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

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol-Investigators are trying into the likelihood that a feminine police official may have one other police officer who was working together with her to rescue the remaining Abu Sayyaf members trapped within the city of Clarin, Bohol.

A source instructed the Inquirer that they had been in a position to get well a textual content message that reportedly gave Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza a go-signal to proceed to Clarin city, about 41 km from right here, on Saturday when the Abu Sayyaf members had been being pursued by authorities troops.

“This (alleged involvement of another police official) is one of the possibilities,” mentioned the source who requested to not be recognized.

The drawback, nonetheless, was members of the Philippine Army had put up a number of checkpoints in Barangay Bacani, the location of the firefight in Clarin, because the village had been locked down to stop the remaining Abu Sayyaf from escaping.

Nobleza was on board a black Nissan Navara pickup, pushed by  Renierlo Lou  Dongon, that didn’t cease on the checkpoint, forcing troopers to chase and block the car.

Dongon and Nobleza had been later dropped at the Clarin police station in addition to the aged girl and a teenaged boy who had been with the 2 contained in the pickup.

Among these recovered from the pickup had been bottles of power drink,  canned items, diving gear, goggles, biscuits, male underwear, t-shirts, shorts for males and medical kits.

On Sunday, the 4 had been dropped at Tagbilaran City from Clarin.

Nobleza and  Dongon had been detained on the Bohol District Jail (BDJ) in Barangay Cabawan in Tagbilaran City, whereas the aged girl and had been taken to the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

At BDJ, Nobleza was stressed and couldn’t sleep, one other source mentioned.

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

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

The two could be taken to Camp Crame anytime to face Philippine National Police chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.

Among the instances to be filed in opposition to Nobleza had been  disobedience of brokers and individuals of authority and disregarding the checkpoints in addition to harboring a legal as a result of Dongon had a standing arrest warrant for double homicide with tried homicide in Cagayan de Oro City.

Chief Supt. Noli  Taliño, police director for Central Visayas, mentioned that they had items of proof that linked Nobleza and Dongon to the Abu Sayyaf though they needed to decide what roles they performed within the bandit group.

Among the proof was the textual content message from one Abu Sayyaf member asking for assist earlier than he was killed with two others by authorities troops in Barangay Caboy, Clarin on Saturday night time – shortly earlier than the 4 had been arrested within the checkpoint.

Nobleza reportedly threw away the cellphone however this was recovered by authorities, the source added.

Dongon, who’s also called “Kudri,” is a bomb professional whose 4 brothers-in-law had been leaders of Abu Sayyaf, he added.

“But the complete information what their participation is (to the bandit group) is still subject in the investigation,” mentioned Taliño.

The aged girl, who was with the 2, is the mom of Dongon, and was thought-about arrested.

The 13-year-old  boy, alternatively, is Dongon’s nephew and is now with the  Department of Social Welfare and Development, being a minor.

Taliño mentioned the boy is the son of Ahmed Santos, the chief of Rajah Solaiman Group.

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 condominium in Barangay Looc, Panglao city, the place Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza and her three companions stayed for nearly a 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

Nobleza was at present assigned on the deputy chief of Crime Laboratory in Davao Region.

She was additionally assigned to the anti-illegal group and was on go away as a result of she was in education, mentioned Taliño.

But Nobleza transformed into Islam and had a relationship with Dongon.

Taliño, nonetheless, mentioned he didn’t imagine the declare of Nobleza that she was on trip in Bohol and was on tour in Clarin.

He requested why there have been medical kits within the pickup that was registered in her title if the aim was to tour the province.

“Yung katulad ng first assist. Para saan ba yun? Obviously para sa sugat. So these are the issues kino-consider sa investigation  (For instance the primary assist youngsters, what had been these for? Of course to deal with the wound. Those are the issues we take into account within the investigation),” mentioned Taliño.

A source within the Philippine National Police mentioned Nobleza and her group had been in Panglao since April 17, six days after a band of Abu Sayyaf members had an encounter with authorities troops that killed 4 members together with their chief Abu Rami, in addition to three troopers and a policeman.

The remaining members had been noticed in Barangay Bacani, Clarin final Saturday that resulted within the firefight that killed their native information, Joselito Melloria and three different Abu Sayyaf members.

Police mentioned Nobleza and her three companions stayed in an condominium in Barangay Looc, no less than 100 meters from the police station.

Police mentioned the proprietor didn’t suspect Nobleza since she registered her personal title.

The condominium is no less than 10 meters from the Looc Barangay Hall. There are a number of homes close to the condominium.

A habal-habal driver, who requested for anonymity, instructed the Inquirer on Monday that Nobleza and her companion Reenor Lou Dongon who was her driver requested him to take them to the Panglao public market.

“After they bought fish they returned to the apartment,” the motive force mentioned.

Some residents instructed the Inquirer that they observed that their car, a Nissan Navara with plate quantity FGN-270, arrived late night time or early morning on the condominium.

“Lapuk ang sakyanan pero wala mi magsuspitsa diin gikan (The vehicle was muddy but we were not suspicious where it came from),” a neighbor mentioned.

They additionally observed that an aged girl and a teenager didn’t exit of the condominium.

The group was supposed to take a look at on Saturday and had instructed proprietor of the condominium that they deliberate to go to Jagna city or Cebu province.- with Benjie Talisic


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