Manila, Philippines — A security guard of Duty Free Philippines (DFP) was lauded for returning 600 USD (Php 31,200) worth of items left behind by an unknown Chinese woman at the parking area of the Fiestamall.
Leoncio Laylo, 37 years old, was the guard on duty on February 17, when he spotted an unattended push cart.
Laylo said that he waited for 30 minutes for the owner to return but no one came back. He then surrendered the items to Customer Relations Registrations of the Fiestamall.
Laylo, a father for two and the sole breadwinner of his family, said that he has no interest in keeping things that do not belong to him.
“Mapaghihirapan mo yung mga ganung bagay, pag-inuwi ko ‘yung hindi sa akin, pangnanakaw na ‘yun,” said Laylo.
DFPC Chief Operating Officer (COO) Vicente Pelagio A. Angala on Friday personally commended Laylo by rewarding him with cash and goods for his family.
Aside from the 600 USD worth of items he returned, he also turned over two Lacoste shirts worth Php14,000 in 2018.