A female police officer and her lover were arrested in Bohol last Saturday, April 22 for allegedly planning to rescue the remaining Abu Sayyaf members in the said province. In press conference, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said that the lover of the lady cop is also her driver, and a suspected Abu Sayyaf member.
According to the PNP, Police Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza and Reenor Lou Dungon (or Renierlo Dongon) were arrested while trying drive past a police checkpoint on Saturday past 8 p.m. in Clarin, Bohol, on board a black Nissan Navara pick up. The female cop was a former member of the defunct Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC), and now assigned in Davao Region.
“Noong nakakulong si Dongon dito, siya (Nobleza) ‘yung taga interview kasi member siya ng PAOCC noon. Sigi siya interview habang nakakulong si Dongon h anggang sa they let the love begin,” Dela Rosa said, adding that the couple first met in 2012, when Dongon was detained at Camp Crame as suspect in the bombing of Maxandrea Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City.
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Nevertheless, Dela Rosa emphasized that Nobleza and Dungon started their romantic relationship in 2013, when the latter was jailed for a double murder case but was later released “due to some technicalities.” Intelligence sources claimed that Dungon’s brother-in-law is a leader of an Abu Sayyaf group. On the other hand, Nobleza, 49, is married to a certain Police Supt. Allan Nobleza.
Meanwhile, Senator Leila de Lima gave her comments on this issue. In a short handwritten letter she wrote inside her cell in Camp Crame this Monday posted on her official Facebook page, the jailed senator said she sympathized with Nobleza. As we all know, Sen de Lima had a seven-year romantic affair with her former driver-bodyguard, Ronnnie Dayan, who is also now in jail.
“I pity the female police who was reported to have been romantically involved with the suspected Abu Sayyaf member. This only proves that the frailties of a woman know no limits. I only hope that she will not suffer the same fate I did. I call on the authorities to give her fair trial and to protect her human rights.” Sen. de Lima’s letter reads. But for whatever reason, it was immediately removed.