Meet the self-proclaimed ‘Queen of Canada’ who ordered her followers to arrest police, not pay bills
- Romana Didulo, a Filipino immigrant who has dubbed herself the “Queen of Canada,” made headlines after telling her followers to arrest officers at the Peterborough Police Station on Water Street, Ontario City, on Aug. 13.
- Didulo was born in the Philippines and lived there until she immigrated to Vancouver on July 25, 1990, at 15 years old, according to the website of her political party, Canada 1st.
- Her father, Romualdo Didulo Jr., was a lawyer and engineer and died when she was 10 years old. Her mother, Ana Didulo, died a year later.
- Didulo, the youngest of two children, allegedly led a privileged life that she described as being the “modern equivalent of Royal Family."
- She set up an engineering recruiting and consulting firm and a healthcare consultancy in 2007 and formed Canada 1st in 2021.
- The self-proclaimed “Queen of Canada” gained fame in May after tailoring her speeches to align with the narrative pushed by the far-right political conspiracy theory movement QAnon. She has over 70,000 followers on the messaging app Telegram, where she posts her decrees.
Canadian officials are raising concerns over the rise of a QAnon-linked movement in Canada led by a Filipino immigrant who has dubbed herself the “Queen of Canada.”
Romana Didulo made headlines after leading dozens of her followers to the Peterborough Police Station on Water Street, Ontario City, on Aug. 13, where she ordered them to arrest officers at the establishment.
Followers of QAnon ‘Queen of Canada’ obeyed her orders to arrest police officers. It hasn’t turned out well.
- Followers of QAnon influencer Romana Didulo were arrested for obeying her request to meet in Peterborough, Canada, and arrest police officers.
- Didulo, who has over 70,000 followers online, claims to be the newly installed Queen of Canada.
- She is a leader in the QAnon movement in Canada, which is a far-right political conspiracy theory movement.
- Didulo called on her followers to arrest anyone involved with Canada’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and to make a “citizen’s arrest” of police officers in Peterborough on Aug. 13.
- So far, six of Didulo’s followers involved in the incident have been arrested.
Followers of Filipino QAnon influencer Romana Didulo, who claims to be the newly installed Queen of Canada, obeyed her request to meet in Peterborough, Canada, and arrest police officers.
Didulo, who has over 70,000 followers online, is a leader in the QAnon movement in Canada, which is a far-right political conspiracy theory movement.
Followers of QAnon ‘Queen of Canada’ face mounting problems after being convinced utilities are free
- A QAnon influencer’s followers are now having their utilities shut down after being persuaded to not pay their bills.
- Romana Didulo, a Filipino QAnon influencer who convinced her followers that she is the Queen of Canada, posted a series of “royal decrees” on the instant messaging platform Telegram.
- She claimed that electricity is free, water bills are illegal, income tax is abolished and that the cost of rent has reverted to prices they would have been in 1955.
- Didulo currently has over 70,000 followers on Telegram and does frequent meet-and-greets with her followers through a crowd-funded tour in a rented RV.
- Many of her followers are now collecting thousands of dollars’ worth of bills and have had their utilities shut down for months due to lack of payment.
After being persuaded to disregard bill payments by a Filipino QAnon influencer who told her followers that she is the Queen of Canada, believers are now facing thousands of dollars’ worth of bills and utility outages.
Romana Didulo rose to popularity over the last two years after several QAnon influencers “confirmed” that she had sovereign power over Canada, growing over 70,000 followers on the instant messaging platform Telegram.