- He also said that Filipinos should understand the situation of the ABS-CBN employees.
- The pastor previously made comments against Vice Ganda’s jokes and the said attitude of ABS-CBN employees.
Pastor Apollo Quiboloy recently commented about his previous statements about comedian and television host Vice Ganda.
Quiboloy even encouraged the members of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, Inc. to pray for Vice and his sins. This is after the ABS-CBN announced company-wide retrenchment as a result of the Congress’ decision to decline the company’s application for a fresh 25-year franchise.
But in an episode of the pastor’s show Powerline which airs on his own television channel, Sonshine Media Network International, he addressed the rift between him and Vice.
He said that it has ended and what’s done has been done.
“Well, natapos na yun, ‘no, at nangyari na yung nangyari. I think, naka-learn na rin ng lesson si Vice sa pangyayari,” Quiboloy stated.
He then said that he knows what the employees of the Kapamilya network feel in a situation like this and that people should pray for them instead of blaming them.
“Ngayong nandiyan sila sa sitwasyong ganyan, huwag na nating ipagdiinan sila. Ang dapat nating gawin ay idalangin si Vice Ganda at ang kanyang mga kasamahan.”
Quiboloy added that it’s hard to lose a job but the company had to face the law and talk about the issues thrown at them.
“Alam ninyo, mahirap mawalan din ng trabaho. At kailangan din namang humarap tayo sa batas sapagkat ang batas ang siyang nagtatanggol sa atin, puprotekta sa atin. Hindi rin natin maaaring iwasan kung tayo ay nasa kanilang kalagayan at bilang may-ari ng network, bilang may-ari ng pinagkikitaan nila, ay hindi rin sila makaiwas sa bagay na sasagutin nila sa batas. So, nangyari na nga yung nangyari, humarap na sila sa Kamara. At nahimay-himay na yun lahat.”
He then ended his statement saying that we’re all Filipinos and we probably feel the same if ever we’re in their shoes.
“Pilipino rin naman sila katulad natin. Kung tayo ay nasa kanilang lugar ay ganundin ang ating magiging karanasan. So, we empathize, we don’t only sympathize with them, we empathize with them in spite of the recent happenings na yung hamon, ganun ganun.”
On July 10, the Pastor made comments regarding ABS-CBN’s freshly denied franchise application. He then mentioned Vice and joked about how the comedian jokingly asked him to halt Ang Probinsyano and help with the traffic in EDSA.
He also advised the Kapamilya network to not have an attitude wherein people may think that they’re arrogant.