The police accused of killing Dumaguete radio broadcaster surrendered to authorities, Friday, November 15.
Yesterday, Thursday (Nov. 14), Pol Cpl. Roger Rubio approached his commanding officer and later appeared in the Negros Oriental Provincial Police.
Rubio allegedly surrendered for his safety.
However, the accused police vehemently denied the accusations that he killed Dumaguete radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso.
Rubio said he was in Guihulngan when the crime took place.
Radio broadcaster shot dead in Dumaguete city
According to P/Major Jesus B Mesahon Jr. to Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, Dindo Generoso was driving along Hibbard Avenue in Baranggay Piapi, when a riding-in-tandem on a black motorcycle suddenly ambushed him at about eight o’clock on November 7.
The radio broadcaster was supposed to be on his program on the dyEM96.7 Bai Radio program when the unknown suspects shot him.
The victim received eight gunshot wounds to various parts of his body, causing him to die instantly.
“This dastardly deed will not go unpunished. Whoever is behind this senseless murder will be brought to justice,” USec. Egco said.
According to PTFoMS, the victim’s program is a blocktimer supported by the Dumaguete public information office. Blocktimmers buy a timeslot at a station and look for advertisers and sponsors for the program. Usually, the station has no control over the content of the blocktimer program.
Presidential Task Force on Media Security said in its Facebook post, “PTFoMS database shows that around twenty-two (22) block timers have been killed since 2003.”
Ten hours after Generoso’s murder, authorities arrested two persons of interest who were possibly related to the death of the radio broadcaster.
Police arrested the two suspects, including a retired police officer.
The two were identified based on CCTV footage at the scene where Generoso was ambushed while riding his car and was on his way to a radio program on dyEM FM Bai Radio.