Quiboloy willing to donate jet, helicopter to Duterte

The Philippine Star

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – At no cost to the government, evangelist Apollo Quiboloy said he is willing to donate his private jet and helicopter for use of the next president.

Quiboloy, a pastor of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ the Name Above Every Name congregation, said he is willing to donate his aircraft for the personal use of incoming president Rodrigo Duterte once he formally assumes office on June 30. 

Quiboloy said Duterte, who has been close friend for a long time, could continue using his executive jet, a 2015 Cessna Citation Sovereign Plus, and his Bell 429 helicopter.

Duterte has extensively used Quiboloy’s aircraft during the campaign period that brought him to various places in the country.

Quiboloy said he would let Duterte use his aircraft for the next six years if he feels comfortable using them at no cost to the government.

He added that he is even willing to shoulder the fuel for the aircraft without asking any favor in return. 

Quiboloy and Duterte have been friends since the time the Davao City mayor was still a city prosecutor while the religious leader only had 15 members attending service in Barrio Agdao of this city. 

Duterte earlier said he does not intend to live in Malacañang, which he described as a place filled with “ghosts of the past.”

Duterte said he prefers to come home to Davao City every day using Quiboloy’s jet.

The chief executive and immediate family members are entitled to use any aircraft under the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing of the Philippine Air Force based at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.

On special occasions, the Air Force unit has also been tasked to provide transportation for Cabinet officials, visiting heads of state and other state guests.

The 250th Presidential Airlift Wing fleet has one Fokker F28, which is primarily used for domestic trips.

The plane is called “Kalayaan One” when the president is on board.

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