February 23, 2024 People's Journal 98 views

Quiboloy told: ‘Wag kang feelingero!’

A progressive party-list lawmaker criticized the self-proclaimed “appointed son of God,” televangelist Apollo Quiboloy, for claiming that he is being pursued by women who have accused him of sexual abuse.

“Sa bahagi ko naman, kay Quiboloy: ‘wag ka ngang feelingero. Ang akala mo ay hinahabol ka ng mga kababaihan, hinahabol ka dahil sa accountability mo at pananagutan mo sa mga kababaihan,” ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. France Castro said in a press conference.

Castro then challenged Quiboloy to appear on March 12 for the hearing of the House Committee on Legislative Franchises regarding a bill seeking to revoke the congressional franchise of Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI).

“Humarap ka kasi marami kaming mga tanong kaugnay doon sa ownership ng SMNI at siya sa mga registration nito na kaugnay doon at syempre doon sa ilang nakikita natin na mga paglabag doon sa batas kaugnay ng prangkisa,” Castro said.

House members are convinced that Quiboloy is the “beneficial owner” of SMNI, despite claims by his lawyer that he is merely the network’s “honorary chairman” and not involved in its daily operations.

“Harapin mo ‘yung accountability mo, Pastor Quiboloy. With due respect ‘wag ka masyadong feelingero na hinahabol ka ng mga kababaihan at pinagmamalaki mo ang iyong kayamanan,” Castro insisted.

In the same press conference, Gabriela Party-list Rep. Arlene Brosas presented a contrasting perspective to that of Quiboloy, who claimed that numerous women were vying for his attention, seemingly as a justification for the rape allegations.

“Sa totoo lang po kaya po hinahanap o hinahabol si Quiboloy ay dahil napakaraming mga kababaihan at bata ang naging biktima ng kanyang malawak na human trafficking scheme,” Brosas alleged.

She added: “‘Yun po ang mga naghahanap sa kanya. ‘Yung mga alleged inaakusahan siya ng rape cases, siya po ay hinahanap (nila) para makahanap ng hustisya.”

Brosas further urged Quiboloy to face the House and the Senate, particularly in hearings related to these cases, emphasizing the importance of accountability and justice in addressing the allegations against him.

Quiboloy recently recounted how many women approach him because he is wealthy.

“Nag-aagawan sila, mahirap man sabihin. Pinag-aagawan nila ako,” he said.