Suspect in murder of Negros radioman nabbedBy Carla Gomez, Nestor Burgos Jr.
BACOLOD CITY—Police on Wednesday arrested one of two suspects in the murder of a broadcaster in Negros Occidental.
Members of the police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested Noel Guimeroy, 47, who is subject of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Felipe Banzon of the Silay Regional Trial Court.
Guimeroy was arrested in Isabela town. He denied involvement in the murder of Neil Jimena on Aug. 22 last year in EB Magalona town.
Guimeroy and Joel Calungsod, alias Toto, were charged with the murder of Jimena. Calungsod is still at large.
Jimena, who pays for airtime for his radio show, is known to have been targeting drug syndicates in his commentaries. He was former informant of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Jimena was repeatedly shot near his house in EB Magalona by two men riding a motorcycle.
Senior Supt. Eddie Benigay, CIDG officer for Western Visayas, presented Guimeroy to media at the CIDG office here.