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Airport cop returns wallet, cellphone to Korean tourist

  • Written by Jerry S. Tan
  • Published in Metro
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A DEPARTING Korean tourist was able to retrieve his wallet and cellphone after an honest airport police assigned at the NAIA Terminal 2 found and returned them to him.

The Korean, identified as Woon Yeon Kim, was about to board Philippine Airlines Flight PR 468 bound for Incheon, South Korea, when he heard his name being mentioned in the public address system.

Airport Police Ricardo Ongtawco was reportedly on a routine security patrol at the said terminal when he found the Korean’s wallet and cellphone on the floor at the departure area.

Ongtawco checked the wallet for any identification and when he found one, he proceeded to the airport’s public address system to call on the said Korean.

Initially, Kim said he had no idea why his name was being called out and when he came forward, he was surprised to find out that he had lost his wallet and cellphone.

The Korean expressed gratitude to Ongtawco, who was also praised by Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal, who said that Ongtawco will be formally commended for his honesty.
Ongtawco, meanwhile, said that he never thought of keeping the said cellphone and wallet for himself because he believes that “God sees everything we do.”