RETURNED MONEY. The Philippine Ports Authority's Port Management Office in Surigao City on Saturday (July 2, 2022) lauded the honesty of its personnel for returning a sling bag containing PHP200,000 cash. The sling bag was left by its owner at the Baggage X-ray Machine Conveyor at the Passenger Terminal Building of the Port of Surigao on Friday (July 1, 2022). (Photo courtesy of PMO Surigao)

BUTUAN CITY – The Port Management Office (PMO) of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in Surigao City has lauded the honesty of its personnel serving as a security screener.

In a statement Saturday, the PMO Surigao identified the personnel as Christopher Montera who returned a sling bag containing PHP200,000 on Friday.

Montera is detailed at the Passenger Terminal Building of the Port of Surigao.

“Christopher Montera was on duty at the Port’s security inspection area when he found a sling bag which was apparently left unknowingly by its owner,” the PMO Surigao said.

The sling bag belonged to Ranilo Supremo, a passenger bound for Albor in the town of Libjo in the Province of Dinagat Islands.

The PMO Surigao said the sling bag and the cash were properly returned to Supremo after verification.

“The owner was too grateful for the return of the sling bag, the cash, and other personal belongings,” the PMO Surigao added.

In a separate statement, the PPA applauded the good deed and honesty of Montera, describing him as an “honest security personnel.”

“We are delighted by the honesty shown by Mr. Montera who was not tempted by the huge sum of money and had manifested the true quality of a public servant,” the PPA said. (PNA)