Honest porter at Tacloban airport earns praises for returning P21K he found inside box

  • A porter in Tacloban City returned a box containing P21K cash and other personal items
  • He said he never thought of keeping the money for himself
  • The honest porter earned praises on social media after his story was shared on Facebook
Image capture of Dorothy Ann Anselment Facebook post
Image capture of Dorothy Ann Anselment Facebook post

MANILA, Philippines – According to Ricardo Moreno, a porter at Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport in Tacloban City, this is not the first time he returned a passenger’s lost item he found while doing his job for 21 years.

This is, however, the first time that someone took notice of his honest deeds and shared the story on social media.

Moreno works at DZR Airport Porterage and was on his casual daily routine that day when he found a box lying under the conveyor belt of the arrival area. He immediately took the package and turned it over to the security department.

After opening, found inside the box was P21,000 in cold cash, chocolates and other personal items.

“Isa lang ang nasa isip ko. Hindi ‘yun sa akin…Talagang ite-turn over ko ‘yun,” he told Geron Ponferrada of ABS-CBN News.

[I had only one thing in mind. That (box) was not mine. I will really turn it over.]

“At saka maraming beses ko na ‘yang ginawa – ang magsauli,” Ricardo recalled; turning emotional.

[Besides, I’ve done it several times in the past – returning lost items.]

His inspiring story was shared on social media by CAAP employee Dorothy Ann Anselment a few days ago.

“This humble and honest man of DZR Airport Porterage…(A.L.E. Porterage) just did an amazing and honest job. He found a box with imported chocolates and a PHP21,000.00-cash,” wrote Dorothy on her Facebook post.

“Despite being just a plain worker and with only minimal wage, he never thought of keeping that amount for himself,” she added.

The money and the items had since been returned to the owner, but Moreno’s heartwarming story continue to inspire others on Facebook; earning almost 8,000 positive reactions from netizens.

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