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Duterte Asks Pastor Quiboloy to 'Redeem' His Soul as He Fights 'Evil to Evil'

Criminals bring out the worst in him, Duterte says.
by Pia Regalado
2 hours ago
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President Rodrigo Duterte has asked his pastor friend, Apollo Quiboloy, to "save" his soul as he wages an "evil to evil" fight against drug lords and other criminals.

The 76-year-old Duterte told the leader of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ that taking on lawbreakers "brings out the worst" in him. The exclusive interview on Quioboloy's SMNI TV was aired late Tuesday.

"You drug people... you are doing an evil thing and you think that you can conquer good. So ‘pag ‘yan ang nasa paradigm ng isip ninyo, mindset ninyo, sabihin ko ito sa inyo: you are doing evil... Sometimes I also do evil. So evil to evil tayo," Duterte said.

The President said he was willing to "mortgage his soul to the devil" to fight criminals and asked his close friend Quiboloy to redeem him from hell.

"If I have to mortgage my soul to the devil to fight them I will do it. But I hope, Pastor, that you will redeem the mortgage. Bayaran mo na lang... isangla mo ‘yong kaluluwa. And then that’s the reason why I am very honest with you na sana naman tubusin mo na lang ako doon sa impiyerno," Duterte told Quiboloy.

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He swore he would never allow the killing of young people in his war on drugs, now on its fifth year. He said he instructed policemen to arrest them instead.

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"For the life of me, I never, never allow the killing of the young people," he said.

In 2020, the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) and the Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC) said at least 122 children were killed in Duterte's drug war from July 2016 to December 2019.

The fatalities 17-year-old Kian delos Santos, who was killed in an anti-drug operation in Caloocan. Three policemen were found gulty of killing the teen.

In May, policemen shot a teenager with special needs in Valenzuela. Authorities said he died in a scuffle.

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