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Monday, December 23, 2019

Baguio cab driver Bhong Balisong returns P60,000 cash of a retired Police Officer, gets city commendation

Photo Courtesy || Bhong Balisong
Cordillera - An honest taxi driver returned a misplaced bundle of cash, P60,000 to be exact to a passenger who accidentally left it inside his taxi on 9 December 2019.

The driver, Bhong Balisong, recounted that he found the bundle of cash left in his taxi after dropping off his passenger.

Instead of keeping the money for himself, Balisong immediately posted at the Baguio Sumbungan Forum Facebook page to inform about the cash left in his taxi.

The owner Mark Madalang - a retired police officer contacted him and they arranged to meet at Bombo Radyo Station to claim the money as well as praise Mr. Balisong of his honesty live on air. 

According to Balisong, he was never interested in keeping the money because he knew it was owned by somebody and they work hard to earn it. 

He said his conscience cannot bear to feed his family with the money he had not worked for.

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On Monday, the City Government of Baguio passed a resolution commending Bhong Balisong for his exemplary act of honesty and uprightness in returning the cash to the rightful owner. 

"Mr. Balisong's act of honesty and uprightness elevates the status of taxi drivers in the City of Baguio and is worthy of commendation, praise and emulation by all taxi drivers as well as the constituents of the City of Pines," part of the resolution read.

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"Taxi drivers in the City of Baguio are known for their honesty particularly in returning exact change without demanding additional charges from passengers." the resolution added.

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source || Bombo Radyo Baguio, Sanguniang Panglusod - Baguio 
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