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Honesty begot honesty--and more blessings keeps on pouring for Iluminado "Nong Lumi" when he decided to return a cool $17,000 (The money's peso equivalent is P800,000) which was placed in an envelop and left in his tricycle by an unsuspecting passenger.

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Pastor Lily in Dubai wrote:
Tuesday, 21 June 2011 02:22:39 PHT
I praise God that someone as rare as Bok is still there, honestly driving his tricyle and showing honesty to God and to men. God bless you brother and may others follow your noble example. I came home last month and few days after arriving in Manila, someone snatched my gold neclace from my back as the jeepney stopped. But, this tricyle driver, even when the opportunity to have something to pay for his wife's hospital bills, was never tempted to keep the money he direly needed. "May the Lord your God increase you a thousand times and bless you as He has promised." - Deuteronomy 1:11. I will always pray for you and your family. God bless you.
John & Alerlin Simpson wrote:
Saturday, 20 October 2007 12:04:12 PHT
Nong, thanks for restoring our faith, weve had so many bad experiences in the Philippines your story is breath of fresh air. My wifes' brother lives there in Bohol, we will be there next year (puhon) but I reckon you will be too busy with your fleet of taxis by then. Maayong swerte. John & Alerlin Perth Western Australia PS. The reward you recieved from the owner does not deserve comment at all. it should have been $1000 AT LEAST
Gwargz wrote:
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 08:24:33 PHT
1. American has a point: Judging must be done upon seeing the two sides of the coin. Instant judgment through reactive thinking is very fatal. Proactive thinking is always the best. 2. Christians are taught TO GIVE and must not expect TO RECEIVE in return. Returning the $17,000 was the best christian thing Bok did. After returning the money, it is now God who takes charge of BOK. So, what GOD did? BOK receives a lot of blessings: A new tricycle from Dan Lim! A Lifetime Health Certificate for his wife still from Dan Lim! Cash rewards from BCBP! and more Foreigners are looking for BOK now! They want him to be their Tour Guide or Personal Driver! Woooow! More blessings are pouring in. Ganyan po mag-bless si Lord. 3. Now the owner of the $17k. If he is poor and he got that money once in a lifetime and needs it badly for a house or whatever, he is vindicated for giving only $32. BUT IF HE IS RICH AND CAN HAVE ANOTHER $17,000 anytime in a year, THEN HE IS LIKE A PHARISEE WHO OFFERS CASH TO THE LORD BUT SEE TO IT THAT EVERYONE IS SEEING HIM. Lastly, if that person is rich, bisag daghan pa siyag kwarta, his life will not be blessed with happiness, joy, peace and other non-cash blessings from the Lord. Dato apan walay kalipay iyang kinabuhi tungod kay sarado ang kasingkasing alang sa mga pobre sama ni BOK. Congrats BOK.
Glen Gilbow wrote:
Saturday, 6 October 2007 09:05:35 PHT
I am an American and appreciate what the other American wrote, most of it that is. It is true that for most Americans money doesn't just fall from the sky. Most of us work very hard for it. That is what I agree with. The part I don't agree with is how much was rewarded to the person returning it. If the person returning it did not return it, the person that lost it would have nothing. And yet the reward is $32.00 dollars! What an insult! If you can't pull a $100.00 dollar bill at least out of that huge stack of money you deserve to lose it forever! Talk about cheap! If it was my lost money I would talk to the driver and ask him what was going on his life and then act accordingly. Thank God for people like this driver. For the person who lost the money; count your blessings because this will probably never, ever happen to you again. I hope you will print this and I hope this wasn't really an American because most of us aren't so cheap.
Hans wrote:
Tuesday, 11 September 2007 21:20:11 PHT
I'll ask the mayors office where 2 locate such a man...the'll know... ps try there bob....
Hans wrote:
Tuesday, 11 September 2007 21:15:06 PHT
Well,Nong very proud ure wife n family little alone....uve created an honesty 2 shine amongst within,so when i'm over there in 10mths...i hope u2...will b my tour guide if not oyur permanent driver.....i b honoured...n i'll pay u mates rates just 2 show u how supportive us aussies can b as well...true Blue................
Bob Williams wrote:
Friday, 31 August 2007 04:14:09 PHT
Our family will travel to Bohol/Pang Lao later this year. I would be honored to have such an honest man to help me with transportation and tourism for the duration of our visit. If anyone can tell me more of this man and how to contact him, please drop me an email. I would love to help his family as he would be help to mine!
American wrote:
Tuesday, 28 August 2007 13:36:09 PHT
$17,000 is a lot of money. I can assure you that the owner of the money worked hard for that money and did not pick it off the streets like some of you think. Perhaps that was money for someone's medical care, or his whole life saving for a house. You are not one to judge. If he gave $32...just think about it for a minute. $32 was probably everything he had in his wallet. So he did not break the $17,000 and it should tell you that maybe that money was for a specific cause. Please do not judge. And please stop thinking about us Americans that money just falls into our hands from the sky...we work hard for that money, we sweat and some of us, our families are starving too. Pay attention to the news and what is happening to our economy so you can understand.
Anton wrote:
Tuesday, 21 August 2007 08:46:43 PHT
e need million of people like Nong Lumi especially these days.....i am really proud for what he did; despite he badly need money for his wife's hospitalization and his house rent, he never hesitate to gave it back to the rightful owner....i am very sure his family were proud of him as well.... What Nong lumi did was a heroic deed....and being a hero you dont expect a payback.... although Nong Lumi accepted the $32 reward from the owner, i strongly believed that he did it because he badly need some money too and there is nothing wrong with fairness with the owner of the money, please lets not judge him wrongly, kung iyon lang ang kaya niyang ibigay nang taus-puso at bukal sa loob....hindi natin alam kung siya man mismo ay may malaking pangangailangan sa perang iyon.....i really do understand na sana medyo mas malaki ang ibinigay niya dahil malaking pera ang nawala niya, but then we dont know the exact reason kung bakit yon lang ang kaya niyang ibigay.....ang taos-pusong pagbibigay ay walang 5%(percent) contract anywhere in the world and that includes USA....
Joseph M. Banys wrote:
Friday, 10 August 2007 14:49:50 PHT
I very proud of what he did its only the right thing to do dont woory if people gieve you a rewrd God will surely give you more better rewards up in heaven and better than what the world could ever supply because the world is not ours and has alot of evil and greed in it please dont me dismayed if you are not rewared on earth for good deeds look at jose rizal and all of his great works he was verry lttle rewared and they the people still shot him.
Roger wrote:
Monday, 30 July 2007 07:58:28 PHT
The owner of the money is very tihik what is $32 compared to $17,000, it's considered a dead money. Diri sa US bisan mokaon ka sa mga restaurant kinhangan dili mo nobo sa 5 percent ang ihatag nga tip.Yhang - if you read this message ang mga filipino dili mukhang pera at hindi nangailangan ng kapalit baka ikaw your pretending. I mean worth of $17,000 mo hatag lang ka ug $32 mao- ra nay imong pasalamat sa ta-o nga naging honest? . Yhang tagu-i pag-ayo ng imong kwarta basin mabilin sa trycle dili na na ibalik kay tihik pa ka sa nga matay.
Evan Iliadis wrote:
Tuesday, 24 July 2007 18:55:12 PHT
A reward of 32 dollars only... Well, I'm so disappointed! That's only the owner of the money could afford? that's the price of been honest? I should say I'm disgusted! Oh yeah! one more thing: Be honest when others aren't!
Yhang wrote:
Saturday, 21 July 2007 07:09:59 PHT
Its really wrong filipinos,,maoy dakong pagkamali sa mga filipinos kay magexpect dayon og kapalit kong naay mabuhat nga maayo BIG BIG WRONG...i'm filipina but I'm not this way at all never,nver in my life,if you did something good,kong tarong ka nga pagkatao,,ayaw pag expect only God knows what reward for you being goodbut never sisihin ang money owner ,,dont pretend at all,,just dont do something good people around you if you are like that,or expect thing in return coz you are like wearing an ugly ugly musk,,you still consider nagpakitang tao kalang DO i'M RIGHT??,and whoever read this,,this is to all the people saying negative to money owner .BUT STILL THANKS TO mR.bOK ALL i CAN SAY GOD BLESS YOU...YOU DID EXACTLY THE RIGHT THING...
Dixter wrote:
Wednesday, 18 July 2007 13:39:23 PHT
Wow Pinoy! maipagmamalaki talaga...
Romel wrote:
Saturday, 14 July 2007 18:29:23 PHT
I am a Boholano and I am proud what Nong Lumi did! I am sure more blessings will come. Should'nt it be more interesting if politicians do the same way?
Orlando Tunacao wrote:
Thursday, 12 July 2007 23:24:37 PHT
Talagsaon ra ang tawo nga dunay balor sa ilang kadung-ganan-dunay prinsipio nga guikuptan. Mismo tawo nga duol sa imo (bayaw o igsoon) moaboso unsa pa kaha ang ubang tawo!!! More power to Mayor Dan Lim for giving an examplary humanitarian gesture by giving a well deserving rewards for Nong Lumi. And, to Nong Lumi; "Please do not change... and keep on doing what is right as a Boholano..., and a Filipino!!!"
Princess wrote:
Wednesday, 11 July 2007 01:36:40 PHT
Gravehhhhh pud katihik bsan nlang unta 5000 worth in pesos ang reward sa amerikano.
Beth wrote:
Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:17:13 PHT
What an incredible story!!! A person like nong Bok can make me more proud than ever as a Boholana. I think that was a test from God to both the owner and nong Bok. For the owner of the $17K, I wonder if he realized what happen? Even if we say, he worked hard to earn that amount of money but still the reward wasn't enough. I hope his house will turn out well. And for nong Bok, great job! The generous rewards from the city mayor was a wonderful response. I'm sure this incident is a superb news for tourism in Bohol. I wish nong Bok and his family more blessings to come. Mabuhay ka! Mabuhay Bohol!
Pascal wrote:
Tuesday, 10 July 2007 01:28:00 PHT
Cannot believe this seaman only gave him a little over php 1,500. I think 10% may have been excessive, but I feel php 10,000 would be a more appropriate reward.
Boy Realista wrote:
Monday, 9 July 2007 12:28:20 PHT
Nakita sa akong mga anak balita sa tv ug misamot ang ilang pagdayeg sa mga Bol-anon. Niadtong bulan sa Mayo, dinha kami sa Bohol.
Juliette wrote:
Monday, 9 July 2007 03:26:44 PHT
Nalipong tong tag-iya sa kwarta? Grabeha napod 32$ lang ang gihatag. Iya unta gihunahuna how much he could have lost kong wala pa iuli ang iyang kwarta. She/he could at least paid the hospital bills and more. Talagsa raka makakita ug taw nga honest karon considering sa kalisod sa Pinas. Great job though ni Mayor Lim nga naghunahuna ug deserving rewards para ni Nong Lumi.
Vinz wrote:
Sunday, 8 July 2007 23:44:51 PHT
Unsa!!!...$32 lang ....garabe ka tihik....ako pa adto, taga an nako ug least $100....
Lucille wrote:
Saturday, 7 July 2007 15:34:57 PHT
Grabiha pod tong tag iya $32?Barya lang man to...Well anyway,knowing there is still honest people esp in Bohol,it is very much a good news.Unta mag hunahuna pod tong tag iya sa kwarta ug di pa tungod kay nong Lumi ty ta tong ijang $17,000.Sana lahat ng tao sa Bohol pariha ni Nong Lumi ug ni Mayor Dan Lim.Proud ko ninyo!:)
Melody wrote:
Saturday, 7 July 2007 11:00:26 PHT
$32!!! i would tell the owner to shove that up in his/her a$$!!! seriously, it's great to know that Bok is being commended for his honesty. i salute to the mayor. Bok is a hero. Remember, the greatest reward he will ever receive will be from Him.
Rigo C. Mijos, Sr. wrote:
Friday, 6 July 2007 22:59:49 PHT
I think, Sharon is right. If I was the guy that owned that money, knowing how much Bok earn as a tricycle driver, plus his wife was in the hospital, missed 3 months of house rents, I would give 10% of the amount the least. In this hard times, you can hardly see this kind of person. Well, there are lot of different kind of people in this world. I remember when I was still in Manila, my son MAM found a wallet containing some peso and dollars. He returned the wallet to the real owner who happened to be a neighbor. And you know what happened? The owner didn't even bother to say "THANKS" or showed appreciation for my son's honesty. Kaya tuloy nasabi ko sa sarili ko, mabuti pa hindi na sinauli ng anak ko. But that's not right. Ang akin lang pa consuelo ba. Wala ka ba nalipay nga nibalik pa sa imo ang nawala mong kuarta? I salute to Mayor Dan Lim. He's really my hero. No wonder Tagbilaranons reelected him for his second term. Mabuhay ka Mayor!
Sharon wrote:
Friday, 6 July 2007 21:48:20 PHT
$32?! That's it?! I don't know why they would be carrying that much cash in the first place - but that's besides the point. Ah well, I suppose Karma will help him out but still! He almost lost $17,000 and he only gave the man $32? Was that a typo?

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