President Rodrigo Duterte wants a policewoman-lover of an Abu Sayyaf bomb maker should be hanged along with other traitors in government who are helping extremists sow terror in the country.
“She is really the lady that is a traitor to her country” said Duterte referring to Superintendent Maria Cristina Nobleza, Philippine National Police deputy director of the crime laboratory in Davao, who was arrested in Bohol last April along with her husband, Abu Sayyaf bomber Reenor Lou Dungon.
“Iyan ang dapat na dapat bitayin at public hanging siya. And I will not hesitate to do it if it comes to that. I will hang every traitor dito sa gobyerno,” said Duterte who has asked Congress to pass a bill reimposing the death penalty.
Duterte claimed that some politikos and government officials abetted the establishment of a flourishing shabu factory in Lanao del Sur by the Maute brothers whom he claimed have financed the terrorist attacks in the city to protect their cash cow.
“Marami dito, ma’am. In the days ahead we will arrest all of them. Number one ‘yung nag produce ng shabu, nagbigay ng pera sa terorista, they will all be arrested, whether politicians or not,” said Duterte.
Duterte claimed that Nobleza was used by the Maute brothers as a conduit to send their drug money to the terrorists.
“When I was reviewing the remittances of the Western Union, so ‘yung si Nobleza na ‘yun, siguro sa isang page naano, tatlong beses na… Maraming pera ‘yan. Maraming pera ‘yang si Nobleza. Makakakita ‘yan ng asawa ‘yan diyan sa loob. Mayaman ‘yung asawa niya. Maraming pera ‘yun,” said Duterte.
“Walang ibang source na malaki, tinignan namin ‘yung mga remittances. Ang palagi nakalabas na pangalan doon ‘yung babae, si Nobleza. ‘Yung pulis na pinapadalhan siya ng isang grupo doon na part of the terror groups fighting in the Middle East,” he added.