MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) is conducting in-depth investigation into the true relationship between Police Supt. Maria Christina Nobleza and Abu Sayyaf member Reenor Lou Dongon.
Police Regional Office 7 director Chief Supt. Noel Taliño said it turns out the two have been married even before they were seized at a checkpoint in Clarin, Bohol last Saturday.
“That’s what Dongon says. They are married. That’s the information that they are married under Muslim rites,” said Taliño.
Nobleza was married to another cop, but separated in 2010.
Nobleza and Dongon allegedly went to Bohol to provide medicine to members of the Abu Sayyaf group who were injured in their recent encounter with military troops.
“That’s why they keep on returning from Panglao, to Inabanga, Clarin area to know the whereabouts of the group and accordingly, they would just throw the medicines. But of course, we do not believe that,” Taliño said.
The police are now looking into the reason for the couple’s presence in Bohol.
Authorities say the two suspects might have planned to conduct terroristic activities especially since bomb-making materials were seized from the policewoman’s house in Bohol.
“The development here is that we were able look into their intention whatever that is. And that has been aborted because of our operation against them, timely information coming from our community,”added Taliño.
The pursuit operations of the police and the military against the remaining members of ASG in Bohol continue.
Authorities expect to hunt them down at the soonest possible time as they are now on survival mode. — Gladys Toabi | UNTV News & Rescue
MANILA, Philippines — A notorious Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) leader was killed during an encounter with the military and police troops in Tawi-Tawi on Saturday (March 20).
Commander of the JTF Tawi-Tawi Brig. Gen. Arturo Rojas said the military immediately took action following a report regarding the presence of suspicious fully-armed men in Barangay Kalupag Island.
“We executed prompt military action following the receipt of information. We are anticipating reports from the communities that is why we made sure that our assets are at high readiness,” he said.
Apo Mike was already wounded when government forces captured him. He eventually died due to blood loss. Local authorities managed to rescue ASG’s last captive in Tawi-Tawi , a 15-year-old Indonesian national .AAC
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines—An alleged sub-leader of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was killed during an encounter with the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Zamboanga City on Tuesday (February 2).
Arrasid Adjing Halissam reportedly served as an assistant of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) international leader Isnilon Hapilon.
Based on initial reports, PNP authorities went to the suspect’s house to issue a warrant of arrest for illegal possession of firearms and explosives. However, it escalated to an encounter which resulted in the death of Halissam.
The PNP also reported that Halissam had direct communication with ASG sub-leader Mundi Sawadjaan regarding a terrorist attack plan in the Zambasulta area. He also served as a recruiter and finance conduit of Dawlah Islamiya Terrorist Group.
Halissam was also involved in several bombing incidents an kidnapping in Mindanao. AAC (with reports from Val Villaflor)
MANILA, Philippines — An alleged member of a crime group linked to the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASF) has been killed in an encounter with the military in Zamboanga Sibugay.
The suspect, identified as Ibrahim Anduhol alias Tongtong, is reportedly linked with the Barahama Ali crime syndicate that is allegedly engaged in kidnapping, robbery, and other criminal activities.
A law enforcement operation was conducted by police authorities around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday (December 17) which led to an encounter. Anduhol opened fire, leading to the police to retaliate. Police recovered two caliber .45 pistols with ammunition.
Andhol had a standing warrant of arrest for murder, and was involved in the killing of a soldier and kidnappings of a businesswoman in Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay in 2015, and a businessman in Kabasalan in 2018. AAC (with reports from Val Villarflor)
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