Cop accused of killing Dumaguete broadcaster surrenders

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) — The alleged gunman in the killing of Dumaguete-based radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso has turned himself in, days after denying involvement in the crime.

PCpl Roger Rubio reported to his commanding officer and, eventually, to the Negros Oriental provincial police office on Thursday.

He said he surrendered for his own safety.

Rubio was among four suspects in the murder of Generoso.

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Motorycle riders shot the 67-year-old broadcaster in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on November 7 while on his way to his radio program. Authorities earlier arrested PCpl Glenn Corsame and driver Teddy Reyes Salaw, while businessman Tomasino Aledro remains at large.

Jesus Cañete, officer of the Negros Oriental Commission on Human Rights, earlier said Rubio called him to deny the allegations. Rubio said he was in Guihulngan City when Generoso was shot, and that he could not be the gunman since he was left-handed.

The CHR earlier condemned the killing of another media practitioner in the city in more than a year. Radio broadcaster Edmund Sestoso was gunned down in May 2018. It said it will conduct its own investigation.

CNN Philippines' Stringer Roy August Bustillo contributed to this report.