Yes, there are still honest people at the airport
When something good and commendable happens, people usually forget about it, but only post their complaints when unsavory deeds are done, which is especially true when it comes to airport employees.
Last April 11, my sister-in-law, Dr. Regina de Leon-Reynoso, arrived on an early morning flight from San Francisco to attend the wake of my mother, Africa Valdes Reynoso.
While going through her bag, she inadvertently left her money and jewelry pouch near the baggage claims carousels at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1.
In her haste to be at the wake, she dropped her luggage at Mama’s house and proceeded across the street to the capilla in Forbes to pay her respects.
She did not realize she lost her pouch until late that night so early the following morning, she returned to Terminal 1 and pleaded with the guard to let her in.
A Mr. Teofilo Duran, supervisor of Sky Logistics, overheard her and said Ansherina Dizon, who works in the company, found the pouch and turned it over to him.
Duran brought it over to Central Baggage Services at Terminal 2, where the security person there, Rosa de Jesus, promptly secured the pouch and kept it in a safe place.
It was returned to her intact, up to the last dollar and piece of jewelry.
Reggie is back in San Francisco and has no way of contacting Manila International Airport Authority general manager Ed Monreal to relay this admirable feat and honesty of the airport personnel she encountered but I told her I would write a short note to show that we do have honest people in the airport.
EDNA REYNOSO-ANTON, email@example.com
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