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SC junks Kapa donor’s petition for Duterte’s ouster: Wishful thinking!

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The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the petition of one of the “donors” of Kapa-Community Ministry which sought the removal of President Rodrigo Duterte from office.

SC Spokesman Brian Hosaka confirmed that the SC dismissed the petition of Rhema International Livelihood Foundation, Inc. during the high court’s en banc session held last Tuesday (July 3).

In its petition before the SC, Rhema asked the high tribunal to also remove from office Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Emilio Aquino.

Rhema pointed out Duterte and Aquino committed “culpable violation of Art. Sec. 6 and Art. III known as the Bill of Rights of the Philippine Constitution.”

With this, Rhema also asked the SC that Duterte and Aquino be also ordered to pay it P3 billion in compensatory damagaes.

Apart from this, Rhema also sought from the SC to impose a status quo, “expunge from the records of unregistered investment entities” its online portal Cirfund, and have “KAPA to resume their religious activity.”

The petitioner said the evidence of the President that Kapa has been engaged in an investment scam is “just a mere opinion of Duterte.”

It added Duterte and Aquino “committed culpable violation of the constitution tantamount to the lack of jurisdiction of the office they had been entrusted by the people pursuant to the Law, Constitution.”

“Duterte and Aquino with their minions PNP, CIDG and NBI confederated together, they rob the Petitioners, with the personal papers, money and properties owned by the church without due process of Law culpable violation of the Art. III of the Constitution known as the Bill of Rights,” read the Rhema petition.

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