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Police deny commitment to kill Dumaguete broadcaster

Dumaguete City (CNN Philippines, November 11) – The alleged gunman in the murder of broadcaster Dindo Generoso vehemently denied the accusation.

Jesus Cañete, Negros Oriental Commission on Human Rights (CHR) officer, said police Corporal Roger Rubio called him over the weekend to deny charges against him.

Cañete said that Rubio told him he was in Guihulngan City on November 7, the day Generoso was shot. Rubio he was at the M. Lhuillier pawn shop around 10 o'clock in the morning.

The police admitted that he cannot be the gunman when he was left-handed.

Rubio was then assigned to the Philippine National Police Provincial Mobile Force based in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental.

CHR encouraged him to view security camera films or receiving transactions to prove his innocence.

Meanwhile, authorities found the alleged picnic car abandoned in Purok 4 Barangay West Balabag, Valencia, Negros Oriental.

According to witnesses, the truck was found in the area a few hours after the shooting. Unknown people arrived later that night to cover it with a tarpaulin.

The vehicle was seen on security camera where the trigger man came down and swung Generoso another registration plate.

Authorities traced the truck with original number GAB 1

959 and management sticker B5 0500 to a certain Tomasino Aledro.

Aledro and Rubio are still at large.

CNN Philippine striker August August Bustillo contributed to this story.

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