Palace hands off arrest of Quiboloy church staff in US


Malacanang won’t lift a finger to help the three members of Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC) church led by Davao City-based evangelist Apollo Quiboloy if their arrest in the US was legitimate.

This was despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s closeness with Quiboloy, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said.

“Even then. You must remember that if a crime is committed in any country, then the laws of that country will have to be followed,” he said in a press briefing.

“We have to respect them (US laws) the way we asked them to respect ours,” he added.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reportedly arrested three administrators of the KOJC church for alleged human trafficking.

This was after the raid conducted in the offices of the church in Los Angeles following a criminal complaint filed against the three church’s officials.

“Well, if the raid is legitimate then we cannot complain on that,” Panelo said.