A Filipino airport worker was commended for his honesty after returning a wallet filled with cash to a Korean national at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila, Philippines.
Reno Erenea, a security guard, found the wallet containing PHP24,950 (US$473) and 181,000 Korean won (US$160) at NAIA Terminal 1. Erenea immediately reported the incident to the Terminal Police Office and made efforts to locate the owner of the wallet, Manila Standard reported.
According to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA)-Media Affairs Division office, the passenger was identified as Kangho Yoon, who was bound for Incheon, South Korea. Yoon said he accidentally dropped his wallet outside the airport’s West Departure area.
MIAA General Manager Eddie Monreal commended Erenea for his honesty and thanked him for his gesture. Monreal urged all airport workers to continue proving that the culture of honesty is still present in NAIA.
“This is a good message for the country’s premier airport,” Monreal said.
Last Wednesday, another airport worker was also commended for his honesty. Jeffrey Almoguerra, 30, a building attendant, found an envelope containing a large sum of money at NAIA Terminal 1. Almoguerra reported the matter to a security guard who accompanied him to the airport’s Lost and Found Section where he turned over the envelope.