A 41-year-old widow returned a blue bag containing P99,500 she found in a boutique inside the shopping mall in downtown Iloilo City on Saturday.
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Nancy Palacios of Barangay Badiang, New Lucena, Iloilo saw the bag full of cash at around 4:30PM while window shopping for graduation dress of her child in Marymart Mall. She immediately contacted her classmate, Senior Inspector Jojo Tabaloc of Police Station 1 to turn over the money and find the owner.
“She opened it and saw cash inside. She right away turned it over to us,” said Tabaloc, who lauded Palacios for her honesty.
The police station managed to trace the owner, rice trader Isidro Fabela of Jaro district, through a gasoline station receipt with his name on it. Fabela was contacted and the bag and money were returned to him.
According to Fabela, he bought something from the boutique that Saturday but inadvertently left his bag there. He was supposed to use the money to buy sacks of rice.
Palacios is a mother of 3 children, and restaurant cook of Pinili Development Coop in New Lucena.
Second District Congressman Arcadio Gorriceta praised widow, and promised for a P10,000 token reward and Certificate of Commendation for her honesty.