By Gina Dizon
SAGADA, Mountain Province -- Tourist guide David Magalgalit Calabias of the Sagada Environmental Guides Association was given certificate of appreciation for his honesty in returning lost purse of a visitor from Manila.
Sagada mayor James Pooten Jr. said the award was given Feb. 2 during opening of Etag Festival of this tourist town, saying “while the guide did not want to be recognized we have to commend his good deed as a good citizen of Sagada.”
Calabias found the purse within the compound of the much-frequented Mission Compound, a pine nestled area with cool fresh air perfect for taking walks.
Calabias tried to find the owner of the purse but not and not able to, he surrendered the purse containing P16,000, latest model of 1Phone7, ATM cards and other important documents to the tourist information center.
The owner, a certain Adeline Gomez, 33 who works in a call center in Manila recovered her valuables two days after she lost her purse first week of January this year.