The police will intently pursue to pindown the mastermind to the killing of Dumaguete City-based broadcaster Dindo Generoso.
That is the assurance by no less than Police Regional Office (PRO7) Regional Director Brig. Gen. Valeriano De Leon as criminal charges were already filed against the policeman who allegedly was the triggerman of Generoso and his three cohorts that included a retired cop who acted as the driver of the motorcycle was the gunman rode at the back.
“The focus now of the ongoing investigation is to identify the mastermind. And believe me, we will get the culprit to justice,” de Leon said in a press statement.
The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) earlier bared that the suspects of killing Generoso, a hard-hitting radio blocktimer commentator, are under the employ of “powerful politician” in the province of Negros Oriental.
“Reports reaching the PTFoMS indicated that the suspects are in the employ of a powerful politician in the province,” a part of the PTFoMS statement said.
Those charged were police Corporal Roger Rubio, the alleged triggerman; ex-policeman Glenn Corsame, the motorcycle driver; Teddy Salaw, the alleged spotter and back-up and a certain Tomasino Aledro, the owner of a pick-up vehicle was Rubio initially rode while waiting for Corsame to come over.
Salaw drove the pick-up and parked near a university where they waited for Generoso to pass by in his Hyundai Elantra in Barangay Piapi on his way to work to 96.7 DyEM Bai FM radio.
Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo also pledged to give justice to the death of Generoso whom he described as a “true friend and a passionate media man.”
“I will not rest until the perpetrators are put to justice,” Mayor Remollo said.
Generoso is an anchor of the “Konsensya sa Probinsya”, a radio commentary program that is known to be critical to some politicians in Negros Oriental.
Rubio who is at large hails from Guihulngan City.
The alleged gunman is a member of the Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) of the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NORPPO).
Corsame who has retired from the service recently is from Barangay Banilad, Dumaguete City while Salaw and Aledro are both residents of Barangay Batinguel of the said city. /AAJ