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Tricycle driver returns P22,220 in cash left by passenger

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  • Perla E.
  • 9 years ago

 BALANGA City, Bataan- A tricycle driver was not tempted to use the money left in his tricycle despite her wife suffering from an asthma attack Tuesday night but instead returned the next day P22,220 in cash to the rightful owner.

Danilo Carreon, 56, of Poblacion, Pilar, Bataan, handed on Wednesday the money and a passport to her passenger, Overseas Contract Worker Rica Cruz, 23, of Pentor, Dinalupihan, Bataan, at the Public Safety Office in Balanga City. 

“Nakokonsensiya ako, hindi ako makatulog dahil gusto kong maisauli agad ang pera,” the tricycle driver said.

He said that his wife had severe asthma that night but that it did not occur to his mind of using the money in his possession. 

“Sabi ko sa asawa ko dumukmo na lamang. Kinaumagahan, masaya ang asawa ko at ang sabi nawala ang hika niya. Siguro pinagaling ni Lord dahil hindi namin ginalaw ang perang hindi sa amin,” Carreon said.

“Payo ko sa mga kapwa driver ko, pera o ano mang bagay na maiwan ng pasahero ibalik at hwag angkinin,” he said. He does not own the tricycle that plies the route in Balanga City. He derives income  under the boundary scheme since 2000.

Cruz was so grateful to the tricycle driver. “Hindi ko na sana inaasahan na mababalik ang pera ko, basta ang passport lang sana pero ibinalik niyang lahat. Sana i-bless siya ni God at gumaling na asawa niya,” she said.

She gave P1,000 to the tricycle driver. “Kahit para sa gamot man lamang ng asawa niya.”

Cruz withdrew the money from a bank in Balanga City and rode the tricycle. “May kausap ako sa cellphone at nalimutan ko ang dala kong pera.” She said that she will use the money to pay rent to a house in Manila.

Jose Balana, operations officer of the Balanga City Public Safety Office, congratulated the tricycle driver for the good act. He said that he will recommend to the city government to grant some incentives to the driver during Monday’s flag-raising ceremony “so other drivers will do the same.”

City Marshall Rodolfo Villaruz and other marshalls  assisted in the turn-over of the money and passport. 

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