Cop denies involvement in killing Dumaguete broadcaster

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Dumaguete City (CNN Philippines, November 11) — The alleged gunman in the killing 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 allegations against him.

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

The policeman added that he cannot be the gunman as he was left-handed.

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

The CHR encouraged him to show the security camera footage or receipt of transaction to prove his innocence.

Meanwhile, authorities found the alleged getaway pick-up truck abandoned in Purok 4 Barangay West Balabag, Valencia, Negros Oriental.

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

The vehicle was seen on security camera where the triggerman got down and tailed Generoso a different license plate.

Authorities traced the truck with original license plate number GAB 1959 and conduction sticker B5 0500 to a certain Tomasino Aledro.

Aledro and Rubio are still at large.

CNN Philippines stringer Roy August Bustillo contributed to this story.