Alleged cult leader Jey Rence Quilario, also being called ‘Senior Agila’ was temporarily detained by the Senate after he didn’t satisfy the lawmakers who were probing him about the alleged illegal practices being performed by his group Socorro Bayanihan Services Inc. (SBSI).
The senate invited Quilario to face the allegations that his group was forcing children to marry their members and their alleged building of a private army.
Several witnesses who introduced themselves as former members of SBSI narrated their experience with the group, saying that they were forced to marry some of the members.
According to one witness, Senior Agila even asked her to spend a night with the alleged cult leader, but she refused.
Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa put Quilario under their custody for not answering their questions directly.
“Doon ka sa baba, wag kang mag-alala aircon diyan,” Dela Rosa said.
After the hearing, senate staff brought the leader to his temporary room.
It can be recalled that Quilario allegedly claimed to be the next ‘Messiah’ and even called by his members as the reincarnation of Santo Niño, a religious figure symbolizing the young Jesus Christ.
He was also facing several charges for the alleged activities of SBSI.