Quiboloy’s Libel Complaint Against Pacquiao, Dismissed

Update on libel complaint of Quiboloy vs Pacquiao

QUIBOLOY VS. PACQUIAO – The prosecutor dismissed the libel complaint filed by Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC) founder Pastor Apollo Quiboloy against former Sen. Manny Pacquiao.

Quiboloy and Pacquiao
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According to the resolution of the Office of the City Prosecutor of Davao City on September 7th, “the complaint is… dismissed for insufficiency of evidence.”

The libel case was in connection with the alleged comments of Pacquiao for not attending the presidential debate organized by Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI), owned by the religious leader.

Pacquiao was among those who ran for president in the last May 9 elections wherein former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. won.

Based on the complaint, Pacquiao allegedly said: “I am compelled to decline the invitation of SMNIl which is owned by Apollo Quiboloy, who, according to the US government, has molested and abused children.”

He went on to say that his conscience would not allow him to participate in any activity of a person wanted in these cases and accused of using God for “religious scams.”

The pastor’s camp refuted Pacquiao’s statements and said they were all defamatory.


Meanwhile, the Davao City Prosecutor’s Office claims that there is insufficient evidence to conclude that Pacquiao’s statements were malicious.

This is said to be based on the doctrine of fair comment as Quiboloy can be considered a public figure.

Quiboloy is a pastor of the Philippines-based Restorationist church called the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.

He has made claims that he is “The Appointed Son of God” as well as being “The Owner of the Universe.”

While Pacquiao is a boxer-turned-politician.

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