the British Embassy.

    I am sure that this is the only way. All it needs is some high-ranking official to support me and request a priority Intervention to cut through all red tape and request the President to grant my deportation A.S.A.P.

    You stated that you are prepared to stay longer than 3 weeks so I advise you to allow for staying 2 extra months. Extending visa is obtainable in Manila. So leave your house in capable hands. Pastor Lucas will let you stay with him just outside the prison and will go with you to all government

    offices. You will be able to live on a very tight budget so don’t worry I can help if need be.

    Your prayers to save my soul have been granted but now you have to pray for my release. So be prepared for a battle, which is beyond your imagination. This in not England this is Crazy Land.

    Do not leave your car at airport because it will be expensive for this long period- take the train. Special gate passes will be waiting for you at Gate

    1. David Clarke, Gordon Smith Albert. Can you bring 10 copies of your book to give away to the right people? I look forward to seeing you on the 3rd you’re booked in as guest speaker in Pastor Lucas Chapel here on Sunday 5th 9.30 am. Then again on the 9th in another NNP prison church “Joseph Kim’s” and the main event on Saturday 11th August Your Brother in Christ. Michael.

  23. Our letter to our Queen

It was apparent from my communications with the various people in the position to advise very few really could. I felt without the support of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office I must write and inform our Queen of our activities, this I felt was the thing to do so I wrote to our Queen. Here is the letter:

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Buckingham Palace

11 Hayling Close Your Royal Highness,

Re: Diplomatic aid - your prayerful support

We have had difficulties in gaining support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for our proposed missionary visit to the Philippines this August. Please find our letter to Mr. Matthew Gold at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which is for your information. Many of your subjects have suffered sever injustice during their stay in the Philippines. Mr. Albert on was wrongly accused and sentenced to death for a crime he did not do in 1996. Thankfully he fought to prove his innocence and was acquitted on 22nd December 1999. The former Prime Minister John Major knows all about this case. There are still other inmates in New Bilibid Prison in the same situation. My Brother, Michael John Clarke, is another who has suffered such injustice- however we are visiting him and others in the Prison (God Willing) this August to share the gospel and to give support to many. I was compelled to write my autobiography called, “Converted on LSD Trip”, published February 2001, which contains the story of my brother’s wrongful arrest and imprisonment in June 1995. Please accept the enclosed copy as a gift. We value you being aware of our visit and any response you may feel

appropriate.

Yours very Sincerely,

David Clarke, Gordon Smith and Albert

  1. The Response from Queen Elizabeth II

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    18th July 2001. Dear Mr. Clarke,

    The Queen has asked me to thank you for your letter of 25th June telling Her Majesty that your brother is in prison in the Philippines, and sending her a copy of your book on the subject. The Queen has taken careful note of your comments, but this is not a matter in which she can intervene directly. As a constitutional Sovereign, Her Majesty acts on the advice of her Ministers, and I have, therefore, been instructed to send your letter to the Right Honorable Jack Straw, MP, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, so that he may know of your approach to Her

    Majesty on this matter, and may consider the points you raise.

    Yours sincerely,

    MRS. DEBORAH BEAN

    Chief Correspondence Officer David Clarke, Esq.


  2. Further Correspondent to VIP’s

Further to my letter to the Queen I felt it only right to communicate with all in authority, as we were to be visitors in a foreign Land and had no offer of help from Embassy in the Philippines. I felt I was on the Kings Business and so we were. Here is my letter to The President:

To: THE PRESIDENT, H. E. GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, New

Executive Building, Malacanang Palace Compound, J. P. Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila

11 Hayling Close, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 3AE. Tel: (44) 7970 755567. Fax: (44) 7970 755568)

Dear Madam,

Re: Our Mission to the Philippines- Michael John Clarke- Prisoner New Bilibid Prison

I am Michael John Clarke’s brother. Please be advised of our visit to the Philippines between 3rd and 23rd August 2001. Our visit is a two-fold mission.

  1. To preach the Gospel in New Bilibid Prison (and other venues) and share the good news of Michael John Clarke’s conversion to Christ. He was baptized as a Christian on 16th September 2000 in the New Bilibid Prison. You are personally invited to our meeting(s) in the New Bilibid Prison to hear the gospel preached and to hear the personal testimony of Michael Clarke. It would be an honor to have you present and an inspiration for the prisoners. 9th August 2001.

    Our host is Rev. Joseph Kim ([email protected]) and Rev. Lucas Dangatan, Jr. NBP Theological Institute, Maximum Security Compound, B.O.C.

  2. To make personal representations to Mr. Reynaldo G Bayang, the Executive Director of the Board of Pardon and Parole, and Mr. Teofistot Guingona, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs. requesting that Michael’s application for parole is given due consideration. Please see enclosed copy letters.

    It is our desire that the necessary procedures are executed to unsure Michael John Clarke is released on parole and he return with us (before 23rd August) to the United Kingdom by way of voluntary deportation.

  3. Our prayers are for you. May the God of all grace bless you and keep you and grant you wisdom to govern your beloved country. May you be a peacemaker and may He give you peace. May you be used to promote and preserve the good name and honor of our Lord Jesus Christ in your country?

Yours very respectfully,

David Clarke & Gordon Smith (Ambassadors for Christ)

Albert

(Our contact in Manila: Pastor Lucas Dangatan 0917-7482713)

Our letter to the Office of Foreign Affairs

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Room 211 PICC Building, PICC Complex, Roxas Blvd., Manila

11 Hayling Close 28/05/01

Cc President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Mr. Reynaldo G, Bayang, Executive Director BPP

James Watt, Head of Consular Division FCO. United Kingdom

Dear Mr. Tguingona, Guingona

Re: Michael John Clarke - Executive Clemency- Parole

Further to your letter to Albert, United Kingdom, of March 20th 2001, in connection with Michael John Clarke, Criminal case No. 258-95 [CA

G.R. No.20265], I am Michael’s brother. I now understand Michael’s case is overdue for consideration for parole, as he has served more than one third of his sentence.

I this connection I write to advise you of our proposed visit to your office, to make or personal representations to you on behalf of Michael.

We respectfully request you do all within your power to make the appropriate arrangements to release Michael John Clarke, on parole, according to the terms of executive clemency.

Our visit to your office (God Willing) with be on Tuesday, 7th August at

2.00 p.m. Please advise if this is not convenient. Persons in attendance will be:

Mr. David Clarke (minister of the gospel and brother of Michael John Clarke) Mr. Gordon Smith (minister of the gospel).

Mr. Albert (who was released from Death Row on Muntinlupa Prison on December 22nd 1999 following his acquittal by the Supreme Court of the Republic of the Philippines).

Our wish would be that all necessary arrangements be made so that Michael John Clarke be released during our visit between 3rd -23rd August 2001 and he return immediately with us by way of voluntary deportation to the United Kingdom.

May we wish you Gods blessing.

You are also cordially invited to attend our preaching ministry in New Bilibid Prison on the 9th August and at other venues.

Yours very Sincerely,

David Clarke & Gordon John Smith (Ambassadors for Christ).

Albert

(Our contact in Manila: Pastor Lucas Dangatan 0063 9165249530)

Chapter 6

Opposition to the Mission

  1. Harry Joost and Objections to the Mission

    Shortly after this I was taken by surprise when I learned not every one appreciated our Mission objectives. The following letters show a response from Harry Joost just one amongst others. He is the Liaison Officer of Baloy Beach Residence Association, near Olongapo City, Philippines.

    Date: Monday, April 23, 2001 5:38 pm

    e-mail from: Harry Joost To: David Clarke

    Subject: Fwd: Michael John Clarke-Prisoner for exchange- Branded Paedophile-New Bilibid Prison, Philippines

    Dear David,

    I cannot go along with many things you are publishing but understand your grief. I know this case from the beginning but did not have the time, the money and openly admit, did not have the feedbacks to help. I alarmed the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines and went with them to see Michael. You got the report of that Commission. They did a very good job and their finding was CLEAR, there was no victim, no complainant and what else. A guilty criminal was needed and was produced with the help of a British journalist who was pressured.

    I will honestly admit that I read stories in the papers, saying that a child sex tour operator was wanted nation wide. These stories appeared every day. The stories claimed that Michael was protected by the NBI. I admit I called the NBI as ordered by the administrator of Baloy Beach, Olongopo City holiday resort, Mr. Carlito Baloy. The NBI told me that there was no complaint pending and the stories in the newspapers were baseless. That was o.k. For me. I was victimized with this kind of stories before (later on it turned out that these stories were fabricated by Shay Cullen, forgive me to say, for sensationalism.

    Later on at that day I was called by Shay Cullen (forgive me not to call him FATHER), who wanted to have it verified if Michael was here. I confirmed in the believe that if a priest was watching the case, it was under the very control of the church. I confirmed that Michael was here at Baloy Beach. The rest is history. Please forgive me for that. I trusted Cullen and took the stand for Michael when I found out that there was an attempt to “get your brother” by all means. I tried my best to help but was helpless against Cullen and his fanatic prosecutor.

    I studied the case well and honestly I could not see any crime committed by Michael. Cullen needed a “pig to be slaughtered” and with a lot of, I believe, criminal energy, it worked. The most important thing was, Cullen got what he wanted. He got a donation-laden conviction. I realized that a paedophile was needed and it was produced. In fact, Michael was, forgive me the bad language, a dumb guy who wanted to make a living in a small-scale tourism. He just agreed to everything put into his mouth, to get his first customers without to promote child prostitution or child sex tours. Michael was just innocent, exact what Shay Cullen needed to “promote” his childcare centre, in fact a good running factory for furniture, handicraft and dried fruits,

    which actually didn’t care for “all the children of the Philippines”. At that time they were only 14 children at Preda, Inc. as stated in court documents.

    I will just refer to the report of the Commission on Human Rights and the reports of the NBI. MICHAEL WAS WASTED FOR A CRIMINAL MANIAC, who for himself (Cullen) might turn out to be one of the biggest child abusers of the Philippines. Please look in this connection to the Rudi von Ballmoos case. The now Vice President of the Philippines acquitted von Ballmoos, after almost three years. This man was framed up in a manner, which reminds on horror or better on the witch hunt centuries ago. The German Court made a half page ruling, which explains all. Still, this man is roaming around free.

    David, I cannot go along with your begging letters, saying Michael was a criminal and you told him not to get involved with what else. Michael was not a criminal in this case. He became a human sacrifice for a pervert. Forgive me my involvement in the case. Let us pray for Michael and I am sure, even it will take long, it will be proven that Michael is innocent.

    Sincerely yours Harry E. Joost

    Wed, 11 Jul 2001 17:08:57 +080

    Further e-mail from Harry Joost Dear David,

    May I tell you one thing I believe in? Please accept it and quit your STUPID mission to the Philippines. I honestly believe your brother was innocent and became a victim of somebody who “slaughtered” him like a goat. It is not needed to say who that somebody is. All of us we know it. It will not help you to please some people saying, he was “a little bit guilty”. Michael was dreaming about to make some money by guiding tourist around in this beautiful country. He failed. Believe me, I know the case from the beginning and expected an acquittal. I even informed the press about the upcoming acquittal but got my lesson.

    Only the NBI Report explains the real thing behind it. Somebody who was trusted very much at that time made money out of your brother’s faith (tourism venture). That is all and it is history. Your remarks on the Philippines are uncalled for. The Philippines are more democratic than other countries in the world. But slow. Do not blame the country, blame yourself. As I told you before, only a little bit money would have done it that Michael would have been out on bail and would have had a good chance to defend himself. Did you help him? NO YOU DID NOT DO IT! Michael had no money to pay his lawyer, his bail and what else. Now comes his HERO

    BROTHER WITH PRAYERS! Forget it and stay home. Give your money you are wasting to a good lawyer to speed up Michael’s release.

    I understand Michael’s situation well. Let us make the best out of it. With your terror stories about the Philippines you will not gain anything. I am willing to help and I am willing to do it on my own expenses as I did in all the cases the accuser of Michael, this sick Irish Priest is involved. Let us do it, but agree, that your damn Mission is the wrong way. We had too much Religion involved in these cases, we do not need more. We need facts and action. More important, we do not need to insult my host country, as you are doing it. Come to your sense and all of us will help. If you are coming with accusations and uncalled prayer rallies, leave us alone. Please agree that my friends and I hear the word first hand over here. Don’t make a commercial gimmick out of your “DEAD MAN ALIVE”. I was sh-t on as our lawyer was too. We are not calling ourselves that cr-p.

    If I do a work, I do it the legal way and respect the Philippine Law, the Philippine Culture and the Philippine Penal System. This system is not nice and needs review, according to the worldwide standard, which is changing all the time. Please respect in this connection the letter of Alan Atkins. I hope you understood me!

    Regards Harry E. Joost

    (A man alive because he understands and respects Philippine Laws, Culture and Mentality)

  2. Alan Atkins’ Article

    From: Alan Atkins

    Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 16:35:49 +0800

    To: David Clarke <da[email protected]> Cc: Harry Joost and Ian Sargeant (H.M Consul)

    Subject: Re: FW: Michael John Clarke-Shay Cullen - Mission to the Philippines

    This e-mail was published in June’s Issue of Immigration Today Dear David

    From your many messages, and reading your various publications, you seem a genuinely good person who has a genuine desire to help your brother to “get out of jail free.” I understand that you gave your life to preaching about Jesus, and giving advice to others. Then, David, I hope that you are as good at taking advice as giving it, because I must endorse what Harry Joost is advising you, and beg you to postpone your intended mission to the Philippines. Basically, it can do no good, and only do harm. You see, you are looking at the small picture of your brother Michael and his problems

    caused by Cullen. You are looking at curing a patient while there are a growing number of people who are working at eliminating the disease. Your proposed timing could just not be worse. In fact, your proposal, should it go ahead, will ensure that at least one person washes his hands and vows to let every foreigner who gets into trouble in this country to go to hell. I think that Harry would join me. We will sometimes sit in his restaurant and enjoy a beer instead.

    After many years of suffering abuse, insults, threats, lawsuits and worse from a vicious and cunning adversary. I believe that Harry is about to turn the tide. He hasn’t done this for money. It has cost him money and reputation. He hasn’t done this in the name of Jesus. He has done it as simply a good man who believes somebody has to do something. Just when he has something about to happen, that if won, would be justification to hold an inquiry into all cases brought about by Cullen, you intend to blow in and set public opinion firmly against foreigners at totally the wrong time for us here.

    How do you think this will help Michael? Do you think the authorities will say, “Oh, dear. His brother has found Jesus. We must release him. “ Rubbish”. Please see if you can find an immigrant Filipino who speaks good English and get him to explain hiya and napihya to you. It is important that you fully understand this before you open your mouth even once in the Philippines. Your action may please the British press. They may even pay you for it. It is a good story - for them. It is tomorrow’s fish and chip wrapping. I will tell you what it will do for Michael. It will ensure that he never receives parole and serves out the full sentence. Ask Suny how we were punished just because one of his stupid foreigner mates upset the commander of the guards.

    What are you hoping to get Cullen to do? Admit that he is a fraud? Confess to the authorities that he made false accusations? You know exactly what your visit will achieve - absolutely nothing positive, therefore only negative. You think you can convert some Filipinos to your brand of religion? Filipinos pray more than any other race. They have calluses on their knees from praying. What they need is not someone to tell them to pray more, they need someone to tell them to stop asking for more favours, just get off their knees, do some work, and earn it. This country is poor because of prayer. These people expect God to solve everything for them, not recognizing he has already given all the gifts they need.

    In the Philippines, every year, a number of typhoons come through the country creating a great deal of damage. We clean up the mess and get on with our lives. I liken your intended visit as a typhoon. You will do a great

    deal of damage, but damage we may not be prepared to clear up. Maybe we will say enough is enough. Why in heavens name, will you not trust those of us who have lived here, know the systems and how to work within them?

    Why do you believe you know better?

    Now, knowing you will show this to a man I spent nearly a year of my life worrying about, Suny, who childishly has adopted a silly name, Dead Man Alive, which I refuse to use. Why in heavens name does he want to return here? The least amount of damage he can do to you is attract a huge crowd from Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption, who will not only howl for his blood, but yours and your brother’s. They alone will ensure that Michael receives no parole, ever. They still have a poster in their office, which says, Bring the Briton Back.

    Although being played up for publicity, his life is only at risk if he returns to his old area in Valenzuela. Mind you, I think I could strangle him myself. Why do this after all the work to get him out of here? How, in three weeks, is he going to actually help his fellow convicts in Muntinlupa the reverse? If he were genuine, instead of wasting an airfare, he would donate the cost of it to these fellow convicts, as he is well aware of the importance of funds in that prison.

    If N--- is not granted her visa to UK before he comes, or worse, if she is totally refused her visa, she then has nothing to lose. All other accusations she made against him can still stand. Just because evidence was listened to in court regarding other alleged rapes, he was not on trial for any one of them. This was pointed out in the decision handed down by the Supreme Court. He cannot therefore claim immunity from prosecution. Is he really confident that under great pressure from Gabriella, VACC and her own father, that she will not press these charges? Are you really sure, Suny? Because, I am not, and if it happens, I promise you, you are on your own this time, and I hope you are as competent as you projected to the UK press. Did you pay Ortega and Co? If not, you could face arrest on this outstanding bill. What are you going to achieve? Stand on the steps of DOJ with your reimbursement money, stating how disgusting it is, when it is the amount specified for Filipinos, by law. As a foreigner, do you think you qualify for more? In the current climate, there will be anti-foreign press, and what will you have achieved? Absolutely nothing but publicity for yourself and damage to those you promised to help. For goodness sake!

    I, like Harry, want nothing to do now with your mission. I think it is detrimental to all the work we have achieved and had hoped to achieve in the future. You want to wreck it? On your conscious be it.

    However, if it goes ahead, I will distance myself by sending this to all

    those on your mailing list.

    Sorry David,

    But this is how I feel. Alan Atkins.

  3. Our letters to Fr. Shay Cullen

    My intent in writing this account is not to dwell on Fr. Shay Cullen but to draw attention to the fact that evil men connive together in the name of justice and purport to be good people for various reasons. Reasons which some say are to gain personal attention to themselves and gain the favour of people in order to gain money and support. This is the charge levelled at Shay Cullen by others. It is not my intent to judge Fr. Shay Cullen in this issue but to declare how his methods of injustice are in fact evil. I was moved with a right principle and so I wrote to Fr. Shay Cullen. I felt it only right to give him the opportunity to come clean or defend himself.

    I have already explained how I was convinced of my brother’s innocence and was aware that Fr. Shay Cullen had been the sole complainant against Michael. I was also aware that the Christian Aid Charity worker, Adam Holloway and ITN news reporter, Martin Cottingham had been involved in making a video to expose child abuse, along side Fr. Shay Cullen. I had viewed the video documentary produced by Network First, entitled “Children in danger” which appeared on ITN Meridian television in England in November 1996, which was about Fr. Shay Cullen and his unorthodox ways and mission.

    I now realised that this video made exaggerated claims about various people and so called syndicates with no substantial facts. The video purported that Fr. Shay Cullen was a just man seeking the good of abused women and children who were all victims of the sex trade particularly in the Philippines. I now believe this documentary is but a fabrication and is very questionable. I say this because of my personal dealings with Shay Cullen since as he has proved him self to be a master at deformation and slander in

    my own case.

  4. Letter One to Shay Cullen

    My “Easter” letter to Fr. Shay Cullen

    From: David Clarke <[email protected]> Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 10:32:20 +0100

    To: <[email protected]>

    Cc: <[email protected]>, <[email protected] cu.uk>

    Subject: Child Prostitution

    Dear Fr. Shay Cullen, Re: Michael John Clarke

    I too was horrified at the actions of Michael John Clarke, when I saw the TV headline news on ITN in 1996, in England.

    I too support your work in bringing an end to all kinds of abuse including Child and any type of prostitution. I am a Christian and evangelist.

    I warned my brother Michael Clarke, before he went to the Philippines, his trade in sex tourism was immoral and I was against him.

    It was only in July 2000 that I was able to read the NBI report on Michael’s case and was able to hear Michael’s cry for help. This was because of my feelings of horror and shame of Michael’s doing. He deserved being stopped and being dealt with.

    I now believe that he is speaking the truth and did not do the crimes for which you testified against him.

    It is for this reason I write to you as, God willing, we shall be coming to the Philippines, this summer to preach the Gospel in the New Bilibid prison, and other venues. It is hoped God willing Michael will be able to give a clear testimony of his repentance from sin and towards God and faith in our lord Jesus Christ.

    I have written to you before but my e-mail’s have been ignored. Please acknowledge my correspondence. It is for this reason I have published our new Web Site seeking to help Michael John Clarke, believing you are an enemy of truth.

    I believe you have been responsible for Michael’s imprisonment for a crime you fabricated.

    Michael, now, a true penitent, has expressed he has forgiven you for your wrongful actions and prays for you, even though he felt this was contrary to his first reactions when he was arrested.

    Michael was absolutely wrong in all his doings and the challenge to you now is; are you being honest in your methods in getting Michael imprisoned for crimes (not sins) he did not do. Etc with the ITN TV crew back in 1995/6.

    He too acknowledges his ways were wrong and has recently turned from sin to the Lord Jesus Christ seeking forgiveness for his sin. He now has living faith in the person and finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    I have suggested Michael contacts you himself to sort this matter out.

    I would like to speak to you personally and resolve this matter. I fear God and am his servant of our Lord Jesus Christ and do not wish an unnecessary battle with you over this issue.

    The media in Britain have expressed their interest in Michael’s Story and

    they are invited to come on our trip to the Philippines this summer to report events. We may be accompanied by a TV crew to broadcast our visit and preaching, which may include Michael’s testimony of repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and your involvement in his imprisonment.

    I have written a true story of my life- how I became a Christian- and this has been published and I would like you to read it. I will send a copy to you if you like as it speaks about you and is being used to help my brother’s release. Please give me your address.

    If you are offended to any material I have written I invite you to respond so I may put matters right.

    A copy of my book,” Converted on LSD Trip” has been sent to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo the President of the Philippines as I am seeking her intervention regarding Michael’s case. Also the Rt. Hon. Jack Straw, Minister of State, Home Office UK, has received a copy.

    I have also received acknowledgments from the Chaplain General, for the prison service in Great Britain, Rev. TM Jones (fax 020 7217 5090) and Also from the Principal Education Officer for prisons, Mr. Anthony Harris, with encouragement’s to circulate the book in 150 prisons in the United Kingdom.

    I am telling the story live on Radio on May 13 Th. May 2001 at 10.45 (GMT) to which I invite you to listen <http://www.premier.org.uk>

    You will need real-player or something similar to listen too it. Please give this matter you utmost attention,

    Yours in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    David Clarke

    Easter 15 th. April 2001.

    No response from Shay Cullen

    I received no response from Shay Cullen, which served to confirm my suspicions that he was not Christian and was not governed by the Word of God but by another principle.

  5. Elymaus the Sorcerer

    I now call Cullen “Elymaus the Sorcerer” because he has proved him self to be en enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ. I point this out later on in this story as I discovered how Shay Cullen worked. He wrote to the Undersecretary of Justice on the 4th August.

    As a Christian I felt it right to speak to Shay Cullen directly so that I could ascertain for my self if he were a Christian or not. I discovered that he was not because of his behaviour and slander towards me. This I will show and as a result you will be able to see how God will deal with Cullen. We

    hope he will come to repentance otherwise his fall will be great. Having received no reply from Shay Cullen I decided to write again nearer the time of our intended mission to the Philippines here is my letter to him.

  6. Letter two To Shay Cullen

    Dear F. Shay Cullen,

    I am David Clarke from the United Kingdom and am Michael Clarke’s Brother. We are coming to the Philippines on a Christian Mission between 3rd and 23rd of August. I am the guest speaker on the Crusade, in New Bilibid Prison, Olongapo and Angeles City Jails. We will be preaching the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ at other venues during our visit to Manila, including drug rehabilitation centers and hopefully detainee Camp Bicutan.

    This is an evangelical mission and we shall be celebrating the conversion of Michael John Clarke to Christianity.

    I have encouraged Michael to write to you as when he first was sentenced he felt very bitter towards you. Like the Demoniac in Luke’s Gospel Jesus directed him to go and tell all the people what the Lord had done for him. This I have directed Michael to do and he is doing it.

    I am enclosing Michael’s letter to you.

    I will also send a copy of this via snail mail and include a copy of my book “Converted on LSD Trip”. This is my testimony as to how the Lord Jesus delivered me from a life of crime, drugs and sex over 30 years ago. Michael became a Christian 30 years later. We shall be sharing the story in the Prisons in the Philippines this summer.

    We would like to visit Preda Foundation during our visit and view/ obtain a copy of the video tape used against Michael in his trial in 1995. Would this be possible?

    It is believed that the word of our testimony will be used for the salvation of many in the Philippines.

    Yours Sincerely David Clarke

    Ambassador for Christ 16th July 2001

    I received no response to Shay Cullen.

  7. Letter Three Michael’s Letter

    Dear Shay Cullen,

    Re: Christian Mission to the Philippines

    “The Trojan Hose Mission” team from England will be staging a major event here in the prison at 11 a.m. on August 11th, 2001.

    My brother David is the team leader and it is his intention to broadcast

    it live on the internet. I will be giving my personal testimony of my amazing conversion.

    I have forgiven you completely for fabricating the case against me.

    It was God’s will that you were to be used by Satan in order to save my soul. Praise the Lord. Petition prayers worldwide are answered.

    Please honour us with your presence on August 11th because I believe it is important that you hear my confession of how I have truly separated from my former life and have been granted eternal life by the GRACE OF GOD ALMIGHTY.

    It may be hard for you to believe my sincerity that I truly do want to embrace you as a fellow member of God’s family.

    The truth will set you FREE. R.S.V.P via [email protected] and [email protected]

    Yours truly

    Michael John Clarke New Bilibid Prison July 16th, 2001.

  8. I write to the Editor Immigration Today

19th June 2001


To The Editor,

Immigration Today Junes Issue 2001

I am David Clarke from the UK and the Director of a Christian Mission to the Philippines.

We have been invited to preach the gospel in New Bilibid Prison, Angeles City, and Olongapo City Jails. Also in drug rehabilitation centres and possibly the Detainee Camp Bicutan. Our mission is between 3rd-23rd 0f August 2001.

As you know New Bilibid Prison is called the “Big House” and 13,000 inmates are imprisoned in the Maximum Compound and some 1200 are on Death Row.

My brother Michael John Clarke is an inmate in New Bilibid Prison and is due for release in 2003. He was originally given a 16-year prison sentence for “Promoting Child Prostitution” - a charge he always denied.

This mission is the first ever of this size in New Bilibid Prison and many VIP’s have been invited to attend the various venues of the mission. It is hoped live coverage of the event will take place via radio or even TV.

We are celebrating the fact that Michael became a Christian and was baptized in a 45-galleon oil drum on 16th September 2000 whilst in New Bilibid Prison. This baptism took place in an oil drum due to gang warfare

preventing the use or a normal baptistery in the prison chapel. We declare that The Lord Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. God is no respecter of persons.

Michael will be giving his testimony to the inmates, on the 11th August, and permission is being sought to take Michael with the mission team to the other prisons to bare testimony at these prisons too.

Harry Joost and Alan Atkins both believe this mission is uncalled for. Harry calls it a stupid mission and can serve no good cause. Alan threatens an e-mail blitz to all on my mailing list if the Mission goes ahead. Please see his enclosed e-mail and I also refer to Alan Atkins article as published in “Immigration Today” magazine. (Please Editor could I obtain a copy)

Now that our mission is “noised abroad” through your Immigration Today) I am seeking publicity of all kinds, as the message we bring is good news to all concerned. I invite you to publish my letter of reply to Alan Atkins’ article, (a journalist/correspondent) which you published in June’s issue of Immigration Today.

I would be pleased to inform you of any further developments in the mission and to give the true story behind the Trojan Horse Mission.

PS. Our Prime Minister Tony Blair is aware of our Mission and so is our Queen Elizabeth II.

See our Web site http://www.mr-micheal.fsnet.co.uk Yours Sincerely

David Clarke Mission Director

Telephone: (44) 7970 755567

Please view regularly because it is continually being updated. See Itinerary, letters, invites etc.

Praise the Lord - you are all welcome to our meetings. We arrive on 3rd August 11.30 p.m. Manila Airport 64 My response to Harry Joost to Alan Atkins’

Article in Junes Issue “Immigration Today” Dear Harry,

We have never met however I do value your feedback because by that means I know from where you are coming.

With respect to Michael John Clarke my brother. I too believed neither Michael was nor guilty of the crime he was sentenced for in the Philippines. However he was of guilty of immoral activity in promoting the sex trade that I find unacceptable. I was shocked by the TV news on ITN Television in 1996, which was organised by Shay Cullen and conducted by Adam Holloway and Martin Cottingham of Christian Aid. I was so shocked that

my hearing was stopped from listening to Michael. I felt he deserved to get a bashing and perhaps the prison sentence would at least stop his activity.

It was not till Albert was acquitted on 21st December 1999 and made him self-known to me on (December 25th) that I began to listen to Michael. He brought news with him of Michael and others in New Bilibid Prison who he believed were innocent. As has been proved by the recent release of John Pidden. He brought the National Bureau of Investigation report (NBI) regarding Michael and Shay Cullen. I realised then Michael had been set up. Yes he was foolish.

When Albert left New Bilibid Prison he left a few things behind. These items were in a carrier bag together with much paper back books- one book “Mere Christianity” written by the famous English writer, C.S.Lewis.

It was this book that was the instrument used to open Michael’s eyes as to his condition and state before God.

This book was given to Albert by Roger Stone a missionary and bible translator working in the Philippines. Through this book Michael became a Christian by exercising faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. This was whilst doing time in New Bilibid Prison.

His baptism in the oil drum on the 16th September 2000 was due the problems in the prison of gang warfare preventing the use of the normal baptistery in the Prison chapel.

I was in June/July 2000 that I was fully convinced of Michael’s innocence of the said crime and I had the evidence before me- it was the NBI report and the fact I was able to believe Michael himself. Over that year his letters changed he had become a Christian. Please go and view these letters on his web site (http://www.mr-micheal.fsnet.co.uk under the heading of Michael’s Letters.

I knew Michael had been foolish and sinful man doing the things he had been doing, as are all who do the same. I too however cannot throw stones- read my testimony “Converted on LSD Trip, by David Clarke (February 2001) http://www.convertedonlsdtrip.co.uk

Every good father, mother and king would be ashamed of such a sons. I became a Christian after Jesus spoke to me during a bad experience on LSD on 16th January 1969. I turn from my former sinful way to Jesus Christ on that day.

I have written to Shay Cullen but I have had no reply. So too has Michael. It will be interesting to see what comes of it. I have asked to meet him- we will see. The battle is not mine it really is between him and Michael.

I am on the side of the righteous as I hope you all are. You wait and see. It is not for me to interfere with the politics of another nation but I

do have a mandate to preach the gospel to every nation. I have been sent particularly, at this time to the Philippines. To preach the un-searchable riches of Christ, to the inmates and staff officials in New Bilibid Prison, Angeles City Jail, Olongapo City Jail, Angeles City, Drug rehabilitation Centres- bars in Olongapo City, bars in Subic Bay bars and Fr. Shay Cullen. Our Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, your President Gloria Macapagal -Arroyo are all aware of our

“Trojan Horse Mission”.

I believe the wind or tornado of which you speak will in fact be the MIGHTY WIND OF THE SPIRT OF GOD. The Lord Jesus Himself will be baptising men and women with the Holy Ghost and fire. Saving them too from sin death and hell, as he has done Michael and I and many others. Every Christian man and women in the Philippines will rejoice at such news

- You ask them? I hope your word is that of prophecy. But be comforted if it were not of God then nothing will come of it.

No man wants religion- that is devilish-no man wants falsehood that is of Satan. I speak the truth I lie not. Taste and see for your selves.

Harry you and Alan I sense are men of experience however I am certain you have never met a man like me before. I love you both- though we have never met- I want to win you both for Jesus Christ- as would your President. She too has been invited to our meetings.

I wish to leave political issues out of this. I have no intention of stirring up problems that you have to deal with. I have heard your former concerns. I wish to lay low on certain issues. I respect your wishes.

You say you would like to help. Well now as Alan published a quotation by German Premier Otto von Bismark, in “Immigration Today” -read it. You would like to “but”…...

Is that just another way of saying you will do nothing to help? If you are a sincere man wishing to help promote righteousness and moral up- rightness in the Philippines I am asking you to suggest ways you can help me ensure the Mission is a success. It would be invaluable if you Alan Atkins’ would be our religious correspondent, just like Luke was to the Apostle Paul in the New Testament.

Yours very sincerely David Clarke Mission Director

Ambassador for Christ. 17th July 2001.

PS: Since Alan’s article appeared in Immigration Today please ask if my letter to you can to be published by way of a reply.

Chapter 7

One man sews another reaps

  1. We were amazed

    Both Gordon and I were truly amazed at the Good work of God that was going on in New Bilibid (Maximum Compound) Prison. We discovered in almost every quarter- converted men working together to promote the gospel of Christ. These were real men, convicted and reformed men. They were notorious criminals now converted to Christ. As you scan the list of the crimes of our “Trojan Warriors” you will find many of these men had lived lives of wine, women, strong drink, violence and riotous living in the past.

    We list their crimes not to glorify crime but the Lord Jesus Christ who has delivered these men from their past lives. Some of these men are killers, gang leaders, pimps, rapists,

    hired killers, scallywag Cops6. This prison houses them all. It is the National Penitentiary where all the long-term serious offenders are sent. If there has been a crime committed then these are the sorts of men that have been involved and are the ringleaders. On the outside some men have not yet been caught but I am sure these will know them by some means or other.

    The convicted criminals, both rich and poor, have one thing in common; they meet together in this one place. Muntinlupa City, New Bilibid Prison is called ‘The Big House”. A reminder of death, in fact the similitude is a good as both rich and poor, all end up in one place, the grave “death” takes them there. Then after death “The Judgement”.

    The difference however is that in New Bilibid Prison life has come to many and this has been through the power of the gospel as they simple believed the truth about them selves and Christ who came to sae them. The gospel was working in these men’s lives and it was the sense of this that caused great waves of delight to role over us as we contemplated the reformation, which was taking place in this prison before our eyes. Some of these men,

    we now call them our men, have been rescued men from the “ fall”,7 been made alive unto God. They had been saved through faith in Christ. Not all of the prisoners8 but many. God was among them. Christ had come and was working reformation in their lives: It cannot

    be denied.

  2. Not one man or women

    Such a work, as I have described cannot be down to just one man or women. Over the years God had sent missionaries to speak the gospel and share Christ in this prison. There

    have been many workers of which in will mention some9. These are just a few whom we were privileged to meet and work with.

  3. Olga Robertson

    One lady missionary Olga Robertson was away during our visit but she latter sent a copy of her book in which she mentions Corrie Ten Boon10 and Lucas Dangatan.

    Olga must be now quite old; we did not meet she but gave permission to use her book.

    She had been a single mother and missionary having twin girls, Kitty and Kat. Her book has been written and entitled “The Men in my life” all 9000 of them. She was and is a testimony to the miraculous grace of God: an inspiration to us al l.

    Working as a single mother she shared the gospel with hundreds of men in new Bilibid Prison. It would seem her speciality was working with “Death Convicts”, as

    also was Corrie Ten Boon after she survived the war and until she died. She came along side her men, when the religious authorities, in the form of a priest or Muller would argue

    about needful arrangements of dealing with a man about to die. Some one had to deal with his possessions and his body after death and report to his family, children or relatives. Before such a man was strapped to the Electric Chair to be electrocuted she would slip in along-side the guards and speak the comforting words of Christ to such a man, who in just a few moments would have 3000 volts drive the deadly electric current through his body. Electricity being no respecter of persons. She writes of many cases of her men dying “In Christ” with a smile of triumph, in the electric chair, as they too had received Him whom

    to know is life eternal. These men shall never die.

    Olga writes in her book11 of one Lucas P. Dangatan, a former inmate of New Bilibid Prison for two counts of robbery with violence and illegal Possession of Firearm He was “born again” in Baguio City jail after hearing a testimony of one bible student who conducted bible studies in that jail. His first birth was in 1956 at a place called Saganda, Mt. Province.

  4. Lucas P. Dangatan

    Robbery with violence

    He was sentenced for robbery with violence with illegal firearms and was transfer to New Bilibid Prison after 4 years of his 8-year sentence and then he was released under Parole in 1985. He immediately enrolled at a Bible School. After which he graduated then went back into New Bilibid Prison- not longer because he of a crime but as a prisoner of Christ. He has now served almost 13 years in full time work within New Bilibid Prison.

  5. Lucas Baptises Michael

    This man was the man who baptised Michael as a Christian, on 16th September 2000 in this prison. His baptism date was in fact 4 years to the day of Albert’s wrongful sentence to death. Albert was sentenced to death on 16th September 1996. It was Albert who gave Michael the book by C.S Lewis, an English writer called “Mere Christianity”. It was this book, which had a great effect on Michael and was instrumental in his conversion to Christ.

  6. The Teacher Training College

New Bilibid Prison

Lucas Dangatan was chosen as the President of our “Teacher Training College” now in New Bilibid Prison. He had established the New Bilibid Prison Theological Institute after returning to the prison on his release as a mission worker. We understand our Teacher Training College to be the only one in the world run but former convicted notorious criminals. We have over 30 members of staff mostly convicted reformed criminals.

  1. Official Opening of the Mission Office

    Such a work commenced officially on the 21st October 2001 and continues to this day (See chapter 10). These men teach others how to share/preach the gospel and take encouragement to other prisons not only in the Philippines but our vision is through out the whole world. Our “Trojan Warriors” are sent with a mission to ”Set the Captives Free” wherever the lord opens to door to them upon their release. It is our remit to support these men on their mission.

  2. Riots on Death Row

It is not my intention bring fear to those men who may be sentenced to New Bilibid (Maximum Security Compound) but to point out its history and show how Christ in men

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11 Olga Robertson, ”The men in my life” (all 900 0f them). Republished by Trojan Horse International C.M.

can change the future. Olga Robertson wrote in her book:

  1. Quote from Olga Robertson

    “The Men in my life” (See Appendix for the forward)

    From a distance, the approaching traveller can see lonely turrets jutting out from the white, massive walls of what looks like a medieval castle. They seem to warn curious onlookers to keep a safe distance or be thrown into gloomy, dreaded dungeons. Though not as massive as the Great Wall of China, nevertheless, these forbidding walls certainly seem menacing to an outsider. You can’t help wondering what terrible secrets are guarded behind the impregnable walls of this strange castle. The reality of the prison, however, is underscored by the lacing of steel spikes and electrified barbed wires across the top of the walls.

    Muntinlupa is a world within a world, almost completely detached from the frenzied lifestyle of an ever-growing metropolis that sprawls around it. “Insiders” stare at their visitors” as if each meeting will be their last chance to see a friendly face.

    Muntinlupa is a name that brings terror to many since that prison is reserved for the most notorious criminals. Bloody riots are frequent between the rival gangs, and there is little hope for those imprisoned there. If they are not killed by their fellow-inmates, the cruel wheels of “justice” will probably end their lives. They truly “sit in darkness” in spite of the brilliant Philippine sunshine.

    As I approached, I was acutely aware that my Bible School training had not prepared me for this kind of ministry. Nine thousand men were waiting on the other side of the forbidding walls and I hardly knew what I could do to make a difference in their lives. Still, I had God’s Word and it needed to be planted within those walls, even more desperately than it was needed outside. I hoped to share God’s truth and hope with a few of those forsaken men.

    The superintendent made it clear that there would be no proselytising; only if I had followers there already, would I be welcome. Without Mrs. Thompson’s thirty converts, I would never have been allowed inside Bilibid Prison at that time.

    The superintendent called Pedrosa, the leader of Mrs. Thompson’s group, and he welcomed me heartily since the men were from varied religious backgrounds and needed teaching in the Bible to help them grow spiritually. I returned home rejoicing.

    About the turn of the year in 1958, there were prison riots, which discouraged some of the people who had helped me, so sometimes I went alone to hold the services. It took a long time for the guards to get used to having a lady minister there. One particular Saturday, I arrived only to be told that there were riots in the cell-house on Death Row. Other groups turned to leave, but I decided to make a stand. “Sir, this is the time the men need to hear the Gospel so they’ll know that Jesus will forgive them.” Only after I signed a waiver releasing them from all responsibility was I allowed to enter the prison that day.

    I asked the commander of the guard to tell me what really had happened. He told me the horrifying story: One gang rushed down from the top floor, barricaded the gate and burned their gang rivals in their sleeping mats, cutting off the head of one inmate with a sharpened nail and playing ball with it until the guards could enter and stop the free-for all. One prisoner broke loose and tore the flag from its pole, wrapping himself in it. The guards could not shoot the flag so it was a while before they could grab him and put him in leg irons.

    Then, he had eleven “troublemakers” brought to me, handcuffed and in leg irons. They wore only trousers and their bandages were in plain view. They saw my white uniform

    and supposed I was a nun. “Mother, give us a prayer book - a rosary,” they begged of me. “No,” I said, “but I will teach you how to pray from your heart.” They were made to sit on benches and I stood before them I mixed my English with whatever Tagalog I knew and realized that, for the first time in my prison ministry, I was talking to murderers! I wanted to show even these hardened men that God loved them in spite of their sins.

    Their tattooed bodies testified to their gang membership and the violence of their lives. The stockades that housed them had been built of the steel matting the U.S. Air force had used for landing planes during the fighting in the Philippines during World War 11.

    The senseless killings disturbed the entire prison, and for several weeks the atmosphere was turbulent and unpredictable. The slightest movement inside a cell would cause all the men to run for cover. Many were attacked with whatever weapons the men could devise. I saw one man, cringing near the gate, begging to be transferred to another dormitory. He, and many others, were acting like scared rats. Riots spread to Davao Penal Colony and there was retaliation among the gangs incarcerated there. Men were killed upon the slightest provocation.

    Those who were caught taking part in the riots were put into leg irons, made to do hard labour and to sleep on the cement at night. Early one morning, it was raining and still quite dark when some prisoners sneaked out of their cells, crawling along the prison grounds. They neared the prison gate where the rioters were held in the leg irons. These helpless men were killed before the guards knew what was happening.

    After nine months, the stockades that held these men were destroyed and they were returned to the New Bilibid compound where they occupied Building Four. I continued to minister to them there. The day came when one of my elders baptized eighty members of the Sputtnik gang in the water tank of their dormitory.

    “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. Because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor, He has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” (Isa. 61: 1)

    We influence change by the grace of God

  2. A Visit to the Prison

    This is a quotation from Sentenced to Death” By Earl Wilkinson and Alan Atkins, Chapter 14.

    Meanwhile, Wilkinson also had been very busy. The lawyer, to whom he had given both the transcript and a check in order to obtain an opinion, returned both with apologies. The reason he could not take on the task was that his firm specialized in prosecuting paedophiles, not defending them. As Geoffrey Robertson Q. C. wrote in one of his books, “The most unpopular task any lawyer can undertake is that of defending paedophiles.”

    He decided that it was the turn of Atkins to pull it apart and see what could be found that might assist in the Appellant’s Brief that had to be considered when the case came up for review before the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, he invited Atkins to accompany him on his next visit to Wilson. The visit was so traumatic that, upon return, Atkins wrote it up in his computer while the emotion was fresh. It said:

    We sit on the concrete bench, smoking our cigarettes, looking out into the valley of lush grass and banana palms, enjoying the cool of the early morning. To get here at this time, we had both risen before the sun. Dawn had witnessed us in a taxi, being driven down the South Superhighway, away from the city of Manila and towards the town of Muntinlupa, home to Bilibid Prison. Our mission? To meet Albert Ernest Wilson, British subject, incarcerated on Death Row, waiting for his final appeal to be considered by the

    Supreme Court of the Philippines. For him, rejection will mean being, well, as he puts it, “murdered,” in a semi-ritualistic manner. He will be strapped to a trolley, arms outstretched as though being crucified. Needles will be inserted into his veins and three substances will be injected into him, the final of the three being lethal. All for a crime that he did not commit. One of which he is totally innocent. That of raping his twelve-and-a-half-year-old stepdaughter.

    Our names are called and we pass through into a wire-meshed cage, to be searched. Not only the body, but also the contents of the bags containing food, magazines and writing materials.

    We go into a small adjacent covered area. At the desk, we hand over our identification documents, Earl his passport, me my driving license and we receive a gate pass. We offer our right arms and two stamps of blue indelible ink are made. The first clearly states VISITOR and Gate 4. The second is the outline of a Yale-like key, a very symbolic motif in this place.

    Thus adorned we approach the guard, who again conducts a body search and asks our destination. We tell him and he shouts, “Coming through for one-D” and ushers us through the gate. Then along a narrow covered walkway, meshed both sides to a sharp bend and here is the final guarded entry gate into the jail itself As we pass, a prisoner in an orange- coloured, loose-fitting jacket, takes hold of the bags and says, “One-D? This way. “He turns and starts to walk very fast across an open area, around the sides of which lounge men in shorts, singlets, and slippers. Cries of; “Hey Joe,” assail our ears. We are nervous. We are walking unguarded through an area that contains some of the most notorious criminals in the Philippines. What is worse, the prisoner with our bags seems to be getting too far in front. We hasten our steps to catch up. The layout is confusing, with many large, two-storey blocks around us, each with its own high-mesh fence surrounding it.

    We come to Block One-D, one of the high security blocks set aside for those condemned to death. We wait at the padlocked gate while our guide locates the trustee who has the key. Behind the fence, a set of steps leads up to the wide-open door. Men are cramming into the small open space between building and fence; the only open-air portion permitted them. They are all staring through the fence at us. “Here he is, “ says Earl next to me, who has the benefit of the experience of an earlier visit. I see a bearded man who has just emerged from the darkened interior of the building. Tall, gaunt and, above all, white, he stands out among the hoard of bustling Filipinos around him. His face first registers astonishment, as we are not expected, but a smile comes on his face as he descends the steps to the gate. At this moment the trustee arrives and unlocks the padlock while Earl tips the guide. The gate is opened, we step through, and it is locked behind us. We are now alone inside a compound with 260 men, all of whom are condemned to die unless their sentence is adjusted by the Supreme Court appeal.

    It is perhaps not an appropriate time to visit the very block, which, four days previously, the very first man to be executed in the Philippines for over 14 years, Leo Echegaray, called home. The atmosphere was bound to be tense, and yet, no guards appear to be inside the compound or even within viewing distance.


    The Water Supply


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    A Water Hole. Turned on X2 a day

    Water hole when it rains.


    Introductions are made. “Come to my cell, “ he invites. He turns and goes up the steps.

    We follow.

    Inside—my God—I just do not believe this. It is like stepping in a time-warp machine. We have surely just been transported back 100 years. We are in a central corridor, which is about twenty feet wide. It runs the length of the building. Small twenty-watt fluorescent lights are spaced widely apart down the centre. Some of the gloom is relieved by the fact that every cell door is open allowing a little natural light to spill out. People are everywhere. Some sit on wooden, home made stools and benches. Some squat on their haunches. Some on small plastic stools. A religious motif cut out of plywood and lovingly painted with pictures of the Virgin Mary forms a small barrier and hides the television set already blaring away behind it. Men are squatting down outside cells, with paraffin stoves, cooking for themselves. Others are walking with old plastic bottles in their hands either to or from the one tap at the end of the corridor, collecting water of doubtful quality for their cell. People stare as we pass them. Some say, “Visitors, Suny?” and he nods and smiles. None speak to us. The inmates’ rules, developed and applied by themselves, and enforced by the ‘mayor’ of the block, are very strict. Nobody is allowed to talk to a visitor without being asked to by the visited person.

    We arrive at a door that is the same as all the many others. “Wait a minute, “ says Albert Wilson, “I will ask whoever is still in here to vacate and leave us to talk. “ He enters. A pair of legs appears, preceding a large Filipino off a bunk, who picks up a cup from a shelf, smiles and passes us. “Come in. Wait here and I will try to borrow some stools.” We enter.

    The cell itself measures eight feet by ten. To four men this is home until they leave, carrying their meagre possessions, through the gate of the compound. Once through the gate, they will either be led to another cell in the main prison as the Supreme Court will have commuted their death sentence into a term in prison, or be led to the small, newly constructed compound to wait in solitude for a few hours for their appointment with death or, and an almost impossible dream, be led to the exit and set free to go into the world and sin no more.

    Four bunks are in the cell. A double bunk along the longer wall and two fixed above the shortest, crossing the room at either end. The bunks have plywood bases resting on steel bars. If one cannot get a visitor to bring in a mattress or some foam, the concrete floor would probably be no harder.

    One barred window without glass lets in light and air. It is not only barred, but has steel shutters made from old, military paving-sheets, with the large holes allowing passage of light and air but acting as a partial barrier to sun and driving rain. Storage space is at a premium. We stand there, wondering how men can possibly endure such conditions and remain sane. Were these dog kennels, in many other countries they would be closed by the authorities and the owners punished. Wilson returns with two blue plastic stools and we sit,

    with himself using the bottom bunk.

    With my nervousness of the location and the inhabitants starting to ease, I relax and look at this man about whom I know so much and yet have never met. Suny Wilson sports a grey week-old beard that partially covers what was once a handsome face. “I only shave about every ten days, “ he explains. “It limits the chances of infection.” His hair has gone prematurely grey. He is only 44 years old. He apparently used to be a bulky man, who now has slimmed, so that one would suspect, in different circumstances, that he was a regular jogger. The eyes show the continual strain of

    Earl Wilkinson has brought a load of papers, press clippings and news. He has written a list of things he wishes clarified. He, like many others, is working to try to get the courts to recognize Suny’s innocence and set him free. At the time of the visit, he has spent over two years incarcerated, away from his common-law wife and her son and mother. Stressful enough if one is guilty. Doubley stressful if innocent.

    We sit and talk about the case, about his previous life. It is dreadful to hear him state emphatically that he will be murdered in the Philippines. The genuine love that he has for his common-law wife, Vicky. The sadness that because she is in hiding from warrants of arrest for a trumped-up charge in connection with his case, that she cannot visit him. The fear that his stepson may turn to drugs, as he has no father present to discipline and guide him. Even the fear of what this whole case is doing to his stepdaughter, N. While carrying out my own research, I have come to dislike this girl very much. She is the one who has put him here on Death Row. Suny, surprisingly, expresses worry about her mental state now that she is under the full influence of her natural father.

    A banging of a rod against iron rings through the place. “Just a minute, “ he says, standing. “It is a head count. I’ll get out of it. “ He is out and back in less than a minute. Earl asks him about the small electric fan the British Embassy had tried to deliver to him. He smiles. “They didn’t understand the system, “ he explains. “There is a standard bribe to the guards of P 500 (US $ 17.00) to allow the fan in. The guy that delivered it wouldn’t pay it, so it wasn’t allowed.” Clearly, you needed an outside source of income to be able to survive in jail. The food allowance is just P 32 per day, less than $1.00. Purchases of supplementary food can be negotiated with the vendors who are allowed to roam around the compound every day.

    Between discussing the points of the case that Earl needs to raise, we learn a little about life in this jail. There are other foreigners, but they are either Japanese or Chinese. Suny is the only Caucasian in this block. The Chinese are generally left alone. There are a lot of Chinese-Filipinos outside who tend to be rich and powerful. Touch one of theirs in here and you do not know what they could do to yours outside. The Japanese, and of course Suny, have nobody on the outside, so they can be bullied at will. We meet one of the Japanese prisoners who has been sentenced to death for having in his pocket just five grams over the legal limit of marijuana that would have defined him a user, while outside in the main jail, Filipinos are serving a few years for being caught with kilograms. It is explained that his embassy gives him P 10,000 every month, which he willingly shares with all of the inhabitants of his block. He is now having problems, because they are pressuring him for more than that, which he does not have. Suny is lucky. Visits by his Consul, and growing publicity in the press have made the Superintendent of the jail nervous. He has instructed the ‘mayor’ to provide two “minders. “ An injured Suny could mean many problems for him, which he does not want.

    My mind wanders. In every country, in every prison, you can hear the claim of innocence and dismiss it. Having studied just this one case, here you can believe that many

    of them are innocent. Just the previous weekend, Amnesty International had issued press releases concerning the case of a deaf mute who had been charged, tried and sentenced to death without having the benefit of having anyone communicate to him what was happening. Suny fetches him into the cell. He is very shy about meeting foreigners and he cannot communicate. Suny calls in one of the prisoners who have taken him under his wing. The boy had never been taught the hand language of the mute, neither is he literate. This prisoner has developed his own method of communication and is obviously very protective of him. I cannot help it. I am a softy and I have to make an effort not to let tears come from my eyes. This boy, for boy he is, has never had anyone care about him. He is probably happy to have a roof over his head, while the meagre food supply is probably more than he had before. He does not know yet that he is doomed, in a few weeks, to die. Perhaps he is lucky, as 259 others, in this block alone, are under no such illusion.

    Three hours have passed and so we take our leave. Suny accompanies us to the gate. At the door, we are introduced to the ‘mayor.’ I am expecting a gorilla, but this man is small and neatly dressed in a clean short-sleeved shirt with long tan coloured trousers. He looks similar to many minor government of ficials in the Philippines. We shake hands and go down the steps. At the gate, we make our farewells. Suny asks if I can keep talking with his stepson, as he is worried about him. Through the gate and walk across the compound. No such rule applies regarding talking to visitors. Comments are being shouted at us, souvenir$ offered. We are out of the gate sitting in the taxi. The air is sweeter than before. The sun is brighter. We are not talking. Both Earl and I are lost in our own thoughts and trying to cope with our emotions. How could this happen? Why was it allowed to happen? Could it happen to others? More important, could it happen to me? The answer to the final question was a definite ‘yes. ‘In the Philippines today, it can happen to just about anyone

  3. Our Vision for Reform

    It was our vision on the 9th August to request 100 men write there testimonies of all what God had done for these men in New Bilibid Prison. This agreed and when we spoke to Hon Undersecretary of Justice Jose Calida about our Mission and Shay Cullen’s allegations we shared with him our desire to encourage and enable out “Trojan Warriors” now called to go and preach and teach Christ to other Jails.

    The problem of Security was discussed and an alternative was suggested i.e. Prisoners form the Medium Security Compound might be shipped into the Maximum Security Compound and be trained by the Inmate Pastors. This was the beginning of the Teacher Training College eventually to be established.

  4. Hon. Director Macala Ret/Col.

    Bureau of Corrections

    It was an honour and privilege to be invited to share our work and ministry with Ricardo Macala and his staff at new Bilibid Prison. At this meeting were shared our vision regarding the “Trojan Warriors” being involved in preaching and teaching the Gospel top other inmate and he was w=very helpful. He assured us that if we had permission from the President Herself of the Hon. Secretary of Justice then this could be done provided the problem regarding Security was resolved.

    In conclusion we were able to pray for the Director and his staff at (BUCA) and we believe God has answered our prayers.

  5. We pray for the Director and his Staff


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    Praying with the Director and his Staff (Our prayers have been answered)


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    Gordon meets Jose Calida the Hon. Undersecretary of Justice (D.O.J.)

  6. Our Prayer

    Director Macala, we bring you before the Lord and all your staff. We pray that the Living God And Father in Heaven of our Lord Jesus will give this man the Wisdom of Solomon. That he (Ricardo Macala) may conduct his affairs in this prison justly and rightly and that he may be a true servant of the living God. We pray for his staff that they will work with his and for him that they may bring about all the reforms that they desire to do. We pray for the President that in fact the president will have her prayers answered. We know that within this very prison there are prisoners being converted and being saved and they are being Helpful in keeping the regulations and the rules and supporting the director of this prison. So we commend him to you now. Give him the desires of his heart. We ask these things in the Lord Jesus Name. Amen! (4th September 2001)

  7. Fr. Shay Cullen letter of Slander



    Department of Justice August 1, 2001

    H0N. JOSE CALIDA

    Undersecretary Department of Justice

    Dear Undersecretary Jose Calida,


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    False Testimony, drug trafficking, moral. Turpitude, bribe paying,

    undocumented overstaying aliens are apparently above the law as coddler’s arid protectors see them safe from the scales of justice. This is the way we see the situation of German national Hartmut Joost and Swiss national Markus Leo Widmer based on the resolutions of the Bureau or Immigration and Deportation Associate Commissioner. We appeal to you for justice for the children arid the defenders of human rights who are being harassed with false charges of libel by these two suspects.

    Father Robert Reyes spoke out on 30 th July in the letter section of the Inquirer a hard-hitting statement against the TRAPOs of Olongapo City. We have reason to believe that they may behind the coddling and protection of two foreigners, German national I Hartmut Joost and Markus Widmer, a Swiss national who are supposed to have been charged by order of the Associate Commissioner of the BID. (See enclosed resolutions)

    One of them is a German national and a leader of the pedophile support group in Olongapo City and charged by the Preda Foundation for I Human Rights for Obstruction of Justice arid is oil trial at present. Joost is. A government appointed liaison oil officer for the city for the foreign community in Olongapo City (see enclosed documents of appointment). He uses this position to attack the PREDA Foundation in letters to the editor and as manager of a web site that is devoted to smearing the good name of the Preda Children’s home and human rights center in Olongapo City.

    We wrote to Mayor Kate Gordon about her liaison officer German national I Hartmut Joost appointed by the Barangay Captain of Barretto, Marcedes V. Nafarrete in July 1997 and with an issued ID The appointment was renewed again oil 21” February 2000. (Enclosed documents) He is on trial in Olongapo for Obstruction of Justice arid the legal office of the BID has been ordered to charge Hartmut Joost arid Markus Leo Widmer. To date, as far as we know, no charge has yet been made.

    Widmer, the companion of Joost According to the Resolution of the BID Associate Commissioner Widmer is a convicted drug trafficker for whom Joost allegedly gave false testimony in an annulment trial and Joost allegedly gave false testimony in an annulment trial and helped renew a visa. During that attempt aided by Joost, Widmer paid 27,000 Php bribe to a BDI official.

    Joost is an undesirable alien because according to the resolution of tile BID he gave false testimony, a crime involving moral turpitude. He is undocumented, overstaying and apparently involved in bribe giving to the BID. Flow can people like these have official positions in Government when the BID has ordered charges be filed against them?

    Nothing has been done yet to bring them both to justice and they continue to file false charges against the Human Rights workers of Preda.

    Joost has gone on the Public record using his official position as liaison officer to attack the Preda workers in a letter to the editor of Immigration Today. (Enclosed) I le is also the manager of a website that is devoted to attacking the work of Preda children’s Home and Father Shay Cullen. Joost is a bar operator on Baloy beach and his business has been hard hit by the anti-sex tour campaign of Preda.

    Joost is leading the pedophile supporter. His group worked for the release of the convicted pedophile Victor Keith Fitzgerald who is to have a retrial. Sex tourism by foreigners is suspected to operate in Baloy beach. This is where Michael Clarke, the convicted British sex tour operator was arrested. He is in Muntinlupa serving a 17-year sentence. He admitted that Joost has something to do with the sex tour operation (see letter of Michael Clarke). Joost turned Clarke over to the authorities to distance himself from his criminal activities (see brochure enclosed)

    The brother of Michael Clarke, David is a self-confessed criminal who says He is converted and is coming to the Philippines to protest the conviction of his brother. He has sought the help of Harry Joost of Baloy Beach and a pedophile supporter. Demonstrations will be held by the born again group in Muntinlupa and Olongapo jails against the DOJ demanding the release of Clarke and Fitzgerald between the 3rd and 23rd of August.

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    Please note:

    This above letter sent by Cullen to Hon. Secretary Jose Calida shows his to be underhand and not honorable. I had sent Shay Cullen a copy of my book Converted on LSD Trip” and kept him informed and still he misrepresented us on our mission. This is slander.

    David Clarke and Gordon Smith visited the Hon. Undersecretary of Justice Jose Calida and put the record straight concerning Fr. Shay Cullen’s activities and the strange e-mail received from Blessed Lord 5012.

    Chapter 8

    Our Itinerary

  8. Trojan Horse Mission to the Philippines

Date/time Venue Operation

3rd August, (Friday). Arrival (by Flt EK 21:00 pm). Arrived at Makarti Airport (near Manila) at 10.00 p.m. The airport was old and by comparison with Dubai a shambles. It was hot, not too hot, but clammy. Our host/driver Pst. Chris was not around so we waited and rang Rev. Kim using a taxi driver’s telephone. They would have willingly taken us to where we wanted for a fee. We were taken to a hotel near to Rev. Kim called Robinson’s Hotel, and we were offered a large room at a rate of £20 per night for three of us. Pst. Chris said he would be our driver and be with us the entire trip. We were very thankful, and the car would be about £13.00 per day.

  1. (Saturday). Meeting at Muntinlupa with Coordinators (Pst. Chris, Pst. Luc Dangatan, Pst. Calonzo, and Bro. Michael, Pst, Kim) Called to See Pst. Kim and went to Muntinlupa Prison. It was a large prison at the outskirts of Muntinlupa. The entrance was via a small dingy gateway. Guards in uniform had guns and checked and stamped on our right inside fore arm. As we went through a steel gate along a narrow covered passageway we emerged into the entrance of the prison. Inmates were like beggars; they were beggars. Some crouched on the ground in squat positions. There was no road just a dirt track with vegetation growing around. It was drizzling with rain and smelt bad. It was like an old-fashioned shantytown the sort you would see in a Mexican movie, as seen in 60’s film “East Rider”. It is a massive place a large village, all the building had been erected and added on to and developed over the years. Thousands were detained here. There are 13000 inmates in this Maximum-Security prison with 1200 on Death Row. The last execution was by lethal Injection, the person was Alec Bartholome in the year 2000.

    The prison was a former Japanese concentration camp built during the Second World War. It is a massive block with bars and iron railings to prevent escape. It was Death Row. We then had a preparation meeting for the coming days.

    Met the prison Chaplain Msgr. Helley B. Barrido Corrections Chaplain, Bureau of Corrections, Muntinlupa City, Philippines 1776 Tel 569-482 Cell phone 0919 754-5453

  2. (Sunday) Muntinlupa Prison Ministry (Bible Center, Michael & Lucas Dangatan) we preached in the chapel where Pastor Lucas worked from, and we were made very welcome. The prison music group introduced us by singing my theme song “Spirit of the Lord come down”. They said it was to

    be put down as one of their collection of spiritual songs; this was an honor to me. Another song that had been penned by a former inmate was also added. I spoke and so did Gordon without an interpreter.

  3. Monday. 2.00 PM Meeting with Atty. Sangalong and an Attaché from the Embassy. Sangalong was not in his office so we spoke to the chief document officer and discovered what the problem was regarding Michael’s good time conduct calculation. I was directed to write to the Prison Director. This I did next day.

    This evening we had a call from Rev. Kim as one of the Pastors had a letter from Shay Cullen, addressed to a pastor on our itinerary. He had misrepresented us to the Undersecretary of the Department of Justice, Jose Calida. The Undersecretary wanted to see us regarding Shay Cullen and the contents of his letter. We agreed to see him the next day. Cullen had spread the word that I was a self confessed criminal and had come to the Philippines to protest about my brothers imprisonment, and was seeking to get him released unlawfully. I also received a strange e-mail from a certain Francisco13 [email protected] that I later believed to be a composition by Shay Cullen.

    Shay Cullen was the person who was responsible for setting Michael up. See more details in “Sentenced to Death” by Earl Wilsinson and Allan Atkins ISBN 3-935508-00X Book of Dreams. See appendix 03 Alan Atkins is a journalist and writer from Southampton England but lived in the Philippines.

    I had a strange phone call on my cell phone at 3.00 am. It was allegedly from the Philippine Embassy in London asking details about my former criminal record. I explained that at 17 years old I had been sentenced to Borstal Training for possessing a firearm, with my brother, without a license and for malicious wounding. (This was an air pistol and was over 30 years ago). The full story is written in my book, “Converted on LSD Trip” which I had sent personally to Shay Cullen for his help. They said they would be coming back to me and they were not aware I had a visa until October; A visa which I had applied for and had recorded these facts on the application for the visa in July.

  4. Tuesday. We went to the Board of Pardon and Parole, later to the Department of Justice with Pst. Gani. The Undersecretary Calida was called away on other business so we called on the Undersecretary Liwag about the case of Michael and his good conduct time, and he directed me to write to the director of the prison. This I did and enclosed a copy of my letter to him. Ondarcero.es Spanish Radio interview with Maurice Boland. [email protected]


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  1. See Appendix 03 Blessed Lord 50

    mercuryin.es 0034639196668.

    1. Wednesday Muntinlupa, updated Michael regarding our visits to the various departments. Heard news about Camp Bicutan. Met Attorney Corazon Saluren and the Prison Director along with Sangalong, the prison Attorney. The director spoke to us and said he would go along with what ever his attorney Sangalong advised. We spoke to Sangalong and the diplomatic arrangements

    2. Thursday Muntinlupa prison (Jesus is the Christ Evangelism Movement) We Preached to a very large gathering of inmates and we were made very welcome. The meeting was conducted in a large church building. We prayed for many afterwards and with those that expressed that they wanted to become Christians.

    3. Friday Prison Ministry spoke to prisoners, and Michael shared his testimony

    4. Saturday Main Rally in Muntinlupa thousands expected.

      Slept in the Prison with Michael. This was a real challenge but I appreciated being with Michael. Michael shared his testimony and the musicians sang the Theme Song. We spoke to over a thousand inmates and many were called to this event. Ann Davies was there also with many Korean visitors. I spoke about our mission and shared the gospel and Gordon gave words of encouragement. Many expressed they wanted to receive the Lord Jesus as there savior. Many prisoners came forward at the meeting. We announced that the Trojan Horse Mission had requested 100 inmates to write their testimonies as to how the Lord Jesus has delivered them from their former way of life. This was to be for published in the book entitled “Trojan Warriors”. This has now happened.

    5. Sunday Bread of Life. CrossRoad77 (7:30 & 10:30): Morning Worship Angeles City Church. Pastor

      Www.crossroad77.com [email protected]

      Vesper Service Rally hosted by Ptr. Abel Fort with 5 Churches. We spoke at two morning meetings with breakfast in between. We were made very welcome- there were 2000- 3000 at each meeting. I sang my song and it was captured on video. Both Gordon and I spoke. Many indicated they wanted to become Christians after the speaking. We were given a gift of 1000 dollars.

      Went to Angeles City in the evening and met Pastor Abel and stayed the night as his home.

    6. Monday Olongapo City Jail Pastor Nick, Missionary to prisons, Ptr. Monico Crannie, BK 16 Lot 40 6-G-3, Francisco Homes, City of San Jose

      Delmonte Bulacan cell 09197838304

      NBI Attorney Magno Britannica Olongapo Tel 222-5180

      We preached to more than 200 inmates, some of the prisoners remembered Michael and many indicated they wanted to be saved. We prayed for them.

      The Attorney got the papers we needed from the warden at Olongapo City jail. I spoke and Gordon spoke. Pastor Nick lead the meeting and we prayed with many after the meeting.

      We then went to the NBI and asked for the documents regarding Michael. They gave what they could and they all remembered Michael- I must send a book to the officer there. I was asked to give him a blessing as we left. Booked into a hotel for two nights and spoke to Pastor Nick about his prison ministry.

    7. Tuesday Angeles City & Prison Ministry

      Pastor Nick Spoke to 200-300 inmates and 80 percent wanted to become Christian- we have the video. We visited the Acting Officer in Charge of the Mayor at Angeles City He expressed he wanted to become a preacher. We prayed for him.

      Spokes to the leaders at Bishop Abel’s church and visited three places in Angeles City were the Gospel is preached.

    8. Wednesday Baloy Beach

      Olongapo Church Midweek Service Rally hosted by Christ in You City Church with 10 different Churches -Evangelical outreach.

      Preaching/teaching/drug addicts. We spoke to the main body of the church and we were received well. The prayed for us and sent us with their blessing. Went for dinner with Pastor Samuel and Jocelyn Vercina and his Co Pastor.

      Spoke to Victor Fitzgerald and saw Harry Joost. Stayed the night at Baloy beach.

    9. Thursday Special Gathering in Angeles City hosted by Ptr. Abel For and with 5 different Churches. Christian Life Worship Center Church of God in Christ. Bishop Abel B Forto PO Box 52131 Angeles City Philippines 2009 011-63-45 322-1960 fax (011-63-45) 888-2708

      [email protected]

      Spoke to Bishop Abel’s helpers and leaders and had a farewell meal together.

      Met Pastor Rev. Samuel C Vercina the founder and president of Reborn Christian ministries. Took them to lunch at Olongapo. Went to the Prayer Mountain with Samuel and his wife and made a video of the event. Samuel’s vision is fully shown in this video.

      Returned to Olongapo City jail and meet the Full Gospel Mans business mans fellowship in the prison. We exchanged greetings.

      Visited the City Hall with Pastor Samuel C. Vercina and his wife Jocelyn to see the Vice-mayor of Olongapo City she was a Christian. We were made very welcome- I am to send her my book. Our greetings were to be passed on the Mayor Kate Gordon and her husband.

      Hon. Cynthia G. Cajudo vice mayor and Presiding Officer 2/F City Hall, W.B.B Olongapo City 2200 Philippines.

      [email protected] Tel 0063-47-222-2564

      Fax 0063 47-222-4777

      Visited Camp Bicutan Immigration Detention and saw Raymond Jackson and Oliver Wisseman they were on Hunger14 strike. This was on the TV. I have the audiotape of Raymond Jackson who has now been transferred from Camp Bicutan because of his vociferous remarks and comments.

      Went to see Ann Davis and went out for Dinner in the restaurant (Danish Collection Alabang Town Center) 772 1368 7725688 run by

      Allan Atkins wife. Rang Suny and spoke to Allan Atkins wife Helen.

    10. Friday Manila Update Micheal Up dated Micheal and Spoke to Attorney Sangalong also the Chief Records Officer at the Prison Mr. Torres. They stated we needed more documentation. Contacted Attorney Corazon regarding the matter and we are to seek the information from Olongapo and Bureau of Immigration. Inartramus. Fort Bonafacio. Took Attorney out to the Danish Restaurant run by Allan Atkins wife. Meet Allan Atkin’s and learned he came from Southampton. I asked him to write a story about the mission.

    11. Saturday Travel to Tarlac Extended or stay until the 9th September. Traveled to Tarmac to meet pastors of the Church in preparation to speak in the morning. Tragedy we heard news of fire in a Hotel killing 68-70 people that morning.

      Meet Pastor Zaldy Gomez who had 8 pastors in training and many churches in the district. We spoke of our mission and Gordon gave instruction from observing the call of Moses.

    12. Sunday Paniqui Tarlac Church Morning Worship hosted by Ptr. Zaldy Gomez with 15 different outreaches.

      San Jose Evangelical Church (GMA Cavite) Vesper Rally hosted by Ptr. Paul Hernandez with 10 different Churches Gordon spoke at the Free Evangelical Church at Talac whilst I spoke at a Church at a remote place. I went in a tricycle and was due to return by 10.00 am to speak at the main


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  2. Appendix 03 Hunger Strike Camp Bicutan

meeting but I was detained at the church and was unable to get back on time.

We took a video of Pastor Zaldy speaking about the work at the Church in Tarlac.

We then traveled to San Jose Evangelical Church and spoke in the evening. This was a big assembly in Cavite,

Heard the bad news that Pastor Samuel and his wife we amongst the many Christians killed in the fire in Manila.

82 Ministerial Mission Complete

  1. Monday we visited the DOJ’s Office. Pastor Gani and his Grandmother who was a government lawyer. Sent Fax to Reynaldo Bayang -Michael. Went to see Ernesto Dizon of the Board of Pardon and Parole. Got no further than we knew already. Papers with manifestations and directives had to be obtained. If they were never done then Michael would have no good time allowance. I was directed back to the Director of the Prison.

  2. Tuesday

New Bilibid Prison. I had another strange call allegedly from the Philippine Embassy in the middle of the night asking if I had any details and evidence of my convictions with me. I explained no as they were over 30 years ago. I was then asked when my visa was up to I said we were returning to England on the 9th September. Our departure was due for the next day.

  1. Wednesday Departure (23:55 by Flt EK) Visit extended to 9th September. To deal with Michael’s matters and attend the funeral of Pastor Samuel and Jocelyn Vercina.

    Obtained the filed document of Michael offer to do work from 164 Olongapo District Jail telephone 224 42 40 and had to see the former warden the next day to obtain to directives. Supt. Wilfredo L Navarette 3rd Floor Mc Building San Matias St, Tomas Pompanga 045 961 38 42.

    Went to the Wake service of Samuel and Jocelyn and was spoke to the congregation. Showed the video of Prayer Mountain.

    Meet the Full Gospel Man Businessman’s fellowship and was invited to their meeting on Saturday. Carltito 6 Ocamp Full Gospel BMF Olongapo City Chapter Chaplain. Office Address Ridgecrest Hotel (5th Floor) 15 Magsaysay Drive Olongapo City. Home address 37 -7th St West Tapinal Olongapo City Telephone 09176644191 224-8808 (C/o Jojo Tazon Prison Ministry Chairman)

    Stayed the night at Baloy Beach. Gordon and Chris went back to Manila to get the air tickets the next day.

  2. Thursday I was asked to Speak at the meeting of pastors and leader meeting in Olongapo where Rev. Samuel was the president. I shared Samuel’s vision and last wishes regarding Pray Mountain.

  1. Friday New Bilibid Prison 10.00 am preaching on Death Row. There were 319 inmates in this cell. We preached the gospel and many of the inmates put their hands up expressing a desire to be saved. Pastor Nic Crannie helped with the appeal.

    Worked out our schedule for next week. Saw Mr. Sangalong and the Chief Record Officer Mr. Torres. He assured us that Michael would get GTA for the time he was under appeal. He also gave us a week to obtain the other documents from the NBI and BID.

  2. Saturday Full Gospel Mans Business mans fellowship in Olongapo City.

Sunday 26th Preaching at 8.00 am Victory Christian Fellowship and at

11.00 am. The Korean Church of Joseph Kim.

Pastor Kim and his wife took us out to launch that evening and we took video footage of them telling us all about their work in the Philippines. They had been in the Philippines as Missionary’s for 13 years.

  1. Monday Went to The Department of Justice and with the help of Pastor Gani we saw the Under Secretary of Justice Jose Calida and shared with him our mission and the affair of Shay Cullen. We discussed the letter Shay Cullen had sent which discredited our mission and the strange e-mail from Francisco.

    We discussed my recommendations and suggestions regarding prisoners from the Maximum prison going to speak and preach to the other prisons. Jose Calida agreed and suggested we write a proposal with details but felt for security reasons it may be required the Medium or Minimum security risk prisoner could be taken to the Maximum compound for instruction other that the other way round. He also agreed to write the forward to the book “Trojan Warriors”.

    He gave me a letter to seek the aid of an Attrny in the NBI Inrtramoura. We then saw Atty. Sonia Tuico (office number 5260966) 5260966 and she was able to seek the help we needed from the National Bureau of Detention regarding Michael detention. We then went to the NBI with the letter form the Under Secretary of Justice and got the help we needed we briefly saw Andrea Domingo the Chief Commissioner and wrote an official request to obtain Michael’s papers. We lodged them at 5.00 p.m.

  2. Tuesday Went by Taxi to the NBI for 9.00 am and obtained the appreciate paperwork regarding Michael. On the way back we spoke to the taxi driver and Gordon prayed with him and he said his wife was a Christian. They had both been Roman Catholic’s but he realized this was all wrong. He prayed with Gordon and expressed he wanted to become a real Christian. We gave him our details and went our way rejoicing.

  1. Thursday New Bilibid Prison. Took papers to Attrny Sanglang and then saw Mr. Torres. He said he would do the calculations by Friday September 7th. Spoke to the Assistant Director, Julio A. Arciaga, Cell 0919 7728489. Office 809 97 75, who offered us all the help we needed. We await the fax from the Department of Justice giving permission for the video next day.

    Spoke on Death Row to the doubly confirmed inmates. Three inmates wished to be saved. One prisoner was a catholic and the other a Muslim these were the last two in there wing to be come Christians- i.e. the whole of that wing were now Christians. A lady mission worker asked if we wanted testimonies of other prisoners. We arranged to visit her mission fellowship the next day. Her husband was on death row. Took pictures of Lethal Injection Chamber.

  2. Friday No permission for the Video footage of inmates or testimonies. Spoke to the Assistant Director Julio Arciaga and The Director Secretary Teodora M. Diaz and arranged to video the Director on Tuesday 4th September 2001 9.00 for the documentary video. Invited Chaplain Msgr.

Helley B. Barrido to on the video.

Spoke to Michael’s sister in law Edith Rinen and made provision arrangements to see her.

1 September Saturday Trip to Olongapo City

  1. Sunday Speaking in Rev Samuel Vercina’s Church in Olongapo City.

  2. Monday Confirm our visit to the President. Book appointment with the Board of Pardon and Parole Mr. Bayang. Visit Embassy

  3. Tuesday Video at New Bilibid Prison. After several phone calls and faxes we got the permission to video inmates in New Bilibid Prison. At

    4.00 we received a call from the director’s office and were able interview the Director, Col. Ricardo Malaca, we were able to pray for them all asking God for wisdom for the Director to govern the 23,500 inmates his is responsible for. See the video full footage available. We were made very welcome. It was a delight to be there. Michael was the video camera man.

  4. Wednesday Board of Pardon & Parole in the a.m. visit the President in the Afternoon. Our appointment was not arranged so we spoke to the Assistant executive secretary regarding Michael and deposited letters with the Records Office for the president regarding the prisoners and call for help we had received. Discussed with Pastor Gani the para legal secretary for New Bilibid Prison at the Department Justice the proposition of bringing a parolee from New Bilibid prison to preach in the United Kingdom. News that Victor Fitzgerald had been released on bail pending his new trial.

  5. Thursday Visit Michael’s in-laws. Bread of life Church to collect the

    testimony tape. In Manila and New Bilibid Prison if possible.

  6. Friday Video more testimonies at New Bilibid Prison and visited the restaurant, Prince of Wales, Makarti City, to see Earl Wilkinson.

  7. Saturday We Visited the Child Orphanage “Shalom Bata” run by Ernie 821 2671 Gate 2 Merville V Washington 6. A born again believer. 36 children all under 3 years old are looked after. Alan Atkins introduced us to Ernie and Shirley.

  8. Sunday New Bilibid Prison and depart for the United Kingdom 7.00. Receive a farewell from Alan Atkins and homely which shows him to be not too fare from the Kingdom of God. We now call Alan Atkins (Luke) for he was the correspondent for the Apostles on their mission. Alan unwittingly or other wise has become our correspondent. He has written well and fare.

David Clarke & Gordon Smith.

83 Press Release

Reporter Alan Atkins. 11th September 2001

TROJAN HORSE MISSION TO THE PHILIPPINES. 4th August- 10th

September 2001

Preaching to prisoners including those on “Death Row”, New Bilibid Prison, and Philippines. By Alan Atkins.

(Correspondent from Manila)

When first learning of the intended visit by self-styled evangelists and former Lecturer, David Clarke, from Fareham, Hampshire, and Gordon Smith from Merley, Nr. Bournemouth, England, to the Philippines, a number of resident foreigners were angry and dismayed. This was not for the fact that the pair wanted to share their experiences of conversion to Christianity that was their business. Rather, it was the deeper motive of purportedly attempting to assist in the early release of David Clark’s brother, Michael Clark, from the hell-hole that is called New Bilibid Prison, where he had been sentenced to serve 14 years. The angry resident foreigners, all of whom are involved in fighting to obtain justice for many foreigners falsely convicted in a country where the justice system is decidedly faulty to say the least, believed the visit would be detrimental to their own efforts.

Initially, the pair was to be accompanied by Albert Wilson, the Dover resident who had obtained acquittal and release from a death sentence just eighteen months previously. It was believed that certain local vigilante organizations, which had been screaming after his acquittal, would have drawn adverse publicity, which would have hampered the efforts of the locals.

German, Harry Joost, and Britain, Alan Atkins, had dispatched angry missives to David Clark stating that they both could not see just what

good the mission would achieve. Both believed that it would set the cases of incarcerated foreigner’s back, as living here for many years, they fully understood the Philippine psyche. Vocal criticism by foreigners would lead to the Filipino authorities digging in their heels, just to show whose country it really was.

David Clarke, in particular, had a genuine reason to visit. There is little doubt that his brother, Michael Clark, convicted of running tours for pedophiles, was cleverly encouraged to make a silly, facetious remark while being secretly filmed by a British television company needing sensationalism. The case was gleefully seized upon by the self-styled “pedophile-busting priest”, Father Shay Cullen. Cullen, who has a huge property overlooking Subic Bay, obtains millions from donations to support his children’s home, which, incidentally, only contains between 26 and 36 children at any one time. Michael Clarke is only one of the high profile convictions he has obtained against alleged foreign pedophiles. Each conviction is accompanied by fan- fare overseas, mainly in Germany and Italy, and results in a massive inflow of cash.

Many of these convictions are being questioned. The nemesis of Cullen is German national, Harry Joost, whose Filipino wife owns a small restaurant on a local beach. Joost initially battled Cullen over the conviction of what Cullen claimed to be the first foreign pedophile to be jailed, Australian Victor Fitzgerald. Over the years, Joost has worked to get the appeal granted. Just last week, Fitzgerald, after eight long years, was released on bail with a re-trial ordered. Fitzgerald’s accuser, who was then only 13 years old, but is now 21, issued an affidavit three years ago. It is a horror story. She tells how she, and two other girls whose cases against Fitzgerald were dismissed for lack of merit, were kept prisoner in Cullen’s children’s home and continually coached in the evidence they would present and how to act hysterical while in front of the judge, etc. How she and one of the other girls escaped and went to the Olongapo mayor’s office, but Cullen had warrants of arrest issued and they were forced back to the home. She gave many more detailed events of coercion and admitted that her evidence was all lies, given under the threat of never being released from the home.

In an unusual move, the local bishop and twenty-one priests appealed to the Court of Appeals stating that they believed that Father Cullen’s methods were “questionable.” For his troubles, Harry Joost has been the victim of vicious attacks both in the press and on Internet from Cullen, who has labeled him the leader of a “pedophile protection ring.” Other cases have emerged, and local observers are now saying, “When is a pedophile not a pedophile? When he is convicted by Shay Cullen.” It is interesting to note

that Father Shay Cullen has been nominated by a Scottish M.P. for the Nobel Prize. The Fitzgerald re-trial may well decide him to withdraw this nomination, quickly. (See NBI Report 1996) APPENDIX 01

David Clark, learning some of this, had every right to visit the Philippines and assist his brother. Michael Clark now claimed to have also been “re- born” being baptized in an oil drum in the prison yard. David Clark, before arriving, did make one concession to local fears.

Discussions dissuaded Albert Wilson from visiting with him, so one problem was out of the way. David Clark and Gordon Smith duly arrived and met with their Philippine hosts and coordinators, to begin a massive program of preaching not just in Bilibid prison, including to prisoners on Death Row, but also in various areas within reach of Manila, including the cities that used to host the huge U.S. bases, Angeles City and Olongapo City. In these places, they not only preached in various non-conformist churches, but inside the jails. To the amazement of their local critics, they achieved an amazing success, especially in the prisons. Literally hundred of prisoners expressed that they wanted to learn more about the Gospel and themselves “be saved”. The religious will say this is a miracle. To the cynical, analysis tends to indicate just how big a failure the Catholic Church has been in the Philippines. In the Philippines, well over 80 percent claim to be

Catholic.

See article “An Honor and a Privilege” 29th April 2002.

Indeed, most will have been baptized in a Catholic Church. Yet as over 54 percent drop out of school in primary, and even those who go to Mass will only listen to the homily, most of them know very little about Christianity. The fact that two very ordinary men, not wearing the “magic” vestments of priesthood, relate in simple terms, stories and the meaning of what is in the Bible, must have a huge impact. For the first time in their lives, they understand what being a Christian really means.

What makes it even better is that David Clark readily confesses to them that 30 years previous, he was an incarcerated criminal, and that he discovered Jesus on an LSD trip. These men could, and did, relate to him. He was one of them, once. David’s book “Converted on LSD Trip” has just been published which tells the whole story.

One of the saddest parts of their trip was that while in Olongapo City, they met with a very genuine couple with five children, Pastor Rev. Samuel C Vercina and his wife Jocelyn. The couple took them to a hill in nearby Bataan, the area forever recorded in history for the notorious “death march” during Japanese occupation. Here, David filmed the couple talking about their vision for the hill they had named, Prayer Mountain. Two days later,

the couples were killed in a dreadful tragedy, one cause by the corruption in the Philippines. They had been, with scores of other Christians, staying the night in a small hotel in Quezon City, just north of Manila. Fire hit the hotel, which, against regulations had no fire alarms, fire-escape egress blocked with rubbish, etc. and they, together with nearly 80 others, suffocated in their sleep. This hit the British news on 12th August.

To their admitted surprise, the mission has had a two-way effect on both Clarke and Smith. Their mission was an attempt to inspire others into Christian living, yet a visit to Shalom Bata Rescue Center in Merville Park reversed this and instead inspired them. Established by British born-again Christians, Ernie and Shirley Fable and supported solely on donations raised by the couple in annual extensive tours of the U.K., The center receives abandoned babies, cares for them and arranges for their adoption to families all over the world.

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Ernie and Shirley Fable “Shalom “Bata”

Currently there are 36 children, all below the age of 2-years in residence. Both Clark and Smith admit to admiration and inspiration from this Christian couple who live Christianity rather than talk about it. They were saddened to learn that Ernie is himself now suffering from a sever illness, yet the couple still carry on, caring for the unfortunate and abandoned.

The critics have been silenced and instead applaud. Both David Clarke and Gordon Smith carried out their mission with dignity and respect for the Philippine people, and in fact, had proved to be a credit to the British people. Positive results have been achieved. They have suggested a scheme where prisoners can enter the ministry and preach in other prisons. This is under consideration. If their scheme is adopted and prevents recidivism, then their mission will indeed have been worthwhile.


Alan Atkins

11th September 2001

Chapter 9 Trojan Warriors

TheTestimonies

There are many volunteer Christian workers within New Bilibid Prison. Here are two that have written their testimonies for the inclusion in this publication. We are pleased to mention:

(Special request- Please write to our inmates) 01 Sister Claudette Staples

02 Isagani M. Obispo Jr.

Name

Crime

Sentence

Spent

Date of

Testimony

No

Alfredo

R. Nardo (Mayor of Death Row)

Rape

Death Penalty


September 1st

1

Anthony C.

Dolan

Drugs

Life Imprisonment

17 yrs

August

2

Antonio B.

Simolata

Homicide,

Arson Frustrated Homicide

Death Penalty

(Commuted to 15 to 30 Yrs)

14 yrs

2nd September

3

Antonio

Satioquia

Rape

Cadena Perpetua

14 yrs

17th August

4

Arnel Espina

Rape

20 yrs 1 day to 40 yrs

4 yr.

14th October

5

Arnel Macafe

Rape

Death Penalty 5 counts

4 Yr.

20th October

6

Arnulfo A.

Aure

Rape

Life sentence

1 yr.

4th September

7

Art

Pangilinan

Kidnap, Ransom

Death Penalty

7 yr.

August

8

Basilio B.

Malarbob

Murder

Life


15th August

9

Blessie A.

Velasco

Rape

Death Penalty

5 yrs

30th September

10

Bobby S.

Delacruz

Kidnap for

Ransom

Death Penalty

2 yrs

2nd September

11

Bonifilo R.

Martinez

Rape with

Robbery

Life

7 yr.

15th August

12

Carlinto

Andrada Y Mateo

Rape

Life


14th August

13

Celso Daluz

Murder

Death Penalty

3 yrs

17th August

14

Christopher

O. Iglea

Kidnapping for

Ransom

Death Penalty

6 yrs

17th August

15

Danny De-la

Cruz

Rape

Death Penalty

4 yr.

20th August

16

Danny H.

Moreno

Rape

Double Life

4 yr.

16th August

17

Detabali

Tubiera

Three counts

of Murder and Frustrated Murder

Three life terms and 10

to 17 yrs.

10 yrs

15th October

18

Domingo B.

Alacdis

Drugs

Triple Life

2 yr.

17th April 2002


Dominador F.

Emroy

Robbery +

Homicide

Life

11 Yr.

12th October

19

Domingo E.

Lucag

Highway

Robbery & Hold Up

12 yrs 1Month to 14 yrs

14 yr.

6th September

20

E Serndinal

Rape

Death

4 Yr.

1st Sept.

21

Edgar R.

Vargas

Murder

Reclusion Perpeta (life)

6 yr.

15th August

22

Edison B.

Quilantang

Murder

Life

10 yrs

16th August

23

Elmer B

Garcia

Kidnap for

Ransom

2 Death Penalties

4 yr.

31st August

24

Enrico Dizon

Kidnapping,

Double Murder and Slight Illegal Det.

Life sentence on three

counts

11 Yr.

September

25

(Red)

Ernesto M.

Ibis

Murder

Death Penalty

7 yr.

3rd September

26

Fernando

Gujar

Homicide two

counts

10 to 17 yrs

5 yrs

18th August

27

Garry S/

Rosales Jr.

Rape

Life Imprisonment

5 yrs

28th August

28

Gerry del O

Cave

Kidnap for

Ransom

Double Death

3 yrs

17th August

29

Hector R

Maqueda

Robbery with

Homicide

Life

9 yrs

11th September

30

James Bond

O. Bucal

Kidnap for

Ransom

Death Penalty X2

3 yrs

1st September

31

Jeremy

Nestor Dolorosa

Murder

Life Imprisonment

5 years

27th August

32

Jose C

Bangcado

Double Murder

Double Life

8 yr.

27th August

33

Jose M.

Franco

Kidnapping for

Ransom

Life

9 yrs.

4th September

34

Leon

Baquiran

Murder

Life


17th August

35

Leo B. Cabug

Parricide

Life

10 yr.

20th October

36

Manuel B.

Gano Jr.

Drug dealing,

Fraud

Three Life sentences

11 Yr.

20th August

37

Manuel F.

Atadero Jr.

Double Murder

Double life Sentence

9 yr.

1st September

38

Marcial. L.

llanro Jr.

Rape (Fabricated)

2 counts

Death Penalty

1 yr.

September

39

Mario E.

Lazaga Jr.

Double Murder

Double Life Sentence

18 yr.

28th August

40

Michael John

Promoting Child

Prostitution

14 to 16 yrs (commuted

to 8 to 13 yr.)

6 yrs

14th August

41

Clarke

Moises M.

Maspil Jr.

Illegal

transportation of Drugs

Life Sentence

5 yr.

10th October

42

Nilo Ardon

Rape

4 Death Penalty

7 yrs

1st September

43

Norberto Del

Mundo

Rape

Life

4 yr.

20th September

44

Pablo L.

Estacio Jr.

Kidnap, Ransom

Murder

Death Penalty

5 yr.

12 Th. October

45

Pablo

Rebayle

Murder with

Rape

Reclusion Perpetua

11 years

2nd September

46

Palmero M.

Carcha Jr.

Robbery with

Rape

20 to 26 yrs (commuted

to 10 to 15 yrs)

5 yrs

10th October

47

Ray Dulfo

See section on

False teaching



48

Richard E.

Ong

Kidnap for

Ransom Homicide

Death Penalty

5 years

20th October

49

Roberto V.

Romero

Rape

Life Imprisonment


27th August

50

Rogie D.

Candelario

Homicide

8 to 12 yrs

4 yr.

3rd September

51

Rolando Pag

Rape

Death Penalty

4 yrs

4th October

52

Dayawan

Romed M.

Ibay

Rape

Life (commuted 18 to

23 yrs)

12 yr.

14th October

53

Romeo R.

Orio

Murder

Life

9 yr.

18th August

54

Rommel

Deang

Kidnap for

Ransom

Death/now life

6 yr.

14th September

55

Ruben N.

Boquilla

Robbery/

Homicide

Death Penalty

6 yr.

18th August

56

Rudy B Hugo

Murder

Death Penalty

4 yrs

6th September

57


Rufo M.

Llenarizas Jr.

Robbery with

Homicide

Life (Com) 17 to 22 yrs.

13 yrs

5th October

58

Sales C Adic

Rape

Life

4 Yr.

5th September

59

Sergio C.

Jorolan

1x Death 6 to

12 yrs

Double Murder

5 yrs

4 yr.

60

Teddoro R.

Laot

Murder

Life

6 yrs

30th August

61

William O.

Poloc

Robbery with

Homicide

Life

13 yr.

5th September

62

Winnie M.

Gocoyo

Homicide

18 to 36 yrs

6 yr.

15th August

63

Zoilo A. Ama

Rape with

Homicide

Life on 7 counts

8 yr.

13th August

64

Jammie Jacob

Rape

Death Penalty

6 yr.

22nd October

65

Domomgo B.

Alacdis

Drugs

Triple life 120 yr.

7 yr.

April 2002

66

Charles

Banacal

Rape

Life

7 yr.

22nd October

67

01 Inmate: Alfredo R. Nardo


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Name:

Alfredo R. Nardo

Prison No:

N98P-1349

Dorm:

1-C2

Age:

43 years. 17th February 1953

Marital Status:

Married 7 Kids


Sentence:

Death


Detained:

Since March 1995


Crime:

Rape


Former Occupation:



Family Address:

BGY 3 Camalig Albay

“Mayor of Death Row” Dear Reader,

A long time ago, when I was a soldier, I was afraid of death because I knew where my soul would end up. Inspite of knowing there is God; my life was sinful, gambling, heavy drinking and women. You name it, I had it. My life was always like that until it led me to prison with a death sentence. And there on Death Row I met someone who shared with me the Word of God and it made me cry especially when he read to me “John 5:13. That says “ I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life”. I realized for my sins that I would surely have gone to hell if I had died in unbelief. I thanked the Lord for his kindness and love for me and accepted him as my lord and Savior. Now I no longer fear death knowing I am saved and have eternal life. Since 1998, here in prison, I continually serve Him and even outside of prison in correspondence to my loved ones. Last year, on September 5th 200, I wrote to my wife and told her about the wonderful things in the holy bible and how God changed my life. In her reply she told me about a preacher who came by the house and how God changed her life too! God used my testimony and the preacher to save her.

I studied evangelism Explosion III in New Bilibid Prison and asked in prayer that He grant me wisdom and freedom so I can Preach in the outside world, for I know that there are many sinners just like me, before and the fishers of men are few.

Once I failed to attend a church service and it gave me a bad feeling so I

made a point of attending fellowship and devotion services. Even though I was “Affirmed” by the Supreme Court (Certain to be put to death) I was not loosing hope that one day I will be freed from prison.

Dear readers I hope my testimony gives strength and knowledge about our Lord Jesus Christ. May God bless you all?

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With Love, Alfredo Nardo

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Witnessed by: Michael John Clarke 1st September 2001 (NBP)

The Mayor of “Death Row looking” after inmates due to die


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Trojan Horse CM Speaking to Death Convicts- Alfred R. Nardo (Right- Mayor)

  1. Inmate: Anthony C. Dolin


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    Name: Anthony C. Dolin (a.k.a.) Andy Tonis

    Age: 43 years

    D.O.B.: 14th July 1958

    Prison Number: 128897-P

    Crime: Drugs (3 Kg. Of Marijuana)

    Year detained: 1984

    Served: 17 years (to date from 1984-2001) Recommendation: 15 to 20 years

    Time served with G.T.A.:

    20 yrs. 5 months 8 days as of September

    22nd 2001

    Family Address: 207 Brgy. Bagumbong. Jala-Jala Riza Philippines.


    September 21st 2001


    Greeting in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    First of all before I proceed to my testimony, I would like to express my deep gratitude to God, who gives this opportunity through the Trojan Horse Mission team, who encouraged me to share with the world the MARVELOUS WORKS GOD has done to me and the FREEDOM I have in CHRIST. Now I’m free to “…Make known His deeds among the peoples (Psalms 105: 1). Jesus said: “…tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and He has had compassion on you. Mark 5:19.

    Before Conversion

    Before I was imprisoned my life had no direction. I was deeply involved in gambling, drinking hard liquor, stealing, sexual immorality and other forms of evil personal gratification. My life had been driven and focused on and by the things of this world…the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye and the pride of life… which stemmed from the love of money and as an aftermath of which, I and my two relatives were enticed to go with Edward who is very active in selling covertly MARIJUANA, a drug of which is prohibited by law.

    The Family

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    Pst. Anthony C. Dolin (second from the right bottom

    This picture was taken in Cell 6 at Provincial Jail, La Trinidad Benguet in 1987, when he was 29 years old.

    Under arrest

    Sometime at about 6.00 p.m. of 11th June 1984 as we were in the process of delivering three (3Kg) of Marijuana to our buyer we were intercepted by elements of NARCOTICS GROUP (military men and civilian agents whose primary task is to crack down and arrest persons found selling or in possession of the afore said drug) and subsequently arrested us. Only Edward was able to escape and eluded arrest. We were immediately whisked to Baguio City Jail and five (5) days later, transferred to Provincial Jail of La Trinidad Benguet.

    Conversion

    Inside prison I felt is was the end of my world. I felt very much guilty and remorse for such indiscretion and irresponsible actuations that happened to me. The ambition I had once been pursuing vanished into thin air and is now only a mere dream and fantasy of my former life.

    I had been experiencing very hard times adjusting to prison life until one day in August 1984, when a group of Christians came and ministered inside the jail and preached about the good life that Jesus to bring.

    At one point, when I was listening intently to that portion the preacher was stressing that God forgives all our sins and saves us from hell if we put our trust in Jesus. My body quivered that I felt something transpiring inside me. The Holy Spirit was working over my whole being. Consequently, when the preacher asked those who wanted to be saved to stand up, I immediately stood to my feet without hesitation. I came forward and surrendered my whole life to God. I confessed all the sins I committed since birth and acknowledged that I couldn’t save myself from the impending wrath of God

    unless I receive Jesus Christ the Savior. That very same hour, I accepted and declared Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. That same day was my spiritual birthday. Thereafter, an unforgettable moment happened in my life. I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit, the peace of God that flooded my heart, and the inexpressible joy of salvation from within bursting out of my mouth. My sorrows and fear of death were changed into overflowing peace and joy in the Spirit.

    New Habits

    Through God’s grace I was able to stop gradually my vices and in a short span of time, my old habits and desires for worldly things and worldly pleasures were gone. Instead I delighted myself to reading the bible singing spiritual songs attending bible study fellowship, witnessing and sharing God’s word with other inmates. All for the glory of GOD and exaltation of JESUS CHRIST. What a change our LORD JESUS CHRIST had done to my life despite my past as a sinner!

    Sentence to life imprisonment

    The decision of our case of illegal possession of Marijuana was promulgated on 20th October 1986. The night before I prayed unceasingly and entrusted to Him whatever the outcome of the decision would be. So that when the verdict (LIFE IMPRISONMENT with p20.000.00 indemnity) was handed down I had no qualms or regrets because I knew very well that the LORD never abandoned me.

    GOD GAVE ME A FAMILY

    It was here inside Maximum Security Compound that God gave me a family. On May 23, 1993, I got married to Norita V. Casabal and were blessed with four (4) children namely: Nathaniel, John Mark, Grace Ann, and Hannah.

    Pst Anthony C. Dolin (2nd from the right bottom)


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    Rev. Lucas P Dangatan Jr. Conducting Mr. Mrs. Anthony Norita Dolin Exchanging Conducting the ceremony rings of commitment.

    My Children

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    Top: from the right: Nathaniel, John Mark, Grace Ann, Hannah.

    Training in the Wilderness

    It had never been my dream to become a pastor! It was always my obsession to be a successful architect. But God’s plan for me was something great and different to what I had dreamed of earlier. Prison environment has ingrained in my life that molded me to be come forth as pure and shinning gold.

    In 1993 I graduated from a two year Ministerial Course at the New Bilibid Prison Bible School (NBPBS) now NBP Theological Institute (NBPTI)… acknowledged as the center for Theological and Religious education inside Maximum Security Compound. Consequently in 1994 I became the associate pastor of NBP Christian Church (which shares the same edifice with NBPTI). At the same time I took a two-year course in Diploma in Theology (DTH) and a four-year course Bachelor in Theology graduated two years later.

    Degree Award

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    Ptr. Anthony C. Dolin receives his Certificate Award

    after a 2 year Diploma Course in Theology. Left Ptr. Medel, Rev. Lucas Right Mommy Zelma

    I also finished another two-year course in Bachelor of Theology (BTH).

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    Pst Anthony C. Dolan receives a gift during the graduation in 1999, after a 2-year course in Batchelor of Theology at the NBP Theological Institute Maximum Compound Muntinlupa City, Philippines.

    Significantly on 13th July 1999 I was blessed by being ordained as one of the pastor inmates under the auspices of the “First Inter-Denominational Christian Ordaining Council, Inc.,” As a result I was appointed as vice president of the Prison Ministries Organization here in NBP.

    The Interview Board

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    The Interview Board prior to Anthony and the Prayer of empowerment after Anthony C. Dolan’s Ordination

    The break for me to share and teach what I studied about God and salvation came when the Bureau of Corrections authorized me in December 1999 to conduct bible Studies in the different brigades/dormitories. Presently I am pasturing and teaching 65 Christian inmates (including one foreigner bro. Michael John Clarke a British National) whom I won for CHRIST: together with Rev. Lucas Dangatan, Jr., who is the Head Pastor and founder of NBP Christian Church and NBP Theological Institute, respectively.

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    Receiving a Certificate Award. Left: Pst. Noel, Pst. Mark (center)

    This was after me completing the 12-week Bible Study Course reading requirement 2 hours per day from Genesis to Revelation, headed by the Arise and Shine Outreach Ministry. Left: Pst Noel, Pst. Mark (center) they now visit us weekly.

    Reflection of the Past

    I once was enslaved by sin but now in CHRIST I am free! As I am pondering with amazement on my past I am very much amazed of the great and wonderful things the LORD JESUS CHRIST has done to this great

    sinner and violator of HIS divine Laws. Now I am very grateful to God for His grace and power that transformed my whole being to be conformed in the image of His Son.

    Who am I

    Now I belong to Jesus

    Jesus my Lord will love me forever, from him no power of evil can sever; he gave His life to ransom my soul. Once I was lost in sin’s degradation, Jesus came down to bring me salvation, lifted me up from sorrow and shame joy fills my soul, for Jesus has saved me, freed me from sin that long had enslaved me; His precious blood He gave to redeem. (Chorus)

    Now I belong to Him! Now I belong to Jesus, Jesus belongs to me not for the years of time alone but for all ETERNITY.

    Life Verses

    I use to wander off until you chastised me; now I closely follow all you say. The chastisement you gave me is the best thing that could have happened to me, for it taught me to pay attention to your laws. They are more valuable to me than millions of silver or gold; (Psalm 119: 67,71,72).

    Message for the world

    My heart’s desire and prayers to the Lord for all of you: my dear friends; that the Holy Spirit will open your spiritual eyes as you read my life testimony or (life story); that you will see the Lord’s Power and His saving love that He alone can forgive sins, can change lives, and set men and women free from the bondage and power of Satan such as sins. Of man’s pride, of rebellion, spirit of unbelief, of being independent to God, of being self centered, of being self-righteous, as well as immorality, greediness, worldly pleasures and other related evil practices.

    You might not be aware of it that your life’s (life) are driven and controlled by these kinds of things. Just like me before, I thought the way I used to live was normal and righteous before a Holy God. I was totally ignorant of these matters, because of the god of this world had blinded me. Until JESUS CHRIST came into my life and sets me free. That was 17 years ago.

    I would like you to know that with God all things are possible! What JESUS has done for me He can do for you? You can’t buy freedom. It cannot be found in any one else except Jesus. God knows that no one in this world can set us free from the power of Satan. You can’t save your selves even your religion can’t save your soul from the wrath of God and Hell. That is why God in His has appointed time sent and gave His only beloved Son in this world to be our liberator. This is what JESUS says: “If the Son will set you free you will be free indeed” (John 8:32) that is real freedom and free, you do not have to work for.

    My dear friends my co-inmates my countrymen and my loved ones I believe that in your heart you know you need JESUS; don’t let Him pass-over you today. Tomorrow it might be too late; He is standing and knocking at the door of your heart, oh! How He wants to come in. Invite Him into your life right now; let Him come in and set you FREE! And God will guarantee that if you do this your life will never be the same. I hope you do it!

    To God be the Glory!!! Pst Andy Dolin

    Witness by Rev. Lucas P. Dangatan Jr.

  2. Inmate: Antonio B. Simolata



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September 2nd 2001

Name: Antonio B. Simolata

Age: 35 years

D.O.B.: 17th January 1966

Prison Number: 132043 D

Marital Status: Married No children yet Former Profession: Farmer

Crime: Homicide, Arson, Frustrated Homicide, Murder.

Sentence: “Death” commuted to 15-34 years. Years detained: Since July 1987

Served:

Recommendation:

Time served with G.T.A.:

Family Address: Bogy 8, Margay Vintar Ilocos Norte


My personal testimony

Theme: “He who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns.” Philippians 1:6 T.L.B

I thank the Lord for by his grace I’ve been saved, enlightened, restored and loved. To God be all the glory!

Greetings in the mighty name of Jesus! My name is Bro. Antonio B. Simolata, just call me Bro Tony. Praise and thank God for all he has done in my whole life from birth until the present. Although I’m a murderer, a sinner, he will consider me as one of all his chosen people I call myself blessed because of his great love for me, I want to give him back all the glory, honour, adoration and thanks giving for he alone is worthy.

I started my testimony in the year 1987 July 28, that was the day I became so rebellious, arrogant, hot tempered and what I’ve known is to get revenge for those people who were involved in burning our family home and to give justice to my girlfriends rape case and to my elder sister’s pregnancy which is so shameful to the whole family to get pregnant without a husband. It means the man who was responsible for my sister’s pregnancy has run away and never intends to marry my sister. My mind is full of hatred and revenge that I really want to have all justice in my hand alone. Since I don’t know how merciful God is at that time. So I did it in my own way, at the end I need to face the consequences for the sin I have committed and the time I realized that in every circumstance there is always a purpose. Gods plan for me is to get to know him. So he put me here in prison. At first when I heard the word of God, I thought he was nothing; I even mocked and

insulted the people who came to share God’s word. I ignored them and I even told my companions that here comes the “Praise the Lord, Hallelujah” again. I will just pass by where they are and will never give my time to listen. Until one day I found myself listening to and accepting God as my personal savior. From that time onwards, I began to know God through his words and through my daily devotion and prayers. You know that it was then I realized how merciful and compassionate God is.

My sentence that time was the Death penalty, I still hope that one day God will make a way to change it into life and I’m hoping to be free physically one day, for he has promised ‘he will never leave me nor forsake me’. Hebrews 13:5 and he promised as well that all things are possible to him. Luke 1:37. As he also told me that as I remain in him and his word remains in me, ask what ever you wish. John 15:7. That’s the time God started a miraculous intervention in my case from the death penalty. He put me to life and from life sentence I believe in my faith by his grace he can make again a favour for me to commute it. Well, it’s all overflowing blessings because the favour is always there.

In 1998 when I moved from death row to life. In 1999 I ask the lord to give me a partner whom I can share with to encourage and to comfort in time of distress. I pray that God will use someone whom can also help me to reach my family about God’s love and salivation and I praise and thank God for truly he is a faithful God. In 2001 the bone of my bones and the flesh of my flesh has arrived. She’s also a believer and God used her to start a bible study in my home place to be held in our house. From the second week of June until the present, the bible study is going on, the “Jesus is Lord” church, Vintar, Ilocos Norte. Last July 28th this year ‘01 I can see and witness continually change me form glory to glory from faith to faith and to my whole family as well. During my wedding day last July God really works. A very unusual and so surprising to let me see face to face all my family and relatives. Especially to my dear beloved parents. You know how I miss them so much and how I love to see them personally again. I can’t help myself crying every time, meditating Gods goodness and faithfulness to me. Sometimes I ask God ‘who am I Lord that you bless me in this way?’ God impressed me here in my heart to acknowledge him always and never, never forget his work. This time God promoted me as an assistant major here in dorm 6 B and he ever entrusted me a responsibility as a deacon in our church ‘Amazing Grace church ministry’ at N.B.P prison. And he even gave me a woman, a wife whom I can cherish, love and a helpmate to do his work here on earth. My beloved’s wife’s name is Mrs. Leticia Simolata. She’s a big help for me and nothing else I can ask the lord but to give him the highest form

of praise and worship, which is due to his name alone. Hallelujah, praise the Lord! You know, since I became a believer of God, I received so many blessings that words are not enough to thank our God. Really God keeps his promise and this time, I declare his Lordship on our life and our futures ahead. He’s a God of everything I do believe he’s a source of everything, he can move mountains it means no matter how difficult our situation, and he is always there to accomplish from which he will fulfill his purpose. As his words in Romans 8:28 that ‘all things will work together for good for those who love God’. Yes, God is alive for evermore. He even gave me privilege to study in a bible school that what I’ve known in the beginning is very difficult in my part, for my English is not as good as others, but praise be to God because he said in his word that when I am weak he makes me strong. He even encourages me that I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me. My prayer always is to be used by God to enlighten people who are in darkness and let them see God and know him like never before. As a prisoner I’ve encountered so much pain, tortured physically and forced to admit things, which are untrue. I even pretended to be put in ‘Bartolina’, which is punishable by a group or individual. I really thought I’m going to die that time for really I cant walk and my companion (inmate) needed to carry me to go to the toilet or everywhere I go until now you can see all the scars and really I take it this time as a challenge to be a good courage to fight a good fight of faith that no matter what, we will serve the lord with all our heart. All those pains are all over and this time I need to do things, which can glorify God’s holy name. I continue to pray thanks to him and yes, I stand in his word in Philippians 1:6 that he who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Well, now that I am his, I will be proud to tell everyone about his love. How he colors my world and changed me from grave to glory. He’s been so good, wonderful and kind to everyone who calls upon him in truth. He’s a gracious god, slow to anger abounding in love. I would like to encourage all the readers of my testimony to come to Jesus now, before it’s too late. God will come very soon and God only knows when. The encouragement is to get ready all the time. We must be watchful and alert for his time is near, God is a God of a second chance. The second chance is waiting for us. Just humble ourselves before God and submit to his word and purpose in our lives. Let him do the planning the accomplishment for in him there is success and victory over our self-will. I experienced having no peace of mind, no contentment, but with God there is everything we need. He gave me peace, love and contentment in life. Just trust him and seek him first his kingdom and righteousness and all we need will be provided. Who can believe that a murderer like me can still have the

chance to be loved by someone else apart from God? Here’s my wife, she accepts me for what I am, she knows that I’m being helpless about anything like finances and yet God touched her heart to love me for what I am. She always mentioned to me that she doesn’t care what people say about me before. What she cares is about my standing to God, about who am I this time in the sight of God. It’s been hard to believe this has happened in my life, but that’s the reality. I only think its just a dream but this time its happening, experiencing life like an ordinary person outside the prison I can consider myself blessed because I have God in my heart to rely, depend and trust on.

I hope this testimony will help reaching people who are in darkness like me before. To be in prison is not hell, but for me its blessing life because I did get to know God inside the prison. If the killing hadn’t happened I would not know God until this time. But its because God says ‘my plan is higher than plan and my thoughts and ways are higher than your ways and thoughts.’ I do agree with that especially. His word that never goes back empty, but will accomplish from which his purpose. This time, by the grace of God I consider myself with value that being a newly wed couple with my wife, we’re hoping and praying to God that he will always bless our marriage and give us children to teach them to fear God. I believe that it is Gods will that we should multiply. You know, we even prayed that God would give twins, (1 boy, 1girl). By the way, let Gods will be done in our lives for we do believe that he knows what we need. In everything we should give thanks for it is Gods will to give him thanks, always.

Before I close to this testimony I want to give God all the highest form of Glory, honour, adoration and thanks giving for all the things he’s done and going to do in the near future and I pray that upon this testimony let him alone be glorified and exalted, for he alone is worthy to be lifted up. We love the Lord for he heard our voice, our cry for mercy. Praise the Lord, hallelujah. Amen!

May God bless you. Regards,

Tony. Witnessed by: Bro Red Dizon.

My Wedding

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My Wedding day July 28th 2001 At “Amazing Grace Church”

Pst. Efren Liwanag Solemnized the marriage.

Mr. and Mrs. Antonio B Simolata at their wedding the maximum compound N.B.P. 28 July 2001. Amazing Grace Church, Ptr. Efren Liwanag solemnized the marriage.

My dear wife Leticia would like to say a few words of encouragement. Sis. Leticia G Simolata

Blk 241 lot 2 Uranus st

Group 2 zones 13, Pembo Makati

14 September 2001 Words of encouragement

I praise and thank God for giving me this opportunity to give him the highest form of praise, glory, honour and worship. I would like to encourage everyone who reads this message to keep on knowing God, his will and purpose. Remaining faithful until the end is a goal. For each and every one of us to remain faithful to God makes our relationship deeper and deeper as God continually reveals himself for everyone who draws near to him. Being a wife of Bro. Antonio Simolata, a prisoner I can say or consider myself blessed. For truly God gave me a husband like him. One thing I always prayed is the continued transforming and changing of us from glory to glory from faith to faith. As we always acknowledge our nothingness apart from God who is always there to teach us hold us and who always is there to remind us of those things which pleases in his sight. As we love God (for he deserves to be loved) for he first loved us, we must always remember everything that makes him happy. Something that if we love someone we can always think about the best for him / her. It is the same with God, he always thinks about what is best for us. First, we must learn to wait, it means we must wait until his perfect time will be given and as we wait we must do something which is glorifying his holy name. Yes we are a creation, human that we could say sometimes we are not strong enough or weak to face trials and difficulties, but do remember his promise, as he said he will never leave us nor forsake

us, as his grace is sufficient.

Our weaknesses that when we are weak we are strong his grace is sufficient for you and me and his power is made perfect to our weaknesses 1 Cor 12:9-10 I do believe in my faith that as we come to him with a humble heart willing to submit to what he says or commands to us then God was there to help us and give us victorious life’s. As he said in Jer 29:11 he knows his plan for us. His plan is to prosper us not to harm us but to give us hope and a future as we commit unto him, whatever we do will gain success. By the way to be a wife of a prisoner is not so easy. It requires more patience, more understanding and self control. I just want God to use me for his glory. I know and I believe that as I obey his words and commands of marrying bro. Antonio B Simolata, the success will share and I also believe that the full blessing was there for us. God controls everything, he knows everything, and he is God everywhere. Jeremiah 23:23-24 ‘He creates all things and commands every living thing to praise him.’ Psalms 150:6 ‘It means no exemptions all is creations must praise him for he made us to praise and worship him in spirit and in truth.’ As I end this word of encouragement, I would like to tell every one that as long as we have breath, there is always hope. I do believe that in every circumstance we receive, there is always a purpose, just obey him and he will fulfill that purpose in our lives. Focus our eyes onto God for he is the author and perfector of our faith. Learn to encourage one another as must learn to encourage ourselves as well. When the times come when we feel so depressed, just trust God. Go unto him. He is always there for us, as he promised to be there always. Like king David says in Psalms 23:4 ‘Though we walk in the valley of death we will fear no evil.’ For he relied unto him that that he was with him. His rod and his staff comforted him. Glory to God, praise the Lord.

04 Inmate: Antonio Satioquia


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Name:

Antonio Satioquia

Age:

56 yrs. April 1945

Status:

Divorced with Children. Now Common Law wife no children

Prison No:

N 96P0023

Dormitory:

7B2

Crime:

Rape

Sentence :

Cadena Perpeta


Served:



Detained:

Since August 1994


Family

Cadawag Oas, Albay


Occupation:

Farmer

August 17, 2001 Dear Readers

My testimony is that I was born poor and ignorant about God. I was elected councilman in our area, we called Baranggay. In this place I was falsely accused and charged with rape. I am an old man and in my twilight years of my life, I was dishonoured, now I am in prison, you must understand how I felt. But this is a crowded place full of convicted criminals; I met God and accepted him as my saviour and since then served him faithfully. I am happy and contented, thanks to Gods kindness. I am with Son light Ministry under pastor Ray Colonzo spreading the words of God to different Dormitories here in Maximum Compound.

God bless you Antonio Satioquia


Witnessed by: Pastor Rogie Candelario

  1. Inmate: Arel Espina

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    October 14th 2001

    Name:

    Arel Espina

    Age:

    26 years

    Status:


    Prison No:

    N97P-0762

    Dormitory:

    7D-1

    Crime:

    Rape

    Sentence :

    20 years - 1 day to 40 years

    Served:


    Detained:

    Since 18th January 1997

    Family

    1269-D Saint Peter St.

    Maricaban, Mulawin Road, Pasay City

    Occupation:

    Tricycle Driver

    Personal Testimony

    When I was in the free society I had no contention in life so I went with some guys who were drug dependent until I found out that I was influenced by what they were doing. At that point in tome I became hard headed and disobedient to my parents, I even thought that I could live alone without them.

    When I was 19 years old I got involved in an incident in our place. And it so happened that there’s one dead and I’m one of the suspects. In my fear, I escaped and hid until this case was solved. The complainant had withdrawn their demands against me.

    I had a faithful Christian friend who led me to the Lord. After my conversion I remembered my shortcomings to my parents. Right then, I asked forgiveness and promised to be a good boy to them. But after a few months, as a new born babe in the Lord at that period of time I’m not familiar to the schemes or traps of the Devil. I had fallen into a pit fall of an immoral act to a lady who charged rape against me. Due to that immoral act that I committed I was brought to jail in 1997 and in March 1997 the court decision in my case, I was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt. The Judge sentenced me to 20 years 1 day to 40 years. Immediately, the wardens transferred me to New Bilibid Penitentiary of the Philippines in Muntinlupa

    City.

    One year latter; I enrolled at the NBP Theological Institute and graduated with a Diploma in Theology after two years. God used this bible school for the service of the One who gave a second chance to me. It is a great chance since when I become a prisoner I was able to spend more time and I devoted my time to the Lord and studying God’s word. Now I clearly see and understand God’s plan for my life.

    I am now a deacon of the NBP Christian Church with six others deacons under the leadership or Rev. Lucas Dangatan, Jr. as the founder of the said church and Theological Institute.

    Dear friends, It is my joy to share the goodness and power of the Lord, He saved a wretch like me. All things are possible with God if you trust and believe in Jesus. He is able to change your life as well as your eternal destiny. Friends I encourage you to humble and commit your life to Jesus Christ right now before it is too late.

    SHALOM!!! God Bless You.

    Bro Arnel Espina

    Witnessed by Pst. Andy Dolin.

  2. Inmate: Arnel Macafe

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    20th October 2001

    Name:

    Arnel Macafe

    Prison No:

    N99P-1542

    Dorm:

    1-B Death Row

    Age:

    35 – 18th June 1966

    Marital Status:

    Single.

    Sentence:

    Death ‘5 counts’

    Detained:

    Since 16th November 1997

    Crime:

    Rape

    Former Occupation:

    Driver

    Family Address:

    No 1 Saint Joseph St., St Tierra, Vista Bubo, Parans, Marikina City

    Dear Reader,

    Before I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Saviour my life was a disaster and with no direction. My family were neither rich nor poor. I did my own thing and was disobedient to my parents. I was hard headed and I now know that I was in fact a spoiled brat.

    I now recall that in my late teens I was hooked on drugs. Marijuana was an everyday habit and in order to support my habit I ventured into all kinds of crime. I thought I was a big shot so I started pushing; selling all kinds of drugs to anyone that had the money. I was motivated by power. I drank too much and enjoyed a life of easy women and drugs.

    My former concept of God was in fact NO concept, I was my own God and religion was something for the weaker kind of people and maybe when I got old I would think about it, but not then, I was ok and strong.

    As the years go by I became worse but what happened in 1997 was something I couldn’t believe! I was wrongly accused of rape ‘God is my witness’. I thought I was going crazy. For over one year while on trial my whole life was a nightmare. I wanted revenge. I hated my complainants so much I vented my anger on anyone that got in my way. I was a walking time bomb with a very short fuse.

    My trial ended with me being found guilty and I was sentenced to DEATH! The nightmare had become a reality. I was then transferred to the Slaughter House in the maximum-security compound New Bilibid Prison, DEATH ROW, which housed over 1000 men.

    As time goes by some of my fellow inmates share with me the Holy Scriptures, which leads me to a true understanding of the purpose of what happened to me! God in his wisdom let me get to rock bottom, until there was no place to look but up – to Him. I then repented for my former life and unbelief and accepted and Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Saviour. I now know that I have ETERNAL LIFE and NOTHING can prevent this coming to pass, even if I do die in the chamber.

    I am now studying God’s word with my fellow brothers in Christ, headed by inmate teachers who have formed their own training courses! I have now forgiven my complainant.

    During August the Trojan Horse mission team from England visited Death Row convicts and really preached with POWER! I could feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in their words. When they announced that they required TRUE TESTIMONIES to include in their forthcoming book, title the “Trojan Warriors” I felt an overwhelming sense of happiness, knowing that I am able to tell the whole world of God’s wonderful mercy and grace Mark 5:19

    It is my prayer that my testimony is the KEY to your Salvation. If you want write to me, it would make my day!

    May God Bless You,

    Arnel Witnessed by Zoilo Ama 8A1

  3. Inmate: Arulfo A. Aure

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    September 4th 2001


    Name:

    Arnulfo A. Aure

    Age:

    40 years

    Prison No.:

    N201P-0688

    Dorm:

    X1-B

    Crime:

    Rape

    Sentence:

    Reclusion Perpetua

    Detained:


    Status

    Married 2 children

    Former Occupation:

    Police Sergeant

    Family Address:

    None


    My Dear Reader

    I was thought by my parents that there is God and I learned from the Catholic Church the Christian way of accepting it throughout until I came to know who really God is.

    I thought to be kind to others, giving alms to beggars, going to church every Sunday, praying to the Saints and devotions to God in my own way will set me free from sins and be acceptable to the heavenly Father.

    Until one day, while I was then very active in my duty as a policeman because of my heavy work load I had already forgotten my responsibilities to God, while in the actual performance of duty we got entangles with a heavy syndicate and well-entrenched organisation criminals who engaged in trafficking minor children to work in the Metropolis.

    It is in these callings that instead of a job well done or perhaps a promotion of rank, we were falsely charged of rape conducted by a member of the Prosecution Officer. Because of my limited and lack of resources in all aspects coupled with the persecution of some corrupt members of the Prosecution Service of the Department of Justice, these trumped up false charges of rape prospered.

    I then remembered God and asked His forgiveness, “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”) Matthew 6:14). These are now my cries, agonies and sufferings of my families and loved ones. I am really innocent but God has a plan stored for me. I know that God used this experience for me to realise the truth. I am now a true son of God because I have repented and accepted Jesus as my only Lord and Saviour.

    May God Bless you also. (SGD) SGT. Arnulfo A. Aure SONLIGHT MINISTRY

    Bureau of Corrections Philippines.

  4. Inmate: Art Pangilinan

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    Name:

    Art Pangilinan

    Age:

    41 years D.O.B. 28th December 1960

    Prison No.:

    N98P1434

    Dorm:

    1D- Death Row

    Crime:

    Kidnap for Ransom

    Sentence:

    Death

    Detained:

    Since 1994

    Status

    Married 2 children

    Former Occupation:

    Electrician

    Family Address:

    149 Bo.Pag-asa, Pinamtsaran, San Miguel, Bucazar, P.I.

    Greetings,

    Myformer life was a mess! I didn’t know Jesus Christ then and what I did was/is abominable to the Lord and contrary to His law. It was my ignorance that led me to DEATH ROW. Guns in my hands, money in my pocket and fear in my heart. ‘That was my Life’ Now it has all changed! The Bible is in my hand and God is in my heart. I can face life and death with a clear head. ‘My cup runneth over’.

    My detention is a blessing in disguise! Even with the death penalty staring me in the face, I have no FEAR. Knowing full well that Jesus Christ is my Saviour and by God’s GRACE alone has given me eternal life and freed me from the power of sin.

    God has changed me and even my family. We now live in harmony, peace and happiness. I praise and thank God everyday. I am happy only when I serve Him.

    Since my “conversion” I have completed an Evangelism Explosion Course and currently studying at the Reformed Theological Seminary which visits herEvery week since my “conversion” I have completed and Evangelism Explosion course and currently studying at the Reformed Theological Seminary which visits here every week

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    Graduation Day Evangelism Explosion III (Right)

    Here on Death Row I help one of the Elders and trainers to preach and teach the wonderful word of God to the other death row inmates who are

    still in darkness.

    At long last my emptiness is now filled with the love of God. -- Is your life empty? Turn to him with a humble heart and seek this wonderful experience.

    May God bless you my dear reader. Art Pangilinan

    Witnessed by Bro. Michael Clarke

  5. Inmate: Basilio B. Malarbob

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Name:

Basilio B. Malarbob

Number:

N96 P-2907

Dorm:

13 D B.O.C.

Age/ DOB:

43 years 12th March 1959

Sentence:

Life

Crime:

Murder

Profession:

Woodcarver

Status:

Married

Family Address:

Imelda B. Malarbob, Pitawan, Hingyon, Ifueo, Province.


My Life Story August 2001


Dear Friends in Christ, Readers,

Greetings to everybody who wants to know Jesus Christ in their lives. From his power, love and mercy to all sinners who would like to receive his cleansing power by his blood shed on Calvary Hill for the remission of all sins. Through Him only we shall receive Eternal Life, in Jesus name, the Son of the Living God.

I am affirming before the public what God, Jesus Christ, has done for me, turning my sorrows and sufferings into joy, converting me from Paganism to Christianity, from darkness to the Light, - to encourage you dear Readers to make a new decision to accept the Lord Jesus Christ in your life. It is not too

late for you to do it, to commit your selves totally to the Lord. If you comply with his commands he will help you and give you abundant blessings.

I am Basilio B. Malarbob, born among the poorest in our place, Cababuyan, Hingyon,

Ifugeo Province. Married to Imelda B. Malarbob, God has given us gifts of five children with his blessings, namely Randy, Roldan, Melba, Myrna, and Helen. I love them all very much.

Because we belong to a poor family, we could not hire a private lawyer to defend my case of murder due to insanity My previous life had been very miserable and disgraceful and detestable in the sight of God, because of the worldly principles that had control of me. I was engaged in many vices that had grasped me, such as gambling, smoking and drinking. - Intoxicating habits, which included sacrificing to Idols like the pagan, I had become, the most detestable to God. I even carved wooden idols for business, and sold them to antique collectors and tourists. However I was still unhappy, and although I worked hard to support my family, we were still starving and financially hard —up, because I entrusted to pagan gods, the most useless in every thing. 1

It became more miserable, as I soon became possessed by demons. My insanity led to the neglect of my family, a great pity, and lasted for a long long time. My parents and relatives bound my hands and feet every time I was possessed to stop me loitering and to prevent me from doing harm around our place. The pagan gods did nothing to help, even when my parents offered pigs and chickens or other animals. It was useless.

So at an appointed day and time it was arranged for me to go to the mental hospital for psychoanalysis and treatment but it was tragic and all in vain. Before the appointed time came I was again under the influence of the devil, and hacked to death one of our neighbors. That mysterious incident led to my incarceration.

When I regained my conscious mind, my good senses, I was surprised to find that I was isolated in a dark room, with my hands bound with chains. I was ignorant of everything that had happened, and did not know why I was imprisoned in that dark room. They told me that I had murdered a man in our community, but I had no idea how or why or what I had done. When they had finished relating the whole story I was trembling with fear, thinking of the situation of my family, parents and relatives. But nevertheless I had to accept my fate and my fortune.

At first inside the provincial jail, I had no hope to live because of the many burdens, so heavy that my weak shoulders could not bear them any longer It was at this time that I began to wonder who was the true God, who

could heal my broken heart, and my sickness and my sore head. I began to renounce the useless pagan gods and to turn to the real God. Then, several Christian ministers came to share the truth of the Word of God, and brought the Love of the real God to sinners like myself. Then I came to know Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was sacrificed for us, to save mankind from the bondage of sin (Exo.12 1-20 Cor.5. 7.) I decided to love Jesus Christ, receive Him, and accept Him as my Lord and Saviour deep in my heart. That led to my water baptism in obedience to Jesus’ command, a year after my crime, in 1995. Since I entrusted my life to the Lord I have recovered my health and started to be happy and joyful, having a new peace of mind and fearing God. My lost hope has been restored by the work of the Holy Spirit, which gives me inspiration and hope for the future. Since I gave my life to him, I have never again been possessed by demons. I read and learned from His words in the Book of Mark (1. 21-28) that Jesus Christ has authority to drive out demons, and by putting your faith and belief in Him you will be cleansed from sickness, iniquities, and have the gift of Eternal Life — the salvation which counts the most. That was the start of my Christian life, turning away from paganism and starting a new life.

The judge convicted me and gave me a life sentence. They transferred me to N.B.P. Maximum Security Compound. Here inside the Compound I am growing more in the knowledge of his Grace, spending my time studying his words in the School of Theology (NBPTI) under the supervision of Rev. Luke Dangatan Jr. the Director of this institution. I came to know the Scriptures, to study them, ‘to show thyself to be approved unto God’ (2 Tim 2:15) So I thank the Lord for putting me inside prison for this great opportunity to concentrate on the study of His Words for His purpose- (Rom 8:28); for putting things in order to let me know his great healing power, so that I might turn to Him, to praise and adore Him, and be one of his servants for the rest of my life.

Most of all however I want to be used to testify to His goodness, righteousness and His power to defeat the pagan gods the pagan gods were useless and powerless to heal the sickness that was in my life. I was only healed and relieved from my anxiety, sufferings and sickness when I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. Then I was completely released from the bondage of sin. If you know the truth, the truth will set you free. (John 8:32). He will set the captives free from their sins if they come to know the truth in Jesus Christ, the Lord and Son of the Living God.

Now that I have experienced being possessed by demons, having knowledge of being convicted by the exertion of direct control, being influenced by the derangement of my mind. My mind was made blind, my

memory destroyed, and I was even made mute, speechless and senseless. Sometimes even my sight would change, so that people seemed to change appearance, swelling, fearful and disgusting to my eyes.

So my dear readers, I share with you the badness of the demons and Satan also, and the goodness of Jesus Christ through my own personal experience.

When I received Jesus Christ as my own personal Saviour all the feelings of anxiety, depression, agony, insanity and my sore head were relieved and all my sufferings turned to joy.

It is true that when you are possessed by devils your moral and spiritual disposition changes confirming the following passages; Matt.4: 24, Luke 8:36, Mark 5:3-4, John 10:21. etc. The only solution to these problems — physical, emotional, financial and spiritual burdens — is to entrust them all to Lord Jesus Christ, to repent and receive him as your own personal Saviour. God is merciful and will pardon sin (Isa 1:18) Surely God will bless you and count you as one of his children of the light, and no longer a son of the devil. As you receive Him and have all your iniquities wiped out, cleansed by his blood shed on the Hill of Calvary, when he said ‘ It is finished’ (John 19: 30) you will experience the confirmation of all believers.

As for me now, I am going to serve the Lord. I am serving the Lord through teaching

Inside the prison, and I will continue when I am eventually released. I am teaching Angelology, which pertains to angels, Satan and devils. I have knowledge of their wiles and schemes through my own experience, and I can help people who are possessed by teaching them to accept Jesus Christ into their lives.

The knowledge that I learn from this Theological School, inculcated by the Reverend Luke P. Dangatan Jr., and his faculty will be of great help for teaching, correcting and rebuking, (2Tim: 3:16-17) to teach people how to fight and how to overcome suffering, trials and temptations, and to trust in the mighty power of Jesus Christ. (Jas4: 7-10. Resist the devil and he will flee from you, come near to God, purify your heart, and humble yourself before the Lord and he will lift you up.

I therefore conclude my testimony with my own personal composition, ‘Lord pardon me’ as my expression of thanksgiving to the Lord for His Faithfulness.

Lord Pardon Me

I beg your pardon Lord,

For the offences I have offended you with, Due to my insanity,

I beg your pardon.I need you in my life,

You are the hope of my life’ From my agony and my anxiety I beg your pardon.

Now that I know you Lord, I

I will do what you want me to do, For the rest of my life

Until my life is through You healed my life From insanity to sanity

You redeemed me from darkness to light, Shine on me,

And on my way to you Lord, I beg your pardon.

I need you I my life,

You are my hope and everything,

I need your holiness my whole life through For the rest of my life, as long as I live

I will extol your name as my covenant to you, For my whole life through

So I beg your pardon. (Repeat 2nd and 3rd.)


My very best, Basilio B. Malarbob. Pstr. Andy C. Dolin Associate pastor.

Witnesses: Rev. Luke P. Dangatan Jr. Director, NBPTI (Head Pastor)

10 Inmate: Blessie A. Velasco


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Name:

Blessie A. Velasco

Prison No:

N98P-2214

Dorm:

1-C Death Row

Age:

30 years. 29th October 1970

Marital Status:

Married no children

Sentence:

Death Penalty

Detained:

Since Feb 7th 1996

Crime:

Rape

Former Occupation:

Farmer


30th September 2001

Family Address:

BGY. BAN-AG Alimodian, Iloilo 5028

Dear Reader

I will share you my life. When I was still a non-Christian. I was a farmer and although my income was not enough for my daily substance. I indulged myself in smoking, drinking and womanizing. My parents were neither, poor nor rich, but I was not able to finish my studies because of bad influence among my friends, until I became a thief. I had many pending cases against me so I had to go from place to place, all these cases were settled through the use of money, and I knew then that more money meant more power.

This kind of thinking led me to more serious crimes. This time money can’t do anything. I was imprisoned and later convicted my sentence was death by lethal injection and I was so afraid. I was even more afraid when they brought me to death row, national Bilibid prison. ‘’Oh God” I called and thought this was the end. But the Lord had a plan for me. A group of born again Christians came to me and preached wonderful words to me of love and encouragement that I had never heard before. That changed my, heart, body and soul. From then on it changed my prospective even of death. I am no longer afraid of death as I know when it happens I will be with God in heaven. Thanks to the guidance of the Holy Spirit I have finished the Evangelist Explosion course. I am also continually receiving wisdom and daily necessities in life. May God bless you through our Lord Jesus Christ?

Blessie A Velasco.

Witnessed by: Pastor Isaganim Obispo,

11 Inmate: Bobby S. Delacruz


Name:

Bobby s. Delacruz


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Prison No:

N200-P-2771

Dorm:

1A

Age:

33 years.

Marital Status:


Sentence:

Death Penalty

Detained:

Since Feb 7th 1996


Crime:

Kidnap for Ransom


Former Occupation:

Farmer

30th September 2001

Family Address:

BGY. Buga, San Miguel, Bulacan


Dear Readers,

I thought the story of my life was over when they brought me here in prison with a death sentence. I was in shock here in death row. I thought I would be the next in line at the death chamber. Fright and sadness overwhelmed me.

One Friday morning an inmate in our dormitory approached and invited me to attend church services of Sonlight Ministries Evangelical Christian Fellowship Inc. I was introduced to Pastor Rogie Candelario and that was the first time I heard about the word of God. Happiness fillled my heart and from then on I attended Fellowship regularly. When I received our Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour, sadness turned to gladness. I am not afraid to die anymore, knowing God is there to comfort me. I thanked and praised God for the greatest love for me. I am reading the Holy Bible daily to seek wisdom and guidance.

Glory to God. Thank you.

Bobby S DELACRUZ

Witnessed by: Pastor Ray Calonzo

12 Inmate: Bonfilo Martinez



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15th August 2001

Dear Reader,

Name: Bonfilo R. Martinez

Age: 40 years

Prison No.: N94P-2128

Dorm: NC-2

Crime: Rape with Robery

Sentence: Reclusion Perpetua (life


Detained: Since July 1998 Status

Former Occupation: Farmer

Family Address: Sababga Caramoran Catanduanes

Philippines

Precious greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

It is a great privilege for me to write and give my personal testimony of my experience of salvation. I was born in a Roman Catholic family. There was no transformation in my life, though we were called by God, sin was still in our daily lives. We did everything that was evil, but we kept doing it over and over again.

Our religion told us it was normal to commit small sins, but killing, stealing, fighting, raping, were acceptable, and even made to believe that we could still go to heaven, if we could confess our sins to a priest once or twice a year. Later on, I found out that this sacrament means nothing and I was bound for hell?

One day I was sitting in front of a store in our place, and I heard someone testifying to his experience of salvation. I became very curious about the things he was saying. It was the first time in my life that I heard about God! Words like “you must be born again” and about judgement day, heaven and hell. It awakened my soul and from that time I desired to find God and the truth. By the year 1991, the man whose testimony in the store to whom I heard, encouraged me to come to his place with his family. When I saw him, I remembered all the things he told me about the Bible. We often talked together and he shared his experiences and what he knows about the Bible. One day, Pastor U Hamilton during their night time service which I attended with my friends their fellowship and hear his preaching. The spirit of God touched my heart to repent of all my sins. I decided to give my life to God and I did.

At that moment my life was changed. I know I was forgiven all of my habitual sins and I felt the strength of God and the Holy Spirit was with me to follow him. What a wonderful experience of salvation I had. (1 Tim. 1 v12-17)

I now thank God daily in prayer for giving me the protection to withstand the fiery darts of Satan and his demons. It is my faith in God that I know for certain that nothing can prevent me from receiving God’s gift of eternal life. I am totally secure. (Ephesians 6 v 12-18).

God bless you all. Bro. Bonnie Martinez Witnessed by:

Pastor Reydante A. Calonzo

  1. Inmate: Carlito Andranda Y. Mateo

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    Name:

    Carlito Andrada Y. Mateo

    Prison no.:

    N98P-3623

    Dormitory:

    9C-2

    Age:

    42 yrs.

    Sentence:

    Reclusion PerpetuaLife

    Crime:

    Rape

    Family Address:

    836 San Jose St. Poblacion Las Pinas City


    Greetings to all

    I’m glad that I was given the opportunity to share my life testimony and how I was imprisoned for life.

    Since my early age of 13 I tried to go with my friends while attending to my Secondary schooling. I could remember that it was in 1972. At that time I was involved with other people who were hard drinkers of intoxicating liquors, including drugs and later became a drug dependent. This is what we were doing day and night with my friends, until I finished High School in 1975. I was one of the students given privileged

    by our teacher to continue my schooling in College, and given the choice of courses I wanted. This I did, but I wasn’t able to finish my course, because I choose to go with my former companions rather than devote my time to my schooling. Unknowingly, I was already hooked with drugs, and totally ignored the good counsel given to me by my parents.

    Until one day I realized I found myself in agony inside the prison bars.

    In this kind of situation, my heart was filled with distress and repentance, that’s when I thought of God to whom my parents had taught me from my childhood. It’s only now that I am in prison that I began reading the Bible were I found all the answers to my questions in life. I came to know that God is a forgiving God that hears and answers our prayers.

    Two years later I meet Michael Clarke who is a British national. He became my very close friend. We set up a small tent just near the NBPTI Chapel, where Bro. Michael is attending worship services with Pastor Andy

    C. Dolin. It became our meeting place for sharing God’s words and our past experiences in life and the Lord. I didn’t accept Jesus Christ at that time. I’m only a believer of God who creates everything in this universe. But now, I believe that God is working His own plan for me.

    When the Trojan Horse Mission came to the Philippines to visit us, the “Captives”, Rev. David Clarke and Gordon Smith an Evangelist from England, held an Evangelistic Crusade inside the Maximum Security Compound of the penitentiary last August 11, 2001. Rev. David Clarke mentioned many things to me, about God and even sing a song entitled “Spirit of the Lord Came Down”, that inspired me very much.

    At that moment I felt that the Holy Spirit was convicting me, and I couldn’t even restrain myself to cry the tears of joy that flowed from my eyes. During the Altar call, God draws me to come upward to the stage and I made a covenant with the Lord, that I will devote to Jesus Christ the remaining portion of my life, and received Him personally as my “Lord and Saviour”.

    Now I’m a “Born Again Christian”, and Praise the Lord. It is my prayer that whoever reads this will be blessed with the gift of Eternal Life and Freedom from the power of Satan.


    Carlito M Andrada Witnessed by:

    Pastor Andy C. Dolin Associate

    Pastor

  2. Inmate: Celso Daluz

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    17th August 2001


    Name:

    Celso Daluz

    Prison No:

    N200P-1598

    Dorm:

    1-A Death Row

    Age:

    26 years. D.0.B. 12th March 1975

    Marital Status:

    Single

    Sentence:

    Death Sentence

    Detained:

    July 1998

    Crime:

    Murder

    Former Occupation:

    Farmer

    Family Address:

    Zamboanga Del Norte

    Dear Readers,

    My job when I was still in the free world required me to climb high rise buildings and I was always afraid. Not knowing what will happen to me in case of an accident. I was always wondering that if I fell down would I go to heaven? Now I am happy because I know I have eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Then everything changed, when I was imprisoned and sentenced to death I thought it was the end of the world for me, but it is not, a friend shared me the word of God And that was the start of a new life. I go to church services, bible studies and nightly devotions regularly. I have a peace of mind now and most of all faith, hope and love.

    I spend my time now reading the holy Bible and truly I have found out, we cannot live by bread and water alone but by the words of God

    I am not afraid of dying knowing that I am saved and will go to heaven because I accepted, Jesus Christ our Lord, as my saviour.

    God bless you. Celso Daluz. :

    Translated by: Zoila Ama 8A1

  3. Inmate: Christopher O. Iglea

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    August 7th 2001


    Name:

    Christopher O. Iglea

    Age:

    25 years

    Status:


    Prison No:

    N9J-P-2892

    Dormitory:

    1B-B

    Crime:

    Kidnap for Ransom

    Sentence:

    3 Death Penalties

    Served:

    Detained:

    Since 1998

    Family:

    180 Santos Compound Better, Living Subdivision, Paranaque City 1711

    Dear Readers,

    A simple life, that’s all I want. When I was still in the free society I had so many friends because I was easy to get along with, a cheerful man they say. I had always time for my friends but no time for God, until one day I was involved in a very serious crime, kidnap for ransom, and was sentenced to die by lethal injection. Three times to die, that is horrible, isn’t it?

    It was late 1995 when they brought me to death row, maximum-security compound here in Muntinlupa City. I was only 18 years old, so young to leave this world, the happy days were over.

    Until one day somebody invited me to attend a church service, telling me that it will be a big help for me. It will clear my mind of anxiety and trouble, he says, and it will give me peace of mind. God was so good to me. Ever since I accepted Him as my Saviour and surrendered my life to Him my whole being changed. He strengthened me. I am now not afraid to die, just in case I lose the appeal.

    So long, I will end my testimony by saying that I entrusted my life to Him, our Lord Jesus Christ.

    God bless you. Christopher IGLEA

    Witnessed by: Pastor Ray Colonzo

  4. Danny Dela Cruz


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    Name:

    Danny Dela Cruz

    Prison No:

    N98P-2378

    Dorm:

    1-A Death Row

    Age:

    50

    Marital Status:


    Sentence:

    Death Sentence


    Detained:

    1998


    Crime:




    Rape


    Former Occupation:

    Teacher

    20 th August 2001

    Family Address:


    “My life’s testimony” Greetings Dear reader,

    All my life the thought of DEATH has always haunted me: Is there life after death? Is there a spiritual world? Is there a heaven? Is there a hell? These were the questions that always troubled me and I am certain that everyone at some point in their lives have had those thoughts. The fact is that I was very scared of death and I didn’t want to die.

    Everyone must die sometime which is the reality that cannot be avoided, but most of us tend to avoid this fact and put it on hold for sometime in the future.

    In 1998 the impact of the reality of death hit me like a ton of bricks! The judge told me that I would be taken to a place “Death Row” and my life would be taken by way of EXECUTION.

    I ask you dear reader to try to imagine the feeling of EXECUTION.

    I ask you dear reader to try to imagine the feeling of looking at death face to face. Can you really imagine this? I don’t think so….

    Within hours of being sentenced to die, I was transferred to Death Row here in the maximum-security prison in Muntinlupa City. My head was shaved and I was allocated a floor space in the Death House, which was already overflowing with over 1,000 other poor souls facing the same fate. Some were already crazy, some half crazy and were walking around like zombies. Several had just been executed and the fear of death was everywhere.

    Yes, the sting of death was upon me and I too was beginning to go insane, until one day I met another inmate who radiated an actual presence of peace

    and confidence. He told me that he was a Christian and that Jesus Christ had saved him from this torment and had in fact given him Eternal Life and this could be mine also if I humbled myself and confessed that I was a sinner and accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. more and more of this wonderful news.

    Over the next few months I felt myself being drawn by an invisible force to this newfound friend. I was hungry for A short while later I surrendered my life to God and felt the Holy Spirit bearing witness with my spirit that I too was now a child of God and by Grace alone I had been granted Eternal Life.

    I now know the answer to my big question of what happens when we die…. If we continue in unbelief and after our physical death our soul/spirit will on judgement day will be thrown into Hell “the lake of Fire” where it will be tormented day and night for eternity, just like the poor souls in death row who were crazy or zombies, which in fact is just a slight taste of this horrible fate. It is God’s way of warning people of what is in store if they continue in unbelief. (Read John Chapter 3)

    I now know that God has a plan for everyone. In my case he used the fear of death to draw me to Him. Nobody know the way God works, but one thing I am certain.

    of is that it is my duty and delight to spend every breath that is left in my body in preaching the wonderful Gospel of Salvation.

    I plead to all of you dear readers to dwell on my every word and ask God right now to come into your life, (tomorrow it may be too late)

    Since my conversion, God has blessed me be allowing me to attend a weekly T.T.S (Reformed Theological Seminary) and I am taking my Bachelor of Science in Theology. I have also become a trainer for the prisons Evangelism Explosioteam and most recently voted overwhelmingly to be the Christian leader here in Death Row D-1.

    I wish to send my special greetings to Suny Wilson in England who in 1999 was acquitted by the supreme court who lifted the death penalty from him. He too was a true Christian “praise the Lord”.

    It is my prayer that every reader of my testimony will be cut to the heart by my words of truth (the sword).

    If you feel like writing to me, I would be delighted to hear from you. Regards to all

    Danny

    Witnessed by Bro. Michael Clarke.

  5. Inmate: Danny H. Moreno

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August 16th 2001


Name:

Danny H. Moreno

Prison No:

N92P 3056

Dorm:

7-C

Age:

29 years.

Marital Status:

Married no children

Sentence:

Double Life

Detained:

Since Feb 7th 1996

Crime:

Rape

Former Occupation:

Farmer

Family Address:

San Pascual, Masbate City


Dear Readers,

Prison does not change a man, but God. I came to this prison with a double life sentence in 1992 and only in 1999 my whole life changed when a friend invited me to attend Fellowship under Sonlight Ministry. Formerly my life was a mess. I was troublesome even outside prison. Many hated me for that, but I was afraid to die, but not any more, I am a changed man now.

I am now performing duties as a deacon in our church and as a prayer leader in our

brigade, and outreach station to different dormitories here in maximum security |

Compound. Never been so happy in my life for the love of God for me. “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you

rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find Rest for your souls.” Matthew 11: 28-29.

Thank you. Danny H Moreno

Witnessed by: Pastor Ray Calonzo

18 Inmate: Edwin Detabali Tubiera


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Name:

Edwin Detabali Tubiera

Prison No:

N93P-2573

Dorm:

9-C1

Age:

15th February 1956

Marital Status:

Married

Sentence:

Three life terms and ten to 17 years

Crime:

Three Counts of murder and frustrated Murder

Former

Occupation:

Former Policeman

October 2001

Family Address:

Brgy. San Vicenta, San Fernando City La Union

2500 Philippines


Personal Testimony

When I was a little boy, I was very fond of going fishing in the sea and some fishing places in my hometown. I always did this after my class in the elementary, especially so during the weekend. I’ve been an active little boy and always on the top of my class and always received an honour during commencement exercises in my elementary school. At that time, I really want and dreamt top be s successful and be medalled police officer. And so, when I finished my high school I went and enrolled in the College of Criminology, University of Baguio, and Baguio City, Philippines. It was my late grandmother who financially supported my study in college, and through my self-discipline, endurance, and strong determination and with help, of the Almighty God; I was able to finish my course in four years with high marks.

On June 1990, I was recruited as a police officer in the Integrated National Police here in the Philippines and was given the rank of Patrolman. Subsequently, I took and underwent the six months Police Basic Course Training, in the Police Training Centre located in Baguio City, Philippines. After my training, I was assigned in the Integrated National Police Field of RECOM I, and we did some combat operations against the New Peoples Army or armed elements of the Communist Party of the Philippines in the far flung places of the provinces of Iiocos Sur and Iiocos Norte, Philippines. I only experienced one running gun battle with these lawless elements and this occurred sometime in the month of September 1991 at the mountainous place of the town of Batac, Iiocos Norte. After a few months I was transferred to San Fernando City Police Station in the province of La Union. Philippines and I was assigned in one of the Police Sub-Stations, which is near my residence and manned it together with my co-police officers who were

assigned in this Police Sub-Station. While I was there, I came into contact with some crooked police officers and I was strongly influenced by them and I became so stubborn, arrogant and proud. I became addicted to all kinds of alcoholic drinks. I became a chain smoker, spending three or four packs of cigarettes in one day, and I went always to nightclubs and bars and took out young and beautiful prostitutes and brought them to motels for a whole night of sex. I became aggressive violent too when it came to handling the treatment of those people who we arrested for violation or infraction of laws especially those who were charges for crimes of theft or robbery. I really forgot and failed to share some of my earnings to my parents and other family members because I always spent it in sustaining my bad vices. One day I realised I am leading a bad life and I decided to change but I could not do it on my own strength. I knew my life was a picture of a miserable life. A life that has no meaning, no direction, no peace, no hope and no God at all. And on day in June 1992, while I was sleeping at home, I had a dream and I dreamed that I was in a place surrounded by a very thick and very very white clouds and in the center of that place I saw an image of a man standing not too far from me and he was wearing very very white cloths, sports a long golden hair and his hands and faceproduced gleaming lights while he is calling me to come close to him. While I am moving towards him I covered my face because I was glaring at the gleaming lights coming form his hands and face and suddenly I was awakened. I was amazed and hardly breathed and sweated profusely. I tried to remember my dream and tried my best to understand its meaning and message but I could not fathom it. After a few days, I was implicated in a gruesome murders of three shoplifters, (thieves) in our place which was sensationalized by the press and media people here in the Philippines and it became headlines of every daily news paper and tabloids for almost one and a half years. Before my arrest, I felt so really depressed and hopeless, and I even nearly reached to point of committing suicide, by using my Calibir .38 service revolver to blow my head off just to end my life and to escape the very difficult and tough time that I was facing, but all of a sudden there was such a lightening flash that entered into my mind where in I taught of God. Called unto His holy name. And I uttered trembling words asking for His grace and to forgive me all my sins, and at that moment I changed my mind and did not push through then plan of committing suicide. After a few hours my fellow police officers came into my residence and advised me to report immediately in our police station because there would be a police line up to be conducted by the team of investigators who were investigation the gruesome murders wherein policeman from our station were their prime suspects as it was allegedly stated by the lone

survivor of these gruesome murders. Many high ranking police officials Many high ranking police officials, press and media people, civilian and government employees and other policemen were present when this police line-up was conducted and unluckily and unfortunately I was one of the five policemen who were identified and pinpointed of the lone survivor as responsible for these gruesome murders, and then they immediately arrested us and placed us in a holding cell while we were awaiting for the arrival of police officials who were going to transfer us in another jail. I under went a very unjust and unconstitutional questioning and interrogation by the head of the investigating team conducting an investigation in these cases and he even forcefully banged my head on the wall wherein I lost my sight for a few minutes and I really felt dizzy and vomiting. After a few days, the fiscal holding these cases filed a complaint against us with the charge of three counts of MURDER and one FRUSTRATED Murder. And then he elevated this to the court and the court recommended no bail for us because the evidence against us was very strong. Just like any other accused, I asked the services of a lawyer to defend me in court, but before the trial started I had a prediction that I will loose my case because the judge would handle and try my case will believe the statement and testimony of the survivor and beside this, the press and media people kept on publicizing unfavorable and biased news against us. After a year of marathon and well-publicized trial, the judge who tried our case set a time for the promulgation of the decision of these cases. During the promulgation of the decision, many police officers, media people, students, government employees, and many others crowded the court. The judge declared us GUILTY BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT and sentenced us to serve THREE LIFE IMPRISONMENTS for the three counts of murder. And serve TEN YEARS to SEVENTEEN YEARS for the frustrated murder. After the promulgation of our sentences we were heavily escorted back to our cell by heavily armed prison guards and policemen to ensure our safety. And on the following day, our case hit the HEADLINES of every newspaper here in the Philippines and many hard hitting newspaper columnists bombarded us with unsavory and humiliating remarks, but there were people still coming in my cell who gave a comforting and encouraging word and I came to know that they were born again Christians. My parents, brothers, sisters, relatives, friends, especially my girlfriend gave me also encouraging words during this turbulent and tough time that I’m going through. And one day while I’m busy doing something in my cell, two men came to me and requested politely to have some talks with them and which I readily and immediately accepted without any question and then I moved toward them and these two men extended their hands to me for a handshake

and then they introduced to me their names. The first man I forgot already his name but I still remember the name of the other man as Atty. Casuga, a practicing lawyer and a member of the Baptist Church in Baguio City, Philippines. Both of them asked many things about myself, my family, my cases, my condition and my religion, and I answered them politely and with truth and humility. After this, the first man started sharing his testimony to me and told me that he was from Fiji Island he was an ex-convict and served 17 years imprisonment in Fiji Island Prison for the crime of Robbery with Homicide and he became a born again Christian in prison, and now he was of missionary works sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost souls especially those who are in jail and prison. And then he slowly, concisely and clearly shared me Jesus Christ, about WHO HE IS, HIS WORDS, FAITH, RESURRECTION, and ASCENSION AND EXALTATION using

passages of the Holy Scripture. And through the intervention of the Holy Spirit in my life, I was truly enlightened and fully understood what he had shared to me, and I am to know then the amazing, marvelous and wonderful love of God to me through his begotten son Jesus Christ. I realized and understood too, that I am a SINNER and in great need of a SAVIOR because I was truly endangered by the FIRE OF HELL. And so, at that very moment, I made my ever-greatest decision in my life, by truly repenting for all of my sins and truly receiving JESUS CHRIST in my life as my LORD and personal SAVIOR. Right then and there, I know a miracle had happened to me, because I felt and experienced the unfathomable and expressive joy and peace that reigned in my heart and mind. I know at that moment, I was TRULY SAVED by GOD (John: 47) and he blotted out my transgression (Psalm 51:1) and wrote my name in heaven (Luke 10:20). On the night of that very day, I am now doing the things, which I truly hate to do when I was not a born again and I renounced too all my bad vices and habits. I began reading and studying the Word of God with a delightful and joyful heart (John 5:39; 2 Timothy 2:15) and started memorizing and meditating too the verses in the Holy Scriptures which truly speaks to me (Ezekiel 18: 21-23) and truly touches my heart (Matthew 9:13). I began to worship, praise and thank God in all my prayers, and as days go by, I became more zealous in attending Christian Fellowship inside the jail even though many prisoners were insulting and mocking me (2 Timothy 3:12) and I found out that I am now keep on growing and growing in my faith in Christ Jesus and I always delightfully shared my faith to my parents, brothers, sisters, and other visitors when ever they came and visit me in jail.

On September 11, 1993 I was transferred here in New Bilibid Prison Maximum Security compound, Muntinlupa City, Philippines in order to

serve my long prison term, but that’s nothing to me because I know that in this place God will do something good to me and for the GLORY of HIS POWERFUL NAME. Prison officials placed me in Dorm 9-c1 where in I came to meet and know Pastor Andy C. Dolin who happened to be my dorm mate and at that time he was studying in the N.B.P. Theological Institute. Subsequently, he became my prayer partner and always prayed with him in my room or in his room with Bro. Rogel Rivera. Pastor Andy is the one who encouraged and motivated me to study in the N.B.P. Theological Institute. While I’m studying, the more I came to know God in a very deeper and wider way and the more I understand deeply his words, his plan and will to me that led me to live all life worthy of the Lord that please him in every way (Colossians 1:9-10), and besides this the more that I’ve got that burning love and desire to SERVE GOD in my own humble ways through his graces and I became now bold and without shame in proclaiming the Living Lord of God (Acts 4:29, Romans 1:16). On December 1995, through the long kindness and faithfulness of God to me, and despite of my hard condition here in prison, me and my girlfriend got married here in prison a the N.B.P.

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December 4th 1995 The Wedding Solemnized Rev. Lucas Dangatan

Christian Church Chapel which as reverently officiated by our good pastor, Rev. Lucas P. Dangatan Jr. and was witnessed and attended by many people. And on the night of my wedding, my heart and mind were truly filled with peace and happiness and I felt like floating in the air. I’m sure; this was likely the result of my faithfulness and obedience to God. I had no other things to yearn on that night but to offer my highest and heartfelt praises and thanksgiving to God because I truly prove to myself that God is really so good to me and he truly works in my life in a wonderful and majestic

way. I can strongly say now that nothing can hinder the grace of God even the thick and long walls of this prison as long as we truly obey him. On the following year, I still pursue my study at the N.B.P. Theological Institute and I learned more many things about God and his living and powerful Word. As a result the more I grew in my faith and the more I became trained, equipped and useful in the service of God most particularly in the Bible school and in our church.

Right now, my father and mother and the rest of my family are now born again as a result of my faithful and fervent prayers to the lord and also with the prayers of my Pastor and brethren here in prison. They are now actively involved in the ministry of God especially the weekly Bible of study that they are conducting in our home headed by Pastor Robert Caccam. Whenever they came and visited me here in prison I always brought them in our church and joined us in worshipping and praising the Lord. Actually, I am now engaged in the preaching and teaching of the Word of God here in prison and I am truly happy and enjoy doing it. Presently I am one of the elders in our church (N.B.P. Christian Church) and a faculty member of the N.B.P.’S Theological Institute and Paaralan Buhay (a Bible school here in prison).

I am now looking forward and focusing on the day when God will set me free from my prison confinement in order to obey and fulfil his commission to me as a FISHER OF MEN (Matthew 4:19; Mark 1:17) in proclaiming the Gospel of God in the whole world. And I now thank the Lord Jesus Christ who SAVED and CHANGED me through his exceedingly abundant grace and for changing my life day by day. All my hardest questions and emptiness and fears in life are gone BECAUSE I FOUND ITS ANSWERS FROM THE LORD JESUS CHRIST and I am now STRONGLY STANDING IN HIS PROMISES WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.

Lastly, I thank God through the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ for giving me this great opportunity to share his goodness in my life through the TROJAN HORSE MISSION, because I know this will bring blessings to all those who love God and to all who will have faith in HIM, ALL GLORY and PRAISES be to GOD the FATHER. AMEN!

May God Bless you : Edwin Witnessed by : Pastor. Andy C. Dolin

  1. Inmate: Dominador F. Emroy


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    Name:

    Dominador F. Emroy

    Number:

    NP3P2528

    Dorm:

    3 D1

    Age:

    49 years

    D.0.B.

    17th September 1952

    Status:

    Married

    Crime:

    Robbery and Homicide

    Sentence:

    Life

    Time Served:

    Since May 1991

    Profession:

    Farmer

    12th October 2001

    Family Address:

    Brgy. Salung Jebek, Sultan, Kudacet


    PERSONAL TESTIMONY

    Dear reader,

    After listening to David Clarke and Gordon Smith announce that they were going to publish a book with the title being “Trojan Warriors” and they wanted people to give their Testimonies for inclusion, I was delighted to do so as I truly want to proclaim to the world that eternal life can be a reality and not just a story. The Bible is truly the word of the living God, Christianity is the true religion. To believe this and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is the ONLY way to achieve it.

    My Former Life

    Before my conversion I was a Muslim. I believe in one God Allah, and that is enough for Salutation also Jesus Christ was only a Prophet and man. I was also a Rebel Soldier of the M.I.L.F. group fighting against the

    Philippine Government.

    My Conversion

    In May 1991 I got arrested by the Government for Robbery and Homicide. Although I was guilty of this my terrorist organization because I was afraid that I would be salvaged ’killed’ by them. Instead I told them I was only a normal person in-order to avoid this certain death.

    When I came to N.B.P. maximum I met a fellow inmate who was a member of N.B.P. Christian Church. He shared with me the word of God and Pastor. Lucas became my good friend and I became hungry for more of this Wonderful news that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. After a short time I realized that my former belief was wrong and repeated totally of

    my former sins and belief and called on Jesus Christ to save me.

    In 1994 I enrolled in the Bible School and completed a 2-year ministerial course also a 2-year course in Diploma Theology and Bachelor in Theology, which led me to being elected as the Associate Pastor of the Bible School. Since then to the present I am an active member of the church and find great delight in proclaiming the good news to the unbelieving inmates.

    I truly believe that the “Trojan Horse” book series is the will of God and that the testimonies of my fellow inmates as well as mine will penetrate the hearts of many who as still held in captivity by the evil one, Saton.

    I also know that God in his own special way brought me to prison in- order to show me the truth. Although I don’t wish prison upon anyone in-order for him or her to be saved. It is my prayer that they will be saved through my words, which are in fact God’s words.

    May God bless you and if you feel like writing to me, it would be my pleasure to reply.

    To God be the Glory

    Yours Truly Dominador

    Witnessed by Pastor. Lucas

  2. Inmate: Domingo E. Lucag


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    Name:

    Domingo E. Lucag

    Prison Number:

    N98P – 2380

    Dorm:

    13-D, Bureau of Corrections

    Age:

    30 years old

    Sentence:

    12 years, 1 month to 14 years and 8 months.

    Crime:

    Highway robbery in band and robbery hold up

    Family address:

    C-8, Camp Dangwa, Bahong, La Trinidad, Benguet

    Greetings to all,

    My testimony starts being the black sheep of the family. I was at the age of thirteen (13), when I learned how to steal and snatch. This became a habit for me that put me in jail many times. And because of such wrong doings, I was a total disgrace to my family.

    Once again, on September 3, 1997, I was arrested with some of my comrades for an alleged crime as stated above. Though I am innocent of these crimes imputed against me, I was never given a change to defend myself in court, despite the insufficient evidences and incoherent witnesses presented before me. In short, I was tried in court and found guilty beyond reasonable doubt and therefore sentenced to an indeterminate term of penalty ranging to twelve (12) years, one (m) month to fourteen (14) years and eight (8) months. Consequently, I was deeply distressed and regretted all the wrong doings I committed.

    Year 1999, I was transferred from my present confinement to the National Bilibid prison. I thought, I would be getting worse being with different people. But fortunately, I came to Christ through a brother who shared with me about Christ. I was really touched by his sharing and when he invited me to accept Christ I didn’t hesitate to respond. From that time on, I felt an inner joy and peace of mind. God has truly transformed me into a new being (from a sinner to a saint). I did attempt many times to change my life but in vain. It was only my experience, through Christ that I am convinced

    of my transformation. Neither money, not my incarceration had anything to do with my being a new being. It’s only Christ! My lord and personal Savior. At present, I am enrolled at the NBP Theological Institute taking a two year course (Diploma in Theology). I now believe that God allowed this to happen to me because he has a better plan for me in the future. Aside from my schooling, I go sharing the Word of God to my co-inmates during my

    convenient time.

    Dear readers I pray that this testimony of mine will help you understand that you can not change your life no matter who you are. It’s only Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. Come to him so that your life will be changed.

    T O G O D B E T H E G L O R Y !

    Witness

    Pastor Andy C. Dolan

  3. Inmate: Eddie Sernadilla

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    1st September 2001


    Name:

    Eddie Sernaddilla

    Age:

    25 2nd February 1972

    Dorm:

    1 C2 “Death Row”

    Prison Number:

    N99P0639

    Marital Status:

    Single

    Former Profession:


    Crime:

    Rape

    Sentence:

    Death

    Years detained:

    Since 24th October 1998

    Family Address:

    Zone V. Bayamtang, Paagasinan 198 Brgy.


    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    Greetings!!! Peace of the Lord to all readers,

    I am Eddie Sernadilla of Dorm I-C2 B.O.C (Death Row) Muntinlupa City, with a provincial address of Pangasinan, I am 25 years old. I was sentenced to death by the supreme court, with the case of statutory rape, which I never did. I was not able to visit school to study, I cannot read and write, this testimony was just assisted through my friend who is helping me in these kinds of works.

    I would like to share my testimony on how I found God our Saviour in my life. Allow me to view some of my life experiences in the free society, our family is poor where we could only live through hard labour, that’s why at my very young age I have to help my family to earn a living, until such time, I was then a carpenter. Through my hard experiences as helper, from this job, I learnt to mix with adults where I learned vices, like drinking liquor, smoking, gambling etc. Although I was linked with these vices I am still responsible to share my earnings to my family, because I have control of

    myself and not really addicted to vices.

    Upon my skill as a carpenter, incidentally one of our barrio mate called to do a job in his house, where allegedly I raped his daughter, but I can prove I am not the culprit, I was just a victim of a ‘frame up’ and mistrial because I can’t understand everything and I have no money.

    I was sentenced to death by the judge in our place, now I was affirmed to die through lethal injection. It hurts, very much; I can’t do anything, just waiting for my execution. So from the very start of my affirmation, I was looking for somebody to help me and try to explain what this is all about? Although I can’t read and write, some of my friends offer to help which I know this is God’s answer to my question. He explained about the Saviour, and how to ask true help, and upon reading me the verses, my mind opened and I began to accept God as the true Saviour. This time I am trying my best to know more about God, and my conscience is clear, and I did not commit any serious sins as my complainant allegedly accused me. I know God is watching us, whatever we do is eventually recorded in his presence, and I really believe his Greatness. He will not let his people be put to harm, instead he saves because he is God, the living God, and there is nothing impossible for Him. As I reflect on the verse which I learned, “if you remain in me, and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and you shall have it” John 15:7

    My brothers and sisters I am appealing to anyone and you, that whoever reads this humble testimony, please extend your hand to me, in one way or the other, help me to over come consequences, because I am courageous enough, and I can cry out “I am not the culprit, I am not a rapist!

    If anyone is interested to go along with my case to continue further investigation, kindly come to me personally and if, send me letters.

    Thank you, God Bless, I am hoping. Eddie Sernadilla

    Witnessed by Zoilo Ama 8A1

  4. Inmate: Edgar R. Vargas

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    August 15th 2001


    Name:

    Edgar R. Varas

    Age:

    46

    Dorm:


    Prison Number:

    N95P-0720

    Marital Status:


    Former Profession:


    Crime:

    Murder

    Sentence:

    Reclusion

    Years detained:

    Since 24th October 1998

    Family Address:

    c/o Jazmin R. Vargas 259 Blk. 7 Kalayaan, S West Rembo. Fort Bonfacio, Makati City


    My Dear Reader,

    As I recall my past a few years ago when my life was in complete darkness, I gathered women and begot children to some of them, and never considered the pain I caused my wife and children. My being inconsiderate by manhandling whoever had offended me, reasonably or unreasonable and as days passed by my activities become worse and worse. As if by a wink of an eye, everything ended in this place. My first few months and even in a couple of years of my stay here in NBP (Maximum Security Compound) my life was so aimless. I felt so empty as if I ‘m in a very uncomfortable situation.

    One morning, something came across my mind and I found out that I was comparing my past and present situation. My wife’s caring puzzled me, how she was able to still care for me here despite of my abuses. She’s a Christian and became light and salt in my life. Tears fell down from my eyes and cried with my heart unto God. Since then, I’m lightening and sharing

    with Christian inmates and silently gathered God’ s word in my mind. Not contented of just hearing, that was the time I learned to read the Bible and best of all, I decided to attend church services until one day as I attended one of the services at I.P.M Chapel, I received Christ as my personal Lord and Savior.

    I enrolled in a Bible school and my school activities inspired me and day by day I’m more excited and inspired to know the truth and good news of the Bible, through worship and fellowship with my co-prisoners who transformed sinners like me to become a worker in his vineyard.

    To God be the Glory because my whole family are now Christians, my two children and me.

    If God is willing, my next project is to share the goodness of God to my brothers, sisters and relatives.

    Yours in Christ,

    Edgar R. Vargas Witnessed by:

    Pastor Anthony Dolin Associate Pastor NBPTI Chapel

  5. Inmate: Edison B. Quilantang

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    August 16th 2001


    Name:

    Edison B. Quilantang

    Age:

    31 20th May 1970

    Dorm:

    7B1

    Prison Number:

    N99P-3232

    Marital Status:

    Married four Children

    Former Profession:

    Mason/Carpenter

    Crime:

    Murder

    Sentence:

    Life

    Years detained:

    Since March 1991


    Dear Readers,

    Not a bad person, that’s what I thought of myself at first, doing some good, doing some bad, knew nothing about God, I though I was normal.

    Life goes on like that, then one day I killed a man in defence but was charged with murder instead and later convicted, when they brought me to national Bilibid Prison I thought it was the end of the world for me and I was going to stay there for life until I die, and I kept on wondering if there is really Heaven or Hell.

    My wonderment, or shall I say ignorance ends, when somebody shared mw the word of God. He let me read the Bible, verse for verse and chapter by chapter, then I knew about Eternal Life and the love of God for me. Now, I completely entrust my life and my loved ones into his hands, and serving the Lord as a coordinator at Sonlight Ministries Evangelical Christian Fellowship.

    God Bless You, Edison B Quilantang

    Witnessed by Zoilo Ama 8A1

  6. Inmate: Elmer B. Garcia

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    August 31st 2001


    Name:

    Elmer. B Garcia

    Age:

    38 yrs

    Dorm:

    1D

    Prison Number:

    N201P024

    Marital Status:


    Former Profession:

    Farmer

    Crime:

    Kidnap for Ransom

    Sentence:

    2 Death Penalties

    Years detained:

    Since 24th October 1998

    Family Address:

    198 Brgy. Mabini Gerona, Tarlac


    Dear Reader,

    Formerly I lived according to the course of this world and was murderer and member of a Notorious Kidnap for Ransom Gang. Until was arrested and sentenced to death. After my sentence was handed down my life was filled with the fear of death, no peace of mind and I couldn’t even sleep well because I was not sure if I would go to heaven when I die.

    But during this period of anxiety one of my Christian friends here on Death Row shared the Word of God and encouraged me to surrender my whole life to the Lord. Until such time that I decide to commit my life to Him and receive His gift of eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ. Since then my fears of death has vanished and experience the joy of peace in my heart.

    Now I know for sure that if I were to die either by sickness or by Lethal Injection I will go to heaven. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints” Psalm 116 verse15.

    My prayer to God is to give me the chance and boldness to share the wonderful works that He has done for me through the Lord Jesus Christ. I also thank him for the opportunity of giving my testimony to the world through this book. To the praise of His Glory.

    Elmer B. Garcia

    Witness by: Pst. Andy C. Dolin.

  7. Inmate: Enrico “Red” Dizon

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    September 1st 2001

    Case Code: “Cochise-Beebom”


    Name:

    Pst. Enrico “Red” Dizon

    Prison No:

    N92-P-2606

    Dorm:


    Criminal Case

    No.:

    Q-90-15239 and Q-90-15240

    G.R No.

    106210-11

    Age:

    40 years. 10th June 1961

    Marital Status:

    Married. 3 Children from my former marriage

    Sentence:

    Reclusion Perpetua (3 Counts)-120 years

    Served:

    11 Years. With GCTA 13 years 8 months

    Crime:

    Carnapping. Kidnapping. Double Murder. Slight illegal Detention.

    Occupation:

    Police Officer

    Family Address:

    96 Bgy. San Jose, Matulid, Mexico, Pampanga 2021


    Summary of Information

    When the controversial case hit the headlines of the major newspapers, tabloids (broadsheets) radio and TV networks, in the 90’s, I did not bother to tell my Commanding Officer and other superior Officers in our unit. This unit being the Intelligence and Investigation Section of the 172nd PC Coy. Based in San Fernando, Pampango in Recom,-3. I still did my duties knowing that I could elude arrest. I was confident that I would not be implicated for I knew that the crime was perfect. I stayed in the safe house.

    One afternoon my youngest son “Kent Lester” 6 months old suffered a convulsion; his eyeballs were white, violet skin and not breathing anymore. I cried help to the Lord, sincerely for the first time in my life, to please restore my son Kent who is now a grade 6 student, healthy and intelligent boy. He was clinically dead for he had no pulse had stopped. I prayed to God, crying please forgive all my sins and I even promise to go for good and start a new life. As I finished my prayer God answered my prayer my child’s life was restored and that same day I promised myself to confess to my wife that I am

    guilty of “ The Crime of the Century”, as tagged by the media. That evening while my wife was watching the television news about the case I came near her, embraced her very tightly and kissed her then with a grumbling

    /shattering voice told her that I am one of the killers and it was about time to surrender and face the consequences. My wife lost her consciousness and when she regained her consciousness she cried again. That night I went to our office to voluntary surrender myself, to my Superiors that was 15th January 1991. I spent the night in prayer then I realized that “ when you are at the end of yourself it is the beginning of God”.

    On the 16th January 1991 I was transferred to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) cell, in Taft Avenue Manila, then on the 5th February I was again transferred to Camp Crame Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Jail as a devout Roman Catholic then. I spent my time in the RC Church almost every day bringing with me, all the time, the 2 status of infant Jesus, one of which according to my (deceased wife) now Isabel was bronze and the other was a gift from my mother obtained by a relative who visited Basilica in Rome. There I religiously recited the Apostles Creed and Hail Mary out of ignorance because during that time I was not born again. I even drew and made four painted statues of saints, which we placed in Grottos on the different cellblock of the custodial compound. Until one day God used an instrument or messenger for me, in the person of Supt. Roberto T. Bondoe, the Jail warden then. He gave me a green covered hardcover Bible and started sharing the “truth” about the gospel of Jesus. During that time I was one of the co-ordinators of the Roman Catholic Church, so I hesitated to come in the Evangelical Church a wall away from our church. One day I was amused to come near the window and peeped and stayed about 40 minutes. The preacher’s sermon was about idolatry. I was really disgusted and angry and embarrassed that was why I immediately went home to my cell thinking of the sermon. My cell was only about 10 meters from the statue of Mary in which I was one who made it oh! God please forgive that that scenario opened my spiritual eye. Yes the Pastors sermon is true. God is the creator of the Universe, the maker of all things, then the question raised on my mind was that’s why are we Catholics kneeling, worshiping and praising to these statues which are only made up of woods, cements, plastic, ivory etc. God is Spirit, yes, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth. Isaiah is correct when he stated in his book that “Idolatry is foolishness” Isaiah chapter 44 verses 9-20. But my tradition and belief is divided. That morning 9th July 1992 I went to RTC Br. 88 to face the final verdict on my case. I was wearing all white cloths a suite with two pockets in which the which the two statues were kept believing that they will help

    me acquitted or vindicated before the judge I stand confidently listening while the verdict on the first and second transcripts. I’ve been acquitted f or carnapping and Kidnapping. I said to my self foolish self then these statues have power bur unfortunately before I was able to utter another word to praise those “rubbish statues” the executive judge convicted me on Double life terms for double murder (Reclusion perpetua) 2 counts then and 17-20 years for Illegal detention.

    Note: I am already a Christian when I received the Supreme Court that the final Judgement and sentenced me to (3 life terms) on the 6th February 1996. When I received this final judgement I’m them on my graduation for Ministerial Course NBPTI Bible School and planning to take BTh next year. I am told myself that it doesn’t matter to me if I was convicted on earth the most important thing to me is that I’m acquitted in heaven. Amen!

    21st October 1992 that I was transferred from the PNP Jail in Camp Crame to NBP (Bureau of Corrections), in Muntinlupa City. Here because of temptations, persecutions and other worldly things even thou I am studying in the school of life, on 1993 I didn’t finish because riots among rival gangs in which (I am one of the gang leaders of the Preesidio side. I was able to finish by Basic Bible course only the next year of 1994.

    Part 2

    Before I came to know the Lord Jesus Christ I was living a life full of sin. I hate to reminisce on my dark past for I do not wish to remember. I do not even want to think on who and what kind of person I was. I consider my old self as one of the worst of sinners. I can conclusively say yes because as far as the sin issue is concerned I did almost or rather committed sin in almost every possible way under the sun “out of Ignorance”.

    But before I proceed on this written testimony of mine on how God divinely transformed my life I would like to give him all the glory, honour and praise for His amazing grace and mercy towards me.

    This testimony on how God divinely changed my life is DEDICATED: TO THE GLORY OF GOD, and Isabel (deceased) my first wife who died of breast cancer by whom I have three sons namely: Karl Zymon, Kelvin Ace and Kent Lester. Also to my second wife Sheryl and to all the Christian pastors and brethren who encouraged and helped me to draw closed to King David’s greater son. The one who is greater than Solomon-The King of Kings and Lord of Lords- Jesus Christ.

    From my teenage years and adult period of life I had been involved in street fighting. Drinking sprees, gambling. Pot sessions using prohibited drugs. I also went on robberies violent and illicit sexual affairs of perversion. It became worse when I joined the uniformed society (PC/INP) now

    Philippine National Police (PNP). I was assigned to different police stations and commands such as The Pampering Striking Force. One of its Provincial Drives against Counter-Insurgency and other organized criminal activities. I was assigned at the PC/INP/PNP Headquarters 172nd DC Coy’s: Intelligence operative. I have earned and awarded military medals and commendations. I did well at the early stages of my police career serving my country by means of protecting their lives and properties. I was engaged in many operations and insurgents and criminal encounters in the field of warfare in which I felt I was super human out of my experiences with the Police Service.

    I used my advantage (my position and uniform) to abuse my authority. I told my self that I would earn a lot of money this being the Devil’s Influence. I was transformed from a “LAW ENFORCER” to a “LAW BREAKER”. I engaged and involved myself in all kinds of criminal activities such as:

    A Gun Runner

    Extortion and giving protection to gambling and prostitution dens Having sexual affairs with married women (sexual immorality)The worst of all IDOLATARY. Hired killer. With all this I was not satisfied I wanted lots of money so I began to kill people for a fee in which several lives were taken by my hands.

    Then God divinely intervened in my life, for he had a divine plan a glorious plan in my life as stated by the prophet Jeremiah (Jer. 29)

    “For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and hope” (NKJV)

    Of course being a Christian I’ve already experienced the lowlands (meaning) I do still commit sins, because we’re on the process of sanctification but the grace of God is sufficient enough that even though were facing problems, persecutions, conflicts, in the Church, and fellow workers and brethren God is ever merciful and faithful.

    Then I confessed my sins to you and don’t hide guilt. I said, “ I will confess my sins to he Lord, and you forgave my guilt” (Psalm 32 verse 5).

    “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”. (1 John 19).

    My whole being, praise the Lord the Lord and do not forget all His kindness, He forgives all my sins and heals my spiritual sickness. Now I’m on the “Mountain Tops” enjoying the joy of my salvation.

    A young lady blessed me. A Christian, who really fears God. Who in spite of all odds, humiliation and persecution to other people accepted me and loved for a very good reason: I even told her to think 100 times before she married me but he told me that she is not interested on the dark side of my life but she is interested in what God is doing in me now and what

    God has got for me in the future. We exchanged our vows last June 10th 2001 at my Dormitory Cell 6-B, Solemnized by Rev. Lucas Dangatan. God is good all of the time. My wife’s name is Sheryl Gamba-Dizon. 24 years old, from Irosin, Sorogon, on the town of San Julian. She graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Economics at the Divine World College in Legaspi City. She is now taking her masters degree at the University of Philippines on Los Bans Laguna taking up research development management.

    Election and Predestination

    For God did predestinate (Greek. Proovizo) is for Him to decree or foreordain the circumstances and destiny of people according to His perfect will. (Rom. 8:29-30) “For whom he did foreknow He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren”.

    “Moreover whom He did predestinate them He also called, whom He called these He also justified and whom he justified He also glorified”.

    It takes 3 1/2 years before God put me in my mother’s womb as a living creature

    At the age of 7 years old I was drowned at Mt. Arayats Old Lagoon. Some people unknown to mw after they saw the incident hurriedly dived in a deep and stinky old lagoon they successfully rescued me but I was still unconscious. This was the second time that the Lord God moved in my life. I was in grade 4 when I was accidentally hit and bumped by speeding “La Mallorca” bus halfway of and old vintage bridge in Lagundi on Mexican town domestic road. I was hardly hit; I can’t remember where I fell what happened next after I was thrown on the left side of the road. Then passengers were screaming and staring at me while in my unbelief I’ve not suffered any confusion or abrasion or scratch and this is the 3rd time God moves in m y

    life.

    Sometime in 1980 while we were cruising on a motorcycle Kawasaki 360 cc with my friend Brandis I was riding on the back and was accidentally hit on the left side by speeding Toyota Celsta. The accident actually happened at the crossroads of Villa Joseph in Balibago City of Angeles, Philippines. In this accident I was hardly hit on the right leg hardly hit I may say because I actually saw a rubber guard that was attached at the front portion of the car not only these. I and my companion Bradis fell on the asphalt pavement and the bike turned turtle and several vehicles speeding on the road miscalculated and did not hit us. The car drivers brought us to hospital. St. Francis Medical Centre in San Fernando Town. They cast my right leg up to my limb but God once again moved in my life for the 4th time because I did not fracture my

    bones were intact and my X-ray examination showed slight wounds on the outer side of my body.

    I can’t count if I tell all how the many times the Lord saved me. I was involved in gang wars, rumbles. I have been in the Striking Force and the Intelligence Community and have engaged in many encounters to the subversive rebels and element of organized crime, I’ve been a subject of much association’s plots and ambushes while in the Police Service. Twice the Lord saved me in Maximum-Security prison. Two groups of assassins now I surely and absolutely believe the Lord is with me and has a divine plan in my life.

    That really God has a divine plan in m y life “ In him also we have obtained an inheritance being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will”.

    I fervently believe that I was predestined like the rags to riches story and what actually happening to me is more that a story. I was predestined according to the council of His will and Jesus Christ is my inheritance.

    For God to elect is for him to choose for salvation and or service a people or person; the choice is not based on merit but on His free sovereign love.

    Even my deepest thoughts and even my wildest of dreams really cannot fathom Gods divine plan for me. Imagine from the very womb of my mother to a sinful life I used to live in and to those circumstances accidents, prison life personal life and spiritual life’s experiences of ups and downs even I’d hit rock bottom. He did not leave me n or forsake me. From Killer to preacher! I really can’t believe it. So my family and friends do. But its true God love is really amazing. To summon it all, “He chose us in him before the foundation of the world that we should be before him in love having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to himself according to the good pleasure of his will.

    Chronology of Ernesto (“Red”) Dizon Achievements

    Date

    Function/Activity

    Location/Group

    1991

    Coordinator, song leader

    Philippine National Police Jail Evangelical Church

    1992-1994

    Choir

    International Prison Ministry

    1995-1996

    Graduated. Basic Bible Course

    PNB

    1995/96

    President Batch 14

    Prisoners of Christ

    1995/96

    Philippine Source of Light

    Correspondence Course


    Back to the bible

    Correspondence Course

    95-96

    Graduated Ministerial

    Course

    NBPT


    Vice President Student Course

    New Bilibid Prison Theological Institute


    Complete-Intervship

    Course

    Pastor


    Assistant Pastor

    Panworld Blind Missions Inc.


    Coordinator P

    Prayer Life Seminars of the Philippines

    1997-1998

    Study- Batchelor in

    Theology 3 years. Material Studies. Appointed Pastor



    Christian Brigade Fellowship

    1998-1999

    Deacon



    Elder



    Pastor. Licensed Minister

    18th November 1999 Sonlight Ministries, Inc.

    Item

    Function/Activity

    Location

    1

    Building coordinator

    (Death Row)



    a. Bldg 1-A, 1-B, 1-C, 1-D.

    2

    Bible Study leader

    (Death Row Brigade)

    3

    Sunday School Teacher


    4

    Bible School teacher

    (PNP) School of life.

    5

    Coordinator

    (VFC) Values Formation Council

    6

    Liaison Officer (FLDCOC)

    Fist Inter Denominational Christian Ordaining Council, Inc.

    7

    General Committee

    Member on Religious Affairs


    8

    Spiritual Adviser (BC)

    Batang City Jail International 32

    9

    Chairman BC Intentional 32

    Inmates Assistance Council

    10

    Outreach Pastor

    Amazing Grace Christian Ministries. Inc.


    11


    Brigade Mayor/Chief Petty Officer


    Dorm 6-B Drug pushers, traffickers, users Dormitory

    Personal Students

    Name

    Life Cell/Death Row

    1

    Antonio Simolata

    Deacon, A6CM- Asst. Chief Petty Officer Dorm 6-B

    2

    Luis Baquiran

    Deacon, A6CM

    3

    Alfred Tumaneng

    Pastor, A6CM

    4

    Rodney Dumalahay

    SMECF

    5

    Gerry Valler

    AGCM

    6

    Rommel Deag

    AGCM

    7

    Alex Bartolme

    Executed 2000

    Teachers


    1992-1999

    1

    Pst. Daniel C. Verano

    Principal (PNP) Pst. In Charge

    2

    Pst. Roland Verches

    Basic Bible Course

    3

    Pst. Gilbert Patagnan

    ‘’

    4

    Pst. Daniel Simbre

    5

    Pst. Barros

    6

    Pst. Polly Esperas

    7

    Pst. Mac Caguioa

    8

    Pst.


    9

    Bro. Librada Arceo

    10

    Sis. Corazon Venano

    Fellow Ministers

    Name

    Met on Ministers Course

    11

    Rev. Lucas Dangatan

    Principal NBPTI

    12

    Rev. Bobby C. Alino


    13

    Rev. Joseph Y. Kim

    Presbyterian Church of


    Philippines

    14

    Rev. Aduardo P. Gaston


    15

    Rev. Verana


    Educational Background

    Seminars

    Bible Ministry Group

    91-94

    Choir member

    International Prison Ministry


    Graduated:

    Sunday School Class (IPM) Basic Bible Course (PNP)


    President

    Batch 14 Prisoners of Christ

    95-96

    Appointed Asst. Pastor

    PanWorld Blind Missions. Inc.


    Graduated

    Diploma in Theology (NBTI)


    Vice President

    Student Council

    96-97

    Completed

    Pastor’s Internship

    94-97

    Co-coordinator

    Prayer Life Seminars of the Phils.


    Red Dizon September 2001

    96-98,99

    BTh. (Theological

    Studies) 3 years


    98-99

    Appointed Pastor

    Christian Brigade Fellowship Inc.

    94-99

    Correspondence Course/ PhiloSol

    Philippine Source of Light Back to the bible

    99

    Deacon

    SMECF


    Elder

    SMECF


    Pastor 18th November 99

    FIDCOC

    Periods

    Seminars

    Location


    Prayer Life Seminars of the Philippines



    Christian Growth Ministries



    Evangelism Explosion III



    Turning Point Int’l. Inc.



    IPM Sunday School



    Sonlight Ministries, Inc.


    Item

    Other Activities

    Location

    1

    Building Co-coordinator

    Death Rows 1-A, 1-B, 1,C, 1-D

    2

    Bible Study Leader

    Death Row Dorm 1-B

    3

    Sunday School Teacher

    SMECF

    4

    Bible School Teacher

    PNB

    5

    Liaison Officer

    FIDCOC

    6

    General Committee Members of Religious Affairs


    7

    Spiritual Adviser

    (BC) 32 Int’l.)

    8

    Chairman Inmates Assistance Council

    (BC) 32 Int’l.)

    9

    Outreach Pastor

    AGCM/Dorm6-B

    10

    Brigade Major

    Chief Petty Officer Dormitory 6-B (Drugs)

    11

    Para-Legal Volunteer for Prisoners Welfare and Counselling Services


  8. Inmate: Ernesto M. Ibias

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    September 3rd 2001


    Name:

    Ernesto M. Ibias

    Age:


    Dorm:

    1-B Death Row

    Prison Number:

    N96P-1418

    Marital Status:

    Married 3 Kids

    Former Profession:

    Farmer

    Crime:

    Murder

    Sentence:

    Death

    Years detained:

    Since 1994

    Served:


    Recommendation:


    Family Address:

    Barangay Laguna, Mabitac, Laguna.


    I am brother Ernesto M. Ibias, 34 years old. Married and have three children. I was born in Barangay Matalatala, Mabitac, Laguna. Before they locked me here in prison. My life is not good, as any one would desire it. I joined a gang wherein I learned many kinds of vices and underwent many kinds of trouble in the street or anywhere my group would go.

    Comes the year 1994, a nightmare that turned my world upside down. An event that I did never explain even in my imagination. Somebody just charged me with murder. They sued me in court and I was tried and heard in court for two years. An hour before the promulgation of my case final judgement, I am so happy because of my expected 100 percent I’ll be acquitted. The reason is I know myself I am not guilty of the crime because I am really innocent. It shocked me my whole life and I felt that every bone in my body was broken, when the judge proclaimed that I was guilty of the offence and sentenced me to death. From that time, hope for everything in my life was gone.

    They immediately transferred me here at Maximum Compound, New

    Bilibid Prison, Muntinlupa City, and Philippines. My mind still can’t focus right. I am just following any command or instructions from anybody. I just eat any food they would give me while I don’t feel any feeling of hunger.

    Until such time, a co-inmate of mine came to me and patiently kept talking about Jesus Christ and the words of God, which he read in the Bible. At first it had no effect on my mind but he insisted on telling me that in Christ I have hope. Maybe because of irritation I ask questions and he answered in a manner that satisfied what I wanted to ask. From that time we always talk about Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. It was the first time to experience the good feelings that I never experienced in my life. Now I focus my interest and life to Jesus, and earthly life do not bother me now, I know that if I am executed I will be with God and nothing is lost. While I am still a citizen on earth, its only temporary, m y permanent citizenship is in heaven. May God bless you.

    Ernesto

    Witnessed by Pst. Andy C. Dolin.

  9. Inmate: Fernando Gujar

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    August 2001


    Name:

    Fernando Gujar

    Prison No:

    N97-2913

    Dorm:

    1-C2 Death Row

    Age:

    48 years

    Marital Status:

    Single. No children

    Sentence:

    10-12 years to 10-17 yeas

    Detained:

    Since October 1998

    Crime:

    Two counts of murder

    Former

    Occupation:

    Construction Worker

    Family Address:

    38 Poblacion, Infante, Quezon.

    Greetings,

    I was a former catholic that prayed to the wooden images made by human hands, with earthly desires. I did not need my parent’s instructions and admonitions. I preferred women and gangs as my constant companions and because of these friends I killed two people and my family disowned me, for I had a nice job. What hurt me most was during this tumultuous affray my friend deserted me. Mind you, that was not my quarrel, it was his dispute and he left me for dead and I awoke in jail after one of the enemies hit me in the head.

    It could be an easy one, if they finished me off, as l realized now the event of what happened and I thanked God for that. When I was convicted and brought to National Penitentiary and a friend invited me to join their Christian Group, I readily accepted his invitation. I am now the runner/ usher of the Sonlight Ministry and currently studying evangelism explosion so that I can spread the word of God, not only to other inmates of this prison, but to my friends and loved ones outside, God willing. I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, HE WHO BELIEVES HAS EVERLASTING LIFE (John 6:47)

    God bless you, Fernando Gujar

  10. Inmate: Garry S. Rosales Jr

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    August 28th 2001


    Name:

    Garry S. Rosales Jr.

    Age:

    63 yrs. 23rd January 1939

    Status:

    Married Ten Children

    Crime:

    Rape

    Prison No.:

    N98P-3640

    Detained:

    Since March 1997

    Sentence:

    Life Imprisonment

    Dorm:

    7B1

    Family Address:

    C/o Erlinda S. Rosales Fir-Rite C. Inc. Bagong Barrio, Caloocan City, Metro Manila

    Occupation:

    Driver


    Greetings Dear Readers,

    When I was in the free society, I considered myself to be quite normal. Getting drunk and involving myself in gambling. I had no real concern for anyone but myself. When I had money I would use the services of many women just to satisfy my sexual desire.

    Prior to my conviction I was the personal driver of a high government official and was very jealous of his life style and would do anything to achieve it. As you can see my alleged case is rape. The complainant being my niece, who stated while my wife was in Manila she stayed in our house to accompany my daughter who was lonely. She said that on December 16th. 1990. I got very drunk, which I do not deny because that was my daily habit. But she said that during the night about 4am. I threatened her with a knife and raped her 3 times. Charges were filed against me and because I couldn’t produce any witnesses the court found me guilty and imposed a sentence of (20-40 years). When I got sentenced in 1998, I had already spent many

    years in jail both pending trial, under-trial and after being sentenced I was brought to the ‘Big House’ NBP Maximum Security Compound Muntinlupa City.

    After my arrival I began to fall apart! I just couldn’t face the future until one day in January 1999. Bro. Jerry Servando who is an elder at Sonlight Ministry New Bilibid Prison Manila. Phil. came to speak to me because he could se I was over-loaded with problems. He was very understanding and preached the lovely words of Jesus Christ to me and told me that the solution to my problems lay in the hands of Jesus Christ. Bro. Jerry invited me to attend the Sonlight Fellowship Ministry, and after a short time I accepted Jesus as my personal Saviour and Lord. I became very hungry for God’s word and spent a lot of time with Bro Jerry, and studying the Bible and one verse that stood out was Math.21: 22. Which tells you to take all your problems to God and pray with confidence that he will give you what you need.

    During the following years I began to experience a deep sense of joy whenever I sang the songs of praise and worship to my Lord and Saviour. Even though I had lost almost all of my teeth due to decay and old age it didn’t stop me! In fact Rev. Joseph Kim often asked me to sing solo during his ‘Jesus in the Christ Fellowship’ every Thursday. My favorite song has and always will be is ‘God will give you what you need’. About six months ago I was speaking with Bro. Michael Clarke, who is from England and fellow inmate. He told me that every time he heard me sing every word penetrated his soul and brought tears to his eyes. Since then Michael Clarke has become a good friend and once I remember telling him that my only prayer is that one day the lord will bless me by providing a complete set of new teeth (dentures) in order to sing more praises to the Lord.

    On August 11th. This year, Michael’s brother David Clarke along with Rev. Gordon Smith spearheaded the ‘Trojan Horse Mission’ from England and held a wonderful crusade here in Maximum. During this crusade Michael gave his testimony and then invited me to sing my favorite song, but before I began to sing he asked me if I truly believed in the words ‘He will give you what you need’ my reply was yes! One day He will because He is faithful. At that moment an envelope appeared from his pocket with the words written ‘Your prayers have been answered’ it contained P2000. Pesos equivalent to the amount of £30. Being the exact amount for a complete set of dentures. ‘Praise the Lord’ I then sang solo like I have never sung before and I am convinced that my voice was empowered with the Holy Spirit and many souls were saved on that day. Michael has since told me that he will soon be released and will join his brothers ‘Trojan Horse Mission’ on full- time basis when he returns to England.

    It is my prayer that God will entrust both David and Michael together with Gordon Smith who is the elder of the mission with extra special gifts to continue their mission in fulfilling the ‘Great Commission’.

    My final message to you dear reader is Please, please believe me. Eternal life can be yours too! Confess that you are a sinner and ask forgiveness, entrust your life to Christ and believe His every word.

    CAN YOU DO IT?

    May the Lord God be with you. Garry.

    Witnessed by: Michael J. Clarke

  11. Inmate: Gerry O. Cave



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    August 17, 2001 Dear Readers,

    Name: Gerry O. Cave

    Age: 33 years.

    D.O.B.: 12th July 1968

    Prison Number: N201P-0235

    Dorm: 1A Death Row

    Marital Status: Single Former Profession: Farmer

    Crime: Kidnap for Ransom

    Sentence: Death Sentence Years detained: Since October 1998

    Family Address: Bgy.Quinaoyanan Bani, Pangasianan

    I knew nothing about God and I was so afraid to die. I was afraid, because I didn’t know what would become of when I die.

    I was a farmer and my life was simple one during the height of el nino (the drought) that was in the year of 1988 and there was no work in the field. I was forced to accept a job as a housekeeper offered by a friend. I went there to clean the house, cook for them, doing house hold chores. There was nothing in particular that aroused my suspicion that this was a safe house for kidnappers. My friend put me in the dark until the police raided the house and I was among the arrested. Terror was an understatement of what I felt, especially when I was convicted of kidnapping and sentenced with the death penalty twice.

    I was in a state of shock for a week when they brought me in death row Maximum security compound here in Muntinlupa City. Until some one

    shared me the word God, they explained to me that there is life after death. Ever since that day my perspective in life changed. I am not afraid to die knowing God is there waiting for me, God works in a mysterious way and I am very thankful for his love for me. Amen.

    God bless you Gerry O. Cave :

    Translated by Zoilo Ama 8a1

  12. Inmate: Hector R. Maqueda




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    Name:

    Hector R. Maqueda

    Age:

    33

    DOB:

    28TH JUNE 1968

    Prison Number:

    N93.P 2859

    Crime:

    Robbery with Homicide

    Sentence:

    Life

    Year detained:

    March 1992

    Served:

    10 years

    Previous Occupation:

    Farmer

    Status:

    Married

    September 11th 2001

    Family address:

    Bugy San Antonio

    Ginayangan, Quezon Province, Philippines

    My sincere greetings to every Reader,

    To all my fellow Christians and my beloved friends, who are not saved from the wrath of God. May the Grace and Peace from the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all?

    God has a Plan

    It is an honour to share with you my testimony, especially to those who have not as yet accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour. Which means quite clearly that their Lord is Satan and through ignorance are still in bondage. The Holy Bible says in Revelation 12:11 that my personal witness to the TRUTH can free you from this bondage!

    My Childhood

    My story starts when I was only three years old and I feel that it is very important to start here because it will clearly show that God has a plan for everyone and the works in such a way that it is impossible for mere humans to understand! We are told that God is LOVE, so why does he allow calamities to come upon us. Why, why , why? He did to me at my tender age of three. Why, why, why? You will know the answer as my story unfolds.

    I was born in 1968 and grew up in the country province of Quezon. My parents lived off the land by growing and grinding sugar cane. The sugar- cane grinder was powered by a carabao water buffalo. It started one day when I stayed behind just to watch the grinder while the rest of my family went to the house for breakfast. I was only three years old at the time. As I was alone I thought I would help my parents by feeding cane into the grinder, but all of a sudden my left hand, which was feeding the grinder was being eaten by this huge contraption. At the time I didn’t feel the pain. All

    I remember was the desire to free my hand. I then used my right hand to recover my left hand, but this too began to be eaten. Pain then shot through me and I screamed at the top of my voice for help. At that moment the sill old carabao stopped in her tracks and the huge grinder came to a halt. The next thing I remember was my family rushing me to hospital. Days later I realized that the doctor had amputated completely my left hand and also a finger and thumb from my right hand.

    As a young boy I began to feel very ashamed of my deformed body and as I grew older this feeling got worse because all my friends had girl friends and were having fun, but I was rejected because of my deformity, and I too began to hate myself and full of self-pity as to why I had to suffer this shame. I felt what was the purpose of life if I couldn’t enjoy it? It was then that I began to drink, hoping to ease the pain and fine the answer. I then went on to smoking dope “grass” as well as many other illegal drugs…. but all to no avail!

    During this period I was in high school where I met a woman who shared with me the Gospel. She said that Jesus Christ died in order to reclaim His lost children who are in captivity to “Satan’s Kingdom” and my ugly appearance does not matter to him, all He wanted is me to believe in Him and that He often works in funny ways and in my case it could well have been my accident in order for me to humble myself!

    Anyway the words of this dear lady seemed to penetrate my heart and I began to meditate on her words, but my family were of no help because they are unbelievers so I continued in my life and seeking happiness in worldly pleasures, which were the habits of my family and friends.

    This continued for several years, which also led me to a life of crime in order to support my worldly vices. Then in 1992 the long arm of the law finally caught me, which ended in me being sentenced to LIFE Imprisonment in 1993.

    During the period I spent in the city jail prior to being sentenced, one of my cellmates encouraged me to read the bible, which was pocket size, and over a period the words of the dear lady who first shared the words of God began to make sense. “ God was calling me”. I then surrendered my whole life to him and became very hungry for more of this great ministry.

    After my sentence in 1993 I was transferred to the notorious New Bilibid Prison and became a member of N.B.P.C.C. Headed by pastor Lucas and pastor Anthony. I then became a Deacon, Librarian, Treasurer and finally an Elder, together with studying and completing my Bible Study courses and theological courses.

    God’s Blessing

    In 1998 Pastor Lucas whose wife works in Israel had a friend named Thelma, also a Filipino overseas worker. She became a pen pal and in the year 2000 she surprised me with a “visit” which I can only describe as “love at first sight”. This wonderful feeling was without doubt mutual and within months we planned our wedding, which took place last March 2001. Thelma is now pregnant “ Praise The Lord” and because conjugal visits are allowed. Another blessing, which has come upon me, is that inside this maximum security prison which houses over 13,000 men. We are able to build small eateries because visitors are permitted five days a week, all day! And over the last few years I was able to build a thriving enterprise, which with the help of

    my wife supports us, both in a modest way that covers our every need.

    In 1998 I met Michael John Clarke who is also a prisoner but originates from England. For over two years he sat every day in my place in his home made deck chair reading hundreds of paperback books. He was very lonely because his Filipino wife had just died of cancer and he was very bitter for being sentenced to 14-16 years for a crime that was fabricated against him, something that is very common in the Philippines. Anyway during the early part of year 2000 he became a new person! He abandoned his paperbacks and announced that he too had accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour. He then joined our church and devoted his time to studying most of the books in our library and on September 16th 2000 he was baptised in a makeshift water tank along with 25 other new believers. He told me that the Holy Spirit had dragged him to confess his new life in Christ.

    Calvinistic Views

    Michael, like me and most of our church members hold Calvinistic views

    T.U.L.I.P. Total inability of man to save himself, unconditional Election, Limited atonement, irrisistable grace, perseverance of the saints. Everyone who Has been re-born is solely by the GRACE of GOD, and once saved NOTHING can stop us from entering HEAVEN when we die. God will allow us to suffer the consequences of our sins if we stumble on our journey and at times allow Satan to have his wicked way with us, but whatever happens the SOUL is forever secure.

    Michael’s brother’ visits

    Michael’s brother David has been a Christian for over 30 years (although we learned that he did turn away from God for a period of3 years in 1991 but the Lord Jesus delivered him again) and has his own Prison Ministry in England; and last month he and his friend Gordon Smith came here to proclaim, “Jesus is the Christ”. The Missions name is the “ Trojan Horse Mission which comes from the Greek legend; where the Athenians build a wooden horse and place it without the Trojan stronghold with warriors

    hidden inside the horse. The curious Trojans of Troy brought the horse into their stronghold and out jumped the Greek Athenians to take the stronghold to set the Captive Helen free. From this legend comes the saying “beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

    During their visit they held various crusades and won many souls for Christ. When they announced that they were going to publish a book named the “Trojan Warriors”, and needed men to give their written testimonies. I was cut to the heart, as I know that this too is part of God’s plan that He conceived in His Counsel in eternity before the world was formed. David and Gordon have now returned to the U.K. and have recruited Michael as marketing director and have left his to organise the draft copy of the book. Michael is now working on overdrive with this task involving several other inmates; especially pastor Anthony Dolin who helps with the translations.

    We are all praying that Michael will be released before Christmas in order to join David and Gordon in England to put the final touches to the book and get it published. All prisoners who supplied their testimonies receive a free copy. I too expect to be released on parole sometime in the next couple of years, God Willing. It is my delight to have shared with you how God has been so merciful to a wretch like me.

    YOU too can have this wonderful BLESSING if only you BELIEVE with all your heart. “CAN YOU”?

    P.S. A book I strongly recommend which explains the T.U.L.I.P. is “The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination” by Loraine Boettner.

    May God Guide your every move Hec

    Hector R. Maqueda.

    The Wedding


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    Mr and Mrs Hector R. Maqueda’s. Wedding Day March 1st 2001. N.B.P. Christian Church.

    Ptr. Lucas conducted the ceremony. By the will of God

  13. Inmate James Bond O. Bucala


    Name:

    James Bond O. Bucala

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    Age:

    29 years. 29th August 1972

    Status:

    Married 2 kids

    Prison No:

    N201P-0237

    Dormitory:

    1D Death Row

    Crime:

    Kidnap for Ransom

    Sentence:

    Reclusion Perpetua (life)


    Served:



    Detained:

    Since 1998


    Family:

    Sababga, Caramoran, Catanduanes, Philippines

    1st September 2001

    Occupation:

    Electrician


    Dear Reader,

    My worries were endless and I lived in constant fear. My life was full of troubles with no peace of mind. I was totally lost. I had no idea what life was about. I didn’t know and I didn’t care!

    I was member of a notorious kidnap for ransom gang and my various activities were detestable in the eyes of the Lord, abhorrent to the extent, even my family suffered extremely. Until one day I met the long arm of the law and sentenced to Death on 2 counts. I was scared to death, trembling at the mere thought of dieing! One day another inmate approached me and shared with me the word of God, words of encouragement with love and true friendship, which gave me strength, hope and inspiration, with a deep sense of serenity that I had never felt before.

    It was then that I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Saviour. The fear of death was gone! I had been given eternal life ‘Praise the Lord for his mercy on such a sinner’. Even though the high court has still to affirm the lower courts decision, my former fears have left me.

    God continues to bless me daily. Only recently I received a letter from my wife saying that she too had accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Saviour and she would forget the past and stick by me forever. She too loves me forever and will never leave me.

    I now serve the Lord as a song leader in my dormitory as well as being an Elder in our congregation. We have a nightly service and I sincerely with all my heart try to win other lost souls to Christ.

    I am currently studying by way of an Evangelism Explosion course,

    which has recently been made available to all Death Row convicts.

    It is my prayer that you too will find peace with the Lord. If he saved me--- he can save anyone!

    I will respond to any letters. May God be with you. James bond O. Bucala

    Witnessed by Michael Clarke

    P.S Praise the Lord for the British “Trojan Horse mission” that visited us last week, their words had POWER

  14. Inmate: Jeremey Nestor Dolorosa


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    Name:

    Jeremey Nesteo Dolorsa

    Age:


    Status:

    Married 2 kids

    Prison No:

    N201P-0237

    Dormitory:

    1D Death Row

    Crime:

    Kidnap for Ransom

    Sentence:

    Reclusion Perpetua (life)


    Served:



    Detained:

    Since 1998


    Family:

    Sababga, Caramoran, Catanduanes, Philippines

    27th August 2001

    Occupation:

    Electrician

    Greetings,

    On the 25th February 1995 there was an incident that happened in our village (a murder case). At that time I was in school when the two policemen got me inside the classroom. They told me that I was a suspect for a murder that happened in the village. I was shocked, because I was innocent of the alleged crime imputed upon me. They brought me to jail without warrant of arrest and proper investigation. ~

    On September 16, 1996, after a long trial, my promulgation came and I really was 3 expecting an acquittal and finally am freed from confinement. But my hope vanished. I was sentenced by the court to suffer life imprisonment, which I couldn’t accept. As days go by I was asking God why He allowed these things to happen to me. I was confused at that time, looking for an answer. I thought I was going crazy. On September 3, 1999 I was delivered to the National Penitentiary at NBP Prison in Muntinlupa City. I wasn’t familiar with the situation ahead of me because this is my first time to see the real prison in my life. When I was outside with the free society I only saw this place thru the television set and in the cinema. Now I’m one of the characters moving herein.

    After a month, I was invited by a fellow prisoner to attend a Christian Fellowship. When I heard the word of God it pinched my heart. I realised that I’m guilty and I can’t restrain my tears falling from my eyes. Then I repented of my sins. I asked forgiveness to God and received Him as my personal Lord and Saviour. After this incident I felt the joy of the Holy Spirit pouring into my heart and I begun to seek God by way of reading the Holy Bible and praying. I thanked God that He changed me and saved my life from sin and the curse of hell.

    Now I’m studying in a Bible School inside the prison compound taking a B.S. Theology four-year course. If God is willing it will be finished in 2004. My desire is to become a pastor some day and serve the one who loves me and gave His life for me. All for the glory of God.

    May God bless you also Jeremy N. Dolorosa

    Witnessed by: Pastor Andy Dolin Associate Pastor

  15. Inmate: Jose C. Bangcado

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    27th August 2001


    Name:

    Jose C. Bangcado

    Prison Number:

    N97p-1951

    Dorm:

    13-F

    Age:

    39

    D.O.B:

    26th March 1962

    Marital Status:

    Separated ‘Annulled’

    No. of children:

    1

    Sentence:

    Double life

    Crime:

    Double murder

    Total time in:

    Detained since July 1993

    Former profession:

    Policeman P.N.P

    Family address:

    Yaway, Aritao, Nueva Yizaya, Philippines

    MY PERSONAL TESTIMONY

    I am Jose C Bangcado, 39 years old, presently confined at dorm 13-f Bureau of Corrections, Munitulupa City, Philippines.

    PERSONAL BACKGROUND

    I come from the mountainous place of Barangay Lubo, town of Kibungan, Province of Benguet, Philippines, where I grew up eating camote and walking barefoot during my younger days. I finished my elementary grade in our Barangay, but its not easy for my parents to send me to the City for my High School Studies because they are poor. Despite this situation, I asked them to support me in whatever they could afford. Due to my desire to get off from the clutch of poverty, I went to the city of Baguie for my dream to study. I finished High School in four different schools transferring from one place to another.

    LIFE BEFORE CONVERSION

    I enrolled in college after high school graduation although I understand that the source of the expenses I will need is uncertain. At this juncture, my life started to be controlled by the power of Satan. While studying I became a marijuana dealer, my connections grew and grew until I joined a Muslim syndicate for many illegal businesses. I bought and sold fake peso bills. Later the group trusted me so I found myself selling guns (paltik) Muslim made. As years went by, I graduated from College, and immediately joined the Philippine Constabulary (PC). While still performing my duties, I continued with my illegal business.

    One day while we were on a mission patrolling a remote area, part of the Cordillree region, we encountered a heavily armed group wherein my two legs were both peppered with bullets and caused me to lie in the hospital for a long time. While at the hospital, I prayed to the lord very hard and promised him that I will change my bad ways of living and be a church attendee if ever God would let me walk again, (during that time I was sitting in a wheel chair). I was healed and managed to walk without using my crutches, but I did not fulfill my promises to God, I didn’t walk into any church.

    1991, I became a member of the Philippine National Police because the Philippine Constabulary was no longer in effect. Everyday whilst performing my duty, the greed of money, the lust of flesh, and the pride of life are in control of me. I do not like to hear or entertain the word of GOD or JESUS CHRIST in my ears or in my mind, although I know that he is the Supreme Being. On July 11, 1993, I was locked up in jail due to a case of double murder and double frustrated murder. After four months at Baguio City Jail, my cellmate encouraged me to attend a fellowship, so since that day I became active in listening and reading the words of God. Until 1997, I was transferred here at the maximum-security compound, new Bilibid prison, because I was sentenced to double life imprisonment. At that time I felt that some of my friends, my relatives and the people I expected to be at my side defaced their face at my site. Even my wife, she just sent me a copy of the

    annulment of our marriage contract and said goodbye. I understood and said in my mind that they have no hope for me to be out of prison and be with them again. Although my daughter, my aged father, my brothers and sisters, cousins and other relatives also encourage me by their regular visits.

    REPENTANCE AND CONVERSION

    One night I looked around my room, my belongings, my clothes, and everything I have including my penny in my pocket and my whole body, it came into my mind that all these things are not mine its not my property but all are from God, and if he wants, he can take it anytime. I recall all my sins and all the things I have done in the past, it came to my senses that I deserved the wrath of God, I deserved the punishment and I deserved my present situation, I ask for mercy and forgiveness for all my sins, water falls from my eyes so I lie down in my bed and slowly surrender everything, I completely turn over all body parts to God, and say these silent words in my mind: “God you can take me now”, you are in control over my life. I lost my consciousness in a peaceful sleep. I woke up in the morning with very light feelings, relaxed feelings, confident and peaceful.

    LIFE AFTER CONVERSION

    My desire for material things, my desire for a good future in life, easy kind of living, fear for any bodily harm and the fear of death are no longer destroying my mind. I now believe that God is stronger than death. The focus of my concentration is in Jesus. My love and desire for anything else turned to my love and desire in reading the Bible. Until comes a time I find my self-studying in a formal Bible school, here inside prison. I thank God; I finished my two-year course “Diploma in Theology”. I graduated on March 24 2001. I am now pursuing my other course, “Bachelor in Theology” to complete a four year degree. God is now equipping me in many ways and I am yielding in all his ways. I am now serving in a local church as deacon. (New Bilibid Prison Christian Church).

    Yes I am still in prison but I am happy as you can see, for I know this world is not my real world, I am just a foreigner. As the Scripture says: “In my father’s house there are many mansions” and in 1cor. 2:9 it says: “No eyes saw, no ears heard and no mind conceived”. This is the place where Jesus Christ prepared for you and me. “IF ONLY YOU BELIEVE”.

    MY CHALLENGE

    Believe in him, repent all your sins, receive him with all our mind, heart and soul, and then you can follow his command. You are now in the right world of Christians.

    May God bless you all.

    Jose C. Bangcado

    Witnessed by Pastor Andy C. Dolin

  16. Inmate: Jose M. Franco

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    Septmber 4th 2001


    Name:

    Jose M. Franco

    Age::

    51 years

    D.O.B.:

    26th November 1950

    Prison Number:

    N95P-2447

    Dorm:

    13-B

    Marital Status:

    Married 1 child

    Former Profession:

    Warehouse Supervisor

    Crime:

    Kidnapping for Ransom

    Sentence:

    Life

    Years detained:

    Since July 1993

    Served:

    8 years

    Family:

    Sampaloc, Manila 1705 Tuazon, Sampaloc,


    My Personal Testimony

    Before I received eternal life into my life I was so depressed, because of the situation I was in. I am a convicted criminal serving a life sentence and so what would a convicted criminal like me expect in his life but to feel empty and helpless?

    The day when the judge read my sentence for the crime I had supposedly committed, all the aspirations for my future life, and the dreams for the welfare of my family, were totally shattered. I felt there was no more use in living in this world. It seemed that day as though I was facing a blank wall. Throughout the next couple of days I was beginning to realize the gravity of the sentence imposed upon me and I also realized the consequence that this conviction brought into my life.

    After a few days, while I was waiting for my transfer from Makati jail to the new Bilibid prison in Muntinlupa there was this young fellow, a cell-

    mate of mine, who continuously shared with me about eternal life until I received it! From that day on many changes have happened in my life. Now that I have received Jesus Christ into my life, the giver of eternal life, I don’t feel empty about my life any more and I even have hope about what God has in store for me in the future.

    Moments before I was transferred from RDC (Reception Diagnostic Centre) to the Maximum Security Compound, fear overwhelmed me, because of the notorious stories every first time prisoner hears. So I prayed, the most desperate prayer I had ever made in my whole life. I simply asked God to take care of me and amazingly this simple prayer was answered. I was brought to a Christian dormitory and knew God had answered my prayer. Right from the moment I stepped in at the front door of the dormitory I knew I was in a good house.

    The following day a fellow Christian in the dormitory invited me to attend a Christian fellowship service in one of the neighboring dormitories, and from then on the almost daily invitations for spiritual services I attended have somewhat filled the emptiness of my life. Through all this daily exposure to Bible studies, prayer meetings, worship services and fellowship services I have become aware of how important I am to God. By continuously hearing and reading his words, it has brought about a close relationship between him and me. The more I know about him the closer the relationship has become. I have even discovered that God is full of promises and this has put me in the position to hope for the best. Every single moment I feel I am with him, so this encourages me to move ahead. As I have continued the relationship I have with him he has filled the void in my heart that I used to feel. This eternal life that Jesus has given me has put substance into my life and it has given me a new and real purpose for living. At this point in my life I know for sure that if I were to die today, or at any time, my place is secured in his eternal heavenly kingdom.

    MY PRAYER IS THAT YOU WILL FIND THIS SAME PLACE OF PEACE AND SECURITY!

    I praise God for this opportunity to tell the world of this wonderful gift that the Lord has given to me. Mark 5 v 19-20: Jesus did not permit him (the man delivered from demons) to go with him, but said, “Go home to your friends and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how he has had compassion on you.” And he departed and began to proclaim all that Jesus had done for him; and all marveled.

    I am proud to be a “Trojan Warrior” and it is my duty to obey my Commander-in-Chief, Jesus Christ.

    Regards, Jose : Witnessed by Pr. Andy C Dolin.

  17. Inmate: Leonito T. Baquiran

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    August 17th 2001


    Name:

    Bro.: Leonito T. Baquiran

    Prison Number:

    N97p-1951

    Dorm:

    13-E

    Age:

    28

    D.O.B:

    September 22, 1973

    Marital Status:

    Single

    No. children:

    None

    Sentence:

    Life sentence

    Crime:

    Murder

    Former profession:

    Tricycle driver

    Family address:

    38 Maguigad St, Atulaya Norte, Tuguegarao City


    Dear Brethren,

    Before I received Jesus Christ as my personal lord and savior, my life then had no direction at all. At an age of 14 I was engaged in drug taking, drunkenness, gambling and involved in street fights. Though then I was still studying, my parents know that I was not doing too well with my studies. They were getting information from one of my teacher’s who is their cousin. They are also informed of my vices, but instead they give me their parental counseling every time I reached home, but I ignored all their efforts. Never the less, I still pursued my secondary education and continued my college studies. Unfortunately I didn’t obtain the degree that I desired because a case of attempted murder was filed against me in court. The more my vices became very persistent and I stopped my studies. Being out of school, the more I became acquainted with people doing illegal activities.

    To cut a long story short the prosecutions case against me fell apart and

    the case of attempted murder was dismissed. One night, after a drinking spree with my friends, an unavoidable circumstance happened. Our group was involved in trouble and in that incident I was stabbed on the right side of my body, and cornered by my enemy. I felt very nervous during that time and what was on my mind then was death and I’m really afraid of it because I had no idea what lay beyond death’s door. Fortunately in my defenseless position, I recognized my older sister between my rival and me. She calmly talked to the guy with tears flowing out of her eyes and he later left.

    Eight months later another street fight occurred in our place and this took us brothers behind bars. After five (5) years of very frustrating court hearings the final decision rendered an unfavorable result on our side, and we were sentenced to suffer life imprisonment. I was very confused where my fate would lead. Until one day, I was transferred to the National Penitentiary at Muntinlupa City. Lots of rumors came to me about the life situation in the maximum-security compound, to be full of troubles. When we were inside the penitentiary, the Prison Guard Officer at the Overseer’s Office gave us our designated Dormitories to stay. I was very fortunate to fall into the hands of a Christian cell leader who was a Born Again Believer. We call him Mayor or head of the cell.

    On Sunday, our Mayor invited us to attend worship service, which I obliged. During the worship service, I was blessed, on the way they performed their song and praised to the lord. More so on the spiritual message or word of god that was conveyed to us by the Pastor. Before the closing of the worship service, the Pastor made an Altar Call for those who want to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. I availed that wonderful opportunity, and rose up from my seat towards the altar. During the altar call, I surrendered and confessed all my sins to god. After my acceptance with the Lord God Almighty, I felt relieved of my problems and anxieties and I cannot express the joy of gladness in my heart. As I read my Bible I discovered that Christ gives me the full assurance of salvation written in the book of John 6:47. Its really an amazing grace for me, and now that Christ is in my heart, I’m no longer a lost sheep, but a totally forgiven sinner “home at last”. I no longer fear death, because I know if I were to die right now, I would go to be with God in heaven “My eternal life is secured with him”.

    Dear reader, this opportunity as I believe God is using me as an instrument to plant the seed of truth in your heart, and it is my prayer that in due time you too will be re-united with our father in heaven. But for this you have to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. We don’t know when our time to pass from this world will be. Surely, we’ll all die soon, but the question is, what lies beyond us after death? God promised

    us that if you believe in his son Jesus Christ, you will never perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16).

    Avail the gift that God offers you! Surrender your life to him and he will mark you with the Holy Spirit he had promised. Follow the way (Jesus Christ) and surely you’ll be on the right path.

    God bless you.

    Your brother in Christ, BRO/TOTEE

    Witnessed by:

    PASTOR ANTHONY DOLIN

    Associate Pastor, NBPTI

  18. Trojan Warrior: Leo B. Cabug

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    August 17th 2001


    Name:

    Leo B. Cabug

    Prison Number:

    N96D-0826

    Dorm:

    9A

    Age:

    28

    D.O.B:

    September 22, 1973

    Marital Status:

    Widower

    No. children:

    None

    Sentence:

    Life sentence

    Crime:

    Paracide

    Former profession:

    Construction Manaer

    Family address:

    Alabel Sarangan Province

    Personal Testimony Dear reader,

    Before I received God, sin ruled my life because of money and then there

    was a time I walked with faith because of a beautiful woman. Anyway in that time money brought me wisdom to buy a beautiful woman, a car to show off with which I thought was everything, even my friends seemed happy because of my life. After this I received so many problems with which I cannot cope alone. My life seemed without joy or purpose or fulfillment. I believe fear is my personal enemy and I still find myself struggling with it from time to time. How does one overcome deep-seated fear? I’m so desperate at this time to talk to someone and I don’t know whom to turn to. I want so much to be loved and to love someone. One of the most serious causes of unhappiness is strife and struggling. I was always in a state of mental agony. I prayed and tried to discuss my problems with my wife, but things seemed to be getting worse. I married her because I felt obligated.

    Often this and other problems seem to have been brought on by wrong choices. People bring a lot of troubles on themselves. That’s why this is the cause of my wife’s death — Satan destroys lives — Jesus saves lives. Many times we suffer from circumstances over which is the choice of Satan! He makes himself become our God. Because of the death of my wife I’m the one in prison and I ask my self why, why, why?

    One day my friend shared with me about God and his promises and I asked about my problems and is it possible to have faith under such conditions. He told me that if I believe in Christ, I would be free form the bondage of sin and have eternal life. Wow, Wow! I praise you lord, I praise you, I praise you lord! I thank you very much, thank you very much for saving me from hell I now have eternal life. This is a joy in the presence of god over the sinners who repent and turn from sin, I rejoice with the angels in your decision.

    Anyway despite my sufferings as a prisoner, I am happy to be here because God is with me. Actually, when I received God the desire of my heart was to worship the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. ‘Phil 4:18 hallelujah ‘praise the lord, in your presence oh lord I worship you day by day.

    Actually, I’m one of the graduate students for evangelism explosion this coming December 15th 2001.

    Almost every day I come up against cases in the newspaper among our acquaintances or in our lives because I’m the one suffering this case, but in my life I’m the innocent victim. But this time I know this is for Gods purpose, Amen! Praise the lord, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah! In thy presence oh Lord I praise you almighty God, there is none like you.

    Leo Cabug.

    Witnessed by Ptr Andy C Dolin

  19. Inmate: Manuel B. Gano Jr.

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August 20th 2001

Name:

Manuel B. Gano Jr.

Nickname:

Manny

Prison number:

N96P-0133

Dormitory:

Dorm6B, MSC-NBP,BOC

Sentence:

3 Life Imprisonments

Crime:

Drug pushing and Malversation of Public Funds

Occupation:

Book Keeper.

Status:

Single

DOB:

Age 37. 27/12/64

Family Address:

Naliwan, Poblacion, Hingyon, Ifugao 3607, Philippines.

Time Served:

Detained since 1990

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ.

I am Bro. Manuel B Gano Jr., single, 37 years old and a resident of Naliwan, Poblacion, Hingyon, Ifugao, Philippines, presently a prisoner for the last 12 years.

From childhood until adolescence I was raised in a pagan family. However, sometime in 1983 my parents were converted to Christianity. But this did not influence me to be a child of God due to my disobedience to my parents. Hence my life before I became a Christian was very miserable. It was due to the vices, which I had acquired through the influence of friends. My vices contributed most to my incarceration. I was a patronizer of bars, clubs and gambling places, and my passion for the opposite sex was great. To sustain my vices I was forced to steal or appropriate money entrusted to me as a government employee. Furthermore, engaged in the sale of prohibited drugs (marijuana), I went AWOL. I was charged in Court and finally convicted.

In prison my life became worse because I considered myself already

useless. My concerns were but worldly pleasures so I continued to live a life full of sin and enjoyed doing it. However in 1996, here at the Maximum Security Compound, Bureau of Corrections, where I am presently serving my sentence, I had the opportunity to listen to the Good News about Jesus Christ preached by a man of God. Some months passed after hearing God’s Word before I put my trust in Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour and Lord of my life, in July 1996. I was baptized in water on March 16th 1997.

From that time on I experienced great changes in my life. Unknowingly, I renounced my vices, put to an end my illicit sexual relationships, and stopped the various activities that I loved to do but which are not pleasing to God. Furthermore, my heartaches and wounded feelings were relieved and cured. Confusions in my life vanished and I am now living a life full of hope, despite being a prisoner.

Many questions that I asked God were also answered through his Words. I now understand why I am now here in prison – because ‘God loves me and has a plan for my life’ Jeremiah 29:11. Nowadays I experience peace of mind despite the weight of my sentence, unlike the days after my conviction – for surely God’s promises will come to pass. He said in His Words ‘Nothing is impossible with him’ Luke1: 37. His Words are great assets for me, relieving me in times of suffering and hardship. Truly I have tasted the Lord’s goodness in my life, ever since I became a Christian. My needs were met, and during the times I encountered trials and problems He has always been able to comfort and aid. His spirit gives me the strength to face trouble and the wisdom to do the right actions to be triumphant. Moreover God’s Grace is not just to me alone, but also to my loved ones. What God is doing in our lives is incomparable. Words are limited which give glory, honor and praise that are accorded to him alone.

My hearts desire is now to spend the rest of my life serving the Lord, who has been very kind to me all through the years, forgiving me my sins, and giving me a meaningful life. Verily, God is the capable one that can totally transform man’s sinful life into a Holy one, simply through His Son Jesus Christ. Without Him in our lives we cannot taste a peaceful and abundant life here and hereafter.

Above all, I do not fear death anymore as I did during my first days in prison. Many people in this world fear death, but a child of God has nothing to fear. Now whatever happens to my life, as a child of God I know that I shall be resurrected to be with the Lord eternally in his heavenly palace?

Dear Readers, are you still living in sin? Do you want to be free of the sin captivating your life and be spared from the dangers of going to hell upon death? Make a positive decision now, not tomorrow, you must be born

again. If you want, pray this prayer wholeheartedly:

‘Lord, I know that I am a sinner. I believe that your son Jesus Christ, died for my sins. Please forgive me for my sins and make me into a new person. I receive your son Jesus Christ, and trust him as my personal Saviour and Lord of my Life. Let your spirit reign in my heart to direct and guide me, that I will do what is pleasing to you Father God. Lord I commit my life to you today, In Jesus name, Amen

May God Bless you. Manuel Gano, Jr.

This testimony was witnessed by Pastor Andy C. Dolin.

38 Inmate: Manuel F Atadero Jr


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1st September 2001

Name:

Manuel F Atadero Jr

Age:

34 years

Prison number:

N99P-0523

Dorm:

13E

Crime:

Double Murder

Sentence:

Double Life Sentence

Profession:

Mason, Carpenter

Detained:

February 1992

Marital Status:

Married

Family Address:

San Vice Buguey, Cagayan Valley, Philippines.


Dear Readers,

First of all I would like to thank the Lord for the opportunity he has given to share my life story to you for the glory of his name. I was a drug addict and drug dependent for 12 years. But during those years, I was not being satisfied, though I had a lot of friends. I only found out that my life became more miserable. On June 14th, 1990, I had committed a crime due to the influence of drugs after a few days I was arrested by the law enforcer, I was tortured by some policeman, and they brought me to provincial jail extension, at Apari Cagayan, Philippines. In that jail there were Christian services, I remember that I was twice invited in that service. Though I heard the word of God though different preachers, I still did not commit my life to Christ rather, I continued my worldly life style with my new inmate friends.

Eight years since my incarceration, at last my promulgation was read but the decision is unfavorable to me because I was given a double life sentence imprisonment. During that time I worried about my life. They transferred me here at the maximum-security compound, new Bilibid prison, Muntinlupa, Philippines. About a year later on December 19th 1999, a believer in Christ invited me to attend worship service where I heard a message that caused me to believe in God. During the altar call, I committed my life to our lord Jesus Christ, I believed in him that he is God, and in his redemptive work. That day God changed me from being a sinner, a drug dependent to a follower of Christ. Now by grace alone through my faith in him I know I am saved and am now fully satisfied.

My beloved friends, if you have not yet committed your life unto Jesus, or you’re still depending to someone else, I would like you to please read and understand what the bible says; ‘Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved’. Acts 4:12. Could you commit your life to Jesus right now?

May God bless you!!! Manuel Witnessed by: Ptr. Andy C. Dolin 39 Inmate: Marcial L. Llanto Jr.

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September 1st 2001


Name:

Marcial I. Llanto Jr.

Age:

53 years

DOB:

23rd April 2001

Dorm:

1-B Death Row

Prison Number:

N200 P-3423

Crime:

Rape (two counts) Fabricated

Sentence:

Death

Year Detained:


Served:


Previous Occupation:

Major in Philippine Air Force

Status:

Married 2 children

Family address:

none

Life Testimony

My warm and bless full greetings to all.

I first learned to read the words of God in the holy bible when one of the elders of the church of God in Christ Jesus invited me to have a bible study with him, seeking first the glory of God and His righteousness in the Bible. Having a lot of trouble and worries in how to provide the needs of my family because I was then separated from my job in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. I accepted and had the bible study, setting aside the worries and troubles. Then God showed me His goodness. Even though I was jobless, my family never starved. Day after day God provided food for us, provided us enough to money for the needs of my children who were then on their elementary grades. Fully accepting God I was then baptised and later on in an unexpected moment, I received news from my wife to report

to camp Crame for oath taking as an active officer of the former Philippines Constabulary.

Having come back in the active duty assigned in remote towns doing the task of counter-insurgency, I then forgot to open the bible, devoting my effort to impress my superior officers, but in spite of this God still loves me and protects me and my men from bullets of the insurgents. I was then assigned in Aklan, an insurgent infested area. Years passes from this place I was then re-assigned in Capiz still doing the counter-insurgency task. On this place, God baptized me with His Holy Spirit during the church service of the churches of God, born again church. Receiving the Holy Spirit, I received the gift of discerning and the gift of healing a kid (two years old) of my best friend, who was diagnosed to have cancer of the brain. In spite of this, I only took it for granted and still devoted my effort to my job plus the silent killing of lawless elements as ordered to do my superiors and indulged my self in fornication. Being a law enforcer, owners of beer houses and nightclubs freely gave me women. Years passed with this kind of life, by Gods plan I crossed the path of a Congressman apprehending his illegal loggring and other Congressman doing the trade of drug pushing. A bribe came offering me but instead of accepting it, I pursued filing the case against them in court. The political pressure kept on pressing me and placed me on a non-performing duty status. When the P.N.P. law as made effective, I opted to join the AFP leaving the job as a law enforcers, then I was placed with the Philippine Air Force stationed at Villamor Air Base, Pasay City. In here I returned back to God attending the church service of the (Jesus Is Lord) which is a full Gospel Christian Ministry but still with pride of being tough as leaned from my former job as law enforcer. From Villamor Air Base I was reassigned to Mactan Air Base then to the VISCOM a Camp Lapu-Lapuin Cebu City. On this place after the church service of the anniversary of the Jesus Is Lord, over all head of the JIL, Bisho Eddie Villanueva said to me that God wants me to serve him, this was then seconded when I was re-assigned back to Villamor Air Base, an elder of the church said that God called me to serve him. I then opened my bible study in the office where I handled with others elders preaching the gospel of God instead of me doing the preaching. As God’s plan, I was falsely accused of a crime and was in jail at Pasay City Jail. In here I started doing the preaching of the other prisoners but with less faith in God to save me from prison, relied so much on the work of my council. From this jail to my dismay I received a death sentence and was transferred here on the Death Row of the Bureau of Correction, NBP. In this place I learned more and deeply the word of God taking the Ministerial Course and Evangelism Explosion, having the desire to personally preach

the word of God to the lost souls back to God and give my full faith and trust nobody but to God though His only Son JESU CHRIST. Glory to God, God still shows love to me and on His plan, I will be out of this jail to mightily preach His word, devoting my time and effort for God’s glory instead of men.

Regards Marcial.

Witnessed by: Michael John Clarke.

40 Inmate Pastor: Mario E. Lazaga Jr.



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Name:

Mario E. Lazaga Jr.

Age:

49 yrs.

DOB:


Prison Number:

140217-P

Crime:

Double murder

Sentence:

Double Life

Year detained:

August 1983

Served:


Previous Occupation:

Former Soldier

Status:

Single

Family address:

Brgy, Aplaya, Sta. Road.


Dear Reader,

Before I was saved I was enslaved by many vices, such as lust, gambling and heavy drinking. I can still remember maltreating some of my companions when I was drunk, especially after I became a soldier (Philippine Constabulary). I was only 21 years old at that time. When I became a soldier I was one of many that were victimised by false worship. I worshipped idols

and depended on my amulets (anting – anting) – believing that these things had the power to save me from bullets and death. Although I was totally controlled by these things, I thought I was secure.

On 21st August 1983, I was one of the suspects in the double murder case of ex-senators Benigno Aquino and Rolando Galman. During the time of President Ferdinand Marcos, we were all acquitted by the Sandigan Bayan, (special Court) on December 2nd 1985

Unfortunately, when ex-president Cory Aquino became the President of the Philippines, she re-opened our case. This time all my companions and I were convicted by the Court and I was sentenced to ‘Double Life Imprisonment’.

I am honestly innocent of this crime. That is why, during our promulgation, I felt a negative reaction because God had allowed these things to happen to me. I was filled with bitterness and anger towards all the false witnesses.

On June 10th, 1990, we were brought to the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City A few months later I was persuaded to attend a Christian Fellowship meeting near our dormitory. The meeting was led by Bro. Jose Villanueva. When I heard the Word of God that he preached that day, I decided to surrender my life to the Lord. During the Alter Call I repented, confessed my sins, and humbly received Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. After saying the sinner’s prayer I was assured by the Holy Spirit that all my sins were forgiven. From that day, God changed my life.

I began to read the Scriptures, and slowly a deep understanding came about which I had never known before. Example: ‘ the eternal security of the believer’, ‘the Deity of Christ’. These things led me to enrol at the NBP Theological Institute in 1991. By God’s grace I was able to finish 3 Courses upto 1999.

I am a former soldier, but now I realise that God made me a ‘fisher of men’ and my aim now is to win many souls for the Lord.

To God be the Glory!!

I pray that you too will be saved. Signed: Bro. Mario E . Lazaga

Witnessed by: Pastor Andy Dolin (Associate pastor, NBPTI)

41 Inmate: Michael John Clarke

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August 14th 2001


Name:

Michael John Clarke

Age:

54 yrs.

DOB:

27th September 1946

Previous Occupation:

Managing Director

Status:

Widower

Dorm:

8-A

Crime:

Promoting Child prostitution “alleged”

Sentence:

14-16 years

Family Address:

11 Hayling Close, Fareham, Hampshire, England. PO14 3AE.


Dear Reader,

As you may have gathered, I am the older brother of David Clarke, the team leader of the ‘Trojan Horse Mission’ and it is my privilege and honour to use this opportunity to tell you that the Bible is FACT and not fiction, and Jesus Christ is ALIVE.

In this testimony I will only highlight certain parts of my life, as David has already covered some of it in his book ‘Converted on LSD trip’

In addition to this, I invite you to access our web-site ‘Michael’s Story, which shows quite clearly how God allows evil, (which in my case was the fabricated criminal case brought against me) in order to show that he is the Almighty God. Everything that happens is the bringing to pass of His Divine plan, which was conceived in Eternity.

Prior to my first visit to the Philippines in February 1995, my concept of Christianity only believed that there was a God, and that was enough. I considered myself to be ‘normal’ and in control of my own destiny – how wrong I was!

As a tourist I first stayed in Angeles and Olongapo cities. I was amazed at the abundance of ‘Girlie Bars’ and nightlife. It was crystal clear that sex was

on the menu at a very low price.

On my return to England I formed my very own ‘Paradise Express’ travel business, the aim of which was to offer low cost holidays to my fellow countrymen. I thought I was on to a winner, because there are no such things as ‘Girlie Bars’ in England.

To cut the story short, within a few months my business was up and running and I returned to the Philippines to welcome my first influx of customers.

On June 5th 1995 I was arrested for promoting child prostitution, and later sentenced to 14 to 16 years’ imprisonment. I have, and always will, protest my innocence. There were no child victims or child complainants; my reference to girls was only a general reference to girls as in ‘Spice Girls’, the pop group. I was not promoting children; I want to establish that in your mind.

After this, as you can imagine, I was very bitter and full of hate. Why, why, why have I been wrongly convicted, I would ask myself. I just could not understand why God would allow such a thing. Suicide was constantly on my mind.

A foreign Christian Missionary worker who encouraged me to seek the Lord for the answer to this big question then gave me a bible.

For the next few years I read the bible, and attended numerous so-called Christian gatherings, all of which seemed to differ in their interpretation of the Scriptures, which left me more confused. One day my friend Suny Wilson was acquitted from Death Row, and on his release gave me a book ‘Mere Christianity’ by CS Lewis. After reading it my eyes were opened to the truth. Everything began to make sense and I was drawn unknowingly to ‘Jesus is the Christ’ fellowship. Rev. Joseph Kim was the head pastor. He could see that I was thirsty and over a period of several months loaned me a vast array of books, which he assured me, would illuminate my mind further regarding this great mystery of mankind’s creation.

I soon realized that for the last four years the Lord had been pulling me to him. He broke my yoke of bondage – I was saved from the power of Satan and given eternal Life. God revealed to me that he had to let me taste a little bit of hell in order to save my soul. By God’s Grace alone I was saved. He gave me faith and the ability to repent from my former life.

After I was reborn, the Holy Spirit became very active in my life, and taught me to forgive the people responsible for my wrongful conviction. The power of Christ led me by force to a makeshift baptism in a 45-gallon ex- oil drum, in order to proclaim to the world that I was indeed one of God’s chosen people. With me were 24 other believers who were baptized unto

death and new life in Christ.

I have now devoted my life to the Lord and urge everyone to read, study, and meditate on some Words of scripture: The Book of John, chapter 3. Humble yourselves and ask God to come into your lives.

If anyone feels the need to write to me, please do not hesitate, as that would be a sure sign that God is drawing you near to Him. Please use my address in England for correspondence. I pray to the Lord that he may Bless everyone who reads this book and I ask the Holy Spirit to guide them to the Book of Revelation 12.11

Signed by: Michael J Clarke, Ambassador of Christ.

Duly witnessed by: Pastor Andy C. Dolin, Associate pastor, NBP Christian Church.


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Message to the World (August 11th 2001) From Michael J. Clarke

It is my pleasure and to the GLORY OF GOD to proclaim that by God’s Grace I have been saved from the power of sin and hell. Through FAITH and BELIEF that JESUS IS THE CHRIST I have now been granted ETERNAL LIFE.

This same offer of Salvation is available to anyone who truly believes. The Bible is FACT not fiction and I implore everyone to read, study and meditate on John 3 and ask the Lord to have mercy on your soul.

It is my prayer that my plea will also touch the hearts of all the bar owners and operators in Angeles City who knew me in 1995 when I was operating my Paradise Express travel business. Even though they know that I was charged and convicted for a crime that was totally fabricated, it doesn’t alter the fact that the life I was then living was saturated in sin. My master was the devil, of which I was totally ignorant. It is my duty to tell you that you are all being totally deceived and living in a false paradise. Take heed of my words of truth and change your life’s direction, with JESUS at the helm. I am not telling you to abandon your business! Just change the menu, kick out sin and promote tourism of a different nature in this beautiful country and your rewards will surpass your wildest dreams.

I have now completely forgiven my complainant and pray for his soul. I realize that God allowed him to be used by Satan in order to bring about my salvation.

At 10 am on August 12th I will be giving my testimony live on the Internet, God willing, here in Bilibid Prison. My brother David is the team leader of the ‘Trojan Horse Mission’ whose aim is ‘Setting captives free’.

For further information:

http://www.convertedonlsdtrip.fsnet.co.uk Or e-mail David: [email protected]

Please read also the NBI Report mentioned below:

(The National Bureau of Investigation’s Report on this site will shock you.)

After this report it was expected Michael would have bee acquitted. See the following Letter: Written by the Tourist Liazon Officer, Olongapo City, Harry Joost.

(Habakkuk 2:1-4)

May god Bless you all, signed Michael John Clarke. BELIEVE IT OR NOT

By Michael Clarke

A MESSAGE TO ALL MY BROTHERS IN CHRIST

We are at war and as Christians we become members of ‘God’s Army’. We are all involved in this warfare whether we like it or not, and whether we are aware of it or not. Heaven’s war is now on EARTH and it’s no joke!

The Bible clearly tells us that the ‘origin’ of this war began in the cosmic realm, before the creation of man, in an ‘Angelic’ rebellion against the ‘Lordship of God’

How could such a rebellion happen in the presence of our God Almighty? The Scriptures help us with this (Deut 29-29) ‘The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things are revealed which belong to us and to our children forever.’

This war will not end until the final judgment of evil supernaturalism. Until this final judgment, Satan, together with 1/3 of God’s former angels that he managed to persuade to join him, will continue and become positively worse. - ‘The number of fallen angels is unknown’

Assured of victory

Although the Scriptures clearly show that God will have the final victory in this war, the battle will continue with Satan’s army doing its utmost to try and stop mankind being re-united to its rightful Father, God Almighty.

Be prepared

Once we accept this reality we need to condition ourselves, so to speak, and put on our ‘Spiritual Glasses’ of Warfare. If we underestimate this warning we will, without a shadow of a doubt, become casualties of war. The Bible itself is a training manual for all God’s Army. However, to make us more efficient, God has inspired many Christian writers, who have had first hand experience of life in the mission-field, to highlight the importance of this training, together with the dangers that await the unprepared. God’s

message on this topic is readily available in Christian bookstores and public libraries. Good instruction on this subject awaits all that are prepared to join a Bible study class.

Knowing the enemy (2 Cor. 2-11)

‘Lest Satan should take advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his devices’

Unfortunately many Christians have a false sense of security! They tend to focus all their attention on Jesus and ignore the abundance of scriptural warnings. When this happens the adversary is delighted and his ‘soldier demons’ will attack

(1Pet 5-8) ‘ Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary the Devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.’

Warning

Scripture clearly shows that it is possible for true Christians to be devoured by the Devil because the warning was given directly to them, but this does not mean that we shall loose our salvation because that is impossible. We shall suffer calamity for not abiding in God’s armor. To confirm this read 1Tim 3-6 and 2 Tim 2-26. Also Paul warns us of this reality in 2Cor 11-3.

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The War

This is best described as a ‘sin war’ in three dimensions:

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  1. Sin is personal, it comes from within. It is our fallen nature, which is always inclined towards evil. The classic description of this inner warfare of our flesh against the indwelling Holy Spirit is found in Gal. 5 16-21.

  2. Sin is social, it comes from without. This is the problem of the world with all its temptations. The classic description of social sin is found in 1 John 2 15-17.

3 Sin is supernatural; it comes from above, directly from Satan and his demons, principalities and his powers. Eph. 6.12

The third dimension is the most difficult to understand and to handle. It is also the most frightening:

DEMONS. What are demons? God has not chosen to reveal the origin of demons, but it appears that they are not in the same class as the fallen angels, but are somehow directly associated with Satan’s rebellion and are members of his Army. Having said this we can conclude that demons are individuals with supernatural evil powers.

My main concern is to draw your attention to the reality of these powers. To underestimate this fact is fatal, just as to overestimate the problem could also make things difficult for Christians. Satan can and will take advantage of both these situations. However if we reject these powers, we must come up with another reason for the Son of God having come into this world.

Having said that we can be sure of ample protection, not only from the direct indwelling of the Holy Spirit, but also the ever present protection of God’s own Angels and their powers, which, according to Scripture is twice that of Satan.

Demons are best described as evil spirits assigned to individuals on a personal level, whose main purpose is to influence the individual’s mind and to control their will. This is what the Scriptures mean by ‘demon possessed’ This does not mean possession, as this implies total ownership. Satan and his demons don’t own anything apart from their own evil. They are usurpers. God owns everything. However God holds all persons responsible for their own actions, and it must be understood that there are different levels of denomination, ranging from mild to very extreme.

Can Christians be demonized?

Most believers would hold the negative view based on the assumption that the Holy Spirit will not or cannot dwell in the same body as demons. There is not a single verse of Scripture, which states that true believers cannot under any circumstances be demonized. On the contrary, Scripture is full of warnings of such a possibility.

The presence of the Holy Spirit does not, of itself, prevent denomination, just as it does not, in itself, prevent the Christian from sinning. The Holy Spirit is not afraid of demons, and will enter the body of a believer even if they are there. All believers prior to conversion have become demonized to some degree, and, the amount of sin and the amount of power it had over them will determine the amount of power needed to completely free them from this bondage of sin. In a lot of cases it is a matter of the person still dwelling on their past, which is used by the demons to torment them.

Church history

A study of the writings of the early church fathers reveals that they understood that the Christians could be demonized. Because of this they created a ‘Lay order’s exorcists who took new believers through deliverance after their conversion to Christ and before their public Baptism.

Worldwide contemporary experience is now unanimous in the view that some true

Christians under unusual conditions of sin can be demonized. It is also possible for a believer to have picked up a demon or demons after conversion, through their own sin and/or the serious sin of others committed against them. It could also be caused by heredity, parental rejection, and contact with demonized persons, curses and even rock music. These are just some of the ways that the demons gain entry either before or after conversion to the body or the mind and hide deeply within the person’s structure.

It is through lack of discernment and ignorance that Christians render themselves so vulnerable to demon attack. Example: Let us assume that our body is a house, and in that house there is a basement, which we shall call our inner structure. In this basement there is ‘garbage’ which in our case is our emotional and/or spiritual ‘garbage’. Demons are like rats – they feed on ‘garbage’ In some cases this garbage has been there for years and will take a lot of time and effort to remove. If it is not removed the demons will continue to feed. Likewise if the rats are removed and the garbage remains, they will surely return, with others, and continue to feed.

The Answer: In most cases a person can handle this problem themselves. The new life of every born again believer is in constant battle with the old self, and in this battle the Holy Spirit which is inside them is constantly bringing to the surface all this deep- rooted garbage, which is brought before the Lord by way of repentance. This is ‘sin garbage’

True Repentance: If you only repent ‘ about’ or ‘over’ this ‘sin garbage’ it will remain like food for the demons to feed on! You must repent from your sins, which will leave them dead. This is very important; otherwise it will have no effect. Your repentance must be a sincere pledge …you must clean the basement.

Final words: Please heed my warning! This war is Real. If you feel that you want to know more about this warfare I highly recommend the following books –

Christian Warfare by Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones Defeating Dark Angels by Charles H. Kraft

The Devil’s Disciples by Jeff Godwin (a must for parents)

  1. Inmate: Moises M. Maspil Jr

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    October 10th 2001


    Name:

    Moises M. Maspil Jr.

    Prison No:

    N94P-2851

    Dorm:

    6B

    Age:

    D.O.B. 19th August 1965

    Marital Status:

    Married two children

    Sentence:

    Life Sentence

    Detained:

    Since November 1996

    Crime:

    Illegal Transportation of Prohibited Drugs.(Marijuana)

    Former Occupation:

    Driver

    Family Address:

    35 Sumulong St, Holy Ghost Proper

    Baguio City, Philippines

    Dear Readers, Greetings to all.

    Before I came to know Jesus my life was a mess. I was born into a middle-class family, but when I was young my father was killed by a military man, Whilst he was alive our livelihood was ample, but when he died our situation turned into a dilemma. There were nine children in the family, so in order to survive, help my Mum and continue in my studies I had to do something. I went into several jobs- shoe-shining, selling newspapers, being a bag boy etc., but because I had this feeling of emptiness and was searching for the comfort of a father, I learned to drink wine, and soon became a problem to the community. Now my jobs were helping to support my vices, but when I went to college I had to earn more in order to continue my studies. My goal was to gain enough knowledge to avenge my father.

    Then one day I met someone who told me that if I wanted to have more money I could do something for him. Then I asked him, “What is that?” and he asked me to transport marijuana leaves from the mountain down to the city of Baguio. Because of my ambition to finish my studies and also to support my vices, I agreed.

    To cut the story short, I did this several times until, one day, someone informed the Narcotics Agency and I was caught. A case was filed against me and I was sentenced by the lower court to life imprisonment. After three years this was affirmed by the Supreme Court and I was transferred from Baguio city jail to the Maximum Security Compound, Muntinlupa City, Philippines. During this time all my ambitions collapsed - I thought it was the end of my life.

    However, I thank God because it was during this dilemma of my life that someone shared the Gospel of Christ with me. God always works at the right time in the right place! I accepted Jesus into my life in 1994. 1 really do believe what the Scripture says: “Before we are formed in our mother’s womb, he knows us.”.

    During all these years of my life here in Maximum Security, I have spent time studying God’s Word in order to know Jesus more. Because of my feelings and my desire to learn more about God’s Word, I went to study in a formal Bible School here inside prison.

    An ex-convict from here, called Pastor Lucas, who was himself converted whilst in prison, founded this Bible School. Just after his release he went to study in a Bible school in Baguio City, and when he had finished his degree he came back and put up a Bible school here, inside this prison. According to missionary visitors, this is the first time they have heard of a formal Bible school inside prison. It seems there are no others anywhere in the world!

    Anyway, by God’s grace I finished the Bible course and, over a period of five years, gained a Diploma in Theology and then a Bachelor of Theology degree. But during my studies I encountered so many problems. Sometimes there were riots among gangs and although I never got involved personally it meant that classes were suspended. Also I suffered mind pressure, loneliness and hardships, which cannot really be avoided, but I praise the Lord that during these times I really experienced the strength of these words of Scripture: “He will never leave us nor forsake us.” Jesus came that we might have life and have it to the fill. He will give us comfort and protection, and best of all, he has a plan for us, a plan to give us hope for the future and eternal life.

    The miserable life I had encountered turned into rejoicing through knowing Jesus Christ, and I really do enjoy my Christian life. I had thought that those vices were the answer to my problems; I thought they would fulfil my ambitions and make me successful. Thank God, he has saved me from certain destruction.

    Right now I am on staff as a teacher at the Bible School and am also pastoring the Death Row dormitory. These prisoners are scheduled for execution by lethal injection, but praise God, our President, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, has suspended these executions for the time being,

    At this time of writing I have been incarcerated for almost sixteen years. I more than qualify to be commuted and even released, and as far as the law and the judicial system is concerned, I am qualified for parole. So I am praying right now that those officials concerned, from the Department of Justice, might see my situation, review my documents and process my release. Despite this situation I am thanking God, for as the Scripture says, “Give thanks in every situation, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

    If I should be released form prison it is my desire to become a missionary, especially in a Tribal Mission.

    Thank you very much for reading my testimony. God bless you, Moises

    Witnessed by: Pastor Andy C. Dolin

  2. Inmate: Nilo C. Ardon

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    September 1st 2001


    Name:

    Nilo C, Ardon

    Prison No:

    N99-1554

    Dorm:

    1-C2 Death Row

    Age:

    42 13th December 1959

    Marital Status:

    Married 7 children

    Sentence:

    4 death penalties

    Detained:

    Since 1994

    Crime:

    Rape

    Former Occupation:

    Farmer

    Family Address:

    Palkan, Polomolok, South Cotabato


    Dear reader,

    First of all, let me share with you my life. When I was still in a free world and not yet a believer of God I did not follow my parent’s counsel when I was young and I lived separately from them until I reached the age of 16. I was fond of disco, I always went to the disco house with my friends, we gambled, indulged in liquor and experimented drugs with lady friends. My parents heard the news that I was in Palkan Polomolok, South Cotabato, they went there and decided to live there so we could be together. They built a house and told me to stay away from my friends, but I was stubborn, I kept on doing the same things. My parents agreed that marriage maybe the only way to straighten out my life, so on May 20, 1983 I married my sweetheart Jean, I was just 20 years old. Though blessed with children, my wife was not happy, for I cohabited with other women. Our life became miserable when my contract with Dole, Philippines expired. I agreed to work with my wife’s uncle who just arrived from Suralah, Sultan Kudirat. Away I went,

    and there in a nursery I met many friends who were very fond of me because of my expertise in guitar and singing and there I met a woman called Lina. I courted her and after a while we lived together as husband and wife in Suralah.

    I got involved in a drunken brawl and I was momentarily locked up in jail together with some of my friends and was released in no time because of the intervention of John’s uncle who happened to be the warden. The news reached my wife in Palkan Polomolok, South Cotabato who also learned about Lina, and she forced me to go home with her, but that did not change me even with Jean telling me about the words of God and encouragement.

    The years went by with my lifestyle not changing and one night while drunk, I raped a 13 year old girl and was imprisoned with four death penalties. I did not know what to do or who to call. I was worried to death. I was afraid to die and tried to escape prison.?

    Eloped with another man, my mind went blank; I was so devastated with what happened. The recent events gave me a tremendous headache and sorry feeling that I ignored Robert Poras invitation to attend church services. He is our cell leader and very insistent on me coming to their fellowship. He shared to me the words of God and also told me that God will not forsake me. So one Sunday morning, I went with him. I was so shy, for there were many visitors, that I chose to sit in a corner, but our leader Poras called me and introduced me to the lady preacher saying that I was a guitarist. Their guitar man was sick at that time, so I took his place and while we were singing a spiritual hymn, cold water seemed to wash over me and I felt lightness in my heart that I began to cry. I did not know what came over me and I cannot explain what I felt. Back at my cell I kept on thinking of what happened at the church it’s so glorious that I wanted to go back in there to sing and play the guitar again. It did not take long before we were back at the church and this time the emotions were stronger, while I was singing and playing the guitar, I tried to close my eyes to prevent my tears from falling, but I couldn’t stop it, and even my nose cried and when the lady preacher saw this, she shouted: “Surrender your sins to God, he will forgive and cleanse you of your uncleanliness, trust the lord with all your heart and soul and give your problems to him. Receive the lord Jesus Christ now as your savior and have peace and everlasting life”. I could not restrain myself but I knelt down, and asked for forgiveness of my sins and received the Lord as my savior and at that very moment a heavy burden was lifted off my shoulders, as if a thorn stuck in my heart was removed. Death no longer frightens me, for I know that the Lord has already forgiven me and I have nothing to lose, if I die by lethal injection I go to heaven, if they free me from

    Death Row, I’ll preach the word of God outside.

    I thanked and praised God for giving me hope, love and eternal life. 1John 5:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

    A sinner, worthless, wallowing in dirt, nothing to be proud of, that was me before but he chose me cleansed and changed me. Now I’ve finished a ministerial course, ?

    And while here at death row, I preached the word of God and managed to bring sinners to God’s grace, there are (80) eighty born again here on death row ? alone. I call on you dear readers and listen God is knocking in your heart, feel his presence and receive his glory and blessing, believe and you will receive peace, happiness and eternal life. May God bless you.

    Nilo C. Ardon Dorm 1-C2 Witnessed by:

    Pastor Romeo S. Dianos-C2

  3. Inmate: Norberto Del Mundo

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    September 20th 2001


    Prison Number:

    2796-N-97-P

    Dorm:

    13-B

    Age:

    52

    D.O.B:

    6th June 1949

    Marital Status:

    Married

    No. of children:

    4

    Sentence:

    Reclusion Perpetua ‘Life’

    Crime:

    Rape

    Time served:

    Almost 4 years

    Total time in:


    Detention:

    4 years

    Is your case on appeal:

    No

    Former profession:

    Equipment operator, driver, electrician.

    Family address:

    Malitlit, Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

    PERSONAL TESTIMONY

    Greetings dear reader,

    Firstly I would like to thank the British ‘Trojan Horse’ mission team for visiting the maximum security prison here in Muntinlupa City. It was very encouraging to us all to be assured that as Christians we belong to the universal body of Christ and that other Christians who live over 10,000 miles away are really concerned about us. When David and Michael Clarke announced that they were writing a book named “The Trojan Warrior” which would cover in great detail their 5 week crusade to the Philippines and that the Christian prisoners could have their Testimonies included, gave me a wonderful feeling inside my heart knowing that I am facing many years in prison God still requires me to obey his orders in proclaiming to the world the wonderful news of salvation that is available to anyone that believes and accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. It also means that you are not only saved from the power of sin, it also means that you have ETERNAL LIFE.

    Before I became a Christian I had so may worries in my life. The thought of DEATH terrified me and me being a prisoner on DEATH ROW with the Supreme Court affirming all my appeals I had to accept that soon I would be put to DEATH. I was filled with a fear which is impossible to describe in words. It was mental torture. I was so afraid I thought I was going crazy, it was awful.

    Not too long after my arrival to DEATH ROW a Pastor came to my cell and shared the wonderful news of Jesus Christ. This gave me great comfort and I asked him to pray for me. He told me that I had to be the one to call on the Lord. He then helped me and led me through a short prayer of repentance and acceptance and at that very moment the fear of DEATH was replaced with PEACE. I knew that even if I were executed I would live with Christ in heaven for eternity, “what a comforting feeling” praise the lord. A short while after I had the opportunity to confess my faith and belief to other inmates by being baptized in water.

    Unexpectedly my DEATH SENTENCE was modified to Reclusion Perpetua ‘life’ because the President intervened with an act of grace ‘clemency’ for those who were next in line to the DEATH CHAMBER.

    Latter I was transferred from DEATH ROW to building 13-B where the Mayor ‘leader’ is a Christian. I then met many more Christians who encouraged me to study further the word of the living God.

    In June 2001, I enrolled at the N.B.P Theological Institute, headed by Pastor Lucas and Pastor Andy. I am now taking a 2 year course in Diploma in Theology and I am a member of the Amazing Grace Christian fellowship.

    Now I know that God had a plan for me and I realized that it was only by GRACE that I was saved I now intend to proclaim this wonderful GRACE to the world. So I am mow asking you dear reader especially if you are not a Christian to ask yourself this question, where am I going when I die?

    If you care to write to me, it would be an Honor to reply. To God be the glory.

    Norberto

    Witnessed by Pastor Andy C. Dolin

  4. Inmate: Pablo L. Estacio, Jr.

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Name:

Pablo l. Estacio, Jr.

Age:

29 yrs.

DOB:


Prison Number:

140217-P

Crime:

Kidnap for Ransom with Murder

Sentence:

Death Penalty

Year detained:


Served:


Previous Occupation:

Family Address:

042 Hambone Street, Tondo, Manila, Tondo. Manila


Dear Readers,

I am Pablo Estacio and I was born and raised in a place known for its notoriety: Tondo, Manila. I was only 12 years old then and already smoking marijuana and after a year or two became addicted to cough syrup. I was mischievous and naughty, but open-handed. One day a beggar came to me and asked for alms. While the beggar ate he told me what will I become some day and gave me an amulet. He told me I will be successful in business, will become rich, popular in women, but being brave I must be cautious for I

can kill people and it happened because of this amulet. At age 18 years old I became very bold, engaging myself to various illegal activities, like swindling, robbery, drug pushing and gambling. My group or gang known as “Jhun Combo or Jhun Arrow” became infamous, hunted down by the police. We engaged ourselves in a more serious crime, together with a Chinese woman named “Tess” and “Nick”, named the local “Bonnie and Clyde”, we did the “Kidnap Me” scheme. Now she is in the women’s prison and I am here at death row. Here I met a friend, Rommel Deang, and he introduced me to the word of God and in his day and night insistence I joined the Sonlight Ministry. It changed my life in all perspective. I surrendered my life to the Lord Jesus Christ and accepted Him as my Saviour. Together with my family I served the Lord as a Band Leader and Choir Director in our church. I am happy serving the Lord and I am not afraid to die knowing the Lord is with me. I thanked the Lord for all of this. God bless you all. Amen.

Pablo L Estacio Jr.

Witnessed by: Pastor Ray Calonzo

47 Inmate: Palmero M. Carcha Jr.

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October 10th 2001


Name:

Palmero M. Carcha Jr.

Age:

23 yrs.

DOB:

5th July 1978

Prison Number:

N98.P-1499

Crime:

Robbery with Rape

Sentence:

20-26 yrs. Commuted to 10-15ys

Year detained:

September 1996

Former Profession:

Helping Street Children Social Welfare

Marital Statue:

Single

Dorm:

7D1

Date :

10th October 2001

Family Address:

Harmony Hills Sub Div. San Jose Delmonte Bulacan


Greetings to you in the Name of Jesus:

I was seventeen years old and my life was full of troubles with not direction. I was a street child begging alms in order to sustain my worldly pleasures. When I reached the age of 18 I was already doing hold ups on Jeepnies and busses in all places. I was pleased with this monkey business activity.

On September 26th 1996 I was charged for a crime of robbery with rape, which I did not do. I am innocent of the crime charged against me. I was detained at Quezin City jail that was on 17th November 1996. In April 1998 I was convicted and sentenced to 20 - 26 yrs. A few months later that was on June 17th 1998 the jail warden transferred me from Quezon City Jail to New Bilibid Maximum Security Compound in Muntinlupa. I was place in dorm 2C-2. This said dormitory is exclusively for the “Bahal na Gang”. During those days my life wasn’t changed. I was still doing all those evil thins I did in the free society. One day, while walking near the New Bilibid Christian

Church, I heard voices singing and praising the Lord. While looking at them deep in my heart a sudden feeling of conviction and longing for something came upon me. I stayed there to observe in order to feel and understand what the preacher was saying. How to become a Christian. While hearing the sermon my tears began to fall from my eyes, especially when I knew Jesus Christ died for me. So in the first instant I didn’t hesitate to repent from my sins and I received Jesus as my Saviour and Lord. That same moment I felt the indwelling and assurance of the Holy Spirit that I am Gods child. From that time on I have been attending Christian meetings such as Worship, fellowship, devotion. That was the turning point in my life from being a child of Satan to a child of the living God.

I am now a member of the NBP Christian Church as an outreach co-ordinator and at the same time I am studying at the NBP Theological Institute taking a two-year course in Diploma in Theology.

Dear Friends,

May this humble and short testimony of mine help you to know and understand that there is hope in Christ. No matter how wicked, sinful and bad you are, God loves you. He is always willing to save and change your life. Only humble your self and acknowledge that you are a sinner and come to Christ with faith and be saved. Jesus promises “All that the Father gives me will come to me and the one who comes to me I will by no means cast out (John 6:37).

If you take this step towards the Saviour my friend you’ll find his arms open wide. Received him and all your darkness will end. Within your heart he will abide.

Open your heart and let him come into your heart. Would you do it now?

Polmero Carcha Dorm 2C2

  1. Inmate: Richard E. Ong

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    October 20th 2001

    Name:

    Richard E. Ong

    Age:

    39

    DOB:

    Jan 1st 1962

    Prison Number:

    N96P-1779

    Crime:

    Kidnap for Ransom with Homicide (K.F.R.)

    Sentence:

    Death Penalty

    Year detained:

    1996

    Served:

    5 years

    Previous Occupation:

    Salesman/Driver

    Status:

    Single

    Family address:

    Phase 1, Package 1, Block 30 Lot 7 Bagong, Silang, Galoocan City.


    Dear Reader,

    Before I received God as my personal Saviour I experienced a lot of trials and hardships in my life. I grew up without experiencing a father’s love, because he died early at my young age. I grew up with the heavy load of responsibility,

    Taking my fathers place as a breadwinner for our family. The time came when the heavy load on my shoulders became heavier because in spite of my faithfulness and an open hand, my companions pointed to me as one of their comrades who did this kidnap for ransom case. I now realise that God allowed this evil, in order to show his mercy. Until I was sentenced to death I’m very angry with God. Why did he forsake me all these times, but when one of my co-inmates here in death row told me about Jesus, the Son of God, I got another reason to live.

    He gives me a verse at John 3:16 and Revelation 3:20 and I realise then how much God’s love is. I have received Jesus as my personal Saviour and I know that I have life and eternal life forever and ever.

    God really does work in ways that MAN cannot understand. But I know that I am in HIS PLAN and I have no reason to complain, because I know that one-day I will be with HIM in Heaven celebrating His Glory for all Eternity.

    The question is where will YOU end up? Heaven or Hell. May God Bless You

    Richard

    Witnessed by Michael Clarke

  2. Inmate: Roberto V. Romero

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    August 27th 2001


    Name:

    Roberto V. Romero

    Age:

    47 yrs. 22nd January 1954

    Status:

    Married- 3 children

    Prison No:

    N99P-1999

    Dormitory:

    7D-1

    Crime:

    Rape

    Sentence:

    Life Imprisonment

    Served:


    Former employment:

    Hotel Employee

    Family:

    Address: L-4 Pos. 428 Caliraya St. Bo. Kaligayahan, Nova Liches, Querzon City, Philippines


    Dear Reader

    I wish to share with you my life story of how I became a Christian. But before I do, let me relate to you my old life. Well, before I was saved my life was very much in disarray. Of course I knew that there was God, but spiritually I had no real relationship with him. I worshiped Him through my lips only, not my heart though this kind of worship I thought I was saved and righteous before God. But experimentally my deeds revealed my real state before God. I now know pride, greed as well as immorality enslaved me, and it was these evil acts that led me to suffer the pain of life imprisonment.

    On September 6th 1996, while I am in a very desperate situation here inside the prison, the Holy Spirit convicted me and I realized all the evil acts I had done in the past against God. Finally, I surrendered my life to Him, confessed all my sins and received Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Saviour. That moment became a remarkable transaction of my life from being a false worshiper to a true worshiper to the Living true God. Beginning

    that day I made a covenant with the Lord, that I would serve Him totally and forever. I promised that I would proclaim His glorious Name, His love, His grace, His mercy and power in every where the desperate people are in darkness in preaching by the way of singing spiritual songs.

    It was on August 11th 2001 during the Big event of the “Trojan Horse Mission” when we sang a song entitled “Spirit of the Lord Come Down” composed by an English evangelist Rev. David Clarke the team leader of the British Crusade, Upon meditating the lyrics of the song I was inspired and challenged, so I decided once again to recommit myself to the Lord’s

    Ministry through music.

    One week later, the church where I am worshipping appointed me to handle the music ministry. I did not hesitate to accept; because I now know it is the Lord’s will to be used in this special service.

    I thank the Lord for the things that have happened to me and I thank Him for all the talent and spiritual gifts He has given them, to be used for the glory of His Name.

    To God be the glory: Roberto V. Romero Witness by:

    Pastor Andy C. Dolin.

  3. Inmate: Rogie D. Candelari

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    September 3rd 2001


    Name:

    Rogie D. Candelario

    Age:

    37 yrs. DOB 21st October 1963

    Status:

    Married 4 children

    Crime:

    Homicide

    Prison No.:

    N98P1969

    Detained:

    Since January 1997

    Sentence:

    8 to 12 yrs.

    Dorm:

    Building X1-B

    Family Address:

    7 Central Kalayaan, Brgy. Balagbag, Paasay City, Philippines.

    Occupation:

    Policeman


    Greetings,

    I had been a scalawag policeman. I used to take and sell prohibited drugs. I was a corrupt one; I did those things in search for happiness, fulfillment and enjoyment of life. One day the Lord dealt with me severely. With the incitement of my mother-in-law, my wife together with my three children left me. The Lord also took away my freedom; I was put in jail for killing one of my men, an informant because he double-crossed me.

    Consequently, the Lord took away my authority and profession as a policeman, my salary, my friends, and almost everything. Only my life was with me. I was convicted and during my incarceration, at the point of severe pain and loneliness, I asked the Lord what He wants of me and wanted me to do. One day, I went to the SONLIGHT Ministry chapel, a local church inside the Bilibid Prison. I talked to the Pastor what work they might give me so I could help in the church; he was kind to give me a break. I never mentioned that I am a believer before this happened but I believed I was.

    For two full years in the church I was involved in preaching and teaching the word of God to other prisoners in different cells while at the same time, pursuing my theological studies. Another year had passed and the Lord had

    blessed me to finish my Diploma in Theology. Nevertheless, I did not stop right there but pursuing my studies for the degree in Bachelor of Theology by the help of the Bible School here in prison together with s0ome seminaries that have extended their curriculum here.

    Last June 7th, 2001, I was commissioned as Pastor by the First Interdenominational Christian Ordaining Council based in this prison, and the Lord has entrusted to me different ministries while I am serving my sentence. Twice a week I am involved in Evangelism and Discipleship Training Program as Trainer, Lecturer and staff. Once a week I teach the word of God to the Death convicts of which I estimated 30 to 40% of them have already received eternal life. Every Monday I hold a Bible study at the close confinement cells to prisoners who have violations committed while serving their sentence.

    I am now very grateful to what God has done in my life since I have totally surrendered to his will. I do not regret that I end up in prison. Because I have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who has a better plan for me. I never would have become a Minister of God’s word if these things hadn’t happened to me. Now I have decided to serve the Lord for the rest of my life, and “I thank Jesus Christ our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry” (1 Timothy 1:12).

    If you wish to write to me, I would be grateful to share with you how awesome and wonderful God we have.

    Thank you and the Lord bless you.

    Rogie: Witnessed by: Pastor Ray Calonzo.

  4. Inmate: Rolando Pagadayawan

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    October 4th 2001


    Name:

    Rolando Pagdayawan

    Age:

    42 years. 12th October 1958

    Status:

    Widower

    Crime:

    Rape

    Prison No.:

    N97P-3040

    Detained:

    27th January 1997

    Sentence:

    Death

    Dorm:

    Building X1-B

    Family Address:

    Lot-5-BLK-5Pshase I, Waling-Waling, St., NGA Bangk, Davao City

    Occupation:

    Policeman


    4th October 2001 Dear Reader,

    I wish to share with you of how I became a Christian, but before that, let me relate to you my old life. Well, before I was saved my life was very much in disarray, of course, I know that there is God, but spiritually I had no real relationship with him. I worship him through my lips only, not by heart and I thought this kind of worship will save me and I will be righteous before God, and I was wrong. My immoral life took me away from the proper path and later on to DEATH ROW.

    I am Rolando Padayawan, native of Zamboanga Dels. I was a cop in Davao City with the rank of senior police officer (equivalent to Sergeant). I started as a foot patrol in Metrodiscom Police Command, Davao City on 1st August 1985, and there, I learned to extort money, nightlife in beer houses and had affairs with married women. I met a woman named Hazel Delos Reyes and I married her. It was blissful one and I changed for good but along the way, after one year, problems got into it and we separated our ways. It depressed me and changed me even more for the worst. I returned to my old ways with a vengeance, more drinking and gambling. As a Catholic I used to assist in church masses and instead of turning to God I turned myself to more vices, until I met my wife again and she begged for forgiveness and I felt that I still loved her. We lived again together for several years until one day on 16th April 1996; I was accused and charged with raping her daughter by her first husband. I was detained at Camp Domingo Leonor, Davao City and there, my wife visited me who was at that time pregnant by another

    man. I told her I did not rape my step-daughter and maybe this was a ploy so you can live with your lover and I also told her that I still loved her but her reply was far from the topic; “maybe its our fate”. I was beside myself and I said I will fight you in court to death and after court battles I was meted the death sentence instead.

    At death row I was in rage and agonized with it for months and very afraid of the death sentence hanging in my head, like the sword of Damocles, and one night I was even more afraid when an earthquake with an intensity of 6.7 on the Richter scale shook our cell, and I though this was it. I was like that for many days until a friend shared me the work of God, about hope, peace, love and everlasting life. It enlightens me and strengthens me, it gives me hope and courage to face death, and it changed me completely.

    I asked the Lord in prayers daily for guidance and wisdom, so that I can share his words to others. I just finished Evangelism Explosion last December (2000).

    I thanked the Lord for the things that happened to me and I thanked him for all the talents and spiritual gifts he has given me to be used for the glory of his holy name. To God Be the Glory!

    Rolando S Pagadayawan

    Witnessed by Pastor Isagani M Obispo

  5. Inmate: Romeo M. Ibay, Jr.

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October 14th 2001


Name:

Romeo (Bobby) M. Ibay, Jr.

Number:

N93P – 2519

Dorm:

9D1

Age:

34

DOB:

January 5, 1967

Marital Status:

Married

No. Children:

Jezreel-Bob-Yovel- Jeruel-Jemimah-Jhewel-keren.

Sentence:

(Life)

Crime:

Rape

Family address:

Blk 1 Lot 5 Daang Bakal Burgos Montalban, Rizal


14th October 2001 PERSONAL TESTIMONY

Dear Readers,

May the blessings of our Lord Jesus, the love of the Heavenly father and the guidance of the Holy Spirit be with you.

I am Romeo Ibay, your brother in Christ. I was born in Pasig, City last Jan 5, 1967 but I grew up in Bicol. I belong to a poor family and I grew up with my grandmother because my mother died when I am only seven months old. I only reached third year high school in Gallanosa National High School in Irosin Sorsogon with the help of my uncles. My brother, I grew up longing for the love of my father. Year 1984 month of July when I decided to go to manila and look for my father. We were very, very happy when we saw each other. I had really missed him. But he has a new family and he has to work hard for them so still he has no time to show his love for me. Hatred started to grow in my heart. I became so strict and cruel to my younger sisters and brother because they were the reason why my father

can’t give his love and attention, which I longed for almost 17 years. I lost my respect for my father and stepmother. I started to join other During that time. I learned to drink liquor, take cigarettes then later on prohibited drugs and other? We are always in trouble with other people.

July 1989, I went to Montalban where my eldest sister lived. I found a job there. I decided to change my life, but two months later Montalban policemen came to our home and took me to jail. Somebody filed a complaint against me; she said that I raped her daughter, which is only eleven years old during that time. That’s not true, they are liars. I started to loose hope. By that time, there are religious groups entering the jail they are convincing us, giving us hope they taught us how to call god, to pray to the Lord. July 1990, a strong earthquake really shocked us. It was intensity seven. I thought it was? My fellow inmates and I pray hard for God to save us and fortunately nothing had happened to us. We became devoted to many, we prayed the? Every six o’clock in the morning and afternoon and I am the leader in doing this. Every Sunday we attend mass held inside the jail by a priest. We really enjoyed it. Until the time came when my promulgation was scheduled. I am over confident that I would be released from jail. The date came, before we went to the court I faced the image of God and prayed to him to free me because the truth, I didn’t rape the girl, I did not even touch her. On our way to the court I believed that I would release and free from jail. But I couldn’t believe it; I was given a life sentence (Reclusion Perpetua). I couldn’t really take it and became more hopeless. I faced the image, which I am idolizing and told them why have they forsaken me, that they are not a true god. I stop praying to them an even faced them. They can do nothing for me nor save me.

Until I turned my attention to a pastor which also ministering in Montalban jail. He was bringing with him good news. In the past. I am ignoring him preaching. He is pastor Carlos F. Garcia He always told me that there is one true God who loves sinners like me. He gave his life for me, ready to forgive all my sins. I found myself interested to the message. I felt something new within me and I decided to receive Christ as my personal savior and Lord. Praised God for his love and kindness. He is the true and mighty God. And there are other pastors who also bring good news to me. Since I received Christ in my life I began to have a new hope and new life and I am very sure that I am saved and have an everlasting life because Jesus, Christ has done it for me.

August 31, 1993, I was transferred to NBP. Muntinlupa City to serve my sentence. With God’s grace, I am a student of a Bible School here in NBP I am now happy to serve the living God and be one of the members of music

ministry of one of God’s local church under the supervision of pastor Lucas? still with God’s grace, He and With my wife Maryflor? We are hand in hand with god’s grace serving our Lord Jesus Christ. In truth he has not forsaken us, and I see now how good is God. In spite of what has happened in my life, really he has a good plan for my life. How big is the love of God, me a sinners is now a new creation and leading me to his way. Praise God to his kindness, and one thing more thanks God for the privilege that he gave to me, with his faith that he had given me, not only me, God will work in the lives of my love ones and someday we will all be together in heaven, for good. “Believed on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved and thy?” (Act 16:31) and for the scripture says, “Whoever believes in him will not be put to shame” (Romans 10:11) and through our faith God will work.

It is my prayer that who ever reads this testimony of mine is strengthened in everything. Do not lose hope. At the back of darkness there’s a light. In spite of all our bad past experience after these if we will only trust God, the true God, he had a good plan for every one of us. Nobody can change us, not even ourselves, but God can do it for us. We have to put our trust to the Lord, he will never leave us or forsaken us.

God loves us.

God bless us all. I love in the name of Jesus Christ. Romeo

Witnessed by Pastor. Andy C. Dolin

54 Inmate: Romeo R. Orio


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Name:

Romeo R. Orio

Age:

34 years. March 4th 1968

Prison No.:

N96 P1192

Dorm:

6B

Crime:

Murder

Sentence:

Reclusion Perpetua

Detained:

Since September 1992

Status

Single

Former Occupation:

General laborer

August 18th 2001

Family Address:

M. Macallan St. Palapag, Northern Samar


Dear Reader

My life was full of deceit and lies with no direction. I was boastful and never accepted I made mistakes. I had no master but myself. I was disobedient to my parents and had no God at all until the unexpected happened. I killed someone.

I am now in prison for murder but I have much better and wiser. I am contented and it is easy to forgive and I am ready to accept mistakes.

The Prison regulations did not change me but God did. When I received Jesus Christ as my saviour and asked for forgiveness of my sins. I felt a sudden lightness in my heart it was a miracle. Now hope and strength is upon me every day of my life here in prison. I praise him daily, serving him with gladness in my heart by preaching his words to different dormitories here in Maximum Compound.

God Bless you. Romeo R. Orio. :

Translated by: Zoilo Ama: Dorm 8A1

55 Inmate: Rommel Deang



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Name:

Ronnel Deang

Age:

27 yeard Sept 1973

Prison Number:

N97-P0328

Crime:

Kidnap for Ransom

Sentence:

Death- now life

Family address:

2000087 Pulong Bulu, Angeles City, Pamp.


August 2001

PRAISE THE LORD !

I am Brother Rommel T. Deang, and I am presently serving life imprisonment here in New Bilibid Prison, B.O.C., Muntinlupa City.

I praise the Lord for this chance to write my personal testimony as to why I am here and how the Lord has changed me, shown great mercy and moved mightily in my life. I have learned so much and am thankful (as I trust you are) that he has a plan for everyone, including me

Way back on July 5th, 1995, 1 along with a couple of friends were involved in a kidnapping case that involved homicide. We are all now serving time for this crime we committed. This is how it came about:

1, together with my co-accused, was desperate at the time because we needed money to pay our debts. We had applied through an agency to work in the Middle East, but after getting passports, paying the agency, using some of our own properties as a pledge so that we could borrow the necessary money for our placement fee, we discovered that the agency wasn’t registered. In short - it was fake!

To pay our debts we first of all planned to hold-up a gasoline station, but fear gripped us so we did not pursue that plan. Instead, with no weapon at hand, we kidnapped a boy for ransom. The boy’s family paid the ransom, and we were able to pay off all our debts, using the rest of the money just having a good time. It was easy money, easily spent for nothing!

But things didn’t end here. We learnt that the boy we had kidnapped was able to identify us, so now fear caught up with us and we decided to kill the boy. This was the worst moment of my life, to take a life that God had given, but there is nothing hidden that shall not be disclosed.

In July of that same year the police, tortured, and put on trial, caught us. We were found guilty ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ and were sentenced to the

death penalty. I served time in the Provincial Jail and in February 1997 was transferred to Death Row in the Maximum Security Compound of Bilibid Prison.

I was already a Christian before the crime took place, but I had been blinded and led astray by the desire to have more. I was active and being used by the Lord then. I was a Youth Volunteer Worker, leading Bible courses for the youth who had been entrusted to us by the Lord.

Then there came a time when my family was facing financial difficulties, so I worked harder and harder to support my family’s needs. I was so caught up with the work that I neglected my duties as a Youth Worker and hardly had any tune to attend Sunday worship service. I was unaware that I was drifting, falling apart and falling away from the Lord. I trusted in my own understanding and not in the Lord’s. That was when one of my co-accused asked me to apply, along with him, for work in the Middle East. The rest you already know.

At the time we were caught and tortured, my body ached so much that I cried out to the Lord seeking and asking for forgiveness for what I had done. I know that the pain I felt at that moment wasn’t enough to pay for the sins I had committed, but God is so merciful. He heard my cry and forgave me and cleansed me from all my sin, as it says in I John I v 9: ‘if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” He cleansed me, washed away my sin and accepted me as his child once again.

Since this time I have devoted myself to serving God in prison. I have been persecuted, accused of using God’s name to cover up my guilt, but in spite of the ridicule I have persevered and continue to serve the Lord. When I was transferred here to N.B.P. I continued serving God, studying his Word, taking courses in order to be more equipped for God’s work, and have dedicated myself to God’s call on my life.

In August 2000 it was confirmed that I should be executed by lethal injection. If I hadn’t been committed to the Lord I would have lost hope or any interest in living, but I had God with me, a mighty God, who can do all things, and it is in him that I put my trust. Life went on as usual for me; I attended my lessons and continued to do God’s work. Having received comfort from the Lord I was able to comfort and encourage my fellow inmates who were also confirmed to die, just like me. Although there were times when I felt weak, God gave me enough strength and courage to face whatever lay ahead. I kept strong in the Lord for he is my strength and he was true to his promise never to forsake me. I prayed for the chance to prolong my life so that I could go on serving him.

The deadline was April 2001. By this time, if God had not moved in my life, I wouldn’t have the chance of writing this testimony to glorify the Lord. But in December 2000 1 was one of the inmates commuted to life imprisonment instead of execution. Once more God showed his awesome, mighty power in my life.

I thank the Lord for this gift he has given me. Although I am still in prison, I can continue to serve him. God’s plans always prevail. As it says in Jeremiah 29 v 11: “1 know the plans I have for you, for good and not for evil, to give to you a future and a hope.” I believe that my fife will not end up here. Since he has taken me from a sure grave, he can also flee me from the four comers of this camp - in his time Amen!

The Lord has given me so much blessing in my life so that I can continue to serve him. And as a reward, he had sent me a wonderful, precious gift - an angel who has accepted me in spite of my present situation. It is one who has weathered the storms of life along with me, who has stood by me in my most desperate hours; who has prayed with me and who loves me for what I am. She is a strong Christian who has withstood persecution just to be with me, who has accepted criticism and stayed with me. This woman, Virgie, became my wife in September 2001, and now she stands faithfully by my side, serving God. Being a prisoner has not been a hindrance for a man like me to have a good family. As I have delighted myself in the Lord, so he has given me the desires of my heart. Amen!

One thing I have really leant during my time here is to be content with what I have. As an encouragement to all who will read this, let me say, contentment with godliness is great gain and that the love of money is the root of all evil. What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and yet forfeits his own soul?

I’ve paid such a high price for that moment of folly. I hope and pray that those who are in the outside world will also come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour and not wait until they are behind bars before realizing that only Jesus can give true satisfaction.

To all readers: continue to live by faith in the Son of God. Keep on trusting him for everything, for he is faithful.

May God, richly bless you.

Keep in mind Proverbs 3 v 5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

Brother Rommel Deang

Witnessed by : Pastor Lucas P. Dangatan, Jr.

56 Inmate: Ruben N. Boquilla

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August 18th 2001


Name:

Ruben N. Boquilla

Age:

26 years

D.O.B.:

13th February 1974

Prison Number:

N97-P-2194

Marital Status:

Single

Former Profession:

Security Guard

Crime:

Robbery with Homicide

Sentence:

Death Penalty

Years detained:

Since 1995

Family Home:

Sambag II Guadlupe, Cebu city, 6000


Dear Readers,

I would like to start my testimony here in death row, not in free society which is worthless and nothing much to tell about. “Life is a cycle”. That is what happens to me in my cell, asking the same question over and over again. What is my purpose here in this world? If I die, it’s over, no more, that’s all I know.

But all that changed dramatically one Sunday morning when I heard someone telling a group of people about God and His words, about everlasting life. Calmness overwhelmed me. I attended the nightly devotion regularly in our Dormitory and always read the Holy Bible, especially Philippians 3:12 that says “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me”.

Nothing is important for me but Jesus Christ’s teaching and with the help of His presence I am studying Evangelism Explosion III.