Trillanes encourages Kapa Community Ministry International Inc (KAPA) members and leaders to file an impeachment complaint against Duterte for violation of Art. 2, Sec. 6.
Trillanes gets in the way
In a press statement, outgoing senator Trillanes urged Kapa leaders to file a case against incumbent president Duterte for violating their religious freedom. He insists,
“Para sa mga lider at miyembro ng Kapa, mag-file ng kasong impeachment laban kay Duterte for culpable violation of the Constitution (i.e. Art. II, Sec. 6) dahil sa pagbalewala nito sa kanilang religious freedom.”
Trillanes provokes that if Kapa is proven as a registered religious organization in Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), the government has no power over how things work with Kapa community, even if donations are treated as investments. More so, even if its own process resembles like a Ponzi scheme.
He then adds,
“Karapatan ng isang miyembro na i-donate kahit lahat ng kanyang pera sa kanyang simbahan. Kahit wala itong resibo at hindi ito puwede buwisan. Kahit pa na mukha ngang Ponzi scheme ang pamamalakad ng Kapa, basta maliwanag sa mga miyembro nito na kung sakaling hindi bumalik ang kanilang pera, hindi sila puwedeng magreklamo dahil nga, simula’t sapul ito ay kanilang “donation” sa kanilang simbahan.”
Complaints against Kapa
Senator Trillanes reiterates that the government cannot get a hold of Kapa’s case and file syndicated estafa against its leaders if there are no complaints from private individuals. He states that the government should allow the organization for a 30-days work and return the money to its investors.
“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 miyembro ng Kapa.”
Meanwhile, Palace answers Trillanes’ scheme-like encouragement to Kapa members. GMA reportedly Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo hits back through a text message.
“Other than saying that the latest ranting of the incorrigible shameless former military renegade is as usual nonsensical and pompous, it is undeserving of a response.”