Honest airport security returns 1.4M cash, valuables

Albert Bautista Honest airport security
Filipino aviation security guard Albert Bautista earns praise from netizens and airport management. Photo from Ninoy Aquino International Airport MIAA FB.

Filipino aviation security guard Albert Bautista has been praised for his honesty after finding and returning a passenger’s lost personal belongings and cash worth 1.4 million pesos.

Bautista found luggage left unattended at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The honest airport worker immediately tried to locate its owner but was unsuccessful.

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The lost bag, which contained 1.4 million pesos and valuables, was eventually returned to its owner after airport staff inspected its contents and discovered the identification cards of a public official from Basilan.

Basilan Mayor Hanie Bud penned an appreciation post for Bautista on his official Facebook account to thank him for finding his personal belongings.

The mayor said Bautista was the first security personnel who saw his bag which was then promptly turned over to the lost and found section of the airport.

The social media post garnered positive reactions and comments from netizens who lauded the security worker for his integrity and kindness.

Bautista received a certificate of commendation for his good deed in an awarding ceremony on January 10, 2023.


The official Facebook page of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport MIAA said that Bautista has been working as a security guard for 12 years and has previously surrendered numerous lost items he found at the airport.

The airport worker encouraged his colleagues to do the right thing and return any lost belongings to their rightful owners.

“Huwag po natin pag interasan ang mga bagay na napupulot natin. Tiyak po na makakapagbigay po tayo ng kasiyahan sa taong may-ari kung maibabalik po natin ito sa kanila,” Albert Bautisa said in the Facebook post shared by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport MIAA.

Bautista’s fellow NAIA security guard Damian Namion was earlier praised by netizens for returning P.5 Million worth of cash and personal effects.

Security personnel praised for their noble deeds include Ricardo Caluna of Aleosan, Cotabato, who returned over PHP150,000 in cash, and four coast guard personnel who helped return a lost wallet containing more than PHP10,000 in cash and identification cards.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Filipino aviation security guard Albert Bautista for being a good example to others and returning lost personal belongings and cash worth 1.4 million pesos.

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