Apollo Quiboloy

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Apollo Carreon Quiboloy
Pastor Apollo Quiboloy Preaching.jpg
Religion Kingdom of Jesus Christ,The Name Above Every Name, Inc.
Personal
Born (1950-04-25) April 25, 1950 (age 64)
Mt. Apo, Tamayong, Davao City, Philippines
Senior posting
Based in Buhangin National Highway, Davao City, Philippines
Title The Appointed Son of God (Self-proclaimed)
Period in office
1985 - present
Predecessor none (founder)

Apollo Carreon Quiboloy is the founder and leader of the Philippines-based Restorationist church, the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, Inc.[1][2][3] He has made claims that he is the "Appointed Son of God".[4]

Early years[edit]

Quiboloy was born on April 25, 1950 in the foothills of Mt. Apo in Davao City, Philippines, and is the youngest of nine children of Kapampangans José Qui-boloy and María Carreon.[5] Both natives of Lubao, Pampanga, his parents had migrated to Davao just after World War II to find better jobs.

Church[edit]

Quiboloy is the founding leader and Executive Pastor of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name founded on September 1, 1985.[citation needed] He started to preach in the slums of Villamor, Agdao, Davao City with only 15 members.[citation needed] His church is located along Buhangin road in Davao City. His ministry has a global television channel, the ACQ-Kingdom Broadcasting Network Sonshine Media Network International and 17 radio stations in the Philippines. It also has two newspapers: Pinas and Sikat.[5] Pinas is internationally circulated weekly for followers in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. His followers refer to their community as a “Kingdom Nation.” They claim about 2 million “Kingdom citizens” abroad and 4 million in the Philippines.[5] On weekdays, members hold bible sessions and prayer services. On Sundays, a “Global Worship” is held at the Kingdom’s Cathedral in Buhangin District. In 2000, Quiboloy founded Jose Maria College, named after his parents.[5] He has received critical responses to his claims of being the "Appointed Son of God". [6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Quiboloy has never been married and has no children. [5]

Political involvement[edit]

Quiboloy anointed Gilbert Teodoro as the next president in the 2010 Philippine presidential election. “Tonight let it be known to all Filipinos that the Almighty Father has appointed the president of this nation. He is no other than Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro,” Quiboloy told thousands of cheering followers.[8] Teodoro finished fourth in the election with 4,095,839 votes (or 11.33%) to which Qui-boloy responded, “I myself am a little bit disturbed with the reports of fraud and cheating in the last elections. Even I am asking where did the votes of the Kingdom go? What happened to our votes when we were supposed to be solid for Gibo?”[9]

Controversies[edit]

Quiboloy has been sued by a former member for allegedly brainwashing and holding her young daughter against her will.[10][11]

The communist New People's Army (NPA) has accused Apollo Qui-boloy of being behind the massacre of K’lata-Bagobos leader Datu Domingo Diarog and his family on April 29, 2008 for allegedly refusing to sell two hectares of their property for P50,000 to Quiboloy and his sect. The property is within the 700-hectare ancestral domain claimed by the Bagobo people in Tugbok and is adjacent to Quiboloy's walled “prayer mountain” in Tamayong. Diarog's widow said followers of Quiboloy had threatened to evict them from the land and her relatives were even offered P20,000 for Diarog's head.[12] Quiboloy, however, said the charges are "totally false and baseless, if not ridiculous."[13] While Qui-boloy has branded the rebels “mga anak ni Satanas” (Satan’s offsprings), the NPA has declared him a “warlord in the service of the Gloria Arroyo administration’s policies against the peasants and indigenous peoples.[14] Quiboloy also said on his television program that "he could arm 20,000 of his followers with M-16 rifles to fight the communist New People’s Army (NPA)".[15] Police investigator Ireneo Dalogdog, head of the Tugbok police, said he had been receiving reports that Diarog was being harassed by armed men associated with Quiboloy. Diarog’s farmhouse had earlier been burned down thrice.[12]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cabreza, Vincent; Demetillo, Donna (August 26, 2005). "Couple who tried to free daughter from cult jailed". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 
  2. ^ Dacanay, Barbara Mae (May 4, 2010). "Arroyo welcomes cult leader's poll support". gulfnews.com. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ Padillo, Maya M (March 20, 2010). "Villar is my mother’s choice, says Quiboloy". The Mindanao Daily Mirror. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kingdom of Jesus Christ FAQ". 
  5. ^ a b c d e Who is Pastor Apollo Quiboloy?, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  6. ^ Estremera, Stella A (January 30, 2005). "Of appointed sons and the second coming". Cebu Sun Star (Philippines). 
  7. ^ Bagnol, Raquel C (July 23, 2005). "Couple charged with libel for branding Quiboloy's sect a 'cult'". Cebu Sun Star (Philippines). 
  8. ^ Pastor Quiboloy anoints Teodoro, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  9. ^ Quiboloy: Where did our votes for Gibo go?, Philippine Star
  10. ^ Lawyers sue cult to get custody of Baguio girl, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  11. ^ Cult probed for disappearance of teenrs, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  12. ^ a b Why did they kill the Bagobo datu?, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  13. ^ Killings, land dispute turn tribal village into virtual ghost town GMA News
  14. ^ Slay of tribal leader stirs Pastor Quiboloy-NPA word war, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  15. ^ Preacher, rebels exchange harsh words over killing Philippine Daily Inquirer

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