Duterte Says Quiboloy Remains Within Sect’s Davao Territory

Duterte Affirms Quiboloy’s Presence within Sect’s Davao Domain

DUTERTE – Former President Rodrigo Duterte said that Pastor Apollo Quiboloy is still within the confines of the KOJC’s territory in Davao.

Former President Rodrigo Duterte, acting in his capacity as a lawyer, indicated that he would advise his close associate and spiritual guide Apollo Quiboloy to present himself and participate in legal proceedings. Duterte also suggested that if Quiboloy harbors concerns about receiving fair treatment under the current administration, specifically mentioning Marcos, he should opt to remain at the Tamayong site instead of appearing in court.

According to a report from the Inquirer, Duterte mentioned that Pastor Quiboloy is presently situated at Prayer Mountain, a 50-hectare property owned by Quiboloy’s KOJC sect in Barangay Tamayong, Davao City. “But if you feel you can’t get a fair deal with this administration, and I’m talking here about Marcos and everything, ’di h’wag ka nang lumabas, diyan ka na lang sa Tamayong (don’t get out, better stay there in Tamayong),” he said at a press conference late Thursday night.

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Duterte, who was recently designated as the “administrator” of KOJC properties, discussed Quiboloy’s location shortly after an arrest warrant was issued for him by a Pasig City court on charges of qualified human trafficking.

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This marks the second warrant issued against Quiboloy, following a prior one from a Davao City court on a separate allegation of s*xual abuse. Both cases involve the same plaintiff, who claims to have experienced rape, emotional and physical abuse, and forced labor under the pretext of religious duty during her time within the KOJC community, dating back to 2011 when she was 17 years old.

Quiboloy, alongside five other KOJC leaders, faces accusations in both cases. While all individuals involved have posted bail in the Davao case, the Pasig case remains non-bailable. Duterte highlighted the challenge law enforcement would encounter in locating Quiboloy within the vast Tamayong property, which encompasses numerous residences.

“If ever the police manage to secure a search warrant, they have to be sure which house he was hiding in as each house would require a different writ from the court,” said Duterte.

“Once [they] get inside and scour the entire property all day, they will be so tired that in the end they will become new members of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ,” he added.

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