Friday, May 10, 2013
LEGARDA WELCOMES PASTOR QUIBOLOY’S ENDORSEMENT
International televangelist Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy, founding leader and head pastor of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, today endorsed Sen. Loren Legarda, saying her performance as senator and a leading environmentalist have made an impact on people’s lives.
Quiboloy’s endorsement means the votes of his more than six million followers not only in Davao City where his congregation is based but also in other parts of the country and abroad.
Legarda, for her part, said: “I thank Pastor Quiboloy and the leadership of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ for including me in the list of candidates that they are endorsing. This serves as a strong expression of support to the causes that I have been espousing and the programs that I plan to accomplish when I get reelected.”
Besides Legarda, also endorsed by Quiboloy were senatoriables Migz Zubiri, Chiz Escudero, Bam Aquino, Cynthia Villar, Grace Poe, Sonny Angara, Juan Ponce Enrile, Jr., JV Ejercito, Nancy Binay, Edward Hagedorn, and Richard Gordon.
Quiboloy said the names of candidates to be supported came out from thorough discussions and deliberations done by the kingdom leaders.
He said among the qualifications that the kingdom leaders considered during the deliberations were the candidates’ relationship to the kingdom, and platform, vision and program of government.
Quiboloy's endorsement is one of the most sought among religious leaders every election by candidates because of his capability to deliver a command vote.
Legarda was among those invited by Quiboloy during the pastor’s recent Disneyland-themed birthday celebration at the Jose Maria College campus in Davao City.
When asked earlier for his criteria for endorsing candidates, Quiboloy said: "Ayaw namin yung always in power pero wala naman silang ginagawa. Ang gusto kong makita yung impact to the Filipino people especially the marginalized, kailangan madama ng tao yung kabutihan na ginagawa nila para sa tao.”
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