By: Glazyl Y. Masculino
BACOLOD City – A police officer who was tagged in the killing of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental last week, surrendered to the authorities a week after the incident happened.
Police Colonel Julian Entoma, director of Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (Norppo), confirmed yesterday that Police Corporal Roger Rubio surfaced Thursday afternoon before Police Lieutenant Colonel Judi Mar Bonilla, commanding officer of the Provincial Mobile Force Company.
Entoma said Rubio surfaced to clear his name, following series of reports linking him in the death of Generoso, block-timer of dyEM 96.7 Bai Radio in Dumaguete City.
Entoma said Rubio reportedly denied the accusations against him, claiming he was not involved in the said murder case.
“That’s his reason. Pero hindi siya ma detain sa amin kasi regular filing yung kaso niya,” he added.
Entoma said Rubio is still administratively restricted after he went absent without official leave (AWOL), a day after the killing happened.
He will be relieved from his post upon the issuance of the order by the Police Regional Office -7.
Rubio was immediately brought to Manila on orders of Police Brigadier General Val de Leon, Central Visayas police director, Entoma said.
He, however, said that he has no idea about Rubio’s agenda in Manila since the discretion is now with the regional director.
Rubio was tagged in the killing of Generoso after he was reportedly identified through a copy of closed circuit television camera (CCTV) installed near the crime scene.
He was identified as the alleged gunman while his two alleged accomplices – Teddy Salaw and retired Police Corporal Glenn Corsame were arrested few hours after the shooting happened last November 7.
Only Tomasino Aledro, an alleged financier of Small Town Lottery (STL) who was also recently tagged in the killing, is still at large.
All four suspects were already charged for murder. Investigation is ongoing.