An honest building attendant has gained praises and commendations from the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) management for turning over a plastic folder containing P20,500 cash and vital documents.
Nelson Palo was on duty at the Immigration area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport – Terminal 1 in the afternoon of Aug. 5 when he saw the folder left unattended. He immediately informed and brought the item to the Intelligence Investigation Division – Lost and Found Section for safekeeping.
The IID personnel later learned that the owner is a Japanese national named Maeda Tatsuya.
Last Thursday, MIAA acting general manager Cesar Chiong presented Palo to members of the media and commended him for his good conduct, turning over the folder containing the cash money and important documents owned by the foreign passenger.
Chiong gave a certificate of appreciation to Palo, who works at Omniworx Inc., the outsource agency that provides janitorial manpower at the airport, for 30 years.
“Mr. Palo, thank you very much for returning the money, and we’re actually very proud of what you did here at NAIA,” Chiong said. “You are actually our inspiration, because we treat you as family, even if you’re not directly employed by the MIAA.”
He said despite the hardships brought about by the pandemic, there are people like Palo who remain honest and trustworthy in their work.