DOING THE RIGHT THING – Reynaldo Padilla (center), a maintenance worker of the Dagupan Doctor’s Villaflor Memorial Hospital receives a Certificate of Commendation from the city government of Dagupan for returning the one million peso cash left by a patient in a locker room after being discharged from the hospital last March 26 while he was doing his routine work. Awarding the certificate were Mayor Belen T. Fernandez (left) and Dr. Vivencio Villaflor (right) of DDVMH. (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)

DAGUPAN CITY – A maintenance worker of Dagupan Doctors Villaflor Memorial Hospital (DDVMH) received a Certificate of Commendation from the city for returning one million pesos he found inside the hospital room left by a former occupant last March 26.

Mayor Belen T. Fernandez, along with Dr. Vivencio Villaflor of DDVMH, awarded the certificate to Padilla on March 28 at the city museum.

Padilla, a resident of Barangay Pantal, has been working at the DDVMH for five years now. While cleaning the room last Monday he found a bagpack containing bundles of peso bills amounting to one million pesos.

He immediately surrendered the money to the hospital administrator after discovering the bagpack.

The city government commended Padilla’s honesty as “an admirable act worthy of emulation, thus, making the entire city of Dagupan proud of him,” said Mayor Fernandez

For his honesty, Padilla was awarded P10,000 by the owner of the money. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/March 28, 2018)