Police officer, bandit detained at PNP headquarters

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 25) — P/Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza and her alleged lover and Abu Sayyaf member Renner Lou Dongon are now at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Quezon City.

The two were flown to Manila from Bohol on Tuesday morning, said PNP chief Ronald Dela Rosa.

Dela Rosa said he will personally talk to Nobleza after she and Dongon undergo questioning.

He said Nobleza admitted she and Dongon were in Clarin, Bohol to provide medicine and food to an Abu Sayyaf member only known as Saad.

"Nandoon lang daw sila para mag-deliver medisina at pagkain somewhere para makuha ni Saad kasi wounded si Saad," Dela Rosa said.

Nobleza and Dongon will be detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame.

President Rodrigo Duterte called Dela Rosa on Monday, asking him to ensure Nobleza would be put behind bars.

The PNP Chief said Nobleza was in a vehicle with Dongon, an elderly woman, and a teenager when they tried to drive past a police checkpoint late Saturday in Clarin, around the same time police and military teams pursued the remaining bandits.

Nobleza did the interrogation procedure to Dongon in 2013 when the Abu Sayyaf member was arrested for a bombing incident in Cagayan De Oro 2012. He  was released after the prosecutor dismissed his case for technical issues. Nobleza was assigned to the defunct PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group before she was transferred to the PNP Crime Laboratory-Davao Region.

Firearms, bomb components found in Nobleza's home

Authorities on Monday night seized firearms, components for explosives, and documents detailing terrorist activities inside the house of Nobleza in Casisang, Malaybalay City, Bukidon.

In the report forwarded by Supt. Lemuel Gonda, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group members recovered a M15 rifle, one .45 caliber pistol, and a timer for an improvised explosive device.

A certain Al Mohammar Bayani and two minors occupying the house were arrested.

CNN Philippines correspondent Gerg Cahiles, stringer Alwen Saliring contributed to this report.