A tricycle driver in Roxas City, Capiz was lauded for his honesty after returning a bag full of cash to its rightful owner.
Melvin Lumbo Aguro, 35 years old of Barangay Libas in Roxas City, was driving his tricycle with body number 2982 when he found a sling bag left at the passenger seat. He offered it to his passengers who just disembarked at the terminal, but they said that it was not theirs.
When he opened it a few moments later, he was surprised to find that the bag was full of cash amounting to P180,000, three cellular phones and a pocket WiFi. He immediately brought it to the nearest police station.
“The owner and her companions were already at the police station, together with a certain tricycle driver whom they suspected to be the one they hired and got the bag of money. They have entirely forgotten what tricycle they rode,” Aguro said.
The owner, who refused to be identified, was in tears and hugged Aguro when the latter revealed that he had the bag full of cash.
Aguro has been a tricycle driver in Roxas City for over 15 years, and it was not the first time that he found cash or something valuable left by passengers. But this one was the largest.
In big or small value, Aguro is always ready to return whatever lost items he finds in his tricycle.
“I always think that the money might be needed by the owner for an emergency or hospitalization. It is not mine, and I need to return it,” he said.
Here’s an interview with Aguro, as posted by Roxas City Communications Group:
(Photo credits: Bombo Radyo Roxas, screengrab from RoxasCity Communications Group video)