Members Church of God International (MCGI) founder Eliseo ‘Eli’ Soriano slammed Ruby Villanueva, popularly known as Mystica, for criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte.
On April 12, Soriano who’s leading an online bible study mentioned Mystica, saying that he couldn’t understand why the former actress chose to disrespect Duterte.
“Yung isang artista (Mystica), minumura si Pangulong Duterte, ang sabi ko ‘ang sama naman ng bunganga nitong artista na ito, minumura daw si Presidente dahil nagugutom daw ang mga tao’,” Soriano said.
“Bakit mo mumurahin ang Presidente, hindi niya naman kagustuhan ‘yun, Mystica ba yung artista na ‘yun, minumura ang gobyerno bakit daw ginugutom ang gobyerno, kasalanan ba ng gobyerno na magutom ka?” he added.
Soriano urged his followers not to imitate Mystica’s action, believing that the former actress committed inciting to sedition.
He even questioned why Mystica decided to support Vice President Leni Robredo,.
“Susuporta na daw siya kay Leni Robredo, ano ba ang programa ni Leni Robredo, palabasin kayo? Bigyan kayo ng kalayaan na manghawa ng mas maraming Pilipino para mapares tayo sa New York?” he said.
“Sama ng bunganga nitong babae na ito mga kapatid, lahat ng kaanib ng Iglesia ng Diyos, wag kayong papares diyan, rebeldo sa gobyerno ‘yan,” he added.
The televangelist believes that the government is doing its best to help the people affected by the crisis, however, the limited budget of the government might giving the administration difficulty to aid everyone.
“Hindi ko pinagtatangol si Presidente Duterte pero nakikita ko ‘yung kanyang genuine interest na ang tao ay mapangalagaan,” he clarified.
Soriano then explained why Mystica should be considered as an enemy of God, citing a bible verse that says “submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority,”
He also said that he’s not trying to impress President Duterte and only following what the bible is teaching.
A few weeks ago, Mystica received criticisms because of her videos against President Duterte.
Even Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque warned Mystica that she may face charges for what she’s doing.
“Mystica, may batas po na pu-pwedeng gamitin para parusahan ka,” Roque said.