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BI officer who returned cash lauded

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An honest immigration officer demonstrated a “noble example” when he returned US$1,900 in cash or equivalent to P95,000 left by a passenger at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Reimond Abegail Lagman, Immigration Officer I, who earns less than P20,000 a month, did not think twice in returning the money despite the need for him to pay his debt and other personal bills, according to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente.

He said that those who perform good deeds are more likely to have better physical endurance and also leads to a more satisfying life in various other ways.

BI Port operations chief Marc Red Mariñas said that Lagman found the money while he was manning the officer- of-the-day counter at the Naia 3 immigration arrival area.

“He noticed a white envelope containing 19 pieces of 100 US dollar bills that a passenger, whose identity is not yet known, left in front of her,” Mariñas said. 

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