Portraying honesty even in a foreign country is a Filipino trait which was brought by Filipino community leader in Hong Kong.
A certain NilmaCarigaba earned praises and reward after returning the wallet of a local resident by which she found on the street.
In the Facebook post of Isaac Lam, the owner of the wallet, she lauded Nilma for her honesty as he wrote the caption, “You are the best”. He also insisted of giving her $300 reward.
On another post, Carigaba thanked Lam for the reward he gave her.
“Thank you, Isaac Lam, for your $300 reward. I returned your wallet which I found on the street. It’s right and just to return the things which don’t belong to me. Once again, thanks for the reward. God bless,” says Carigaba.
Thank you Isaac Lam for the reward. I returned your wallet which I found on the street. It's right & just to return the things which doesn't belong to me . Once again thank you for the reward. God Bless
According to Carigaba, on her way to a doctor in Shaukeiwan, she spotted a pile of garbage but when she got closer, it turns out to be a wallet full of cards.
At first, she got nervous that someone might just be playing tricks on her. But as she saw everyone just passing, she decided to pick the wallet and go to the clinic to have her blood pressure and sugar checked.
She gathered her courage and checked the content of the wallet. Carigaba saw a name card and a mobile number belonging to a certain Isaac Lam. She immediately contacted the person and agreed to meet at an MTR station.
Lam insisted on giving her the reward despite her refusal