Pastor Apolo Quiboloy. PHOTO: X/APOLLO C. QUIBOLOY

MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms (OSSA) is expected to arrive in Davao City to carry out the upper chamber's arrest order against religious leader Apollo Quiboloy in the coming days, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 said. on Thursday.

According to the head of PRO 11 – Public Information Office, Major Catherine Dela Rey, OSSA contacted its regional director on Wednesday, informing them of its plan.

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“OSSA called the RD yesterday that they will be coming to Davao City anytime in the next few days, but the specific date and time has not yet been announced. Any day this week or next,” Dela Rey told in a phone interview.

(OSSA called our regional director, informing him that they would arrive here in Davao in the next few days, but they did not give a specific time or date yet. They said any day this week or next.)

Last April 2, PRO 11 said the OSSA sought the assistance of the Philippine National Police in implementing the order for Quiboloy's arrest. However, police said they are yet to receive a copy of the said document.

Quiboloy was arrested and detained by the Senate for his continued refusal to face the Upper Chamber's investigation into his alleged crimes on March 19.

Senator Risa Hontiveros, who heads the Senate committee on women, children, family relations and gender equality, issued the order signed by Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri on March 19.

The Senate began its investigation on January 23, after former members of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ claimed to have witnessed cases of sexual abuse within the organization.

Other witnesses also stated that some church members were allegedly subjected to “exploitative activities” such as begging and soliciting money.

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