Police Superintendent Maria Cristina Nobleza was tagged when she was caught riding with a suspected Abu Sayyaf member. Further reports claim that she was actually lovers with him. Now, President Duterte has released his verdict for the police officer.
According to Philippine Star, he wants Cristina Nobleza to be publicly hanged, along with other government officials.
The source said: “Duterte said investigators have uncovered the money trail from abroad to Nobleza, the Chief Executive believes she played a major role in the operations of the Abu Sayyaf prior to her arrest in Bohol last April.” It continued: “Nobleza, a former deputy director of the Philippine National Police crime laboratory in Davao, was arrested along with her alleged lover Abu Sayyaf bomber Reenor Lou Dungon.”
In a press briefing at Camp Evangelista hospital located in Cagayan de Oro, Duterte stated: “The name of that woman, Nobleza, always crops up.”
He continued: “The cop was a recipient of huge cash from a group that is part of the terror groups fighting in the Middle East. She is really the lady that is a traitor to her country. I will not hesitate to do it if it comes to that. I will hang every traitor in the government.”
Duterte also wants the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to take the lead role in destroying the financial suppliers of the Abu Sayyaf and the Maute group.
He said in relation to this: “The Maute brothers went to the Middle East to study terrorism. When they went back here, they built the biggest (shabu) laboratory and it was really to fund terrorism.”