Homeless Woman has almost P74,000 Cash in her Bag

Homeless Woman has almost P74,000 Cash in her Bag

Officials of Barangay Bagumbayan in Taguig were surprised to discover almost P74,000 cash inside a homeless woman’s bag.

According to the report by GMA News journalist Ivan Marina, Carmelita Bernasor claimed that the money kept inside her bag were her savings from her 30 years of selling.

Photo Credit: abs-cbnnews.com

Photo Credit: abs-cbnnews.com

Barangay officials first found Bernasor unkempt, sitting and seemingly dumfounded on Thursday, October 23.

As for the Bernasor’s personal details, she was only able to disclose that she is from from Malibay, Pasay.  Her barangay ID also revealed that she is 54 years old.

Bernasor has been staying at the Barangay hall for several days when a health worker asked her to take a bath on Monday, October 28. Remedios Tenorio, the health worker who assisted her, found the cash inside the woman’s bag.

“Nung makita kong hindi po siya nakabuhol, yung punda pala yun ng unan. Pag ganyan ko, sabi ko ‘Ay ang dami mo palang pera, ’” Tenorio narrated.

When the officials counted Bernasor’s money, they were surprised to learn that it amounted to P73,990.

Gie Concepcion, a Barangay Kagawad said: “Halo halo, may P20, may P50, may P100, may P1000, may P500. Dikit dikit na siya. Naka-rubber band siya na nakatiklop na ganun. Para bang sa jueteng.”

Bernasor claimed that she has been saving money from her decades of selling balut, ice candy, soft drinks, bread, and other snacks since 1978.

Furthermore, Concepcion said the woman will remain under the custody of DSWD. Meanwhile, Bernasor’s money will be stored for safekeeping in Barangay Bagumbayan’s Treasurer’s office.

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