Honest CAAP employees return bag with cash to passenger

By Ariel Fernandez

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) personnel from the Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPIA) once again embodied the honesty of Filipino workers as they returned a bag containing cash that was left by its owner in the PPIA’s arrival area.

The CAAP personnel, identified as Reywelyn Macabutas, Aika Carceller, and Richard Guillermo returned a black bag containing one GoPro camera, an insect repellent, diving gears, and cash amounting to more than a hundred thousand pesos.

According to CAAP Area 4 Manager Efren Nagrama, through a report from CAAP Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS), the said bag was left at the table of DOH in the terminal’s arrival area. A few hours later, 45-year old American-Vietnamese national Tien Trung Bui, also a passenger of Philippine Airlines with flight PR 2347 from Mactan, Cebu, came looking for his lost bag inside the arrival area.

Upon confirmation that Bui owned the said bag, the CSIS officers properly turned it over to Bui.

Meanwhile, according to Area 9 Manager Antonio Alfonso, another employee from Zamboanga International Airport (ZIA) also showed honesty and diligence in the performance of their duties.

Last January 3, Cecilia L. Manlangit, one of CAAP-ZIA’s facility cleaners, returned a wallet and one cellular phone to Ms. Fatima Kim D. Girvan, a grade 10 student. Moreover, Area Manager Alfonso said that Girvan gratefully thanked Manlangit for her good deed.

As of February this year, there were already four reported cases of CAAP employees turning over misplaced items in CAAP-operated airports. Some of them were in Bacolod-Silay, Legazpi, Zamboanga and Puerto Princesa.

Macabutas, Carceller, Guillermo and Manlangit have exhibited good examples of CAAP’s core values of honesty and integrity.