MANILA - Police on Tuesday cleared the last 3 known passengers of a Grab driver who was killed while on the job.
The trio, all air-conditioning technicians, personally appeared before authorities and denied their involvement in the killing of Gerardo Maquidato Jr., said Supt. Gene Licud, Pasay police deputy chief for operations.
Surveillance footage also showed the 3 getting off Maquidato's Toyota Innova, Licud told DZMM.
"Sa ngayon po, masasabi natin na negative sila sa insidente," Licud said.
(For now, we can say that they are negative in the incident.)
Licud earlier said the 3 passengers, who were tagged as persons of interest, booked a ride with Maquidato Jr. in San Juan last Thursday, but did not get off at their supposed destination in Pasay.
Police are still investigating 1 to 3 other persons of interest, Licud said. Maquidato's car remains missing.
Maquidato's death exposed the threat of criminals who prey on ride-sharing drivers by posing as passengers. Grab alone has recorded at least 4 robbery incidents this year and offered P100,000 for information on Maquidato's case.
Maquidato went viral last year after rushing a sickly passenger for free. The act of kindness also earned him recognition as one of Grab’s best driver-partners.