“Don’t take things that are not yours,” inspired by this fifth rule of the seven house rules of Jose Maria College (JMC), Casrica Kassandra Villamor and Ian Darrel Escobal showed how this rule should be done.
During the Flag ceremony at the Sky Gym last June 30, 2015, the High School Department proudly awarded Casrica Kassandra Villamor and Ian Darrel Escobal who surrendered their different found wrist watch, as one of the most honest in the campus. Both of them were awarded with the “Honesty Award” by Mr. Allan A. Magsipoc, High School Assistant Principal.
Last June 10, 2015, Escobal saw a wrist watch along the 3rd floor stairs. He picked it then immediately reported to the High School Assistant Principal, Mr. Allan A. Magsipoc, hoping to found the owner since the program for the Welcome Assembly of High School Department at the Sky Gym was happening. On the other hand, after the flag ceremony last June 29, 2015, Villamor was walking on the 2nd floor staircase when she noticed a wrist watch lying on the floor. Without hesitation, she picked it and decided to give the item to the Ms. Lydia R. Masong, the School’s Prefect of Discipline.
When Escobal and Villamor were interviewed, he said that it was his conscience that pushed him to report what he had seen. While Villamor said that she just wanted to surrender whom she does not owned.
The award they have received was presented in a ribbon worth 30 points in their Values Education Subject. “Honestly, I did not expect to receive any award after I returned the wrist watch to the POD. However, if we were told ahead, it’s not because of an award why I did it but because taking things which are not yours was taught by our Alma Mater,” Villamor’s confident answer in an interview. “I’m happy because at some point, I was able to help others. But of course, not only to small things which you should be honest because in everything we do, we should be honest.” Escobar proudly answered.
The pioneering act of honesty of these students inspires their co-schoolmates to do what is right. The High School Department still awards students who continually contribute to the honesty rule of the school policy.