The Negros Oriental provincial police chief on Tuesday said he is offering P80,000 as a reward to anyone with information on the gunman who killed radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso in Dumaguete City.
The Dumaguete press club also put out a P20,000 reward for the whereabouts of Patrolman Roger Rubio, according to police.
Police Col. Julian Entoma, chief of the Negros Oriental police force, said he was "ashamed that an active policeman was the triggerman."
"That is why I am offering my salary,” Entoma said.
Rubio has not reported to work since Friday and was declared on AWOL since Monday, authorities said.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Central Visayas, said it contacted Rubio after he reached out to the group.
“He wants to clear his name, and we want to make sure nothing will happen to him,” said CHR investigator Jess Cañete.
Rubio, in a series of text messages to Cañete, reportedly denied the allegations against him, claiming he was in another city at the time Generoso was killed.
Police earlier said, however, that Rubio was seen alighting from the pick-up before transferring to the motorcycle driven by retired officer Glenn Corsame, who drove by Generoso's vehicle.