FILE PHOTO: Apollo Quiboloy (left) and Senator Risa Hontiveros PHOTO FROM THE SENATE SOCIAL MEDIA UNIT; CONSULTANT FILES

MANILA, Philippines—“It was a wasted day for Apollo Quiboloy (Apollo Quiboloy's happy days are numbered).

Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros said this following the issuance of an arrest warrant against the founder of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC) and five others by the Davao Regional Trial Court for sexual abuse.

Hontiveros noted that almost all institutions in the country are already acting to hold Quiboloy accountable.

READ: Trafficking and abuses against Quiboloy in Pasig, Davao

The Senate has already issued a separate arrest order against Quiboloy due to his continued refusal to participate in a commission of inquiry into his alleged crimes. The Philippine National Police, on the other hand, has already expressed a willingness to work with other law enforcement agencies in arresting the sect leader, who claims to be the “Appointed Son of God,” according to Hontiveros.

“As soon as he is arrested, the Senate committee on women, children, family relations and gender equality will expect his presence at our next hearing,” the senator said in a statement Wednesday.

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Hontiveros is the chairman of the Senate committee on women, children, family relations and gender equality, which has investigated alleged large-scale and systematic trafficking, sexual abuse, forced labor and other human rights violations allegedly committed by Quiboloy and his advisors.

“I am also asking Quiboloy to stop acting. He did a lot to evade his obligation to the law,” Hontiveros said.

(I also ask Quiboloy to stop acting. He has done a lot to evade his legal obligations.)

“He should just cooperate and respond appropriately to the accusations leveled against him. If there is no wrongdoing, there is no need to hide (if there is no wrongdoing, no need to hide),” she added.


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