MANILA, Philippines – Police have already identified the main trigger on the slay of a 65-year-old radio broadcaster in Dumaguete City a top-ranking police officer of Central Visayas said Thursday (08 November 2019).
Brig. Gen. Valeriano De Leon, Central Visayas police chief, said investigators already have the name of the suspect.
Police, however, requested that the identity and background of the gunman not yet be disclosed as they are in the middle of hot pursuit operation.
Aside from the main trigger, police are also processing two other suspects in Teddy Reyes Salaw and Glenn Corsame — a retired policeman.
Both were arrested by the police Thursday afternoon (last week), just hours after the killing of victim Dindo Genereso, 65.
According to police, Corsame was allegedly the driver of the motorcycle used in the murder while Salaw was the pick-up driver of the Mitsubishi Strada and allegedly acted as the “spotter.”
Generoso was on his way to work when he was shot dead in Barangay Piapi. He sustained eight gunshot wounds to his head and body.
Police said the gunman was inside the pick-up parked a few blocks away from the crime scene. When he saw the victim approaching, he transferred to the motorcycle driven by Salaw.
De Leon suspects that the killing could be highly-related to the victim’s work as a broadcaster. He said other possible angles could be politics or a land dispute.
News agencies quoted De Leon as saying: “Kahit sino (tinitira). He comments against anyone, even bigman politicians.”
Generoso was reportedly a hard-hitting broadcaster in his commentaries. He also joined the mayoral race in 2016 but was declared as a nuisance candidate.
He also represents his family in a land dispute case, negotiating with another party regarding a parcel of land to be used for commercial purposes. (Chris Figueroa/IAMIGO/CNS)