Honest airport workers use Facebook to trace owner of wallet, return 130k cash

Honest airport workers
NAIA employees worked together to find the owner of a found wallet. Credits to MIAA.

Airport workers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 worked together with the help of Facebook to trace the owner of a wallet filled with cash worth Php130-thousand pesos.

The lost wallet was found in the arrival lobby by Josephine Pagoyo, a SIM Card retailer working at the arrival lobby of the NAIA Terminal 1. Pagoyo then turned over the found item to security guard Michael Pascual. The two airport workers then proceeded to report to the Lost and Found desk of NAIA.

An official inventory of the wallet’s contents revealed cash in the amount of US$2,000, Php30,390, and identification cards bearing the name of Ma. Nida B. Acuriba.

NAIA’s Lost and Found section’s Raul Caudilla then traced the airport passenger through Facebook.

Acuriba claimed her wallet the following day and thanked the airport staff for their honesty and efforts to return her property.

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Eddie Monreal praised the airport workers for being model employees.

“I commend Ms. Pagoyo for her honesty and turning over the wallet to the airport authorities. Her act of honesty sets a good example which all airport employees should emulate,” said the MIAA chief.

The airport chief just regularly commends airport workers for displaying honesty at work like in the case of an airport cleaner at NAIA returning a bag with valuables worth 400-thousand and a building attendant who found a dollar-filled envelope. At the Clark International Airport an Aeta maintenance worker also recently returned USD1,000 cash in an envelope left behind in the departure area.

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