BALANGA CITY, Bataan: A tricycle driver in this province was not tempted to use the money left in his tricycle despite her wife suffering from an asthma attack and instead returned it to the owner.
Danilo Carreon, 56, of Poblacion, Pilar town handed on Wednesday the P22,220 in cash and a passport to her passenger, Rica Cruz, 23, an overseas Filipino worker from Pentor, Dinalupihan town at the Public Safety Office in this city.
“I was bothered by my conscience and I was not able to sleep because I want to return the money immediately,” the tricycle driver said.
He said that his wife had severe asthma Tuesday night but it did not occur to his mind of using the money in his possession.
“I’ve told my wife to just rest. The following morning, she was so happy and told me that her asthma was gone. Probably, God healed her because we did not use the money that was not ours,” Carreon said.
“My advice to my fellow drivers, if there is money or any things left by the passengers, return it immediately,” he said.
Carreon 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 did not expect that my money be returned. What is more important is the passport. But, he returned both. I am asking to God to bless him and for his wife to get heal from her sickness,” she said.
She gave P1,000 to the tricycle driver for the medicine of his wife.
Cruz withdrew the money from a bank in this city and rode the tricycle.
“I was talking with someone over the cellular phone and I forget the money,” Cruz said.
She said that she will use the money to pay rent to a house in Manila.
Jose Balana, operations officer of the Balanga City Public Safety Office, congratulated the tricycle driver for the good act.
He said that he will recommend to the city government to grant some incentives to the driver “so that other drivers will do the same.”
City Marshall Rodolfo Villaruz and other marshals assisted in the turn-over of the money and passport. PNA