Airport officials lauded another pushcart retriever for good deeds.
Forty-six-year-old Rodolfo Bernal Jr. was doing the rounds to gather used pushcarts at the arrival area on Wednesday night, when he found a gray plastic pouch left on one of the carts at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 1 arrival driveway.
Bernal thought that the pouch contained valuable items, immediately met his supervisor, Andro Laxina, who later advised the porter to turn it over to the lost and found section.
The pouch contained 2,400 Australian dollars, an Australian passport and an HSBC online security device as well as assorted documents that belonged to 21-year-old Koby Edward Max Griffiths, who traveled to Manila with his father.
Two hours later, a frenzied Griffiths appeared at the lost and found section of the airport and was surprised to see his belongings intact.
Griffiths’ father was grateful that his son’s personal savings had been returned. “So nice to know that there are honest people around here,” he said.
Bernal joined the list of honest porters this year, after Jony Villon who returned an envelope containing $4,800 he recovered at the NAIA parking area last week.