By Jeffrey M. Tupas
Mindanao Bureau

Posted date: May 19, 2008

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The killing of a tribal leader over a mountaintop property here has triggered a fierce exchange of accusations and name-calling between a television evangelist and communist rebels.

Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, founder of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name Ministry, said last week on his television program that he could arm 20,000 of his followers with M16 rifles to fight the communist New People’s Army (NPA).

Quiboloy, who calls himself the “Son of God,” was fuming over allegations he was behind the killing of Datu Dominador Diarog, leader of the Bagobo-K’lata tribe, in Barangay (village) Manuel Guianga in Tugbok District here late last month.

Members of Diarog’s family have consistently suspected that followers of Quiboloy were behind the killing and are responsible for their continued harassment after the tribal leader refused to sell his property beside the preacher’s “prayer mountain.”

Quiboloy has repeatedly denied the charges and berated the communist guerrillas, making the issue the main topic of his TV program, which is also shown abroad.

But the rebels said Quiboloy’s “tirade against the NPA has all the more exposed his true color. In his desperate bid to muddle the legitimate issues leveled against him and his military protectors as an offshoot of the killing of Datu Diarog, the truth is gradually but clearly emerging.”
While Quiboloy has called the rebels “mga anak ni Satanas” (Satan’s offsprings), the NPA has declared him a “warlord in the service of the Arroyo administration’s policies against the peasants and indigenous peoples.”

The NPA is currently the target of intensified military operations.

Rigoberto Sanchez, spokesman of the NPA’s Menardo Arce Command, said the televangelist was “desperately diverting” public attention from “the real issue that has put him in [a] bad light.”

“Fashioned after Pontius Pilate, he makes a blanket, albeit, baseless denial of any involvement in the cold-blooded massacre…then he berates the media for supporting the cries of the Diarog family and threatens them with eternal damnation,” he said.

But Sanchez stressed that the NPA had no quarrel with Quiboloy’s flock who, he claimed, the evangelist had been using to “oppress and exploit the people.”

 

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7 Responses to “Slay of tribal leader stirs Pastor Quiboloy-NPA word war”

  1. eharkup Says:

    I believed Pastor Quiboloy HIS NOT KILLER PERSON..HE’S GOD APPOINTED SON..WHY DID YOU BLAME HIM?TO MANY RELIGIOUS LEADERS AGAINST HIM
    AND TRYING TO FULLING HIM DOWN,,FOR ANY PURPOSE…IF YOU HAVE A PROOF?IF NOT god said
    don’t judge the others and God will not judge you…his not against of the NPA HE LOVES HES ENEMY THAT’S THE BIBLE SAYS…GOD BLESS YOU AND I WILL PRAYS YOU SOUL OF BEING LIED AGAINST THE SON OF GOD.


    1. eharkup,if we go to the court trial you must have an evidence or proof of accusing one’s person. If you say you’re a carpenter of course we may see in your works, and when it comes to faith we must have proof from the Bible as well, if we say quiboloy as a men of God, that’s not true according to the Bible,.. you know why? Jonh3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God. Quiboloy is a self procclaim son of God, he is liar, a false son of God,.. even you read the entire Bible, you cannot found the words davao is the new jerusalem as he claiming. His teaching, comes from his own fables,….

  2. eharkup Says:

    MYBE YOU MISUNDERSTANDING HIS PREACHING HIS FOLLOWERS THAT’S THE ARMY OF GOD..IN THE SPIRIT NOT IN THE PHYSICAL…HIS ALL FOLLOWERS ONLY HOLDING THE BIBLES NOT M16 RIFLE.GOSH…I KNEW PASTOR QUIBOLOY HIS KILLED ONLY THE SERPENT SEEDS IN THE SPIRIT NOT IN HUMAN BEING.


    1. Do you have a proof according to the Bible, that pastor quiboloy followers an army of God? asnwer me directly to the question.


      1. You see,..you cannot speak.

  3. Rene Mercado Says:

    Sira ulo ang quiboloy na iyan! Palsong propeta iyan. Lahat ng prophecy nya mali. Ang god ni quiboloy ay si satanas kasi mali mali at palusot cya. You who are fooled by Quiboloy please wake-up. He is the greatest serpent who will bring you to hell. Matakot ka quiboloy sa kalapastanganan mo. Sabi mo si gibo ang chosen by the Father ngunit talo c gibo. Talunan ka quiboloy. Salbahe ka ginawa mo negosyo ang mga tanga mong members. Mamatay ka na sana quiboloy.

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