In the news yesterday, Airport security guard Danny Namion was on routine patrol Friday afternoon in Ninoy Aquino International Airport when he found an unattended backpack on a baggage cart. Standard Operating Procedures requires us to report it and coordinate with the Philippine National Police Aviation Security Bomb Detection Group. After inspection, the bag doesn’t contain a bomb but $10,700.
Just a few hours before finding the bag, the Namion had to borrow P100 (roughly around US$2.00) from a colleague just to be able to buy himself lunch. Who would have thought that in that same day, he would be rewarded with $300? Amor, the bag owner, acknowledged the guard’s honesty. Being broke, he could have kept the money or maybe kept a few. But instead, he surrendered the bag. And in fact, he did not keep all $300 to himself. He shared $200 with his colleagues! He was already happy and thankful to God for the $100 which he will use for the expenses of his children. He has a monthly salary of Php 12,000, has two children and separated from his wife, yet he shared $200.
I really admire the guy. If you were in his position, would you return the bag? Would you share the reward? Let me know in the comments!