While selling sampaguita (a jasmine species) at the Grand Central Terminal, Barangay Ilayang Dupay in Lucena City in the province of Quezon, Philippines on May 28, 2016, two kids found an iPhone inside a parked passenger bus.
According to Favradio FM, some adults tried to buy the iPhone unit from Richele Dutaro Aringo and Cael Japor Hepe but the two refused, choosing instead to bring the unit straight to the police station.
At Lucena City Police Station, Police Chief P/Supt Joel L. De Mesa praised the kids for their honesty and gave them a monetary reward! He told the kids to use the money wisely.
Some of those who commented on the Facebook post by the radio station noted that the kids needed the money since one of them did not even have slippers!
It is commendable how these kids, poor as they are, continued to be honest despite their financial situations and the somewhat bad influence of the adults around them.
Kudos, kids! Let’s hope you will also receive some lasting compensation for your actions, such as a scholarship just like what the viral Badjao girl received, perhaps?