Kuya Kim divides fans asking prayers for Duterte

Published April 15, 2021, 4:07 PM

by Neil Ramos

He may have meant well, but millionaire TV host Kim Atienza is currently under fire asking fans to pray for President Duterte.

It all started with Kuya Kim taking to Facebook recently.

He posted, “Regardless of how we feel about President Duterte and his administration, we must continue to pray for his well-being. To wish him or anyone ill is not Christian…”

He also quoted John 13:34:

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. Jesus gave His life for me but I don’t deserve it. We are to do the same for others, much more our leaders that we are to honor.”

While there are fans only too eager to acquiesce, there are others who though his request absurd.

Some of the comments:

“But your president says ‘mamatay ka na’ to VP Leni on national TV. I’m sorry but no…”

“Pray? Paano na ang mga namatay at namatayan??”

“Kuya Kim, yan yung tatay mo na di pinarenew prangkisa ng istasyon ng iyong weather news segment sa TV Patrol…nakalimutan mo na ba?”

“Okay lang sa iyo siguro ang mga nangyayari kasi mayaman ka!”

“Yes, I will pray that he will live long so he would still be able to face the wrath of the people!”

“I pray to see him in jail!”