Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa, Officer-in-Charge of the Philippine National Police (PNP), has commended the Police Regional Office 7 (PRO7) for its swift action that resulted to the arrest of two suspects in connection with the killing of radio block-timer Dindo Generoso in Dumaguete City.
“The OIC-PNP was elated with the positive development on the case of the late Mr. Generoso with the arrest of two suspects,” PRO7 Director Police Brigadier General Val de Leon said.
Right after the gun attack by a riding-in-tandem that killed on the spot the 67-year old victim, de Leon ordered Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) chief Colonel Julian Entoma to expedite the investigation, track down and arrest the assailants.
“I’m confirming the arrest of two suspects yesterday (Thursday). Our tracker teams were quick to act because of the CCTV footages that identified them, their pick up and escape routes and other details,” Entoma said.
De Leon identified the arrested suspects as Teddy Reyes Salaw, 44, a resident of Batinguel, Dumaguete City.
“Our pursuing team confiscated from the suspect a .45 caliber pistol Norinco with 8 rounds of live ammos,” he said.
He said the other arrested suspect was Glenn Corsame.
“This Corsame is a retired policeman,” de Leon reveales.
Investigators said Corsame is a resident of San Jose Village in Barangay Banilad,Dumaguete City.
“He was the driver of motorcycle used in the crime,” de Leon said.
De Leon said the investigation is “almost complete” with the arrest of Salaw and Corsame.
“We will keep you posted on more developments because as of now, the case is not yet solved,” he said.
‘But rest assured, especially the family and relatives of the victim, your police will help you bring all the suspects involved in this dastardly act to justice. My strict order to our men on the ground is to leave no stone unturned and make it quick,” de Leon said.
Generoso was attacked and killed at around 7:25 a.m. Thursday while driving his Hyundai Elantra with plate YKU 946 in Barangay Piapi on his way to his program at the local radio station 96.7 dyEm FM Station.
Earlier, De Leon said the possible motives in the killing could be related to his job as a broadcaster, politics and family land dispute.
In 2016, he filed his Certificate of Candidacy for the mayoralty race but was declared a nuisance candidate.