Crisostomo Estoy, an honest driver from Barangay San Jose, was commended by the City Council for his “good deed”. (File photo courtesy of Jimmy Carbonell)

An “honest, humble, and religious” tricycle driver who returned a city councilor’s purse on Sunday was commended by the City Council.

City councilor Jimmy Carbonell, in his privilege speech at the City Council session on Tuesday, expressed his gratitude towards a certain Crisostomo Estoy, the tricycle driver who returned his clutch bag containing “important documents” and other personal belongings.

“Ang katapatan ay isang kayamanan ng mamayan. Sana dumami pa ang kaniyang lahi upang ‘yong mga reklamo sa ibang drivers ay mabawasan,” Carbonell said.

Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation president and City Council ex-officio member Myka Magbanua attested Carbonell’s story and narrated how the same tricycle driver returned her cellphone some years ago.

“High school ako noong nalaglag ‘yong cellphone ko. I am not a well-known person kaya nagulat at natuwa ako noong nandoon na siya sa bahay namin. It is true that he is an honest person and it’s been a long time that he’s been doing the same,” Magbanua concurred.

The city councilors were moved by the stories of their 2 members that prompted them to immediately approve a resolution, with 2nd and 3rd readings dispensed, commending the gesture of Estoy.

Vice mayor Nancy Socrates requested Estoy’s presence in one of the flag ceremonies this month to personally meet and thank him for being a “role model”.

“His gesture is not just an example of a role model for tricycle drivers, but also for citizens of the city,” Socrates said.

Upon Estoy’s appearance before the council, he will receive a token of appreciation and a cash reward.