HONEST WORKER. Rio Billiones (right), a utility worker at a mall in Tuguegarao City, is shown returning the P35,900 cash he found while doing his duty on Tuesday (Nov. 30, 2021). John Carlo Cabbuag (left), the owner of the money, said his brother was supposed to deposit the amount at a bank when he accidentally dropped it. (Photo courtesy of SM Downtown/Gerina Malubay-Torno)

TUGUEGARAO CITY – A janitor at a mall here on Tuesday returned the almost PHP40,000 cash which he found while cleaning the hallways.

Rio Billiones, a utility worker of SM Downtown, turned over the money to the Customer Relations Service Office, which replayed closed-circuit television camera footages in the mall to trace the owner.

It was later found out that Loreto Sammy Cabbuag, brother of John Carlo Cabbuag, a bicycle store owner, accidentally dropped the money.

He said he was supposed to deposit the amount, which was his brother's store earnings, but lost it.

The two brothers and the mall management lauded Billiones for his “act of kindness and honesty” in returning the money. (PNA)