Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) director general Capt. Jim Sydiongco on Friday commended a police officer assigned in Tacloban Airport who returned a bag full of money to the owner.
Police Chief Master Sergeant Julie Antor of the Police – Aviation Security Unit found the bag containing P200,000 cash and other personal items left by passenger Roderick Codog at the arrival area on May 7.
“The event was an admirable act and was the result of coordination and good working environment that promotes honesty. I believe both the PNP Aviation Security Group and the CAAP will continue to work towards making our airports a safe and trustworthy space,” Sydiongco said.
Sydiongco recently met with new Police Aviation Security chief Brig. Gen. Andre Dizon where they discussed the continued cooperation of the two agencies.
The CAAP also commended recently an employee, also for honesty after she turned over to the management of Laguindingan Airport a bag containing 500 Saudi Riyal roughly estimated at P280,000.
The CAAP employee identified as Merraflor Simbre was on duty when she found the bag at the restroom of the airport’s passenger terminal building.
“Despite the hardships brought about by the pandemic, there are people like Ms. Simbre who remain honest and trustworthy in their field of work,” the CAAP stated.