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MANILA - Honesty is losing its lonely word status at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and the Clark International Airport as three Philippine airport workers have returned in three separate occasions in a span of three weeks cash and valuables worth some P300,000 to their owners.
On July 18, shoe shiner Obet Denosta turned over a laptop left by a rushing Hong Kong-bound passenger at NAIA terminal 1 to the airport management. David Guerrero, who heads an advertising agency, later retrieved his laptop through his representative, Susan Incierto, from the owner of the Shoe Shine Stand, Jimmy Gutierrez.
On July 14, Ramjie Mesa, coupon taxi driver of Nasugbu Airport Transport Corp. (NATC), returned the wallet containing identification cards and cash in various currencies amounting to P200,000 left in his cab by incoming international passenger Cedric Azunena from his Bangkok flight at terminal 3.
On June 29, janitress Aila F. Orcino returned a brown pouch containing some P21,650 in cash, an Apple Ipod, a Healthcare Card, an ATM card, and a credit card left by its owner Gretchen Pia Serrano at one of the restrooms of Clark International Airport Passenger Terminal when she left for Kalibo via Seair DG7403.
Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President and CEO Victor Jose I. Luciano commended Orcino for her exemplary honesty. “She (Orcino) showed exemplary honesty in her performance of her duties,” he said.
Earlier in the year, on April 26, janitress Mary Jennifer Doroga of the NAIA terminal 1 promptly returned a black wallet she found while sweeping the floor of the arrival area; the wallet contained various currencies amounting to about P500,000.
Doroga, commended by Manila International Airport (MIAA) head Jose Angel Honrado for her honesty and dedication to duty during the flag-raising ceremony held at the MIAA grounds, has been nominated by the Edsa Foundation as candidate in its search for outstanding workers award in August.