Saturday, November 20, 2010


Michael Turner-a sociopath expat living in Cagayan De Oro Philippines by his own admission  as posted in his blog stated this:
"I am rude, and quite unfinished. Blunt to a fault. For some reason I lack the discretion to use the manners I was taught. For those who I will offend, you probably had it coming. For those that simply find me offensive, get your own blog. And for those that do not find me offensive enough, F**k You.
As far as audience, I hope my mom and my fiance will both read a bit of this".

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It's been long time you haven't read from me about Michael Turner, it was for a reason, that reason is now lifted, the world must read the sordid story of a unique socio/psychopath predator connected to the local elite, committed crimes against Filipino citizens, and still walking free the streets in Cagayan De Oro Philippines,

The story is based on his (Michael Turner) statements and archives of his own blog that I will direct you shortly, on criminal records obtained under the freedom of information act in the US that you will have the opportunity to read right from the source, and also from (some) of his victims that have published their side of the story namely and signed.
But they (his victims) didn't do more than that. They lost faith in the Philippines Judicial System for reparation due to luck of financial resources AND connections, a must to prevail in this country and also of fear because this foreigner predator -Michael Turner - has a passion with arms and showed it in his blog as he did take care to be pictured with some top officials in the country- including the then vice President of the PH Noli De Castro, enough bluffing  to intimidate the locals and make them believe that he's a big shot.

Folks, it's all smoke and mirrors. Michael Turner has never been a VIP in the country. I will show you the techniques he used to built this image that works in the PH, easily swallowed by Filipinos but hard to cross the borders and oceans.

The story I am about to begin the presentation is beyond the ability of any one to comprehend how a business dispute between Michael Turner and one of his partners in the Philippines turned out to reveal the evil, paranoid, schizophrenic behavior of Michael Turner used to destroy the reputation of this Filipino girl and her family right in her turf, her own country and town, to the total indifference of the local authorities and expat community where he's a member. Let's get started.

It's not clear, or at least not known to me, when exactly Turner arrived in the Philippines, but all I am interested is the beginning of his official show up which is the year 2005 when he opened a business there named HARVEST SEO  specialized in promoting the exposure of business in the internet, precisely ranking their visibility in the search engines. For those not familiar with the procedure, and in simple words, it consists of a building with a battery of computers and personnel using them for linking a customer's web site to other websites, something that is a must for  Google to find and index it to their search engine rapidly and positioned on the first pages of the search results.  And that's exactly what people behind the computers are trying to find; backlinks, create the right META words and site maps, then submit your site to search engines like Yahoo, Google and others.
Please note, that on the link above that bring you to "about us" Michael Turner's name vanished, so did from every single page of his website. Also, there is nothing in Florida, there never was, the US telephone number is forwarded to the Philippines.

Under Philippines law, as a foreigner he could not operate a business and did what many others do; hire a dummy to run it using her name. He found Marisyl Castillon, a bright, well educated, a computer science graduated girl in her 20s that perfectly fit the profile of an innocent person when it comes to business. And that's what Michael Turner wanted since he was financing the whole operation with his own money. The business permit issued by the PH authority is showing Marisyl  as the designated owner of the business having the legal responsibility, Michael Turner is no where to be found  in the transaction.

The honeymoon didn't last long. Like most of the foreigners investing in small business that locals have the knowledge and skills to compete, make no mistake as to who the winner will be. The local of course. Filipinos got talent in the IT field, foreign investors know that, those who come with big, fat bank accounts will prevail, others, like Michael Turner, coming here with pocket money they have no chance to survive.

What exactly happened in  that triggered the creation of a blog authored by Michael Turner for the sole purpose of killing the reputation of his partner -Marisyl Castillon- her family and loyal employees in the most satanic and pervert way?

Here is what we know from the court documents and affidavits of both -Turner and Castillon- that I will direct you shortly to see their depositions.

Michael Turner claims this: (First page of his complain)

But going through all pages of Turner's affidavit I haven't read any thing about fraud, extortion or felonious acts committed, or any discoveries, testimonies, annexed documents attached proving the allegation. The only clear accusation is found in the paragraph 11 of the page 7 of the complain and says this"
My observation to this statement is that it wasn't Turner's clients but company's clients, that  company owned by Marisyl Castillon as the business permit show below bearing all legal responsibilities, therefore all income should go to a company's account and not to Turner's name.

To which, Maricyl Castillon replied in her affidavit read in paragraphs 18&19 of the  page 7 to the same court this:

and this in page 2 of the Castillon's affidavit that was accompanied with about a 12sen annexed documents corroborating her claims and statements. 

And again, reading all sentences, paragraphs and comments in the affidavits I haven't see anything about fraud and conspiracy but just a business dispute  that I doubt Turner could find a judge to bring a case like that in a jury trial as he requested. That's why, we never heard again, probably the case  filled in Florida was dismissed, otherwise, should anything happened to his favor make no mistake that he- Turner - will trumpet the event all over the net.

But we did hear from a Cagayan De Oro court. He obtained a judgment from a local judge to seize what he was claiming as his property from Harvestseo company that continued functioning under the helm of Marisyl Castillon. In his blog Turner said that he moved in to execute the judgment with his lawyer and 20 cops! Yes, you read right.. In the US a Marchal will be more than enough.. How  the police in CDO Philippines sent 20 cops to help a foreigner in a 30 computers seize while local businessmen in similar situations  have to hire  private guards and their own laborers to enter the premise, I will explain you this down the road.

Anyway, Turner obtained what he wanted, rightfully or wrongfully, I am not here to judge, that's not the subject of this story, from this point the dispute should come to an end, the parties involved should move on with their lives and me shouldn't be sitting here writing this blog.
Unfortunately, it didn't happen. And that's where the real story begin.


Introducing the real Michael Turner as we know him from his blog and statements

 In the beginning of this story and in the title, I labeled Michael Turner a sociopath. I owe the world a reason and an explanation for this, it will be the subject in a few lines from now, but first I must introduce his coming and stay to the Philippines where he still resides, the kind of "investor" he is, his constant troubles with the law, who his friends and acquaintances are, then will conclude with this thing, socio/psychopath, a trendy, hot topic now days in the blogs around the world, the latest I read is this one, very scary, frightening!.  Take a look later when you have a minute, for the moment stay here, there will also be good stuff to read...

When Michael came to the Philippines bringing with him his moderate computer skills and a little money thinking to take advantage of the low wages skilled Filipino workers and loose business laws and regulations, he realized quickly that it wasn't enough to gain a VIP spot in the Cagayan De Oro community, especially that he came without a verifiable curriculum vitae from the USA, worst, fearing that some one will release the skeletons in his dusty closet out in the open, which it did happen as will be published later.

So, he started an image building  job and the Rotary International was the place to be, where Mayor Jaraula was a member and also a former Rotary District Governor. He also joined the Philippines Eagles organization and some others associations. Needles to say that Turner didn't have the basic education and ideology corresponding to the motto of these organizations and associations, it was rather "for the picture only." He was hunting for every opportunity to be pictured with personalities like Senators and Congressmen, visiting the local  Rotary Club, a Judge that he saw in the mall and approach him "for an interview" and click!.. the photo in the blog... He has plenty of these kind smoke and mirrors in his blog entries.

Slowly, he upgraded his profile to the rising star status, the distinguished expat in a sexagenarian /septuagenarian (mostly) sexpat community and was designated as the official port-parole-spokesman that is- in events involving foreigners in Cagayan De Oro.

But we all know, you can only fool few people for a long time, many people for a short time, but not all the people all the time. He, -Turner- in a rush to further extend his image building job and portray himself the kind of "know all " respected guy, he set up a blog recording his thoughts and events concerning him and others, his activities, emotions and depressions that came to bite his ass badly, revealing his personality disorders to its worst, that many overlooked the need to put  together his statements hinting a dangerous sociopath is among us. We could have save a few lives.

The first warning came from his blog entry dated Feb. 20 - 2006 just days before the March 2006 date of the dispute and court filing documents as described above.  In this entry, everything seems to be OK between the partners -Turner and Castillon- he's announcing their departure for New York Sunday Feb. 27-2006. Here is a screen shot of the entry. (Click on to enlarge it)

In this entry, Turner goes on posting a bunch of pictures showing Marisyl in a previous SES event in Chicago held in 2005. Reader, I am sure you will agree with me, reading this entry, do you see any signs of dispute is taking place in that date?  Feb. 20- 2006?
So, what happened in 3 weeks time that it was that bad, to the point for Michael Turner to assault  her (According to Marisyl Castillon affidavit), To go on a jihad destroying the reputation of her and her family trough law suits, blog articles, taking also on third party commentators for been sympathetic to this young girl?

Then, in another entry dated May 24 2006, he went on putting incoherent statements about him apparently written in an uncontrolled mental state that concluded this: (Click on the image to enlarge it)

Alarming signs of a sociopath's behavior that those being close in business and personal relationship should have take into account and try to stop his dementia before he makes more victims. But no one did, not even Marisyl Castillon fearing reprisals, because, I am sure, she knows much more than any one else but she kept silent. With all due respect in her decision, I think she was wrong, she had all the means of fighting her reputation, a computer literate, an educated woman handling English satisfactorily, more than enough to explain her side of the story. She didn't. So be... I'll do it  myself... Not for her, but for Turner's future victims..  

Turner went on with pages and pages in his blog using his relationship in the CDO police , thanks to a Rambo cousin in law- a fugitive wanted for 4 murders that Michael Turner was involved-published garbage from police blotters and "victims" all directed to her family. I will provide you all the links to his blog later if you are interested,  the screen shots bellow gives you already a hint.

  and in another page he wrote this:
Turner's sick, arrogant, I should say psychotic behavior towards the Castillon family goes on unchallenged, unopposed and getting worst posting after posting, when out of imagination  and lies fabrication on the Castillons, he needed other victims to satisfy his perverse  and didn't even spare his own wife.
In another crisis of dementia and need to harm some one, he posted this, in total disrespect to his wife  that read it and felt second to some body else in her husband's life, but the first never been what Turner said she was.. Here is a screen shot.

sarcastic, sadistic,  distressful statement for both women


 But as the saying goes, "what goes around comes around", Michael Turner did not escape that Karma thing. The world heard about him in a big way, From the national (Philippines) press to local Mindanao island press  and to many blogs and forums like this.

In March of this year 2010 he got the biggest publicity he ever dreamed, the one that thousands read it around the world, the one that shows the "powerful" Michael Turner , the "untouchable" above the law foreigner investor  involved in a murder case of 4 people, (The 4th, injured , died later), lied to the investigators and got away with it....

One would think that someone being exposed like this, with real, proven and indisputable facts about his past and present criminal involvement will do one of two things: Keep silent and low profile until the storm goes away and all is forgotten, or make a statement refuting, explaining what really happened that night in the bar that his wife's relative and Turner's idol policeman Ansell Ladra took the life of 4 - 3 soldiers and one civilian.
Instead, he revived his dormant blog where he hadn't post anything since may 2009. In April 2010 and days after the breaking up of the story  wrote this:

And he goes on in this entry to tell us this:
"Gaw (cousin) Ansell Ladra told me these type of ants are lucky and make the person or home that has them wealthy.  I think they are really more indicative of wealth, as in wealthy homes there is more a chance that the ants can feast, rather than that their presence indicates coming wealth".

No, is not about Ants Darts and Dogs. It's about a statement  of loyalty to his cousin policeman Ansell Ladra, the cold blood killer that killed 4 people, Turner knows much more than told to the investigators.
It's about gratitude to his cousin for helping him come out of his depression due to  craving of harming some one, preferably an innocent so we can hate him as he wanted us to do!...      
And he succeeded....

In closing, we need to determine what a sociopath is exactly; If you google the word hundreds of pages will come up, from Psychiatrists to psychologists, Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapist and what ever other Psy I missed, plus forums and discussion boards, you'll go through disagreement, different opinions and descriptions as to if there is association between sociopaths and psychopaths, attaching "special labels" to them like Narcissism and bipolar behavior, predisposition to heinous and cruel crimes for pleasure and more.
But they all agree to the basic description of a sociopath that is:

"The main characteristic of a sociopath is a disregard for the rights of others. Sociopaths are also unable to conform to what society defines as a normal personality. Antisocial tendencies are a big part of the sociopath’s personality. This pattern usually comes into evidence around the age of 15. If it is not treated, it can develop into adulthood.
Visible symptoms include physical aggression and the inability to hold down a steady job. The sociopath also finds it hard to sustain relationships and shows a lack of regret in his or her actions.

A major personality behavior trait is the violation of the rights of others. This can appear as a disregard for the physical or sexual well being of another.
Although these symptoms are all present, they may not always be evident. Research has shown that the sociopath is usually a person with an abundance of charm and wit. He or she may appear friendly and considerate, but these attributes are usually superficial. 

They are used as a way of blinding the other person to the personal agenda behind the sociopath’s behavior.

Many people with antisocial personality disorder frequently indulge in alcohol or drug use. They may use these substances heavily as a way of heightening their antisocial personality. The sociopath sometimes sees the world on his or her own terms, as a place of high drama and risky thrills. The sociopath may suffer from low self esteem, and the use of alcohol and drugs is a way to diminish these feelings".

Reader, do you still have any doubt that Michael Turner fits the profile of a dangerous sociopath?
Turner showed sign of his mental disorders in an early age, he was "decorated" with a (known) criminal file in 1992 at the age of 30 and again in 2002. If I dig further I'll find more..(You need to click on to enlarge the images)

And another one

The original files of the  BROWARD COUNTY CENTRAL COURTHOUSE can be seen by clicking here and here 


Now that we have seen how Michael Turner is meeting all criteria to be labeled as a sociopath, a question remains: How we call the one, like this writer, who exposes the sociopath and trying to restore his victims' name and prevent the lose of more lives? The Cagayan De Oro  sexpat community  that protects Michael Turner will certainly label him as a sociopath as well.
To which this writer respond, that if such a denomination of sociopath exist, I'll be happy to sign in.

Meanwhile, this is not the end of the story. In a couple of weeks, I'll be in Cagayan De Oro and tell you where Turner is and his new search of a victim... 

And just about to upload, this came in from a member of the Cagayan de Oro expats group.
Here is a screen shot of the posting that the guy expressed his most legitimate opinion on a thread started by another. (You may need to click on to enlarge it)

After been flamed by other members he came back with this:

and here is the original thread of the la creme de la creme, the mother of all forums, where scientists, philosophers, know all guys and generally the elite of the expat community gathers to save the Philippines.! Yeah right!.... You now get the picture what this group is all about...

And finally this: Spooks is back in Cagayan!..We are all thrilled!... Happy to have you here! Welcome back Mike Mountstephen "aka" Spooks . apparently tough times in Luzon? It's been long time no talk each other... Time for a chat?