PNP solves Grab driver slay

By Priam Nepomuceno

November 8, 2017, 5:17 pm

MANILA -- The suspect in the killing of Grab driver Gerardo "Junie" Maquidato Jr., who voluntarily surrendered to authorities, was formally presented Wednesday to Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald Dela Rosa who considered the case closed.

Suspect Narc Tulod Delemios, 25, with aliases "Miko", or "Real Nikolo Delemios," was presented at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City Wednesday.

Delemios became the subject of a manhunt after he was identified as the person behind the shooting and killing of Maquidato whom he tried to rob last Oct. 26 while they were along Bonanza St., Barangay 189 in Don Carlos Village, Pasay City.

The suspect was taken from his home in Kaymito St., Barangay Sto. Nino, Pasay City on Tuesday after his mother-in-law relayed his desire to surrender peacefully.

Delemios claimed that he was forced to shoot Maquidato after the latter tried to resist.

Investigations revealed that the suspect posed as a Grab passenger using his girlfriend's mobile phone.

After killing and dumping the victim's body, the suspect stole and drove Maquidato's Toyota Innova van which was eventually recovered by police in Barangay Matatalaib, Tarlac City.

With Delemios' surrender, the case can now be considered solved, Dela Rosa said.

The suspect also has standing warrant of arrest from the Paranaque Regional Trial Court Branch 257 for the murder of Gino Balbuena whom he allegedly killed in October 2014. (PNA)