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Abrigo: Upon my order

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CONFLICT of interest is apparent between vicars (Quiboloy and Apolinario); the two traded barbs and one beat the other, similar to the parable of the two servants mentioned in Matthew 24:49. All believers of the doctrine that Christ is coming back very soon can conclude that what is happening today in the ministries that supposedly propagates love is a pre-indication that indeed the Master is soon to come.

Pastor Joel A. Apolinario. We both spent childhood years in the same province with many similar underpinnings, but we exist in separate epoch since one of us is obviously younger than the other. So my knowledge about him is very limited only to the narrative from his confidante who is also my childhood friend and a brother.

From the same source I learned that Kapa organization is a Moses-inspired ministry from the Old Testament who liberated the Israelites from servitude of their Egyptian masters. The keyword of this ministry is faith, synonymous to Quiboloy’s submission to the will of the Father; that whoever offers (donate) belongings to the ministry, by faith, will be blessed in manifolds, enough to liberate from the bondage of poverty. So far, none of its member-donors lodged any form of complaint; instead, all testified improvements. Some members said they can now feed their families at normal intervals or eat at least thrice a day, send their children to reputable schools, some have lucrative businesses and employment, some owned at least a car, some paid their hospitalization bills, some funded their prior mortgages and others were able to convert their barren and fruitless lands into functioning assets.

In rundown, for the community where Kapa is permitted to operate, the economic grade is robust, the peace and order is appreciable with decreased crime rate to almost negligible figure, and the beaming faces of the people are genuine. In Tagum City for instance, Mayor Allan Rellon confirmed his COP’s report that there was a decrease of crime in the last weeks of May 2019. Many businessmen of Davao de Oro admitted the significant contribution of Kapa to their daily revenues, and congressman-elect Way Kurat Zamora even promised to initiate legislation for the endorsement of trades similar to Kapa.

Well, Duterte as a mayor is a hoi polloi (pro people) man. He could not comfortably sleep in his modest domicile without roaming first the city and personally assured the safety of the Dabawenyos.

As a president, hearing that Kapa is giving out improbable 30 percent uptrend, his judicious mind was quick to secure his people, directing the CIDG, the police, and the NBI: “...you shut them down and haul them (to courts) upon my orders.”

As a prosecutor, he is rational to pack the order with proviso to haul them to the courts so that justice according to the rule of law will prevail. It is now up to the court to decide whether or not Kapa can continue operating as a faith-based initiative. And I believe Pastor Joel Apolinario through his counsel can have a meritorious day in the court. (abrigodann@gmail.com)


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