The Manila International Airport Authority on Monday commended an airport police officer and a Grab taxi driver who returned a bag containing foreign cash money worth more than P37,000 and important documents left behind by Chinese tourist.
The foreigner Gao Hao Wei, a traveler bound for Puerto Princesa, approached the MIAA airport police help desk and reported that he left his Chanel bag inside a Grab taxi that he boarded going to Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 last Sunday.
Airport Police officer Alyn Joy Aliporo immediately contacted the mobile number of the Grab driver later identified as Ricky Chan who was already in Las Piñas area when he received the call.
Chan said he did not notice that something was left inside his taxi.
The driver arrived at the airport Terminal 3 and gave the Chanel bag containing the passenger’s passport, a mobile phone, important documents and cash (foreign currency) equivalent to more than P37,000.
The foreigner expressed sincere gratitude to the airport staff and the driver, saying more than his expensive bag and everything else inside it, it is his passport that matters the most.
MIAA general manager Eddie Monreal also praised Chan and his men for their effort for the immediate recovery of the missing bag.
“I personally thank those who worked for this particular case. Undoubtedly, they continue to live the culture of honesty in their workplace,” he said.
Monreal also ordered the inclusion of Aliporo in the list of awardees in MIAA’s August flag-raising ceremony.