BALANGA City, Bataan: A tricycle driver with an asmathic wife was not tempted to keep the P22,220 in cash left in his tricycle on Tuesday night but instead returned the money the next day to the rightful owner.
Danilo Carreon, 56, of Pob–lacion, Pilar, Bataan, handed on Wednesday the money and a passport to his passenger, overseas Filipino worker Rica Cruz, 23, of Pentor, Dinalupihan, Bataan, at the Public Safety Office in Balanga City.
“My conscience pricked me, I could not sleep because I wanted to return the money at once,” the tricycle driver said.
He said that his wife had severe asthma that night but it did not occur to him to use the money for her treatment.
“The next morning my wife felt better. Perhaps God healed her because we did not steal the money,” Carreon said.
He does not own the tricycle that has the route in Balanga City but has been under boundary basis since 2000.
Cruz was so grateful to the tricycle driver. “I was only hoping my passport would be returned but he returned the cash too. I hope God would bless him and his wife would get well,” she said. She said that she will use the money to pay the rent of a house in Manila.
She gave P1,000 to the tricycle driver so he could buy his wife’s medicine.