Supt. Cristina Nobleza and Reneer Dongon. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/LEO UDTOHAN

Supt. Cristina Nobleza and Reneer Dongon. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/LEO UDTOHAN

Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Wednesday sought to allay issues that Supt. Ma. Cristina Nobleza’s dalliance with an Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member had “compromised” the pressure.

Dela Rosa confirmed that Nobleza was chief of the Intelligence Operation Division of the PNP’s Directorate for Intelligence, however this was earlier than 2013, when she met her alleged lover, ASG member Renierlo Dongon, who has been implicated in a earlier bomb assault in Cagayan de Oro metropolis that killed two.

Nobleza and Dongon have been flown to Manila the place they underwent interrogation on the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame. They have been arrested in Bohol the place they have been stated to be responding to wounded Abu Sayyaf militants cornered by authorities forces.

Nobleza’s house in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, was additionally raided on Monday evening and police seized bomb parts and various “subversive documents pertaining to terrorist activities.”

Also discovered there was an M16 rifle, bandolier, seven magazines and 218 cartridges for M16 rifle, .45-cal. pistol, yellow timer for an improvised explosive system, different bomb parts, one set of soldering iron, 66 nonelectric blasting caps and battery.

“Don’t be afraid that the PNP is compromised because (Nobleza) was (allegedly) recruited by the Abu Sayyaf. Those are inaccurate,” Dela Rosa stated.  “Yes, it is true that she was assigned to the Directorate for Intelligence but that was prior to her involvement with Dongon.”

Dela Rosa stated Nobleza and Dongon’s relationship blossomed after he was arrested in 2013 and the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) used Nobleza to interrogate him.

 

Raid

The Northern Mindanao Police Office stated the raid on Nobleza’s house was backed by a search warrant issued by Judge Maria Theresa Aban-Camannong of Regional Trial Court Branch 9 in Malaybalay City.

Two minors who have been additionally discovered contained in the police officer’s house have been turned over to correct authorities.

In Davao City, Supt. Georgy Manuel, the chief of the Southern Mindanao Regional Crime Laboratory, stated he and Nobleza had barely talked because the latter was assigned there in February.

“We were both busy with our tasks,” Manuel stated. “Some of my men would also hear her use an unfamiliar dialect in phone conversations with unidentified callers.”

He stated Nobleza was “building a house because she stayed in hotels since her reassignment in Davao from Camp Crame.”

In Bicol, Nobleza’s former classmates and colleagues in Camarines Sur have been shocked about her arrest.

“I could have never imagined her do what she did, become a traitor against the government,” a retired policewoman who did not wish to be named stated of Nobleza.

She stated she knew Nobleza as an achiever when she was assigned on the Camarines Sur Provincial Police Office, the place she had a great monitor report having had a number of abroad trainings.

According to Nobleza’s private Facebook account, she additionally served as a United Nations peacekeeper for 14 months in Timor-Leste. —WITH REPORTS FROM SHIENA M. BARRAMEDA, JIGGER J. JERUSALEM AND ALLAN NAWAL

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