Gunman in Dumaguete broadcaster's slay surrenders

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 15 2019 12:25 PM

Broadcaster Dindo Generoso was on his way to work when he was ambushed by armed men in Dumaguete City on Nov. 7, 2019. Photo courtesy of Roy Ortega

MANILA - The suspected gunman in the killing of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso surrendered to authorities, a Palace official announced Friday.

Patrolman Roger Rubio, an active police officer in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, surrendered to his commanding officer on Nov. 13, Presidential Task Force on Media Security Executive Director Joel Egco told reporters in Malacañang.

Murder charges were filed against Rubio who is still under investigation, Egco said. Authorities are looking at politics and Generoso's work as as a possible motive for the crime, he added.

"There are a lot of things pa na hindi natin masasagot (that we can't answer yet) until after we have concluded the investigation," Egco said.

Generoso was ambushed by armed men in Barangay Piapi, Dumaguete City last Nov. 7 while he was on his way to work.

Police earlier arrested 2 other suspects in Generoso's slay namely Teddy Salaw who supposedly drove the pickup that carried the gunman, and retired police officer Glenn Corsame, who allegedly drove the motorcycle that the gunman used to escape.

Dumaguete City Police chief Lt. Gen. Wilfredo Alarcon Jr said authorities saw text message exchanges between Rubio and Salaw discussing changing car plate numbers on the vehicle used in the attack against the radio broadcaster.

Generoso was a broadcaster in 96.7 Bai Radio. He sustained 8 gunshot wounds and was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.