An old and dilapidated tote bag was left in a tricycle yesterday with the driver still going on with his daily grind to pick up and unload passengers unmindful that he has a P73,000 windfall at the cargo bay of his motor cab. The same worn out bag was found by another passenger but never did he express interest to claim as his own because on the surface, there was nothing important inside owing to its ragged look. Until the mysterious bag was unzipped by the curious driver that he found to his surprise that it contained P73,000 and other personal belongings. For two hours, the driver identified as Cecilio Lajos of Upper Calceta St. , Tagbilaran City , went on with his daily chores until he decided to find out what was inside the bag. The driver suspected that a passenger boarded his cab along CPG North Avenue near the Bohol Institute of Technology building and he must be its owner of the bag. Also found in the bag was the name Arnulfo Divinagracia of Santo Nino Hills Subdivision in car registration documents.
]An unidentified passenger alerted the driver about the bag lying idly in the passenger seat. The driver gave no special attention to the bag judging from its deceptive look. state.. He just put it at the cargo hold at the cab's back unmindful that it was stuffed with cash. When he found out that the shabby bag contained cash, he lost no time in turning it over to the Lost and Found Section of Station DYTR. In an interview, the driver, said it was not uncommon that he used to return personal belongings left by passengers in his motor cab. He recalled that that there was a time that at least five cell phones were left in one setting in his cab. He said for 14 years as tricycle driver, never was there a time that anything valuable left in his motor cab were not returned to their rightful owners. The honest driver has four children, the youngest of whom is still five years old. He hails from Libogon, Duero town.