Filipino Driver returns $17,000 lost Money!

He needed the money for his sick wife and overdue rent, but honesty prevented a motorcycle taxi driver from keeping $17,000 left behind by a passenger.

Iluminado Boc returned the money to police in Tagbilaran city on central Bohol island last week, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported this morning. The woman who lost the bag of cash had just reported it to police when Boc showed up at the precinct.

“It was not mine,” Boc was quoted as saying.

Boc, 45, said he was struggling financially because his wife was taken to a hospital the same day he found the money, and they had unpaid rent.

The owner rewarded him with $32 β€” about seven times what a motorcycle taxi driver makes a day.


  1. in the words of paris hilton (correct me if im wrong hahaha) – Thats hawt!

    That man should get some honesty award or something.

  2. Mabuhay ka “Boc”.. i hope our politicians have the same honesty and sincerity like you..:)

    thanks for shring this good news rianne…

    have a nice day

  3. Rayboy, thanks for your visit πŸ™‚
    Faddy, πŸ˜€ yeah That’s hawt! hehe
    Lestat_m, naku kailan pa kaya maging kagaya nya ang mga politicians sa atin! impossible!

  4. Nice to hear good news for a change πŸ˜€

  5. that was the right thing to do. i would’ve done the same. πŸ™‚

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