A taxicab driver showed his pure heart and his good moral character by returning the baggage which contained cash, valuable items and documents which were left by his passengers, a French national and a Belgian inside his cab at the airport.
Arnolfo M. Bado, a driver of Rosemarie taxi, went to the Caloocan City Hall where he had entrusted the baggage.
The driver claimed his passengers hailed his taxicab somewhere along F. Lacson, Legarda, Manila and the two asked him to take them to the Manila International Airport Terminal III, to catch their plight at about 4 a.m.
Upon reaching the air port, he said the two walked casually leaving their baggage behind.
He said he had waited for them to return, but after more than one hour an airport security guard ordered him to leave the area.
When he reached the garage at Felomena St. Barangay 13, Caloocan, he saw three big backpacks inside the compartment.
He said he went to the PIO-Caloocan to surrender the baggage. They were received by Miss Liza Valderama, a PIO officer in charge.
When the baggage was opened at the PIO, it was discovered to contain P34,000 cash, a camera, various foreign currency, Hong Kong dollars worth about P2,500.
The passengers were identified as Victor Mark Marvancher, a French national, and his companion named Gregoire Patrick Pesters, a Belgian.
Valderama said she would contact the French Embassy regarding the two foreign nationals’ belongings.
Bado said he had overheard from the conversation of his passengers that they were going to Puerto Princesa.