Former President Duterte, wanted church leader Quiboloy spotted together

Rodrigo Duterte (left) and Apollo Quiboloy (right)
Former Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and controversial KOJC leader Pastor Apollo Quiboloy. PHOTOS: MalacaƱang/Apollo Quiboloy website
The companion of former President Rodrigo Duterte and controversial Kingdom of Jesus Christ leader Pastor Apollo Quiboloy was seen at an unknown event on Sunday, March 10.
A Diehard Duterte Supporters (DDS) content creator named Boss Dada TV posted on Facebook a photo of Duterte and Quiboloy talking with each other.
Alongside them were former Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles, erstwhile National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) spokesperson Lorraine Badoy, Boss Dada's fellow DDS vlogger Banat By, and other social media influencers.
"Hindi ko ineexpect na maririnig ko ang mga narinig ko ngayong gabi. Napabilib ako ng malupit ni Pastor Apollo Quiboloy," said Boss Dada in the caption of his post.
(I did not expect to hear what I heard tonight. I was greatly impressed by Pastor Apollo Quiboloy.)
"Ngayon alam ko na kung bakit target siya ng mga Onaks at naipaliwanag ng husto yung mga bagay bagay tungkol sa kanyang Ministry. Andami ko pa pala talagang hindi alam. Salamat sa mga words of wisdom Pastor at PRRD. Nag-uumapaw na respeto." he added.
("Now I understand why he is targeted by the Onaks, and he has thoroughly explained things about his Ministry. I realize there are still many things I didn't know. Thank you for the words of wisdom, Pastor, and to PRRD (President Rodrigo Roa Duterte). Overflowing with respect.)

Friends in trouble

Duterte and Quiboloy are currently in the hot seat following the allegations against them.
Quiboloy was wanted in the United States of America's (USA) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) due to his alleged involvement in sex trafficking, bulk cash smuggling, coercion, fraud, and conspiracy.
The pastor also faces a potential contempt rap filed by Senator Risa Hontiveros following his absence in the third Senate hearing, wherein a subpoena was sent for him to obey mandatorily.
Moreover, the House of Representatives also issued a subpoena to Quiboloy regarding the alleged franchise violations of Swara Sug Media Corporation, which operates his Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI).
Hearings are done to inquire about SMNI's failure to deliver truthful and balanced reporting to its audience and transfer shares without prior Congress approval, 1-Rider Party-list Representative Ramon Rodrigo Gutierrez said.
Duterte and her daughter Sara, on the other hand, were found allegedly involved in another case after a witness under the alias "Rene" revealed in a Senate hearing on February 19 that they received different firearms inside bags in the Glory Mountain.
"Sa Glory Mountain, 'pag dumadating si Quiboloy sakay ng chopper, may dala po siya ng malalaking bag na laman po ang iba-ibang uri ng baril at nilalatag po ito sa tent na katabi po ng mansyon niya," Rene narrated.
(At Glory Mountain, when Quiboloy arrives on a helicopter, he brings a large bag containing various types of guns, and it is laid out in a tent next to his mansion.)
"Minsan po pumupunta doon din si former president Rodrigo Duterte at former Davao mayor Sara Duterte. Pag umaalis na sila doon sa Glory Mountain, dala na po nila yung mga bag na siya pong bag na nilalagyan po ng mga baril," he claimed.
(Former President Rodrigo Duterte and former Davao Mayor Sara Duterte also visit there at times. When they leave Glory Mountain, they carry the same bag containing the guns with them.)
Sara already deemed Rene's claims as lies just made to ruin her reputation as the country's vice president.

Quiboloy admits hiding due to 'assassination threat'

On February 21 this year, Quiboloy admitted on YouTube that he was hiding due to an alleged assassination plot against him by the United States government.
He even accused President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and First Lady Liza Marcos of helping the U.S.
Both Marcos Jr. and the United States Embassy issued statements to deny Quiboloy's accusations.
"Walang may gustong mag-assassinate sa kanya," Marcos Jr. said. "I would just advise him that just kung mayroon naman siyang sasabihin, he has an opportunity in the hearings both in the House and in the Senate to say his side of the story."
For their part, US Embassy spokesperson Kanishka Gangopadhyay stated: "For more than a decade, Apollo Quiboloy engaged in serious human rights abuses, including a pattern of systemic and pervasive rape of girls as young as 11 years old, and he is currently on the FBI's Most Wanted List."

Last Modified: 2024-Jul-14 10.05 +0800