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US announces sex-trafficking charges against Duterte ally

Philippines Apollo Carreon Quiboloy

Reuters US prosecutors on Thursday announced sex-trafficking charges alleging that girls and young women were coerced to have sex with the founder of a Philippines-based church who is a friend and adviser to Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte. A 74-page indictment charges Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, founder of a church called Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name […]

Philippines’ Pacquiao sues influential evangelist over graft accusation

Philippines Manny Pacquiao 2016

Manila, The PhilippinesReuters Boxer Manny Pacquiao on Tuesday sued for libel an influential celebrity evangelist followed by millions of Filipinos, after he accused the eight-division world champion of embezzling funds intended for a $US70 million sports complex. Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, a self-proclaimed “Owner of the Universe” and “Appointed Son of God”, is a longtime friend […]