THE Mandaue City Government gave a cash reward to two street sweepers of the Department of General Services after they returned the wallet of a participant of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 last Friday.

Editha Buaron, 60, and Linda Hayodine, 42, both residents of Barangay Looc, received P2,000 each.

Buaron, who has been a street sweeper for 12 years, and Hayodine, who joined her six years ago, saw the wallet while they were working in front of the Mandaue City Sports Complex.

They checked it and found some cash, a driver’s license belonging to Robin Cerro, an ATM card and Cerro’s number.

The two women immediately contacted him.

In an interview, Hayodine said she didn’t expect to receive a reward from the City.

She said their superior, Engineer Marivic Cabigas, had taught them that if they found a wallet, to check it for contact numbers and to call the owner immediately so it can be returned as soon as possible.

“They don’t want to receive any amount, they just want to be appreciated. The people of Mandaue really have a good personality,” Cerro posted on his Facebook page.

Atty. Elaine Bathan, Mandaue City chief of staff, handed the cash to the two women. Mae Angelica Genodiala, USJ-R Intern