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Duterte echoes Quiboloy: ‘Itong mga droga, stop!’

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 08:44 PM January 14, 2020
Rodrigo Duterte and Apollo Quiboloy

Pastor Apollo Quiboloy (right) of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ endorses then-presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte after a thanksgiving and worship prayer of Kingdom of Jesus Christ held in Lingayen town in Pangasinan province on March 28, 2016. (File photo by WILLIE LOMIBAO / Inquirer Northern Luzon)

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday echoed Pastor Apollo Quiboloy,  his friend and self-declared “Appointed Son of God,” as he talked of his administration’s crackdown on illegal drugs.

“If it’s just possible that we have enough people who have the power to say just ‘Stop!’ Pero p***** i** itong mga droga, I’ll say it again for the nth time. Itong mga droga, ‘stop!’” Duterte said during the situation briefing with top government officials on the eruption of Taal Volcano.

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“Hindi ako si Quiboloy ha. Papatayin ko talaga kayo. Hindi ako magtago. I will not hide my hate and contempt,” he added.

Quiboloy, televangelist and founder of the homegrown religious group Kingdom of Jesus Christ, the Name Above Every Name, or KJC, earlier claimed he yelled at a recent quake in Mindanao to stop it — and it did.

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READ: Quiboloy: ‘I yelled at the Mindanao quake to stop, it stopped’

The President earlier said he believed Quiboloy did stop the earthquake, which was felt in several parts of Mindanao and resulted in several deaths and injuries.

READ: Duterte says he believes Quiboloy stopped Mindanao quake

Quiboloy is a known ally of Duterte. In 2016, Duterte, who was then Davao City mayor, admitted he received gifts such as properties and cars from the pastor.

READ: Duterte admits receiving gifts from Quiboloy

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