Sen. Trillanes sides with KAPA, urges members to file impeachment complaint against President Duterte

KAPA Community Ministry International got an unusual support from a Senator. On Friday, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV urged KAPA leader Joel Apolinario to file an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte for allegedly trying to disband their religious group. Trillanes pointed out that President Duterte violated the religious freedom of the KAPA members after he ordered the crackdown of the said group.

He also explained that the government doesn’t have the right to disband a religious group despite allegedly using a Ponzi scheme to lure its members to invest or donate to KAPA.

“Para sa mga lider at myembro ng Kapa, mag file ng kasong impeachment laban kay Duterte for culpable violation of the Constitution (i.e. Art. II, Sec. 6) dahil sa pagbaliwala nito sa kanilang religious freedom,” he wrote on Facebook. “Para sa mga myembro ng Kapa, maaaring mag file ng class suit laban sa gobyerno at kay Duterte pakatapos ng termino nito para mabawi nila ang kanilang mga “na-donate” na pera. Kung mananalo sa kaso, maari ding ipa-garnish ang lahat ng ari-arian ng Duterte,” he said.

Trillanes also urged the government to let KAPA operate and give their members a chance to retrieve their investment.

“Para sa gobyerno, habang iniimbestigahan nila kung ano man ang violation, payagan ang Kapa na magoperate temporarily, at least 30 days, para mabigyan ito ng pagkakataong isaoli ang mga naiiwang pera na hawak nila para sa kanilang myembro. Gayundin, sa lalong madaling panahon, gumawa ang gobyerno ng inventory ng mga nakuha nilang pera or property mula sa Kapa at gumawa ng distribution plan para sa pag distribute nito sa mga myembro ng Kapa.” Trillanes said.

The post of Trillanes went viral on Facebook and the critic of the President received praise from KAPA members who disliked him before. “I hate trillanes b4 but i like him now,” Randy Oybobolante said. “I am not a member of KAPA but may sense si Trillianes. Padalos-dalos lang kasi ang desisyon ng presidente kasi kaalyado nya si Quiboloy. Pero sana mas inisip ang kapakanan ng nakakarami.” Lu Enna remarked

Several days ago, President Duterte ordered to close KAPA for allegedly scamming its members. KAPA promised to return 30% of their “donations” monthly as part of its “blessing” to its members.

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