Demonstrating that honesty is still alive in its ranks, a Philippine Army (PA) non-commissioned officer returned two checks amounting to P350,000 which he found while driving along McKinley Hill, near Emperador Stadium, Taguig City Wednesday afternoon.
Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato, Army spokesperson, identified honest soldier as Sgt. Raffy M. Braga, assigned at the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Civil Military Operations, OG7.
Braga was returning to Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City after an official errand when two pieces of paper, with a check attached on it, flew across his service vehicle.
And when the former stopped to investigate, he found two Landbank of the Philippines checks, one of which amounted to P182,702.73, and the other P165,506.06, both payable to the order of Manila Water Company.
Detoyato said Braga immediately reported the matter to his superiors who then coordinated with Landbank for the return of the checks to its owner.
A certain Kiko Loresco of Manila Water recovered the check at Braga’s office.
Loresco expressed his gratitude, and thanked Braga for his honesty.
Braga, 38, is from Valencia, Bukidnon. He has been serving the Army for 17 years now.
He is married and has two sons.
Detoyato said the PA commends Braga for his honesty, and for exemplifying integrity and professionalism. PNA