KAPA not religious, not holy – NBI
KAPA-Community Ministry International, Inc. is merely a recruitment firm and not a religious sect.
Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) went the extra mile just to figure out how KAPA, which has now emerged as one of the biggest investment scams in the Philippines, runs its operations.
NBI deputy director for operations service Antonio Pagatpat said that some of their agents applied for KAPA membership and discovered that the organization was much like any other pyramiding firm.
Although KAPA declares itself as a religious group under the leadership of Pastor Joel Apolinario, its operations are mainly money-driven and businesslike.
“There was no religion involved in their activities,” Pagatpat said in a media briefing Tuesday after authorities conducted simultaneous raids on KAPA’s offices.
There was also nothing holy about their membership process: they’d take anyone regardless their background, as long as applicants are willing to invest.
Members who donate will supposedly earn earn a 30 percent monthly return for life.