Taxi-Driver gets a Job for being Honest :D

Philippines
June 23, 2011 6:57am CST
Hello Lotters, It's not really surprising now a days when ever i find a Taxi Driver bringing back some lost money or wallet to a person. That really makes me proud to be a REAL Filipino, because they are ordinary people and they didn't let temptation to take over their thirst for additional money in their income coming from some one elses money. The last Passenger that he had that lost the money was a British/English guy. who happen to have been shocked and impressed.because of that he said he would come back even more and having that guy as his driver when ever he comes back or bring others along to our country Well, I've done something like that in the past. I mean, what's the worth of keeping some one else's pockets and other stuff if you can't fight you're own conscience, unless some one is greedy enough not to let conscience bother them. But this driver did the right thing and now he has a job. Let be more example of this to the Youth and other Public/Private Transport Drivers
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22 responses
• Philippines
23 Jun 11
I salute that taxi driver! Good thing to hear people like that. I also had an experience before. I was in a public utility van. A mother and her kid was with me at the rear seats of the said van. When we already reached one stop they both alight the van. Suddenly, I noticed that the lady accidentally left her cellphone in the fan. The first thing that really crossed my mind was to signal the driver to stop so I can still catch them. Well, I went all the effort to run and return the cellphone of the lady. The driver of the van was nice that he waited for me to be able to get my seat back in the van before continuing the journey. It really felt good if you did something good for others. Sadly, when I lost my phone in a public vehicle no good heart returned it even though I called it afterwards. The keeper even turned the phone off for me not to bother anymore. I hope those people will learn the value of being honest and helpful to others.
• Philippines
23 Jun 11
Hello Agent-Gulaman, It's sad for me to read that despite of you're good deeds, the deeds didn't return back to you. but probably a lesson for you to realize that you need to be more careful with your stuff. not all people are like those drivers, some people will take their chance if you lose you're stuff, they either use it or sell it to earn money and buy food.some people weren't educated to have their own dignity and principle.
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• Philippines
23 Jun 11
Hi LetranKnight25! Yeah! I know that I am responsible with my own stuff. It\s just that I am thinking that the world would be a better place to live in if each and everyone of us helps in contributing good deeds. I really can't imagine how the bad guys can sleep at night and use money from snatched things. Really, those things aren't worth killing your conscience with. Now, I am sounding to rant here. Haha! Just got bad vibes with deviant people.
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• Philippines
23 Jun 11
Yeah, they can sleep at night alright, knowing they have earned money or got something "for free" people with lack of education and values do that. yes, they can sleep it off.. believe me, they too exist.
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23 Jun 11
A perfect example to the youth that what ever hardship that we have in everyday life, we can't give in nor give up just to survive. Honesty is the best policy indeed, and that driver earned his way for another huge pay day job
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• Philippines
23 Jun 11
Hello rebelotter, Nice to see you again after all this time. some people doesn't understand it, but that's because they prefer their survival instincts to take over. too bad other people will never get it, some might think he's doing it for publicity and get a job with that foreigner. i feel sad for people thinking of that.
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@jaiho2009 (39182)
• Philippines
23 Jun 11
dear LK, This is not the first time that we heard of this kindness being a Filipino,not only here in our country but even in other part of the world where the honesty of other Filipino's being honored and credited. Many times i've returned stuffs that I've seen,left by owners,wallet or even mobile phones... I am proud of you dear brother..i know you are always honest and that's one goodness within you that you can be proud of.
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• Philippines
23 Jun 11
Hello Sis Jaiho, I just woke up when my mom was using facebook. some people are just not careful of what the they bring and then leave with out checking on their places. well, am not always the good boyscout, I started having my short comings these days. but with that situation just like that taxi driver, there's always time to give it back, even if it take days
@thesids (22196)
• Bhubaneswar, India
23 Jun 11
Hi LetranKnight Quite admirable. And I too have met with one such guy (again a cab driver) at Pune. He is into driving and also spreading awareness about Blood Donation and AIDS. I believe we all have some good people around us and it is just our good timings that we come across such people
• Philippines
23 Jun 11
Hello thesids, Well, that driver must be a good advocate against AIDS and a cool informant too. I guess it's the main reason we shouldn't give up on humanity because they are good people on this earth. even if they have some bad moments or bad doings, i think they have some goodness inside them too.
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@mantis36 (4219)
• Philippines
23 Jun 11
i think, i wish your question should be like this, if ever you are the Taxi-Driver and your passenger left his 1,000,000.00 Philippine pesos for around 1 hour already passed as you noticed, will you ever return it to the owner???? the point is: we are honest enough to tell the truth here in myLot if what we gonna do with it? or it is easy to say: if i found it, i will return it to my passenger who left his money 1 hour passed ago... but in actual, it's a FINDERS KEEPERS, LOSERS WEEPERS..... now, if i am the taxi cab driver, to tell you honestly, i will not return it if 1 hour already passed that as i noticed it.... i will keep it in my secret locker and forget about everything... i may wait for 1 month and if there is no such claim on news or in radio, i will have to wait for another 2 months until i will claim it myself already... since there are no owners claim therefore, it's a conscience for me if i have to return it to the owner.... but i assure and promise that i will spend it in the correct way remember, it is easy to say i shall return but in fact, when that situation comes, nyahahahaha, reversed.....
• Philippines
23 Jun 11
Hello mantis, you know there are moments that you can be entertaining, but this isn't one of them. that's probably I should do my best to be more honest, if you are what you say you are in this response, then it proves why some foreigners doesn't trust pinoys. there are taxi drivers who can do you're suggestion. For the record *That never cross my mind, it's always bringing it back* specially if it's a wallet or a cellphone.. if ever you are the Taxi-Driver and your passenger left his 1,000,000.00 Philippine pesos for around 1 hour already passed as you noticed, will you ever return it to the owner???? - this title is long and wrong because it can attract as a poll which constitutes a violation of the guidelines, i hate being reported.
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@mantis36 (4219)
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
consider this situation.... if one hour already passed, or maybe 4 hours and even greater it doesn't matter... but by the way you will return it for example: the police will caught you and mistaken you as a thief... to take note that 60 percent of the prisoners inside the jail have none committing a crime... some of them are victims of the wrong accusations, or even planted... you expect to be thanks by the owner in air news... but the situation is reversed... the police is carrying their hand cuffs and the owner is incredible hulk to anger... don't you believe that this happens to others? mistakenly accused whereas their intention is to bring it back the left items or stolen items? how about if you return that 1,000,000 Philippine Pesos and you return it to the wrong owner? it's a jungle out there.... what a cruel world is to be.... the reality of life is a hard to accept, but that is the way life is.... even in the internet is full of scams, pretending that website onlinehomejobs is a legit but its a hoax... we must be true to ourselves.... In Japan, they will never shock if someone bring it back their left items.... it's an SOP for the people there to bring back the items that is not yours.... but in Divisoria is a very very different to compare....
@mantis36 (4219)
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
and to take a note: we are still number one advantage as a Filipino Hospitality to Foreigners... except for the people who rally in EDSA Shrine with a placard that says: "No to Foreigners"
• Philippines
23 Jun 11
It makes us proud that there are several honest Filipinos out there. Whenever I ride a taxi, I often wonder if the taxi driver will make it go around circles to make the pay bigger. That is one negative thing about them. Still, it's nice to know that they are honest (some) when it comes to returning belongings of passengers.
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@mantis36 (4219)
• Philippines
23 Jun 11
it's not a proud thing if that happens in Japan... just leave your belongings to the public, and come back tomorrow, hey... you could not come back tomorrow because someone is already returned it to you right away soon, and don't try to aired it in public news because the people will not be shocked because those situations are common there... if not, then come back tomorrow as you belongings is still there.... but here in the Philippines, if you return the 1 million pesos left by the passenger and if you aired it in news the people here who heard will be shocked and amazed... just put your things on any Divisoria, a place in Manila, Philippines and a blink of an eye, hep hep hep, where did my things goes? i can't find it anymore, i used to put it here but no more... someone stolen by cash.... if i can only misscall my money and feel where the money ring tones nyahahahaha
• Philippines
23 Jun 11
Hello tecchigurl, That's the darkside of some TAXI drivers, but they're are good people too, not the same numbers as the bad ones too. mantis, that's because it will inspire others to do the same when ever things like that happen. as for the japanese, don't compare us to them because they are a bit more disciplined than use. we know the reality of this country and it's cities. but we should do our best to remember the good things done despite of evil things that's been happening in the country, we still have a few good ones.
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@Hatley (163988)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Jun 11
letran we have several Filipinos here in Gold Crest. well one night I got a phone call and had my purse with me and had just drawn out my money from the P and I money day so had 90 dollars in it. I had to sit the handbag on the floor so I could talk to the person on the phone. When I hung up I hurried to my room and then realized where is my handbag?well i got a call on the intercom Mrs, Hatley come down and get your purse.so I hurried down there and they handed me my purse. One of my table mates Perla De Santos had seen it and handed it into the front desk. Not one thing was missing but like she often did she had stuck in four pieces of Filipino candy for me. I thanked them at the desk and at our next meal I thanked her too. The other Filipino lady had seen my take off my jacket and I got up forgetting all about it and she hurried up to me calling 'Lady maam you forgot your jacket. So I have high regard for Filipinos
@sjvg1976 (32401)
• Delhi, India
23 Jun 11
hello LK, That is so sweet as there are less people who will return your money or anything you leave at public place or transport. I have personally lost my mobile phone in public transport even i called up on my number when i reached home but someone picked the phone for a second & cut the phone and after that he took out the chip from it and finally i did not get it back. But this Britisher was lucky that his wallet was found by this honest taxi driver otherwise most of the time you wont see such honest people around you.
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• Philippines
23 Jun 11
Hello sjvg, It's sad that most people just take you're phone and go. My Brother DID the same thing to some one who LOST their phone and I hated that!. the phone wasn't entirely new but they took it anyways. look at them now, they have a new mobile phone] i feel proud of that taxi man fighting his own temptations.
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@dragon54u (31620)
• United States
23 Jun 11
It's sad that people are so shocked when others are honest and return lost or stolen items. I had an incident like that recently where my friend was under charged and when she returned the next day to correct the mistake the clerk was shocked. So were the people in line behind her. They should not have been. It is wrong that it has become acceptable to keep what is not ours. However, I think there are more people like that taxi driver than most people think. We just don't hear about them because bad news is so much more exciting.
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• Philippines
23 Jun 11
Hello dragon54, they just don't realize that some people out there still has the conscience. there are only a few of us left when it comes to doing the right thing. sometimes, it's not always that we do the right thing. it's just part of life now, we get mad we made situation worse. have a nice day
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@Jean25 (344)
• Philippines
23 Jun 11
It's rare that people can do that now a days, prices are increasing, people tightening their belts. you just have to admire the dignity and principle of these people. why can't the whole country be like this man.
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• Philippines
23 Jun 11
Hello Jean25 Yes, that's right. it's not the early twenty first century any more nor it's in the 90s where the prices of goods where a lot more cheap. unfortunately, it lies again on education and values, definitely not all can be like this man. even with education, some people can still be corrupt and stealers.
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• India
24 Jun 11
i had read about a foreigner who gave all the money he had in his purse to a taxi driver who returned it , i swear thats quite generous and it quite honest also, hats off to these guys
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
Hello cooldude, wow i didn't know that. he should have give him a job who knows that foreigner might need that money. the man shown honesty he should have give him some honesty like an honest job, which i think he did
• India
24 Jun 11
hmmm thats also there, maybe he was a tourist or something most probably i guess he was , and giving him money was the best thing he could do mayb, anyway was he did was a very good deed
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
hello LK, Do you also heard about the tricycle driver who returned 70,000 pesos to his passenger he badly needed a money because his wife is sick but despite of being needy he choose to returned the money . 7 years ago the bank teller exceeded 20,000 pesos as I changed some bills to her without any hesitation I told her if we can count the bills again then she found out she exceeded 20,000 pesos she was thankful enough for what I've done. I can imagine how big the amount was but my parents did not brought me up in that way.Always proud to be FILIPINO. happy mylotting
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
Hello bhabycatch, I remember that driver but i forgot his name he is truly an inspiration to the fellow Filipinos who are confused into doing good and bad.well, she could have been in serious trouble if you didn't asked to have the money recount. am sure she was proud for your honestly and happy with it. Now, that is something to be proud of, keep it up honey
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
To think that bank teller snobs me every time I go there because it will take time for her to change my money plus I have many transactions to do. Thanks for the BR
@ravisivan (14092)
• India
23 Jun 11
good . Is this based on a news report in a paper. if u have the link please post the same. If his photo is there it is nice. Believe me - 80% of people are good -- 20% are only people who want to thrive on other's benefits. Otherwise the world cannot run in the speed in which it runs. Of course it is a good name of Philipines country also.
@mantis36 (4219)
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
YinYang - Yin and Yang
balanced in everything
or else, it will collapse
80% good and 20% bad ????? i don't think so.... why? because it is not balanced.... that thing that is not balance it will only collapsed.... it should be approximately to more or less 50% good and 50% bad.... the more the intensity of light on that particular object, the more the depth of it's shadow.... Good and Bad are only equal, no one is powerful or greater than the other.... take a good look at the Pa Kua or the Yin and Yang.... no matter how much darker the side, it also contains a lighter portion... no matter how much lighter the other side, it also contains a darker portion... the twisted S that separates to both dark and light in every matter in the universe.... and the circle with no beginning and no ending, the process is continue forever....
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
Hello ravisivan, Unfortunately, this was only aired last night, am not sure if there is a link about that news. but i am currently looking for it in youtube. there are more good people out there, it's just that some are just bad at some point of their lives. Philippines has a degree of hope for it's people
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
I'm glad and proud to know that there are still honest people right there even in this crisis situation in our country.He was a good example to all of the citizens in our country.Let us not be so greedy like this person just to satisfy our needs in a wrong way.I also want to share my experience last Sunday in the public market when I was to buy some vegetables and I see a mother in her forties not knowingly drop her change when she buy a vegetable I guess the money worth around more or less 300 pesos.The people are busy and the the only person know about what happened was me and the storekeeper.I was surprised that the storekeeper did not tell the mother that she drop her change so I approach the mother and tell her the she drop her money and she smiled at me.It was really heartwarming to help someone.I know that there are still a lot of honest people here in our country and I'm so happy for them.
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
Hello malingkatka, that's because the storekeeper wanted to keep it for herself or himself. but you did the right thing, you are good example too. it's not easy though but if you look into yourself you know it's lessening a burden knowing that you have done something rightgood for you!
@nurseclare (2209)
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
I'm so proud of that filipino man!
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
you should be proud and be inspire to follow this man's example
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
I heard also of that news when the taxi driver bring back the money. It makes me proud knowing that there are still Filipinos who are honest and they are really hard to find. They are the heroes in the modern day. Keep it up. Good job.
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
Hello abatencila, This is true inspiration, we are not the best in the world when it comes to giving good example to our own people. but at least some are trying their best to prove that not all filipinos are bad nor giving a disadvantage to the other.actually, when the person went to my house giving back his wallet, her girl friend says I am rare to find
@syoti20 (5293)
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
I saw this on the News last Night. He is a good example to all Taxi Driver out there.
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
hello there, it is indeed that this person as a good example that not all taxi drivers are bad.
• United States
24 Jun 11
No good deed goes unpunished my dear friend and though it is a rarity these days we will find some really honest people. If I too found something as you mentioned I would feel really great in returning because I find for me that I would not be able to enjoy something that perhaps I gained out of malice. This was indeed a great deed on the taxi drivers end and he will be blessed in the future, perhaps not monetarily but maybe through an enriched and full life.
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
Hello hardworkinggurl, With the oil prices increasing, the temptation of that money is too strong to boot. i admire this person and all those who have chosen dignity,respect over money. they have shown that money can't persuade them and they can earn the money their own respective hard way. too bad it's rare that people follow that example
@stanley777 (9300)
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
Honest people are rare this days but that taxi driver had proven once again that we Filipinos can be trusted.I'm not speaking for all of us though because other nationalities have that kind of principles too. I salute that taxi driver for not being tempted to keep the money for himself because we know how many hours they spent working to provide food and shelter for his family.Truly a noble deed.
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
Hello stanley, Well, i think It's not a good idea to saying we should trust all filipino drivers, some are just good people. the temptation is really strong knowing it's almost millions of pesos, but of course, he guy has conscience. but the good news on this is that he gets a job from him
@choybel (5046)
• Philippines
23 Jun 11
This just proves that there are still good people around.
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
Hello choybel, yeah, that is true. it's not something we shouldn't take it for granted but something we should follow on a truly good example
@carmelanirel (20948)
• United States
23 Jun 11
Oh that is wonderful Letran, and unfortunately it is also rare..It is good to know there are still honest people among the many dishonest ones...
• Philippines
24 Jun 11
Hello carmel, The dishonest ones are mostly uneducated and live through poverty. but it's even sad that some educated rich ones do some bad things themselves. fortunately, am not giving up hope for my country knowing that there are good people that still gives an example on how to be honest filipinos, though we are not perfect we are striving to have a better society
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