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

Early years

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


Quiboloy is the religious leader of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, Inc founded on September 1, 1985. He started to preach in the slums of Villamor, Agdao, Davao City with only 15 members. His church is located along Buhangin road in Davao City
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. He owns a a large mansion, referred to as "New Jerusalem". Quiboloy’s sect has a television channel, the ACQ-Kingdom Broadcasting Network and 17 radio stations in the Philippines. The sect also has two newspapers: Pinas and Sikat. 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. On weekdays, members hold bible sessions and prayer services. On Sundays, a “Global Worship” is held at the Kingdom’s Cathedral in Buhangin District. Members pay tithes representing 10 percent of their incomes. In 2000, Quiboloy founded Jose Maria College, named after his parents. He has received critical responses to his claims of being the "Appointed Son of God".

Political involvement

Quiboloy anointed Gilbert Teodoro as the next president in the 2010 Philippine presidential election
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. “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. Teodoro finished fourth in the election with 4,095,839 votes (or 11.33%) to which Quiboloy 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?”


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

The communist New People's Army
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 (NPA) has accused Apollo Quiboloy 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. Quiboloy, however, said the charges are "totally false and baseless, if not ridiculous."
While Quiboloy 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.” 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)". 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.

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