Honest famer returns lost cash on Christmas day

Tublay, Benguet – An honest farmer from Ba-ayan, Tublay, Benguet was lauded by Tublay MPS for returning a bag containing cash amounting to Php133, 800.75 which he found on Christmas day.

Tublay farmer Mando B. Alonzo said he found a sling bag while passing through Sitio Sayatan, Baayan Road, Tublay, Benguet. He was surprised to discover that it contained a huge amount of cash.  As he looked thoroughly inside the bag, IDs and cellphone number of the owner was there. He then called the owner and agreed to meet at the police station for proper turn over.

After the phone call, the farmer immediately proceeded to the police station and sought the assistance of PMSg Ronald Neil Bagta of Tublay MPS. Meanwhile, Mr. Roger Santiago, 29 years old, resident of Poblacion, Bauko, Mt. Province, arrived and presented proof of identity as owner.

In the presence of said personnel and Mr Alonzo, the items and cash inside the wallet were checked and confirmed to be complete which was then turned over to Mr. Santiago. Moreover, the owner thanked Mr. Alonzo for his honesty and kindness.

As workers under the informal sector struggle having no fixed employment amidst the crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, this act of kindness by the Tublay farmer proves the innate honesty of Cordillera people and is thus greatly praised by the Police Regional Office Cordillera. (PROCOR RPIO)