Lawyers for the new defendants could not immediately be identified and the Philippines embassy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The indictment alleges that Quiboloy and two other defendants recruited females aged 12 至 25 as personal assistants, 要么 “pastorals.” It said they were required to prepare Quiboloy’s meals, clean his residences, give him massages and have sex with him during what they called “night duty.”
Quiboloy, a self-proclaimed “Owner of the Universe” 和 “Appointed Son of God”, is a longtime friend and spiritual adviser of Duterte. The influential evangelist is followed by millions of Filipinos.
在九月, Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, a candidate for next year’s presidential election who has frequently clashed with Duterte, sued Quiboloy for libel after he accused the multiple world champion of embezzling funds intended for a sports complex.
Church leaders are highly influential in Philippine elections.
Duterte is prevented by the constitution from running for a second term as president. He has reacted negatively in the past to attacks on allies and last year vowed to terminate a key military pact with the United States after a Philippine senator who was an ally was denied a US visa.