Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Construction worker offered job in New Zealand after returning lost wallet with P20-K

A New Zealand company was touched by the honesty of a construction worker who returned a lost wallet, and offered him a job to give his family a better life.

Adones Datalayta's story was featured in GMA News' "24 Oras" and reached New Zealand-based company Farrell Group Ltd. Datalayta returned a lost wallet he found containing P20,000.

However, Datalayta's possible employment at Farrel is hindered by his lack of proper documentation such as birth certificate and passport.

His earnings from his construction work, amounting to P650 a day would not be enough in sufficing for his family's needs and would pose a challenge for processing his requirements.

"Natatakot ako. Siyempre, mag-absent lang ako ng isang araw, apektado yung pang-gastos sa pamilya ko," he said.

Ivan Presquito, a Filipino finance & process manager with Farrell, told GMA News that people with Datalayta's level of honesty are "quite hard to find," adding Datalayta should serve as "an inspiration to do good."

A Kiwi partner of Presquito said "a good thing should come back to him."

Farrell has already conducted an interview with Datalayta and assured him of an expense-free flight to New Zealand.

If he gets to work there, he could earn at least P100,000 a month, excluding allowances and benefits.

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