Soldier returns bag with P50K cash
ANOTHER soldier became a face of honesty in the ranks of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) amidst corruption scandal hounding the military establishment.
Public interest prevailed over Corporal Fernando Samperoy of the 47th Infantry Battalion, picking up a bag left at the parking area of the Kabankalan Cathedral at Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental last Sunday (March 4).
According to Samperoy, he was driving his motorcycle after attending the Sunday mass when he saw the bag and was surprised to learn that it contains bundles of money when he checked it.
“I searched inside the bag hoping to of find any identification that will lead me to the name and address of whoever owns it but I found nothing,” Samperoy said who returned to the church and handed over the money to Father Recon Dagunan.
The bag that contains P50,000 cash was later found to be owned by Rev. Father Leopoldo Cahilig, parish priest of Isabela, Negros Occidental.
Last month, two soldiers from the 32nd Division Reconnaissance Company of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division also handed P90, 000 in cash found in the retrieval site in Brgy. Solonggon, La Libertad, Negros Oriental.
Privates Danny Faigne and Marlon Vera were part of the retrieval teams who were immediately deployed in La Libertad following the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Negros Oriental last February 6. Anthony Vargas