Ar­rests made in con­nec­tion to Du­maguete City broad­caster mur­der

Watchmen Daily Journal - - FRONT PAGE - By Do­minique Gabriel G. Bañaga

Two out of the three sus­pects in­volved in the mur­der of Du­maguete City ra­dio broad­caster Dindo Gen­eroso have been ar­rested af­ter po­lice con­ducted a fol­low-up op­er­a­tion yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the two ar­rested sus­pects as re­tired Po­lice Cor­po­ral Glenn Cor­same and Teddy Reyes Salaw, both res­i­dents of the said city.

A third sus­pect, the sup­posed trig­ger­man, Po­lice Cor­po­ral Roger Ru­bio, re­mains at large.

Ne­gros Ori­en­tal Po­lice Pro­vin­cial Of­fice (NOrPPO) di­rec­tor, Po­lice Colonel Ju­lian En­toma, said the sus­pects were iden­ti­fied based on closed­cir­cuit tele­vi­sion (CCTV) footage taken from sev­eral es­tab­lish­ments near the crime scene. The footage showed Ru­bio in­side a pickup truck parked along the city’s boule­vard a few kilo­me­ters away from the crime scene. When Gen­eroso’s car passed the pickup truck, Ru­bio got out of his ve­hi­cle and im­me­di­ately boarded a 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 on the hel­met he was wear­ing.

Salaw, mean­while, was iden­ti­fied as the spot­ter and driver of the pickup truck.

They also dis­cov­ered the pickup truck had fake li­cense plates.

Po­lice re­cov­ered Cor­same’s mo­bile phone, which still had text mes­sages be­tween the sus­pects; along with 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 in­ci­dent. Gue­varra, who chairs the Pres­i­den­tial Task Force on Me­dia Se­cu­rity (PTFoMS), said he may tap the Na­tional Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion for as­sis­tance.

PTFoMS ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Joel Sy Egco also re­leased a state­ment say­ing the “das­tardly act” will not go un­pun­ished.

Pres­i­den­tial Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Op­er­a­tions Of­fice Sec­re­tary Martin An­da­nar, who cochairs, com­mended the tight co­or­di­na­tion and ded­i­ca­tion of the PTFoMS sec­re­tar­iat and Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice-7.

Gen­eroso is the se­cond broad­caster mur­dered in Du­maguete City fol­low­ing an ear­lier homi­cide com­mit­ted against Ed­mund Sestoso, who was gunned down in May 2018.

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NOrPPO di­rec­tor, Po­lice Colonel Ju­lian En­toma, said the sus­pects were iden­ti­fied based on CCTV footage taken from sev­eral es­tab­lish­ments near the crime scene.

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