CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia is considering giving a Governor’s Citation to a pupil in Badian town who reported to her teacher the P50,000 she found near her school last Thursday.

Garcia said 9-year-old Kathlene Taypin deserves the award for her “very honest deed” that can serve as an example to both children and grown-ups.

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Taypin, a Grade Three pupil of Malhiao Elementary School in Badian, found the bundle of cash when she went to the grassy area behind her school. She turned over the money to her class adviser Geraldine Nepomuceno.

The money was then turned over to the Badian Police Station.

Cebu Provincial Police Director Erson Digal said the money may be part of the cash

stolen in Lapu-Lapu City. He said he will also recommend to the governor to give an award to Taypin.

Garcia said she needs all the details of what happened. She ordered the Social Welfare Office to send a sack of rice and sardines to Taypin.

“I did not immediately say mohatag ko og citation because I needed the entire facts of the case or else I might end up with a very red face... I may just have acted prematurely so nangita pa ko sa complete data (I’m not saying I will give the award. I still need to know the facts first),” she told reporters.

She said after getting the details within the week, her office will schedule an audience with Taypin for the giving of the award.

Garcia said Taypin will also receive school uniforms and other items she will need in and P10,000.

She said Taypin is an example of Cebuano honesty.