Gunman in Dumaguete journalist slay surrenders

Maris Federez

MANILA, Philippines – The suspected gunman in the killing of Dumaguete broadcaster and blocktimer Mercedario “Dindo” Generoso has surrendered to authorities, a Palace official announced Friday.

In a press briefing in Malacañang on Friday (November 15), Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFOMS) Executive Director Jose Joel Sy Egco presented Patrolman Roger Rubio, who surrendered to his commanding officer on Wednesday following an intensified manhunt.

Egco said Rubio, an active personnel of the Negros Occidental provincial mobile force company, has caved in to mounting pressure due to an intensified manhunt.

Rubio gave himself up to his acting officer, Police Lt. Col. Judymar de Leon at around 6 in the evening of November 13.

“This is the outcome of close coordination and careful yet thorough cooperation between the PTFoMS secretariat headed by yours truly and our dedicated team of investigators from the PNP (Philippine National Police) Region 7,” Egco said.

Egco said murder complaints have already been filed against Rubio and three other suspects before the Dumaguete Prosecutor’s Office.

Generoso was killed on November 7 by motorcycle-riding gunmen while driving his brown Hyundai Elantra on his way to his radio program on Bai Radio. /mbmf

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