Kapa-Opol yields over P300T cash; MisOr dad `un­aware'

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Front Page - By Al­wen Salir­ing

THE pro­vin­cial board of Misamis Ori­en­tal will likely look into the op­er­a­tion of Kapa Com­mu­nity Min­istry In­ter­na­tional, whose satel­lite of­fice in Opol town was raided by the agents of the Na­tional Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (NBI) in North­ern Mindanao on Mon­day, June 10.

Board mem­ber Ger­ardo Sa­bal III said he would rec­om­mend to the com­mit­tee on trade and com­merce that the is­sue be heard in the capi­tol's leg­isla­tive body.

"Basin sa Lunes atong matuki kay atong i-rec­om­mend sa komitiba nga kini matuki kay nadun­gog na­man ni sa atong lalaw­igan,"Sa­bal said.

The raid on Kapa's of­fice yielded more than P300,000 cash, ac­cord­ing to the in­ven­tory of the NBI-North­ern Mindanao.

Also re­cov­ered were doc­u­ments of peo­ple who were said to have in­vested their money in a form of "do­na­tions".

Ac­cord­ing to NBINorth­ern Mindanao direc­tor Pa­tri­cio Ber­nales, the seized items will be turned over to the court that is­sued the search war­rant.

"Mga P300k plus ang nakuha, then we will re­turn the war­rant to­gether with the seized items to the is­su­ing court,"Ber­nales said.

Sa­bal said he was un­aware of the of­fice of Kapa in Opol and he has not heard of any other Kapa of­fices in other towns.

He said it would be

hard for govern­ment au­thor­i­ties to mon­i­tor Kapa of­fices be­cause they are not reg­is­tered.

“Sa karon wala tay nahibawan lain nila of­fice kay wala mana sila per­ma­nent nga opisina. Wala gani re­histro sa DTI to trans­act busi­ness ug wala pud re­histro sa SEC to so­licit in­vest­ments ,” Saba ls aid.

“Kung mag-opisina ka man­gayo baya ka og barangay clear­ance then per­mit sa lung­sod,”he added.

But, with the or­der of Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte to shut down Kapa, Sa­bal said may­ors in the dif­fer­ent mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties are ex­pected to mon­i­tor if Kapa is op­er­at­ing in their ar­eas.

Sa­bal ex­plained that Kapa re­mains to be an il­le­gal en­tity be­cause it has not com­plied li­cences and per­mits from con­cerned govern­ment agen­cies.

“Su­por­tado nato ang or­der sa pres­i­dente nga pasirad-an ang tanang opisina ug ipahunong ang trans­ac­tion ani nga grupo kay sa atong panglantaw il­le­gal ang ilang kali­hukan,”he said.

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