Garbage collector returns P191K he found in trash

A garbage collector in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan was impressed after he returned to the owner the P191,000 money he found thrown in the trash. The man received a promotion as a reward.

In a report by Joanne Ponsoy of GMA Regional TV Balitang Amianan on GTV “Balitanghali” on Friday, the honest garbage collector Rene Corpuz was identified.

Corpuz was hauling garbage on June 5, 2021, when he was surprised to see the money spread from a garbage truck placed in their truck, totaling P191,000.

“Doon sa mga basura sa taas ng truck nakita ko na may P500 na nakakalat, doon kasi ako sa taas ng truck, ako ang taga-buhos ng basura,” said Corpuz.

But according to Corpuz, he did not want to take the money he did not work for, so he immediately handed it over to Urdaneta City LGU.

The money was quickly returned to the owner.

Earlier, an establishment, which declined to be named, was conducting general cleaning when it accidentally discarded the money tucked in the paper bag.

“Mayroong promotion of course. From contractual to casual, kaagad-agad, nabigyan siyang ganu’ng status na ngayon,” said Emily Lucero, head of the Urdaneta City GSO about Corpuz.

His relatives are very proud of Corpuz’s loyalty.

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