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Work, land row eyed in Dumaguete radioman’s slay

POLICE check on broadcaster Dindo Generoso who was ambushed by two motorcycle-riding masked gunmen in Barangay Piapi, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Thursday. (Photo from Dumaguete City Police Station)

POLICE check on broadcaster Dindo Generoso who was ambushed by two motorcycle-riding masked gunmen in Barangay Piapi, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Thursday. (Photo from Dumaguete City Police Station)

By GLAZYL MASCULINO

BACOLOD CITY – Police are looking into work-related issues and land conflict as possible motives behind the gunslaying of a radio broadcaster in Baragay Piapi, Dumaguete City, at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Lt. Col. Wilfredo Alarcon, chief of Dumaguete City Police Station in Negros Oriental, said blocktimer radioman Dindo Generoso, 67, of Barangay Banilad, succumbed to nine gunshot wounds.

Police said Generoso was driving his brown Hyundai Hyundai Elantra (YKU 946) on his way to host his daily program Konsensya sa Probinsiya over dyEM 96.7 Bai Radio when two motorcycle-riding men wearing masks tailed him from his house.

The assailants blocked his path at the corner of Hibbard Avenue and EJ Blanco Drive in Barangay Piapi and repeatedly shot him.

DINDO Generoso

DINDO Generoso (NUJP)

The gunmen immediately fled after the shooting.

Generoso was rushed to a hospital where he later expired.

Probers recovered from the crime scene seven fired bullets of .45-caliber pistol.

Known for his hard-hitting commentaries, Generoso recently received death threats through phone calls based on the statement of his family, according to Alarcon.

“He was possibly targeted because of his commentaries,” Alarcon said.

Alarcon also said that the killing might be related to his family’s land conflict.

“He (victim) was negotiating with another party regarding their land to be used for commercial purposes,” he bared.

“Initially, we are looking at these angles, but we are still trying to dig deeper,” he added.

Meanwhile, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) condemned the killing of the radio broadcaster.

NUJP chairman Nonoy Espina said “whatever the reason, murder is never justified.”

In its Facebook page, the NUJP said Generoso was the second radio man murdered in this city since the death of Edmund Sestoso

Sestoso died on May 1, 2018, a day after he was shot on his way home from hosting his radio program.

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