The authorities have arrested the founder of religious company Kapa (Kabus Padatoon)-Community Ministry International Joel Apolinario, according to the report of a local radio station.
P/Major Rennel Serrano confirmed that they served a search warrant against Apolinario after being informed that the founder was hiding in his mansion in Lingig, Surigao Del Sur.
However, the authorities serving the warrant was confronted by the private army allegedly hired by Apolinario to protect himself, forcing the officers to defend themselves.
They also said that there’s a sniper guarding the mansion of Apolinario.
The firefight between the private army and government side resulted in one casualty.
Authorities recovered high-powered arms like an M60 machine gun.
The police have yet to release photos of Apolinario after the operation.
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In June 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte warned the people about Kapa’s investment scam and vowed to file legal actions against Apolinario.
Kapa promised their members to return 30% of their donations every month which described by critics as ‘too good to be true’
FLASH REPORT: Founder at Presidente ng Kapa-Community Ministry International Inc. na si Joel Apolinario, naaresto ng SAP sa Lingig, Surigao del Sur. | via @divinereyes pic.twitter.com/LBE4y54jG7DZBB Super Radyo (@dzbb) July 21, 2020
A few days, after Duterte’s statement, Apolinario disappeared in public and only attended a public rally to convince his followers that the President changed his mind and now supporting KAPA
Some members of KAPA also filed an impeachment complaint against President Duterte and demanded 3-B pesos in damages
Apolinario who’s a former fisherman and construction worker suddenly became rich three years after forming KAPA
The SEC estimated that Kapa had invested about ₱50 billion from donations over the last three years
Here’s the list of the companies owned by Joel and his wife Reyna according to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC):
- 1) JoRey Fuel Trading – 5 April 2019
- 2) JoRey Printing Services – 20 March 2019
- 3) JoRey Garments Trading – 8 March 2019
- 4) JoRey Fishing Boat – 11 January 2019
- 5) Reyna’s Convention Center – 9 January , 2019
- 6) JoRey Agri Banana Plantation – 14 Nov. 2018
- 7) JoRey Multi-Media Production – 26 Oct. 2018
- 8) JoRey Gasoline Station & Convenience Store – 23 Aug. 2018
- 9) KAPA Minmetals Trading – 28 June 2018
- 10) JoRey Love Bakeshop & Restaurant – 25 Jan. 2018
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