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2 of Quiboloy's personal assistants surrender to NBI

Two of the personal assistants of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigation 11 Thursday morning.

GMA RTV One Mindanao reported that Jackielyn Roy and Ingrid Canada were among the subjects of a warrant of arrest issued by a court for child abuse.

They were undergoing booking proceedings and set to be turned over to the court.

The NBI did not say where the two surrendered but they were together when they did.

Aside from Roy and  Canada, also facing charges for alleged violation of the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act, were Quiboloy, Cresente Canada, Paulene Canada, and Sylvia Cemañes.

According to GMA Regional TV, NBI agents arrested Wednesday Cresente Canada. Paulene Canada and Sylvia Cemañes turned themselves in. The three have posted bail. 

It added NBI agents and members of the Police Regional Office-Davao (PRO-11) also went to Kingdom of Jesus Christ compound in Davao City but it was KOJC administrator Norie Cardona who received a copy of the warrant on behalf of Quiboloy and the other respondents

In a message to GMA News Online, NBI 11 Regional Director Atty. Arcelito Albao said that Roy and Canada posted bail in the amount of P80,000 each. 

With this, all five of Quiboloy’s co-accused in the case have posted bail.

Asked if there were updates on Quiboloy, Albao said he was “not yet arrested.”

Speaking at the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said Quiboloy should respect the judicial process.

"Ako, ang nakikita ko d'yan, dapat galangin n'ya ang proseso. Warrant means ito ay formal court na... Ipaliwanag n'ya doon sa formal court, pwede n'yang depensahan sarili niya at pwede niya ring ipaliwanag 'yung kanyang side," Gatchalian said.

"Dahil narinig ko sinasabi nila ang Senate at Congress, hindi naman formal court. Ngayon, may warrant na, which is issued by a formal court. So in other words, 'yan ang inaantay n'ya para mapaliwanag niya ang kanyang side," he added.

(For me, Quiboloy should respect the process. Warrant means this is issued by a formal court already. He could explain, defend and air his side before a formal court. I heard that his camp was arguing that the Senate and the House of Representatives are not a formal court. Now, there is already an arrest warrant issued by a formal court. This is the moment that he's been waiting for to explain his side.)

On Wednesday, a warrant of arrest issued by a Davao City Regional Trial Court has been served against the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC) leader and five others.

The warrant of arrest is for the charges of child abuse.

Quiboloy is also facing charges of sexual abuse.

According to a report on 24 Oras, Quiboloy was not at Kingdom of Jesus Christ compound in Davao City but the warrant was handed to the administrator in the area.

Quiboloy was also not at the group's prayer mountain in Barangay Tamayong nor at his resort in Samal Island.

The Senate has issued a separate arrest order against Quiboloy for "unduly refusing to appear, despite due notices" at the hearings of the Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality, which investigates his alleged involvement in sexual abuses of his members and human trafficking cases.— With a report from Hana Bordey/AOL/RF, GMA Integrated News