- An honest tricycle driver in the town of San Marcelino, Zambales returned P25,000 to a Korean who accidentally left his wallet inside his vehicle
- In a report by The Manila Times, the driver named Romy Jimenez bought lunch at the market on Tuesday when the Korean offered to rent his tricycle
- After this, he noticed a wallet in his motor vehicle and brought it to the police station then waited for someone to claim it
- According to Romy, he returned the money for he knows how hard it is to earn
The livelihood of informal workers, including tricycle drivers, has been seriously affected by the pandemic after the Philippine government imposed the enhanced community quarantine all over Luzon.
While public transportation was banned, an honest tricycle driver in the town of San Marcelino, Zambales returned P25,000 to a Korean who accidentally left his wallet inside his vehicle.
According to a report by The Manila Times, the driver named Romy Jimenez, 61, bought lunch at the market on Tuesday when the Korean, a resident of Barangay Linasin, offered to rent his tricycle as “private service.” He also emphasized that he was not transporting different passengers because he knew it is illegal.
Based on Romy’s statement, he returned the money for he knows how hard it is to earn.
“Alam ko kung gaano kahirap kumita ng pera. Hindi ko pag-iinteresan ang pinaghirapan ng iba,” Jimenez said.
He brought the wallet to the police station and waited for someone to claim it.
Aside from the P25,000 in cash, the wallet also contained a bank passbook, IDs and grocery receipts.
Upon hearing of his kind deed, a private group called “Project Ronin” pledged to give Romy’s family a one-week supply of groceries.
“We need to acknowledge the good in people. We need honesty, compassion, and action especially during this time,” Project Ronin member, Jessie Domingo, told The Manila Times.
Also, as a sign of gratitude, the foreigner gave him P500.
“Hindi naman po ako naghihintay ng kapalit pero salamat,” Romy said.
“Malaking tulong po ito ngayong lockdown at mahirap makabiyahe,” he added.
In a previous report by KAMI, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the extension of Luzon enhanced community quarantine until April 30.
According to ABS-CBN News, the government recently denied the circulating posts on social media claiming that it has decided to further extend Luzon's lockdown after April 30.
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