Published: Tuesday 07 November, 2017

Suspect in Grab Driver’s Murder Identified After Booking Traced to GF’s Phone

Narc Delemios, alias Miko or Nikolo, is wanted for the murder of Grab driver Gerardo Maquidato Jr. on October 26. Pasay Police identified the suspect after his girlfriend admitted to authorities that Delemios used her phone to book the ill-fated ride on Grab that led to the killing of Maquidato.

Narc Delemios Grab driver Gerardo Maquidato

Narc Delemios, aka Nikolo or Miko, has been named as a suspect in the murder of Grab driver Gerardo Maquidato Jr. (Facebook/Abigail Balbuena)

Narc Tulod Delemios of Block 23 Lot 2, Don Carlos Revilla Street, Narra Extension, Barangay 148, Pasay City is expected to surrender to the authorities anytime soon. But it was learned that the suspect already has an outstanding warrant of arrest for another murder in Paranaque City.

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Delemios was also a suspect in the killing of 19-year-old Gino Balbuena in Baclaran in 2014. The warrant was issued by Judge Rolando How of the Parañaque Regional Trial Court Branch 257 last February 3, 2015.

Pasay Police were able to identify the suspect after the Grab booking was traced to his girlfriend’s phone. Upon questioning, Delemios’ girlfriend and live-in partner, Giselle, admitted that the suspect used her phone to book a ride with Grab at 7:15 PM last October 26 along F.B. Harrison Street. The ride was supposed to go to Taguig but it ended in Bonanza Street in Barangay 189 in Pasay where Maquidato’s body was discovered.

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CCTV videos from Barangay 189 showed Maquidato’s silver Toyota Innova entering Bonanza Street and exiting several minutes later. A witness said he heard gunshots from a silver Innova at around 7:50 PM after which the Grab driver’s body was pushed out of the driver’s side of the vehicle. The suspects then drove off with the vehicle which remains unrecovered.

Grab driver Gerardo Maquidato Jr.

Gerardo Maquidato Jr. was one of Grab’s best drivers having been awarded for his courtesy after giving a free ride to a sick passenger.

After Maquidato’s murder, Grab revised its protocol on booking a ride by implementing a ‘No ID, No Entry’ policy especially for night shift trips.