Salvador Panelo, the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel, was at a dinner meeting with a group of important personalities on 10th July, 2018. Some of which include; Bro.Eddie Villanueva (Founder of Jeus Is Lord Church Worldwide- JILCW), President Rodrigo Duterte (Philippine president), other past presidents, etc.
During the meeting, said he had apologized to God, after making a controversial statement which placed him in a position to call “God Stupid.”
He said: “Sorry, God,”. Salvador Panelo added that, the President also said his God was “all forgiving and all kind” and not one to “create chaos and discredit others.”
A video was released by the Presidential Communications Operations Office on Wednesday 11th July , 2018. Which showed President Rodrigo Duterte calling on religious groups to avoid using the name of God in assaulting the administration . “There is a separation of church and state. Do not use God to attack (the government). That’s not what God wants.”