OLONGAPO CITY – A security guard at a giant mall here returned cash, a bag and wallet to one of its patrons during Maundy Thursday.

SM security personnel Fernando Millan of Red Eye II Security agency found a brown backpack at the mall’s arcade while doing his regular rounds on Maundy Thursday.

Millan said his initial reaction was to return the bag to its rightful owner.

He informed shift-in-charge Sergeant Jovie Flor about the bag which contained some ID’s and wallet with P6,274 cash money and other items. They then contacted the owner identified as Aissa Guilas.

Guilas said they were going on a summer outing that day and before leaving, the driver of the van arranged their seats, put the backpack down the floor and forgot to put the bag back to the compartment.

She said they were already several miles away from the mall when she received the call.

“My thoughts was on the bag the whole day because all the things I needed for the outing was there including my money, clothes, valid IDs, phone chargers and other items,” Guilas said.

Guilas expressed her gratitude to Millan for his honesty and for safekeeping her bag until she claimed it late in the evening.

“Through his action, Millan has proven his dedication and love for his work, an act worthy to be recognized and commended. Showing good deeds indeed inspires others in many ways,” Joselito Isidro, SM Olongapo customer relations manager, said. (PR)