Tourist recovers bag, cites NAIA authorities

HERE’S another source of pride for the Philippine airport authorities.

A Chinese tourist thanked and lauded authorities at the NAIA Terminal 3 who helped him recover his signature bag whieh he inadvertently left in a Grab car as he was bound for Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

Manila International Airport (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal identified the passenger as Gao Hao Wei, who approached the MIAA airport police assistance desk to seek help in recovering his bag containing cash and travel documents.

Duty officer APO1 Alyn Joy Aliporo contacted the driver based on the details provided by Gao. Driver Ricky Chan was already  in the area of Las Pinas when he checked and found out that the bag was indeed left behind.

Chan returned to the NAIA Terminal  3 and returned the bag which contained Gao’s passport, mobile phone, important documents and cash amounting to 5000 RMB or P37,000.

Gao expressed gratitude for the honesty of the said driver and the effort of the airport police who extended assistance to him.

In a related development, NAIA has been recognized as one of the world’s best airports for business travellers.

The NAIA ranked in 44th place in the list released by the travel website Globehunters.

According to the travel website, NAIA earned three out of five stars and had a 63.9  percent on-time arrival performance.