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Suspect in the killing of a Grab driver, surrendered to authorities

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — “Bakit di mo pinagbigyan na mabuhay siya? Ang dami niyang pangarap sa mga anak namin, sa pamilya namin, bakit mo ginawa? Napakawalang puso mo (Why couldn’t you have just let him live? He had so many dreams for our children and our family, how could you do it? You are so heartless),” said Brenda Maquidato, widow of slain Grab driver, Gerardo “Junie” Maquidato Jr., after facing the suspect responsible for her husband’s death.

The victim’s mother, Maximiana Amolato Maquidato, also lamented, “Sabi nga ni Lord magpatawad raw ng 777 times, pero parang di ko yata makuha kahit isa (The Lord said to forgive 777 times, but I don’t think I can do it even once).”

Maquidato was shot by suspect, Narc Delemios last October 26 in Pasay City, when the latter boarded the victim’s car as a Grab passenger.

According to the suspect, he was just supposed to steal money from the victim. However, Maquidato resisted, prompting him to shoot him in the head.

“Hindi ko po alam na siya ay good samaritan. Humihingi po ako ng pasensya pero mahirap na po talagang maibalik. Pera lang po talaga ang gusto kong kuhain sa kanya pero lumaban po siya kaya ko po nagawa yung krimen,” said the suspect.

(I was not aware that he was a good Samaritan. I am asking for forgiveness for what I did. But I know I can never bring back his life. I just wanted his money but he resisted and that’s how I ended up committing the crime.)

Delemios left Maquidato’s dead body in Pasay City, while he brought his Toyota Innova car in Tarlac.

“May two witnesses tayo doon sa pinagbarilan mismo at nakita din yung assailant hinila yung driver pagkabaril at natutuwa pa raw ito bago siya gumalaw. Parang may minutes na nag lull, parang kino contemplate niya paano niya na…bakit nabaril. After that nilaglag niya na lang sa kalye at inalis ang sasakyan” said PSSupt. Dionisio Bartolome.

(We have two witnesses in the area where the shooting happened. The assailant was seen dragging the driver after shooting him and even looking very pleased with it before making a move. There was a lull for several minutes, as if he was contemplating what just happened. After that, he just dropped the victim’s body on the road and drove the car away,” said PSSupt. Dionisio Bartolome.

The suspect also threw into the river the gun he used in killing the Grab driver.

Authorities arrested Delemios in Pasay City after he sent surrender feeler to the police and his mother-in-law.

“‘His whereabouts were also sent to us so there is a semblance of voluntarily surrender that’s why he was immediately arrested by the elements of NCRPO together with CIDG,” said CIDG Director PCSupt. Roel Obusan.

Delemios will face charges of robbery with homicide for robbing and killing Maquidato.

The PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group noted that Delemios also has a standing warrant of arrest for a murder case in Parañaque in 2014.— Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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PCC slaps Grab, Uber with P16-M fine for violating merger provisions

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018


MANILA, Philippines — Ride-hailing service firms, Uber and Grab are facing penalties anew over its merger deal.

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has fined Grab Philippines and Uber a total of P16 million for allegedly violating key provisions of the interim measures order (IMO) during the merger review period of the anti-trust body.

The IMO was issued to the parties to maintain pre-transaction conditions to prevent actions that may prejudice the ability of the PCC to review or impose appropriate remedies.

The PCC explained that the imposition of the fine is due to the failure of the two firms to keep their operations separate pending the approval of their merger deal.

In a breakdown provided by the anti-trust body, Grab PH and Uber are ordered to pay P4 million for executing their agreement even during the review period.

Grab was also fined with P8-million while Uber with four million for failing to maintain the pre-merger business conditions.

“Dahil sa pagcomply nila sa LTFRB order ay kinailangan naming i-reduce ang fines ng Uber which is why makikita natin eight millon po ang na impose sa Grab pero para sa uber naman ay four million pesos lamang,” said PCC Commisioner Stella Quimbo.

Grab and Uber merged their operations on March 25. The anti-trust body launched a motu propio review on the merger on April 3 and three days later, the agency issued the seven interim measure for Grab and Uber.

The PCC also noted that Grab Philippines and Uber violated two of the seven interim measures. Ten counts of violations were detected on two of the conditions set for the merger.

Under the Philippine Competition Act, a P2 million maximum fine will be imposed on every particular violation on its provisions.

“This establishes the fact that PCC has its own jurisdiction and mandate when it comes to competition-related concerns,” said PCC Commissioner Johannes Bernabe.

The PCC warned that if the two firms fail to comply within 45 days, they will have to pay a fine of P16 million each day.

In response, Grab PH said in a statement that they will study the order before giving further comments. — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

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P500-M shabu seized at Pasay condo raid

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) uncovered a shabu laboratory inside a condominium unit in Pasay City Tuesday night following the separate arrests of five Hong Kong nationals in Metro Manila recently.

The raid yielded 80 kilos of suspected shabu with a street value of over half a billion pesos.

Authorities also seized several plastic containers of liquid shabu and other materials used for the manufacture of the illegal substance.

PDEA said the suspects are members of the 14K international drug syndicate. —Asher Cadapan, Jr.

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Woman in QC runs half naked into street to escape rapists

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, August 30th, 2018


A rape victims runs toward police after escaping her assailants | QCPD Station 6


Police were patrolling Payatas Road, Thursday at dawn when they came across a half-naked woman shouting frantically for help.

The policemen quickly responded and learned that the woman was running away from her rapists.

The victim narrated that she was walking along Madjaas Road when two men blocked her way and declared a holdup.

With no cash to give, the victim begged her assailants.

“Nakikiusap ako dun sa dalawang lalake wala po akong pera. Sabi ko, ‘Kahit gadget wala akong pera mahirap lang po ako.’ Sabi ko sa kanila lumayas lang po ako sa amin wala po akong kapera pera (I pleaded with the two men. I said to them, “I don’t have money, not even a gadget. I’m poor.” I ran away from home, I have no money with me).

But she said the suspects were not really after money all along.

One of the men pointed a gun at her and forced her to board the motorcycle; injuring her leg in the process.

A man happened to witness the scene and quickly reported the abduction to authorities.

“May tumawag na concerned citizen sa PCP 5 then agad nagresponde yung mga kapulisan natin dahil nagsasagawa sila ng checkpoint sa bandang unahan sa Narra Street (Police personnel who were manning a checkpoint in Narra Street promptly responded after a concerned citizen called PCP 5 ),” Station 6 Commander PSupt. Joel Villanueva said.


Instant Justice

Police located the suspects hiding in a dark, grassy area where the victim was dragged to earlier.

An encounter erupted shortly which resulted in the death of the two alleged rapists.

PCP 5 Commander PCInsp. Alfonso Saligumba recalled the scene: “So bumaba kami chineck namin pinasok namin yung area ng Legazpi Street Group 5 o Payatas. Yung nga pinutukan kami ng mga suspek, nagretaliate kami at napatay namin sila (We checked the area of Legazpi Street Group 5 or Payatas. The suspects suddenly fired at us and we retaliated until they were killed).”

Two .38 caliber firearms were recovered from the suspects.

Batasan Police Station encourages the public to call them at 931-7870 for emergency situations. —  Reynante Ponte

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