3 honest Nagueños commended


By Armie B. Gunay NAGA CITY --- There is no shortage of honest people in this city. On the contrary, there are more of them who turned out to be simple, ordinary people. First it was an owner of a pili nut store who came to the office of the city mayor to return cash kept in a white envelope amounting to P11,000 that a visiting devotee of Our Lady of Penafrancia from Laguna absent-mindedly left in his store after purchasing pilinut delicacies from his store a few days after the fiesta. Then another two honest Naguenos also came to return what they have found which could have been dismissed as lost forever had they gone into the wrong hands of less God-fearing people. During the flag ceremony last Monday at city hall, three honest Naguenos were accordingly honored for their honesty. They were Archel Arroyo, Christom Baguio, and Jocel de la Trinidad, all of this city. Arroyo is the owner of the pili nut store at Naga City People’s Mall. He found the white envelope stacked with money with a name written on it that made it easier for him to contact a certain Roy de Mesa who turned out to be the owner of the lost envelope. Baguio is an employee of the City Government’s PSO Civil Security Unit. He returned a wallet containing the amount of P25,000.00 cash and a check book bearing the name of Antonia delos Reyes. De la Trinidad is a tricycle driver from Barangay Mabulo. He returned a mobile phone left in his tricycle back to its owner. Trinidad patiently waited for mobile phone owner at the same spot where he dropped off his last passenger who soon came out looking for his missing mobile phone. Mayor John G. Bongat, before the employees and guests at city hall during last Monday’s flag ceremony, Mayor John Bongat and other city officials congratulated and handed certificates of recognition to the three honest Naguenos that their fellow Naguenos should emulate and be proud of.