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Friday, August 23, 2019

Two Cordillerans recognized for their exceptional acts of honesty

Photo Courtesy || La Trinidad FB /
Cordillera - Alice Baguitan, a vegetable vendor and Sixto Brilliante Jr, an airport cleaner were recognized for their exceptional acts of honesty. 
37-year old Baguitan, a native or Bauko, Mountain Province and residing in Pico, La Trinidad returned a bag full of cash worth Php2.7 million she found inside a restaurant in Laog City, Ilocos Norte. 

The local government of La Trinidad under the leadership of Mayor Romeo Salda has awarded a certificate of recognition and some gifts to Mrs. Baguitan for her exemplary display of extraordinary acts of honesty.

The Sangguniang Bayan also filed a resolution commending her for serving as inspiration and pride to the whole of La Trinidad community. 

"The extraordinary acts of honesty by Alice Baguitan is a true act of Cordilleran and is worthy of emulating and be proud off," Mayor Salda said.

Xixto Brilliante Jr, who originally from the province of Abra was also recognized for returning a bag containing Php430,000 cash and an iPad to a Turkish passenger on August 10, 2019.

Manila International Airport Authority manager Ed Monreal recognized and admired Mr. Brillante for his honesty. 
"Mr. Brillante could have easily kept the bag and favorably benefited from what's inside it, but he chose to surrender it. I admire him for his integrity. Hearing stories like this makes us Filipinos proud," Monreal said.

He encourage other airport employees to emulate Mr. Brillante and encouraged them to always practice the virtue of honesty in any situation that may call for it.

Doing good should never be an option. It must be a way of life for all of us. Monreal added.


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