A religious leader has been put under the custody of the authorities after he received complaints from several of his alleged victims.
On March 27, members of CIDG caught Pastor Romeo Nuñez II who led the Jesus Christ The River of Life Church.
According to the complainants, Nunez, a resident of Puerto Princesa City touched them inappropriately.
They quickly informed the authorities about the incident.
He’s now facing charges for an Act of Lasciviousness.
The court allowed the pastor to get his temporary freedom by posting bail worth P36,000.
Nuñez also run as a mayoral candidate as an Independent in Puerto Princesa City in 2022.
He also supported the UniTeam candidates during the last campaign period.
However, he lost the mayoral race, placing only 7th.
As of writing, Nuñez has yet to release a statement on the charges he was facing.
Some followers of the pastor defended him, saying that people should not judge the religious leader.
“Hindi natin alam ang buong istorya kung anong totoo. Huwag tayong manghusga kung di pa napapatunayan,” netizen Ronie said.
“Kung sino wala kasalanan sa Inyo batuhin niyo po siya..remember po individual tayong hahatulan kaya wagmo hatulan ang sinuman kung ayaw mong ang mismong panghatol mo ang gamitin panghatol sayo. We know nothing only God knows.” netizen Lloyd commented.
“Wag muna tayu mag judge sa tao, Lalo na Kung d pa dumaan sa dueprocess ako iba man Ang religion ko d Ako bilong s kanila pero Mali po Ang ginagawa nating husgahan agad Ang tao, Sabi NGa any body presume an innocent untill is is proven guilty, Saka na po na tin husgahan Ang tao pag nabasahan NG sentensya sa court.” netizen Jkevs remarked.