MANILA – Malacañang downplayed outgoing Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV’s suggestion to members of the Kapa Community Ministry International, Inc. (Kapa) to file an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte.
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo on Saturday said Trillanes’ suggestion was “nonsensical and pompous” and should not be taken seriously.
“Other than saying that the latest ranting of the incorrigible shameless former military renegade is as usual nonsensical and pompous, it is undeserving of a response,” Panelo said.
Trillanes on Friday said the members of the religious corporation can file an impeachment complaint against Duterte and a class suit against the government.
Trillanes called on the government to allow Kapa to continue its operations temporarily to compensate those who were defrauded by the group.
“Para sa gobyerno, habang iniimbestigahan nila kung ano man ang violation, payagan ang Kapa na mag-operate temporarily, at least 30 days, para mabigyan ito ng pagkakataong isauli ang mga naiiwang pera na hawak nila para sa kanilang myembro,” Trillanes said.
“Gayundin, sa lalong madaling panahon, gumawa ang gobyerno ng inventory ng mga nakuha nilang pera or property mula sa Kapa at gumawa ng distribution plan para sa pag distribute nito sa mga myembro ng Kapa,” he added.
Duterte over the weekend ordered the shutdown of the religious group, which was allegedly involved in pyramiding schemes.
Kapa was earlier flagged by the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly soliciting investments in the form of donations and a monthly interest rate of 30-percent./PN