Traffic officer returns wallet with P10,000 cash-A A +A
Friday, August 16, 2013
ORMOC CITY -- A traffic enforcer, who has not yet received his salary for the month of July, was not tempted to slash even a single penny contained in a wallet he found while conducting official duty at the city street
Rambo Camingawan, a casual employee of the City Government with a salary of more than P12,000 a month, said he opted to keep the wallet for safekeeping purposes. He said he found the wallet near Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church around 3:45 p.m. of August 9.
The 28-year-old traffic enforcer said he made an effort to contact the cellphone number from a receipt issued by a forwarding company inside the wallet, hoping the information could reach the owner, identified as Celso Madjus, but there was no reply.
Not losing hope to contact Madjus, Camingawan surrendered the wallet containing important documents and cash of more than P10,000 to Councilor Antonio Codilla in his office last August 12.
Codilla was a former village chairman of Barangay Cogon, the address stated in Madjus’ voter’s ID found in the wallet.
The new chief of Traffic Division, Senior Inspector Orlando G. Viacrusis, helped in contacting Madjus, who happened to be his neighbor in Matag-ob. Madjus previously lived in Cogon, Ormoc City.
Camingawan said even if he was surprised to have seen a lot of money inside the wallet, he was never tempted to keep it to himself.
He said he believed that money taken from dishonest means would not bring good to his family.
The money was intended for the medical needs of Madjus’ mother.
Madjus claimed the wallet from Codilla at the Ormoc City hall on August 13, and met Camingawan.
Thankful that his money was still intact, Madjus gave Camingawan reward money for the traffic enforcer’s good deed and for serving as an excellent example of a government servant. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)