HIGHLIGHT: Davao City, Philippines – Kingdom of Jesus Christ founder Apollo Quiboloy, predicts a landslide victory for his long-time confidant Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on his presidential candidacy.
During a private banquet for VIPs, Quibology as confidently convinced as he is, said, "Duterte is the Apollo that this country needs – to slay the corruption, to slay drug addiction, and to slay poverty... Good doesn't defeat evil. The greater evil defeats evil".
As described, the pastor said that Duterte is a "sheep in wolf's clothing".
He adds, "You cannot fight the devil if you are a saint. You can only fight the devil if you are more of a devil than the devil himself."
Duterte spent some of his time with Quiboloy at Jose Maria College. Here, he discussed past controversies such issues like his role in extrajudicial killings and his recent rape remarks, right straight from the last leg of the Comelec-sanctioned presidential debate.
Quiboloy – who presents himself as the "Appointed Son of God" is a long-time confidant of Duterte even before Mayor Duterte had the seat in the city government. Reports say that the pastor was one of the people behind Duterte's surprise presidential run, who pushed and convinced the city mayor after having a dream of Duterte in Malacañang Palace.
The church leader is an active campaign person for the mayor while providing free transportation for the mayor's alliance.
During the birthday-celebration-turned-campaign-sortie, Duterte told the crowd, "'Pag manalo ako, except yung Greater Metro Manila, we have to continue this thing, yung programa ni [President Benigno] Aquino na maganda at nakapabuti sa tao, we will continue! (If I win, except for the programs in Greater Metro Manila, we have to continue the programs of Aquino that are good for the people.")
"I will get Roxas and the others candidates' nice programs. I will copy them," Duterte jokingly expressed, generating laughter from the audience.
Pastor Apollo Quiboloy's birthday, which is celebrated annually to coincide with National Children's Day, was reportedly attended by other national candidates.