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Filipino couple returns lost wallet to Saudi.


RIYADH: In a rare display of humanity, a Filipino couple returned a wallet containing an ID card, driving license, cash and various credit cards to its Saudi owner on Friday. The Saudi national, who had lost his wallet, was at first unreachable, as he was spending the last 10 days of Ramadan in a mosque. However, the missing wallet has been returned to his brother through a chain of honest individuals forming a virtuous circle. "It all started at around 10 p.m. on Friday, July 3, when we were coming from Al-Nakheel Mall. Caught in the traffic jam, we decided to get out of the taxi and cross the road instead. While walking, I spotted a wallet on the street and picked it up," Naeema Cindy Bucay, a native Maranaw from Mindanao, who works as a staff nurse in Riyadh, told Arab News. She said the owner of the wallet had left no contact address in his wallet. That was when they decided to report it to Arab News for possible assistance. In his wallet, there was an Al-Rajhi Visa Card that indicated his contact information at the bank. Arab News approached a branch manager of the bank at Hayat Mall, Mohammed Al-Falaj, who found the mobile number of Abdul Mohsen Al-Manei. The man was eventually informed about his missing wallet. Praising the couple's "Muslim spirit," Al-Falaj said: "While we are now in the last 10 days of this blessed month of Ramadan, this is such a commendable gesture by sister Naeema. She really deserves our highest appreciation and thanks," he said, adding: "This is a wonderful initiative and thank you so much for this." "I really didn't expect that my brother's wallet would be returned," said Abdullah, who received the wallet on behalf of his brother Abdul Mohsen, thanking the Filipino couple for their honest gesture. "Honesty is the best policy, this has been in every Filipino's heart and mind. We commend the Filipino couple for their good gesture of returning the lost wallet with cash to the real owner. Truly, their act was very inspiring and worthy of all Filipino workers' emulation," John Monterona, a rights advocate leader, told Arab News.

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Publication:Arab News (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Date:Jul 12, 2015
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