Government working on canceling Quiboloy’s passport

AFTER the Police Regional Office-Davao Region (PRO-Davao) seized five firearms from fugitive pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the Davao-based National Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the national government was already working to cancel the passport of the ruler of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.

In an interview with dxDC RMN on May 9, 2024, NBI Regional Office Director-Southern Mindanao (NBI-Semro), Attorney Archie Albao, explained that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed the process of cancellation of pastor’s passport.

“Processing is underway for the cancellation of your passport and firearms, you must voluntarily surrender to PRO-Davao,” the official said.

(The process of canceling his passport is ongoing and his firearms he also voluntarily surrendered to PRO-Davao).

This, after Deputy Senate Minority Leader Risa Hontiveros on April 28 urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to cancel the passport of the founder of the KJC following his repeated failures to appear before the Senate or the Philippine courts.

“Imbes na magpakita sa Senado o sa mga korte, panay record ng audio message na tila nang-iinsulto pa sa kakayanan ng gobyerno na matunton siya (Instead of appearing in the Senate or in court, he continues to record audio messages which appear to insult the government’s ability to locate him),” Hontiveros said in a statement.

DFA spokesperson Teresita Daza had already reiterated this during a previous national interview, explaining that when a passport is canceled it is a “red flag for any application in all DFA consular offices inside and outside the Philippines.”

On May 7, Davao police authorities recovered five of the preacher’s 19 registered firearms and went to the regional office of the Civil Security Group (CSG) Office of PRO-Davao.

Of these, 14 were legally sold according to Marlon Acobo, executive pastor and authorized representative of KJC.

The revocation of Quiboloy’s firearms licenses stems from the non-bailable charges of human trafficking and child sexual abuse brought against him.

Quiboloy is the subject of standing warrants of arrest issued by the Davao City and Pasig City Courts.

According to Section 4(g) of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, among the requirements for the issuance and obtaining of a license to possess and carry possession of firearms, there is that “the applicant has not been convicted or is currently charged”. in a criminal case pending in any court for an offense punishable by more than two years. DEF