TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Employees and guards of the newest mall in Tuguegarao showed act of honesty as they returned lost valuables of its shoppers.
On October 25, SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown’s (SMTD) mall guard Gerald Guzman surrendered to mall management a cash he reportedly found near the mall entrance.
Guzman said he opted not to keep the money for himself because he thought that owner might have needed the money more than he was.
“Habang ako’y nasa duty po ay napansin ko iyong pera sa malapit sa main entrance ng mall. Nung nakita ko ay kinuha ko agad at ibinigay ko po sa CRS Office. Nasa isip ko po na mas may nangangailangan din po ng pera na iyon. At kawawa po iyong tao” Guzman said.
A store agent, named as certain Arieth Lozada, later claimed the money she lost. Mall management verified Lozada’s claim by checking the CCTVs.
“Ako po ay lubos na nagpapasalamat at may mga tao pa na mayroon mabubuting kalooban. Ako po ay isang pamilyadong tao na. Sa hirap ng buhay ngayon ay iilan na lamang ang tapat sa kanilang tungkulin” Lozada said.
Another mall guard, identified as Gerald Calimag, also returned a lost motorcycle key to its owner.
On the same day, SM Hypermarket employee Elaine Macapia also returned a lost purse to Jesusa Sto Tomas, a resident of Piat, Cagayan.
Meanwhile, two employees also returned lost mobile phone units on Tuesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 2.
Employee James Fonteveros returned the lost phone of Carlo Angelo Taguiam on Tuesday, while comfort room attendant Rizalyn Delos Santos returned the phone and powerbank of Xana Mendoza. Northernforum.net