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Pacquiao’s cyberlibel rap vs Quiboloy junked

February 15, 2022 Hector Lawas 248 views

THE Makati City Prosecutor’s Office has junked the cyberlibel complaint filed by Senator and now presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao against founder of Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name Inc. (KOJC), Apollo Carreon Quiboloy.

In an eight-page resolution, Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Kareen Tacorda-Evangelista said Pacquiao’s complaint against Quiboloy was dismissed for insufficiency of evidence.

“The fact that respondent (Quiboloy) is an avid supporter of President Duterte, who was angered by complainant’s (Pacquaio) pronouncements that graft and corruption is prevalent in the current administration, does not automatically prove actual malice on the part of the respondent, ” the resolution reads.

This developed as the camp of Pacquiao on Tuesday confirmed that they have filed a motion for reconsideration on the prosecutor office’s resolution.

Atty. Nikki de Vega called the decision a travesty of justice, claiming that the case was dismissed without a counter-affidavit from Quiboloy.

Pacquiao filed the complaint against Quiboloy and sought a P100-million damage claim for allegedly spreading fabricated claims against the eight-division boxing champ.

The complaint stemmed from a television appearance and social media post made by Quiboloy where he claimed that the senator had misused funds for the unfinished Sarangani Sports Training Center. Quiboloy reportedly claimed that the project had cost the government some P3.5 billion.