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Quiboloy Aide Surrenders Over 21 Firearms Amid Ongoing Investigation

A significant development unfolded over the weekend as one of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy’s aides surrendered more than a dozen firearms to authorities, the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the Davao Region confirmed on Monday, May 27.

Accompanied by lawyer Israelito Torreon, Cresente “Enteng” Canada turned over 21 firearms to authorities at Quiboloy’s Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC) Compound along the Phil-Japan Friendship Highway in Sasa, Davao City.

This surrender came on the heels of the relief of Davao’s police chief, Colonel Richard Bad-ang, and several dozen critical officials of the city’s police force, who were ordered to report to the PNP-Davao Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Section. The move was part of an ongoing investigation into a series of shooting deaths during buy-bust operations in Davao City last March.

Canada, who serves as the barangay chairman of Tamayong, surrendered the firearms “for safekeeping” on Saturday, May 25. The surrender resulted from collaborative efforts between the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and PNP in Southern Mindanao.

According to reports from the Davao-based online news site Mindanews, the surrendered firearms included various types, such as rifles, shotguns, pistols, and revolvers, along with ammunition and magazines.

Torreon clarified that all the surrendered firearms were licensed and belonged to Canada, which he described as a “licensed sports gun collector.” Torreon emphasized that Canada decided to entrust his guns to police authorities to dispel rumors that he was using them to protect Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy.

Furthermore, Torreon stated that the surrender of the firearms was a demonstration of good faith, indicating that Canada and other KOJC leaders had no intention of resorting to violence to advance their objectives.

Former followers of Quiboloy revealed that Canada served as a close-in security aide and driver for the preacher. He, along with several other associates, faces charges of child abuse and human trafficking in courts in Davao and Pasig.

Brigadier General Aligre Martinez, PNP-Davao regional director, commended Canada’s voluntary surrender of firearms, stating that it exemplifies PRO 11’s initiative and tireless efforts to uphold the rule of law.

Canada, along with four other Quiboloy associates, is out on bail in connection with the child abuse case. His surrender of firearms adds another layer to the legal saga surrounding Pastor Quiboloy and his inner circle, with ongoing investigations and court orders continuing to unfold.