Kitbog B’Laan Community Adopts Pastor Apollo Quiboloy as “Datu Tud Labun”
Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ is named “Datu Tud Labun” (Access to Heaven) by the B’laan Community in Kitbog, Malalag Cogon, Malungon, Sarangani Province.
In a tribal ceremony held at the KJC Compound in Kitbog, the B’laan natives handed Pastor Apollo a handcrafted set of clothing and ornaments as a symbol of adoption to the community.
Kitbog is significant to the ministry of Pastor Apollo as he spent a year of spiritual sojourn in the 1970s with the B’laan natives.
According to the Indigenous Peoples’ Mandatory Representative (IPMR) President of Region XII Datu Edmond Pangilan, the name “Tud Labun” comes from two words: “Tud” (meaning pillar or bridge) and “Labun” (meaning clouds or skies). When combined, it means “Access to Heaven” or “mediator between heaven and earth.”
Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy as “Datu Tud Labun” is the tribes’ passage or avenue to the realm of the Spirit.
Since 2017 when Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy returned to this place in Southern Mindanao, he was in the forefront of development efforts, particularly in the improvement of the lives of the B’laan indigenous community.