Honest Baguio cabbie gets training and job offer from Australian firm
BAGUIO CITY — A taxi driver, who returned the belongings left by an Australian businessman here last week, was gifted with a job offer in an unnamed Australian firm based in Baguio City.
Reggie Cabututan, 30, said he was surprised by the gesture of the owners of the Calle Uno building here, where Australian Trent Shields was dropped off on Jan. 17.
“All I did was go back and return [Shields’] belongings when I realized he left them at the back seat of the taxi cab,” Cabututan said after he was honored by the city government at its Monday flag ceremony.
The job offer includes a fully subsidized six month training program in June, followed by an internship program before Cabututan is employed by a Baguio-based online firm. The offer was announced at the ceremony by Ace Estrada II, managing director of Calle Uno. He said Shields’ equipment and belongings were worth P1 million.
Cabututan lives in Rosario, La Union province, with his family, and travels to Baguio to work. SFM
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