Construction worker who returned Php 14,500 boosts hope in COVID-19 pandemic

MANILA, Philippines – Despite the challenges and burdens brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, many Filipinos still get out of their way just to be kind. Alberto Lascano, a construction worker from Guinayangan, Quezon, is a living proof that good samaritans still exist even in times of crisis.

In his interview with ABS-CBN News, Guinayangan Mayor Cesar Isaac III narrated Lascano’s random act of kindness that will restore your faith in humanity.

Construction worker returned Php 14,500
Photo Credit: Facebook Group/Go Quezon Community

According to Isaac, Lascano went to his office last March 17 and sought his help to find the owner of the money amounting to Php 14,500 which he earlier found inside an envelope left at a demolition site. Fortunately, they were able to track down the rightful owner of the money, who happens to be an employee.

Isaac narrated: "Nakita niya 'yung isang envelope na may laman na P14,500 so ang ginawa niya minarapat niyang isauli na siguro sa akin, para ako na ang maghanap kung sino ang nagmamay-ari nun.”

Construction worker returned Php 14,500
Photo Credit: Facebook Group/Go Quezon Community

He then informed the owner of the construction company about Lascano’s good deed. Recognizing Lascano’s feat, the owner of the construction company then rewarded him.

"Sabi ko nga du'n sa construction company, pambihira 'yang inyong isang construction worker na 'yan, talagang ako ay nagpapasalamat sabi ko eh, mayroon pa palang Guinayangin na may maaayos na puso para ibigay ang mga ganyang bagay sa mga tunay na nagmamay-ari,” Isaac told ABS-CBN News.

Lascano’s moving story was shared on several social media pages to inspire netizens.

While millions of Filipino workers lost jobs and had lower incomes since the pandemic hit the world last year, this did not stop good samaritans like Lascano from getting out of their way to help fellow Filipinos in need. In fact, just a month after the national lockdown was announced last year, a pizza delivery rider went viral after using his tips to purchase bread for homeless people.

READ: Pizza delivery rider uses his tips to buy bread for homeless people

— Mini, The Summit Express

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