NOT only was this airport janitor honest. He also did not expect anything in return for an honest deed.
Because of this, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal commended Andrew Visca, a janitor assigned at the NAIA Terminal 1, for returning a wallet which was left behind by a male departing passenger inside the comfort room of which he was in charge.
It was learned that Monreal received a letter from passenger Gil Wee, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Bangkal, Davao City. In his letter, Wee wished to extend his thanks to airport cleaner Visca through the MIAA office.
Wee also requested Monreal to give due recognition to Visca for his display of honesty when the latter returned his wallet with its contents, about P4,000 in cash, intact.
Wee wrote that last March 20, he was waiting for his US-bound flight (OZ-704) when he felt the need to relieve himself and made use of the nearest comfort room.
Two hours after, he realized that his wallet was missing and returned to the said comfort room to look for it. To his surprise, Visca returned the wallet to him instead of denying having seen it or keeping it for himself.
According to Wee, Visca deserves due recognition even as he expressed optimism that there are more people like Visca within the airport and that his honesty would inspire other airport personnel to emulate him.