BY ROGER M. BALANZA
Davao City-based televangelist Pastor Apollo Quiboloy may one day call Malacanang his home if Mayor Rodrigo Duterte decides to run, and win, in the presidential derby in 2016.
Quiboloy, head of the millions-strong The Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, said he would gladly act the role of spiritual consultant if Duterte makes it to Malacanang.
Duterte, guesting in the recent edition of the Give Us This Day television program, welcomed the idea even as he persistently deny he has an eye on the presidency.
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In the program on Quiboloy’s Sonshine Media Network Inc. (SMNI) chanell beamed worldwide, Quiboloy said being spiritual consultant to Duterte is nothing new.
I have been the mayor’s spiritual consultant since many years ago, he said.
Duterte and Quiboloy are known to be close friends.
Quiboloy’s segregation was founded in the 80s in Davao City. It has grown into a world-wide religious phenomenon with millions of members in almost all countries.
The kingdom holds headquarters in a complex in Cabantian in Davao City that has a school and a huge cathedral.
Quiboloy has also developed a prayer mountain called Little Jerusalem in upland Tamayong in Baguio District where he grew up and started his ministry.