Quiboloy: Not attending ‘bogus hearing’

Quiboloy: Not attending ‘bogus hearing’

By: - Reporter / @FArgosinoINQ
, / 05:35 AM February 26, 2024

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Apollo Quiboloy

MANILA, Philippines — Religious leader Apollo Quiboloy said that he would not attend the Senate investigation of the supposed crimes, including sexual abuse, committed in his Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC) even after the Committee on Women had summoned him.

Quiboloy said only a court, not a Senate hearing, could determine whether a person is guilty or innocent.


“Go to court and file a case against me. I will answer you there because it would have fair play,” he said, speaking partly in Filipino, in an audio statement posted on the Facebook page of the Buhay Kingdom 2024.


He was addressing Sen. Risa Hontiveros and her witnesses, reportedly former KOJC members, who accused him of sexual abuse, among other things.

He added that he refused to be the subject of public humiliation at the Senate by attending a “bogus hearing” with “bogus witnesses.”

Assailing complainants

He added these witnesses should prove their credibility by revealing their identities.

“You already convicted me in your hearing; that’s wrong. I will not subject myself to unfair statements. I will not subject myself to injustices done under the cloak of a Senate hearing. But I will face you on one condition: I will face any of you even though you have 100 witnesses or pay 100 witnesses. I will face you anywhere, anytime in a court of law,” Quiboloy said.

He also said that KJC members recognized one of the witnesses, alias Amanda, who filed a case against him before a court in Davao City that was dismissed.

‘I know who you are’

“We recognized the others because of their narrative, even though they covered their faces. One of them is Blenda Portugal, alias Amanda. She filed a case with the same allegations, and I faced it, but the case got dismissed, and now they went to the Department of Justice,” Quiboloy said.


The Senate began its probe of the allegations on Tuesday. During the hearing, former KJC members said they had witnessed instances of sexual abuse within the organization.

They added that some church members were allegedly subjected to “exploitative activities” such as begging and soliciting money.

The hearing stemmed from Senate Resolution No. 884 and Hontiveros’ privilege speech baring Quiboloy’s alleged involvement in the sexual abuse of women and children members, similar to events occurring in the alleged religious cult Socorro Bayanihan Services Inc.

Hontiveros said over the weekend that KJC legal counsel Marie Dinah Tolentino Fuentes received the subpoena for the embattled televangelist to appear on March 5 before the Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality.

Hontiveros earlier said that if Quiboloy failed to attend the hearing, she would cite him for contempt and have the self-proclaimed “Appointed Son of God” arrested.

The House of Representatives has also required Quiboloy to appear on March 12 before its committee on legislative franchises to investigate alleged violations of the KJC-owned Sonshine Media Network International.

Quiboloy gave a 36-minute voice message on YouTube on Wednesday, calling these hearings an agenda to “demonize me and destroy my reputation.”

READ: PNP offering help to serve subpoenas on Quiboloy

Quiboloy has claimed a plot to have him killed. That’s why he went into hiding despite a subpoena having been issued to him to appear before a Senate investigation.

In the audio statement, Quiboloy accused the US government of orchestrating a plan to assassinate him. He said the supposed scheme would involve hit men storming his compound to kidnap and eventually murder him.

He implicated President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the kill plot, claiming Marcos was conspiring with the United States to execute it.

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However, the Philippine National Police said on Thursday it had not intercepted any information indicating threats to Quiboloy’s life.

TAGS: Apollo Quiboloy, Kingdom of Jesus Christ, Senate hearing, Sonshine Media Network International

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