De los Reyes boycotts Quiboloy forum
By Jerome Aning
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—Ang Kapatiran Party presidential candidate JC de los Reyes yesterday said he decided to boycott the forum organized by The Kingdom of Jesus Christ group because of his party’s strict adherence to “principled politics.”
“Some presidential candidates went there not because they want Pastor Quiboloy to support their causes or vice versa, but only to get personal endorsements from him,” De los Reyes said in a phone interview from Davao City.
“If it’s an event where presidential candidates would be soliciting votes, then I do not want to go.”
De los Reyes and several Kapatiran candidates flew to Davao to begin a weeklong campaign sortie in Mindanao, which would take them to the cities of Davao, Panabo, Valencia, Marawi, Iligan, Gingoog and Cagayan de Oro, as well as various towns in Davao del Norte, Bukidnon and the Lanao and Misamis provinces.
‘I know my shepherd’
The group hopes to solicit endorsements from local Roman Catholic bishops.
De los Reyes, together with party founder Reynaldo Pacheco and president Eric Manalang, paid a courtesy call on Davao Archbishop Fernando Capalla shortly after arrival in Davao.
De los Reyes said Capalla asked him if he would attend the Kingdom of Jesus Christ forum.
“I replied, ‘I know my Shepherd and His shepherds know me.’ I’m a Catholic and I’m guided by my faith. I adhere to the Church’s call for principled party politics,” he said.