They had been an unlikely pair.

Supt. Cristina Nobleza, then assigned on the defunct Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC), “fell in love” with Renierlo Dongon, an alleged Abu Sayyaf member, whereas the latter was in detention for a double homicide case in 2013.

Nobleza, 49, and Dongon, who’s in his 20s, had been caught in Bohol province after they tried to drive previous a checkpoint there on Saturday. They had been arrested on suspicion that they had been about to rescue the remaining Abu Sayyaf bandits within the province.

Asked about how the affair between the cop and the suspected terrorist blossomed, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa mentioned Nobleza first met Dongon when he was held at Camp Crame over the bombing in Maxandrea Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City in 2012.

Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza, deputy regional chief of the PNP Crime Lab in Davao Region, hides her face from reporters. / Benjie Talisic

Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza, deputy regional chief of the PNP Crime Lab in Davao Region, hides her face from reporters. / Benjie Talisic

Dela Rosa mentioned Dongon was among the many culprits behind the bombing which killed 4 folks, together with two policemen. He was later launched after his case was dismissed “due to some technicalities.”

“Noong nakakulong si Dongon dito, siya ‘yung taga interview kasi member siya ng PAOCC noon. Sigi siya interview habang nakakulong si Dongon hanggang sa they let the love begin,” Dela Rosa informed reporters in a swiftly referred to as press convention.

Dela Rosa introduced that President Duterte had personally instructed him to arrest and jail Nobleza instantly.

Before her arrest, Nobleza, the deputy chief of the PNP Crime Laboratory workplace within the Davao Region, was attending a human useful resource administration course on the PNP Training Service in Camp Crame.

The Nissan Navara pickup which Nobleza and her companions used. / Banjie Talisic

The Nissan Navara pickup which Nobleza and her companions used. / Banjie Talisic

Dela Rosa mentioned Nobleza skipped her education to journey to Clarin, Bohol. On Saturday, police arrested Nobleza and Dongon on board a black Nissan Navara choose up, which drove previous a checkpoint there. With Nobleza and Dongon was a girl whose three daughters had been married to the late Indonesian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan; the late Abu Sayyaf chief Khadaffy Janjalani;  to Abu Solaiman, who was linked to the 2004 Superferry bombing, and to Ahmad Santos, the founding father of the Rajah Solaiman Movement.

Based on the textual content messages retrieved from Nobleza’s cellphone, it appeared that the feminine officer was speaking with the remaining Abu Sayyaf bandits in Clarin asking to be rescued.

 Dela Rosa mentioned they’re trying into the likelihood that Dongon used Nobleza to penetrate the police drive.

“Pwede syang nagamit ng kabila. Because of emotional attachment, pwede siya nagamit para ma-rescue kasama nila,” he mentioned.

“Weakness ng babae yan. Emotionally attached ka sa isang tao kahit anong request sa ’yo, gagawin mo,” he mentioned.

The apartment in Barangay Looc, Panglao town, where Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza and her three companions stayed for almost a week before they were flagged down by Philippine Army troops at a checkpoint at Barangay Bacani in Clarin town  on Saturday, about the same time when police and military teams were hunting down the bandit group and later killed three of the members. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/LEO UDTOHAN

The condo in Barangay Looc, Panglao city, the place Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza and her three companions stayed for nearly every week earlier than they had been flagged down by Philippine Army troops at a checkpoint at Barangay Bacani in Clarin city on Saturday, about the identical time when police and navy groups had been searching down the bandit group and later killed three of the members.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/LEO UDTOHAN

Dela Rosa mentioned Nobleza went on with the affair regardless of being married to a fellow police official, Supt. Allan Nobleza, police attaché to Pakistan.

Based on Nobleza’s private information sheet, she joined the police drive in 1996 and was assigned to the Crime Laboratory till 2004.

From 2013 to 2014, she was assigned to the Intelligence Group, the PAOCC and workplace of the PNP chief. Prior to her project in Davao, she served within the now-defunct PNP-Anti Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG).

Renierlo Dongon, the vehicle's driver, who is also said to have links to the Abu Sayyaf Group. / Benjie Talisic

Renierlo Dongon, the automobile’s driver, who can be mentioned to have hyperlinks to the Abu Sayyaf Group. / Benjie Talisic

Although Dela Rosa mentioned there are some police officers who’re prepared to sacrifice their private lives for the mission, he mentioned there was no order for Nobleza to hyperlink up with Dongon.

“I’m the PNP chief and I did not sanction that. There’s no case operation plan for that,” he mentioned.

Nobleza will probably be charged with unlawful possession of firearms, harboring a legal, and conspiracy to commit terrorism.

After present process inquest proceedings in Tagbilaran City in Bohol, Dela Rosa mentioned they’ll have Nobleza instantly transferred to Camp Crame./ac

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