He can’t escape the law for life: Hontiveros wants Quiboloy’s passport canceled

Maila Ager 04/29/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Risa Hontiveros, who pushed to cancel Apollo Quiboloy’s gun permit, now aims to revoke his passport. Quiboloy, leader of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC), faces arrest orders from two courts and the…

Sen. Hontiveros presses PNP to get Quiboloy’s guns: ‘Nakapagtataka ang bagal’

Maila Ager 04/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) could now confiscate the firearms of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy based on the cases lodged against him, Senator Risa Hontiveros said on Monday. Quiboloy faces two arrest orders from the…

Hontiveros: Quiboloy’s refusal to face senate deepens abuse allegations

Emmariel Ares 03/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros believes that Pastor Apollo Quiboloy has worsened his situation by refusing to appear before the Senate to address allegations of abuse from former members of his “secretive religious organization.” Quiboloy, leader…

Hontiveros warns Quiboloy: ‘I’ll cite him [for] contempt, have him arrested’

Charie Abarca 02/21/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate has issued a fresh subpoena against alleged sex offender Apollo Quiboloy and has directed the religious leader to appear before the chamber’s public hearing on March 5. Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri…

‘Worse than expected’: Senate inspection on Sitio Kapihan reveals irregularities

Angeline Marcelino 10/14/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs inspected Sitio Kapihan in Surigao del Norte and found the situation to be worse than expected. In a statement, Senator Risa Hontiveros said the committee…

Ex-member of ‘Soldiers of God,’ teen survivor testify vs religious ‘cult’

Maila Ager 09/21/2023

MANILA,  Philippines — A former member of the so-called “Soldiers of God” and a teenage girl “survivor” were the latest to testify against an alleged cult based in Sitio Kapihan, Surigao del Norte. Their testimonies were revealed in two…

Sen. Hontiveros – VP Sara feud over secret funds escalates

Julie Aurelio, Marlon Ramos 09/16/2023

Sen. Risa Hontiveros is not backing down on her call for Vice President Sara Duterte to come clean on the disbursement of P125 million in confidential funds that her office received in December 2022. Speaking to journalists in Iligan…

Hontiveros tells Sara: I don’t need your respect, just your accountability

Charie Abarca 09/14/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros said she’s not begging for Vice President Sara Duterte’s respect, making it clear that she just wants the latter’s accountability especially in handling public funds. In a statement on Thursday,…

Sara Duterte calls criticisms vs secret fund lies; thanks backers

Jean Mangaluz 09/11/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President and concurrent Education Secretary Sara Duterte has again lambasted opposition leaders questioning her proposed confidential funds, calling these criticisms lies. Her fury was particularly directed at Senator Risa Hontiveros and ACT Teachers…

Bongbong Marcos administration was ‘too chill’ on first year in office — Hontiveros

Beatrice Pinlac 07/24/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros is not setting high expectations for the second State of the Nation Address of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday, saying the incumbent administration might have been “too chill” during…

Hontiveros asks Bongbong Marcos to reconsider Larry Gadon appointment

Maila Ager 06/28/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday asked President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to reconsider the appointment of disbarred lawyer Larry Gadon, saying a “disgraced former attorney does not inspire confidence in the Cabinet.” The Supreme…

Lambug residents ask Gwen to stop construction of illegal structures

Futch Anthony Inso 09/27/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Residents of Barangay Lambug, Badian town, have signed a petition urging Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to demolish the beach houses that were illegally constructed in their coastal area. Barangay Lambug is famous for…

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