2 guards in Pampanga return lost P200,000 | Inquirer News

2 guards in Pampanga return lost P200,000

/ 11:44 AM October 29, 2020

HONEST GUARDS. Jason Jimenez (left) and Kailo Enrile return the P200,000 they found tucked inside a white paper bag in a toilet at the Pampanga capitol. It was left by a quarry operator who bought booklets of quarry receipts on Monday. Photo courtesy of Luisse Rutao

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Two civilian security personnel of the Pampanga provincial government on Wednesday turned over to the owner the P200,000 they found inside a toilet at the capitol.

Jason Jimenez and Kailo Enrile returned the money to quarry operator Reynaldo Carlos, who was tracked down through a receipt found in a white paper bag that contained the cash.


Carlos inadvertently left the money in the men’s toilet on the first floor after buying a few booklets of quarry receipts at the treasurer’s office on Monday.

Jimenez and Enrile found the paper bag during a regular inspection. They immediately handed the money to the Office of the Governor, where the bills were counted and secured.


They said they returned the money because the governor had advised capitol employees to be honest and hardworking.

“They embodied honesty in civil service and are worth emulating,” Gov. Dennis Pineda said in a statement.

“Sa hirap ng buhay pinatunayan lang nila na may mabubuti pang tao sa panahon ngayon,” he added.

(Amid difficulties in life, they proved that there are still good people during these times.)

Jimenez and Enrile, who are employed as casual and job-order, respectively, have been recommended for promotions.

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