Senator-elect Bato Dela Rosa lamented the anguish of those who have invested hard-earned money to investment schemes as he wished companies, especially the Kapa Community Ministry, Inc. to return the money to the people.

Dela Rosa who was in Davao City to talk with the personnel of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-11, said in an interview he pitied the people who have invested or donated their money on shady investment schemes.

Naluoy ko sa mga miyembro nga wala mabalik ang kwarta pero kung muingon ug pakialaman nako ang desisyon sa Presidente (President Rodrigo Duterte) that’s purely executive in nature (I really feel for the members who cannot get back their money but if I would ask the President, that decision is purely executive in nature),” the former PNP chief said when asked if he would intervene in the closure of Kapa.

“So hulaton lang nato kung unsay sunod niyang lakang kung duna pa siyay pagahimuon (Maybe we will wait for the President’s next move),” he said.

“Maybe we will wait for the President’s next move.”

Dela Rosa wished that Kapa Ministry leader Pastor Joel Apolinario return the money of the members, some of whom even sold their carabaos and houses to donate the money as “love gifts.”

“Hopefully if given the chance I would ask what he (Apolinario) can say about any chance of returning the money of the members,” he added.

Dela Rosa said Apolinario should return the money even if it only means returning the capital without interest.

“Apolinario should return the money.”

Companies allegedly engaged in investment schemes remain under surveillance by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Earlier, PRO-11 director, Brig. Gen. Marcelo Morales said they are receiving reports that some companies are operating secretly.

Morales said the police will run after these companies which are still operating secretly and accepting transactions in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.


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