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Showing posts with label Cordilleran Honesty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cordilleran Honesty. Show all posts

Monday, March 11, 2024

Honest Jeepney Driver in La Trinidad Returns Lost Cash (P23,000) to owner

Photo Coutesy ||Junric Creo

Cordillera - An honest jeepney driver from the town of La Trinidad, Benguet was commended online for retuning a large sum of money to its rightful owner. 

In a social media post by Junric Creo, the driver was identified as Ben P. Salipan, who drives a jeepney from Baguio to La Trinidad.

"Ako ay nagpapasalamat ng marami sau uncle napakabaiit mo at napaka honest mo po bihira nlng po ang tulad mo s panahon ngayon sya Ben p. Salipan jeep driver po ng swamp magsasay po byahe nia sya po ay nagbalik sakin ng 23k n nahulog kpo sa jeep nia salamat po uncle God bless po sa buong family nyo" Creo wrote.

Uncle Ben stood out as a paragon of honesty in the Filipino transport sector. Unlike others, he never entertained the thought of keeping found money; instead, he immediately sought out the rightful owner, exemplifying integrity and goodwill. 

READ ALSO: Honest students in Bontoc, Mt. Province return P50,000 cash to the rightful owner

Meanwhile, many netizens expressed their admire the good deeds that uncle Ben showed.

A netizen wrote " God bless you more uncle, you are really a good Samartian, kasi sa panahon ngayon na krisis baka hindi nila sinuli yan pero yong tama parin and sinunod nyang gawin and I salute you po. God bless you more."

Another netizen said " God bless po sa inyo sir Ben Salipan and Family. Yan ang mga katangian na dapat tularan, honest na driver."


Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Honest students in Bontoc, Mt. Province return P50,000 cash to the rightful owner

Photo Courtesy || Dep Ed Tayo Cordillera

Cordillera - On a warm afternoon of March 3, two boys with their younger friends and siblings decided to get some fresh air in the mountains overlooking Bontoc, the capital town of Mountain Province. Little did they know that their fortitude and character would be tested during this outing. At around 5pm on their way back, Christopher who is a Grade 9 student of MPGCHS and the eldest of the group noticed a brown wallet lying on the middle of the road a few meters after they have passed by Teng-ab. Together with Troy, a Grade 8 student of the same school, they made their decision to return Mrs. Shirlene Mang-usan’s wallet containing her cards and P50,000. Below is an insight of how the two best friends, who have known each other since Grade 1, came up with their choice to do the right thing. 

What was your reaction when you discovered the contents of the wallet?

Chris: We were shocked because it was our first time to be holding that number of 1,000-peso bills. We hurriedly closed the wallet and tried to overtake the motorcycle we met earlier because the ID in the wallet matched the face of the lady riding the motorcycle and whose bag was open.

Troy: Initially, we tried calling the number in the ID but there was no response because there was no signal in most areas in the upland. We turned the motorcycle around and tried to overtake them, but we had to turn back when we reached the boundary between Bontoc Ili and Guina-ang for we were already low on fuel.

What did you talk about on the way back?

Troy: We were joking and imagining about what to buy with it. While resting, we opened the wallet again and started counting the bills which amounted to P50,000. The younger boys said that we’ll keep it because no one saw us anyway. However, I was afraid of doing that. I knew that with that amount of money, it was surely meant to be used for something important.

Chris: Since we couldn’t go to Guina-ang, we stopped by at the first store we reached, bought load, and tried calling the number in the ID but it was out of coverage. We know that signal was not stable there, so we told the Uncle who owns the store about the situation. He told us to let him keep the wallet because he knows the owner. We planned to go get it the next day so we can hand it to the owner when we will see her.

How were you able to contact the owner? 

Troy: My mother sent a message via Facebook Messenger to inform Ma’am Shirlene that we found her wallet and to agree on where to meet. We went first to retrieve the wallet at the store and meet the owner at the Post Office. However, we couldn’t find her there. We decided to bring it after class to the police station or radio station because it was nearly 7:30 and we would be late for the flag ceremony.

What were your reactions when you met her?

Chris: During the last period, I saw a lady pass by our classroom, but I didn’t recognize her for I was not expecting that she would come to school. When we were dismissed, I went to wait for Troy so we could go to the police station. I saw a lady waiting outside their room and somewhat realized it was the lady on the motorcycle. To be sure, I asked what she was waiting for, and she mentioned the name of Troy. I brought out her wallet and handed it to her which really made her smile broadly.

What did you talk about while waiting for Troy?

Chris: I told her everything that happened including the fact that her wallet has passed by the hands of many persons and that she should count it to be sure that everything is there. She also said that she has just withdrawn the money which is to be used to buy house construction supplies.

Did you accept her invitation for lunch?

Troy: We didn’t go for lunch with her because our friends were waiting and wanted to know what happened. Aunty Shirlene understood and gave us something to show her appreciation of which we are very thankful. 

So, what is something that you could tell others who will experience the same situation?

Troy: I would like to share what my mother said. “Big or small, always return what you find to the rightful owner.”

Christopher: “The good and even bad things we do will eventually come back to us. I also felt that I would displease Nan Intutungcho if I kept what is not mine.”

Christopher is the son of  Maybel Madchalang Sigua and Antony Jose Sigua while Troy is the son of Marie Kidpo Chumapoy and Henry T. Chumapoy Jr. The boys who grew up together are neighbors in Pokisan, Bontoc Ili.

Source || DepEd Tayo Mountain Province


Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Honest Lolo and grandson in Ifugao return P305,000 they found

Photo Courtesy || Asipulo PNP

Cordillera - In the small town of Asipulo, Ifugao, a truly inspiring story has captured the hearts of many. The remarkable actions of a grandfather and his grandson have sparked praise and admiration throughout the community, reminding us all of the power of honesty and compassion.

It was a rainy day, filled with the remnants of typhoon Betty, when William Anudon and his grandson, CJ Buccahan, stumbled upon a life-changing discovery. Nestled along the Bahag-Amduntog Provincial Road, they uncovered a substantial sum of P305,000 in cash. Instead of allowing temptation to cloud their judgment, their unwavering moral compass guided them towards a remarkable decision.

Without hesitation, despite being drenched and shivering from the cold, the determined grandfather made his way to the Asipulo Municipal Police Station to return the money to its rightful owner. When asked about their selfless act, William explained that returning the substantial amount was simply the right thing to do. They understood that keeping the money for themselves would be wrong, for it did not belong to them.

Reflecting on the lessons instilled by their parents, the grandparents emphasized the importance of honesty. They passed on this invaluable virtue to their grandson, CJ Buccahan, a remarkable grade 7 student at Asipulo National High School. The young boy's heartwarming involvement in this act of integrity further amplified the impact of their actions.

The tremendous display of character did not go unnoticed. One kind-hearted policeman, deeply moved by their honesty and integrity, rewarded CJ with P500 in recognition of his outstanding deed. However, the true reward lies not in material gain but in the invaluable life lessons and virtues they have cultivated.

This heartening story does not end here. In a remarkable turn of events, it was discovered that the owner of the money had inadvertently dropped an additional P600,000. Demonstrating their unwavering commitment to doing what is right, the townspeople quickly returned the additional sum within a few short hours.

This inspiring tale serves as a testament to the power of integrity and the profound impact it can have on our lives and communities. The actions of William, CJ, and the Asipulo community have rekindled faith in the inherent goodness of humanity. They have reminded us that even in the face of adversity, when given the opportunity to choose between right and wrong, our innate goodness can shine through.

Let this extraordinary story be a beacon of inspiration for us all. May it encourage us to uphold the values of honesty, integrity, and kindness in our own lives, and may it remind us that together, we can create a world where acts of goodness and compassion are celebrated and cherished.


Monday, June 6, 2022

Honest Igorot kid from Benguet returns lost smartphone to owner

Photo Courtesy || BCPO Tourist Police

Cordillera - A kid from Buguias, Benguet has been praised for his honesty after returning a lost phone to the owner. 

The honest kid, Khurt Oloan, found the smartphone Samsung A50 at Burnham park and immediately turned it over to the tourist police who was roving the area. 

The phone which was later turned over to Lizel Damasco, the owner of the said phone who visited Baguio from Bukidnon.

Netizens in the online community were quick to appreciate the simple act of honesty of Mr. Oloan.

"A character that is to be valued and practiced by new generations now. Salute to you balong. God bless you," Sheryll said.

"Wow, so proud for you balong, Kudos to you and to you family. A lot of blessings shall be showered upon you. God bless and stay safe," another netizens commented.

READ ALSO: 11-year-old honest kid from Ifugao returns Php102,000 cash he found

Many also commended the parents of the kid who raise him to be honest. 

"Jan natin makikita na may naituro sa kanya ang kanyang mga magulang, I'm proud of u kid, and also to ur parents who teach u to become an honest son/person. Sana hindi yan mawawala sayo hanggang sa pagtanda mo, keep safe and God Bless u," Dhan said.


Sunday, April 10, 2022

Honest Grade 10 student in Baguio returns P13,236 cash he found

Photo Courtesy || Baguio PIO

Cordillera - A Grade 10 student in Baguio city has returned a lost cash he found to the rightful owner. 

Ronald P. Alban, a high school student of Pines City National High School (PCNHS) found a small zip lock plastic containing cash amounting to P13,236 without any owner's information or identification. 

Mr. Alban brought the money to the Barangay GEFA Lower QM and sought the assistance of the barangay officials to look for the owner of the said cash. 

READ ALSO: Honest Passenger and Driver from Tublay return Php400,000 lost cash to a former OFW

The official were able to found the owner and returned the cash. 

On April 4, 2022, the city government of Baguio awarded a resolution of commendation to Mr. Alban because of his honesty, uprightness and integrity. 

In the photo below, city officials led by Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan handed a certification of commendation to Mr. Alban during a flag raising rites.

Photo Courtesy || Baguio PIO

Mr. Alban's act of honesty and being a good citizen of Baguio city should be emulated by all.

The large amount of money has no name of proof of ownership, yet he still chose to do what was right. 


Sunday, January 30, 2022

Honest Taxi Driver Returns Lost Cash worth P100,000 left in his car

Photo Courtesy || Digway TV

Cordillera - Another honest Cordilleran taxi driver deserves our commendation for his honesty in returning cash that was accidentally left inside his car by a passenger. 

Mr. Marcial Diclas, a native of Mankayan, Benguet did not hesitate to find a way to return a lost cash worth P100,000 to the respective owner. 

According to the owner, Mr Ruel Masantoc, he was very tired that day so he accidentally forgot the cash inside that taxi driven by Mr. Diclas. 

Indeed, Mr Diclas honesty is another testament to the innate values of the Cordilleran and trying the live with the culture of Inayan.

The act of honesty shown by Mr. Diclas will also elevate the status of taxi drivers in the Cordilleras and will also serve as a good example to be followed by all taxi drivers. 

Taxi drivers in the region are known for their honesty particularly in returning cash and valuable items that were left by passengers inside their cars.


Monday, August 30, 2021

Honest lady in Ifugao returns P171,000 to rigthful owner

Photo Courtesy || KMPS

Cordillera - An honest lady from Ifugao province returns lost cash amounting to Php171,000 pesos to the rightful owner. 

Miss Joan H. Habawil, a restaurant helper found the cash when she was working in his uncle's restaurant at Awa, Julongan in Tinoc, Ifugao. 

Instead of secretly keeping the money for herself, the principled lady told her uncle about the incident and decided to turn over the huge fortune to the Kiangan Municipal Police Station. 

By the help of the officers, the cash was returned to the rightful owner Mr. Dagway B. Kitungan, a resident of Impugong, Tinoc. 

Ms. Habawil honesty has been praised online after her good deeds of displaying honest act of returning the money. 

In our situation today that we are suffering from the bad effect of the pandemic, the good deeds of Ms. Habawil can inspire and motivate us to be honest despite the struggles in life.

The KMPS commended Habawil's honesty in its Facebook Page:

God bless and More Blessings to Mr.Albano Tuguinay and Ms.Joan Habawil of Julongan Kiangan Ifugao who turned-over a cash amounting to Php 171,000.00 to Mr.Junior Baguilat Kitungan (owner) of Tinoc,Ifugao at Kiangan MPS Poblacion,Kiangan,Ifugao.

Said cash was found at about 11:50 AM of August 28,2021, at SJS restaurant at Awa,Julongan,Ifugao.Kuddos to the good kindhearted persons who found the money. May your tribe increase Mam/Sir.!


Monday, July 19, 2021

11-year-old honest kid from Ifugao returns Php102,000 cash he found

Photo Courtesy || DepEd Ifugao

Cordillera - A five grader young student from Ifugao has returned a lost big amount of money to the rightful owner.

11-year-old Denard B. Uy-uyon, a learner of Panutbtuban Elementary School, Asipulo District in Ifugao immediately turned over a big cash in the amount of P102,450 to his teachers when he found it.

The teachers then contacted the rightful owner of to return the money. 

Meanwhile, netizens have expressed their admiration to Denard's simple act of honesty for returning something he doesn't own.

He could have kept the money and used it to buy things he wanted but he decided to turned over to his teachers to be given to the rightful owner. 

Denard's had been taught very well by his parents, relatives and teachers the value of honesty.

A netizen commented, " Every person should follow the honesty of this kid. He is very young but very honest. Unlike others, instead of working hard, they steal. That's why their kids become thieves."

"Wow good news!, That's an admirable kid. Rare are the kids who are honest nowadays. Good bless you a thousand folds," one netizen commented.

Indeed, Denard is one of the many Cordilleran kid who exemplify the Igorot culture of "Inayan". 

The "Inayan" culture among the Igorots signifies the fear to the Supreme Being. 

It helps prevent a person from doing things that are unpleasant and not good like consuming and owning something that does not belong to you.

Mabuhay ka Denard.


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Honest iKalinga woman returns lost P98,000 cash to owner

Photo Courtesy || Pearl Domalleg Namar

Cordillera - An honest iKalinga woman has returned to the owner a bundle of cash worth P98,000 that she found.

Pearl Domalleg Namar, a real state agent and a native of Mangali, Tanudan posted on her social media account the money that she found and called the attention of the owner to contact her. 

According to Namar, she was standing in front of JVA Hospital in Bulanao and waiting for a taxi when she noticed a bundle of money left at the side of the road. 

Namar's conscience kicked in and what came to her mind is to return the money so she immediately posted on her Facebook account the lost money.

She believed that the money is intended to be used for someone's hospitalization because she found it near the vicinity of JVA Hospital.

"Iti adda iti panunut ko, nu ngay mausar nu ma-opera diay tao, ta batog garud iti hospital. Ti panpanutek ket nu ngay pang emergency use na piman. Konsensiya mon a diay," Namar said via gurupress-cordillera.

Meanwhile netizens, expressed their admirations to the act of honesty by Namar. 

One netizen said, "God bless you ma'am Pearl Domalleg Namar,...more blessing to come. 

Another one said, "This woman should be given award for her honesty and not those politicians showing plaque of appreciation".

The honesty of Ma'am Namar is a testament to the Cordilleran culture of "Inayan" which prohibits anyone from consuming or taking anything that he/she does not own. 


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