TWO of three suspects involved in the murder of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso in Dumaguete City have been arrested after police conducted a follow-up operation Friday morning, November 8.
Police identified the two arrested suspects as retired Police Corporal Glenn Corsame, and 44-year-old Teddy Reyes Salaw, both residents of the said city.
A third suspect and triggerman, Police Corporal Roger Rubio, is still at large.
Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NOrPPO) director, Police Colonel Julian Entoma, said the suspects were identified based on closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage taken from several establishments near the crime scene.
CCTV footage shows Rubio inside a pickup truck parked at the city’s boulevard a few kilometers away from the crime scene.
When Generoso’s car passed by the pickup truck, Rubio got out of his vehicle and immediately rode a waiting motorcycle driven by Corsame.
The Norppo director said they were able to identify the pickup truck based on the conduction sticker, while Corsame was identified through the markings in the helmet he was wearing.
Salaw, meanwhile, was identified as the spotter and driver of the pickup truck.
The police discovered that the pickup truck has fake license plates.
They also recovered Corsame’s mobile phone which still had text messages between the suspects.
Police also recovered one .45 caliber pistol with eight live bullets from Salaw’s possession.
Meanwhile, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said he will form a special investigation team in order to probe the death of Generoso.
Guevarra, who also chairs the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS), said he might tap the National Bureau of Investigation to assist in the probe.
PTFoMS executive director Joel Sy Egco also released a statement saying the dastardly act will not go unpunished.
Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary and PTFoMS co-chairman Martin Andanar commended the tight coordination and dedication of the PTFoMS Secretariat and Police Regional Office-7.
Generoso is the second broadcaster murdered in Dumaguete following an earlier murder against Edmund Sestoso, who was gunned down in May of last year after hosting his radio program.