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Female cop arrested in rescue try is ‘lover’ of Abu Sayyaf terrorist, says Dela Rosa

  • The female police officer arrested in Bohol is said to be the lover of an Abu Sayyaf member
  • The couple were arrested when they drove past a checkpoint Saturday night
  • They were allegedly on a mission to rescue a young ASG member who is from a royal family in Basilan

MANILA, Philippines – The female police official who was arrested for attempting to rescue Abu Sayyaf terrorists is allegedly the lover of one of the group’s members; this was according to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa.

Dela Rosa was referring to Superintendent Maria Christina Nobleza who was arrested after trying to drive past a checkpoint in Clarin, Bohol on Saturday night. She was arrested with her driver and companion, Renierlo Dongon.

Dongon is also an Abu Sayyaf member and is the alleged lover of Nobleza; a deputy regional chief of the Davao Crime Laboratory.

“Ongoing pa ang investigation, but initially, this is what we have come up with: She’s a balik-Islam and she’s romantically involved or romantically linked with that ASG member na driver na later on na-find out na si Renier Dongon,” Dela Rosa told reporters on Monday.

[The investigation is ongoing, but initially, this is what we have come up: She’s an Islam-returnee and she’s romantically involved or romantically linked with the ASG member and driver who later turned out to be Renier Dongon.]

“Hindi ko alam kung nag-live-in na sila pero they fell in love with each other… Pumipitik ang puso ng police superintendent sa Abu Sayyaf member na si Dongon,” said the PNP chief.

[I don’t know whether they are living in, but they fell in love with each other. The police superintendent’s heart beats for Abu Sayyaf member Dongon.]

Nobleza and Dongon were allegedly on a mission to rescue a 17-year-old ASG member named ‘Asin’ who is believed to have come from a royal family in Basilan.

Also arrested with the couple are two elderly women and a teenager whose names have not been officially released.