June 19, 2024

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PNP expands manhunt op for fugitive Quiboloy

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has expanded its manhunt operations against embattled Kingdom of Jesus Christ Church leader Pastor Apollo Quiboloy and his co-accused in the sexual charges and other cases filed against them.

In a press conference in Quezon City on Saturday, Police Colonel Jean Fajardo said the manhunt operations against Quiboloy are no longer limited in Davao Region.

She said the PNP is now closely working with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in hunting down the fugitive in other parts of the archipelago.

“Sa ngayon po ay hindi na lamang po limited sa Davao Region iyong ginagawa po nating paghahanap. Even dito sa Metro Manila and other areas are also [covered]. Information are also being validated to confirm the possible location of not only Pastor Quiboloy, but with other accused as well,” Fajardo told reporters.

Fajardo said that they are on track as far as the manhunt operation is concerned.

PNP Chief Police General Rommel Francisco Marbil revoked on April 16 the gun permit of Quiboloy, giving the doomsday preacher six months to surrender his firearm as stated under Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

Fajardo said there will be corresponding police action if Quiboloy fails to surrender his firearms.

“There will be a corresponding police action pertaining to these firearms because as soon as napirmahan po ng ating Chief PNP ang resolution, this is immediately executory, although they have the right to file their motion for reconsideration,” she said.

“But pending of their MR (motion for reconsideration) po, iyon pong mga baril na ito since hindi na po siya lisensyado at nai-revoke na po, these are already considered loose firearms, then subject for police operation, if necessary,” she added.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently disclosed that Quiboloy is still in the Philippines.