Around 7,000 pastors under the G-12 network pledged support for PDP-Laban bet Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
Senior pastor of the Destiny-Church Manila, Leo Carlo Panlilio challenged Mayor Duterte to bring about the change the Filipino people have long been waiting for.
“Duterte is not without a flaw. In fact, he is [flawed] like everyone is, but I promise you all candidates curse, but [Duterte] does not hide that fact. He does not hide something to please people,” Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted him as saying.
“The man has integrity. He has been in the position for years already, but no one yet has put up a case against him. The people he served, in fact, have been vouching for him. If he were doing something wrong, the people (he served) could have already complained against him. Look at Davao (City),” he added.
The pastor also said Duterte is qualified to be the next president of the Philippines.
“Technically, he is qualified. He is a lawyer, he knows the law, the justice system; he was a prosecutor, a politician with credentials and a real leader.” he said.
“People follow him, and he is the only candidate who is running who has served in the executive, legislative and judiciary.” he added.
Panlilio said he was not bothered by reports that the Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte resorted to extra-judicial killings in dealing with criminals in Davao City.
“The Bible said the law is for those who are unruly. If you do not do something wrong, the law is not for you. His attitude on criminals would actually work for us,” Panlilio said.
“Our justice system now is so flawed that we need a strong leader to implement the law,” he added.
Pastor Sheina Onrubia,and Councilor in Albay’s 1st district commend Mayor Duterte’s peace and order program in Davao, ““(Our) city has a surging crime rate. What the Philippines need right now is discipline,” she said.
source: Philippine Daily Inquirer