Philippines freezes bank accounts of Christian organization critical of Duterte

By The Christian Post

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while delivering a speech during the 115th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Quezon city, metro Manila, Philippines August 17, 2016. | REUTERS/Noel Celis/Pool

The Philippine government has frozen the bank accounts of a church organization critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's administration for “probable cause,” alleging they are “related to terrorism financing.”

UCA News reports that the government’s Anti-Money Laundering Council ordered a 20-day freeze on three of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines accounts with the Bank of the Philippine Islands.

In December 2019, the AMLC also ordered the bank to submit details of related bank accounts and proposed the filing of a petition before the Court of Appeals to extend the freeze order to six months.

Source:The Christian Post