Authorities are preparing charges against a police sergeant, a retired police corporal and a civilian for the murder of Dumaguete City broadcaster Dindo Generoso yesterday, Thursday, November 7.
Philippine National Police-Negros Oriental acting director Colonel Julian Entoma said they have arrested and are preparing charges against Police Corporal Glenn Corsame and civilian Teddy Reyes Salaw for Generoso’s murder.
The third suspect, identified as Police Sergeant Roger Rubio, remains at large.
Entoma described Corsame as a “non-duty police officer” under the Negros Oriental provincial police office.
The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS), in announcing the arrests, however said Corsame is already retired. A PTFoMS screen grab of Corsame’s file indicates that he is “optionally retired.”
Generoso, 67, was driving to dyEM Bai Radio where he hosts a radio program at around 7:30 a.m when shot by a gunman riding pillion on a motorcycle.
He died of eight gunshot wounds to the head and body.
The PTFoMS said reports it received indicated that the suspects are in the employ of a powerful politician in the province.
The mastermind and the motive for Generoso’s killing are still the subject of ongoing follow-up operations, PTFoMs said.
Generoso was the second media practitioner killed in Dumaguete since 2018 when Edmund Sestoso was shot on his way home from work on April 31, dying of his injuries the next day.
Sestoso’s killing, on the other hand, remains unsolved.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said should Generoso’s murder be deemed related to his work as a broadcaster, he would be the 14th media practitioner killed in the line of duty under the Duterte administration and the 187th since 1986. # (Raymund B. Villanueva, with reports from Visayas Today)