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Duterte wants ‘public hanging’ of policewoman linked to Abu Sayyaf: ‘She’s a traitor!’


Police Superintendent Maria Christina Nobleza should be meted with death sentence via public hanging for colluding with the Abu Sayyaf group and receiving financial support from the Islamic State, President Duterte said last Saturday night (June 3).

The President said they checked the remittance record of Nobleza which showed huge sums of money received from abroad to fund the local terror activity.

“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. She is really the lady that is a traitor to her country,” said Duterte in a press conference in Cagayan de Oro City.

Duterte added: “‘Yan ang dapat na — if there were — then things go out of hand, 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.”

“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,” he said.

Nobleza was earlier arrested for attempting to rescue a suspected Abu Sayyaf bombmaker, who turned out be her lover, after a bungled raid in Bohol. Both are now detained at Camp Crame facing criminal charges.

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