Justice for the Victims of Apollo Quiboloy

U.S. Department of Justice & Philippine Presidential Palace Malacanang

We demand immediate justice for the Filipino women and children who were victims of Apollo Quiboloy's human trafficking, coercion and fraud!

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To: U.S. Department of Justice & Philippine Presidential Palace Malacanang
From: [Your Name]

As an organization of Filipino women in the US, and our supporters, Gabriela USA demands swift and decisive action to hold Apollo Quiboloy accountable for his crimes against several Filipino women and children that were trafficked to the U.S. Quiboloy is the leader of Philippine-based church, Kingdom of Jesus Christ, owner of the Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI), and long time partner of former Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. On November 10, 2021 a U.S. federal warrant was issued for Quiboloy’s arrest. He is currently wanted by the FBI and was indicted by a federal grand jury in the United States District Court for the following charges:

- Conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion;
- Sex trafficking of children;
- Sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion, and sex trafficking (of adults);
- Fraud and coercion;
- Bulk cash smuggling.

Since then he has evaded showing up to court and on December 9, 2022 the U.S. Department of Treasury imposed sanctions on Quiboloy, blocking all of his properties and interests that are in the U.S. Quiboloy has three offices located in California, and one in Hawaii. He used his church as a cover to bring migrants to the U.S. and forced them to fundraise under the guise that they are fundraising for children, when in reality, the donations were instead corrupted for the lavish lifestyles of the church leaders. While Quiboloy claims he is the son of god, and spreading the word of god, he has taken advantage of his followers and instead, has physically and mentally assaulted them, abusing his position and power within the church. He raped women and minors as young as 12 years old - forcing them against their will or else be “doomed to eternal damnation.”

Furthermore, his media network, SMNI, has been known to attack human rights organizations such as GABRIELA. Their false claims have serious consequences. GABRIELA members in the Philippines have suffered through wrongful arrests, home raids and surveillance from the state. Since the passing of the Anti-Terror Law, repression on human rights activists have heightened and his media network has contributed to manipulating the public view. Despite the warrant for his arrest, he continues to brazenly broadcast through his media platform and was last seen in the Philippines.

GABRIELA USA is a progressive grassroots organization fighting for the liberation of all oppressed Filipino women and Filipino people. We vigorously campaign around women-specific issues such as gender discrimination, violence against women, women’s health and reproductive rights. GABRIELA is also at the forefront of national and international economic and political issues that affect women and children. The Philippine government in partnership with the U.S. would rather prioritize solidifying military agreements and counterinsurgency tactics instead of genuinely responding to the concerns and needs of our people.

We are calling on the U.S. government and the Philippine government to hold Quiboloy to his crimes and that the victims receive justice! We are also calling on the Philippines government to shut down SMNI and stop the attacks on human rights groups and activists!