CAAP Press Release
19 July 2023
Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines – General Santos International Airport (CAAP-GSIA) Manager Joel Gavina commended Mr. Anselmo Dutaro Rodemio, an airport accredited taxi driver who returned a lost wallet containing cash amounting to Php 30,000 and bank cards owned by Mr. Robert Cutamora Laurel, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW).
Laurel arrived at General Santos Airport via Philippine Airlines flight PR 453 from Manila to General Santos last July 10, 2023 at around 11:30 AM and boarded a taxi driven by Mr. Rodemio going home.
Upon discovery of the wallet, Rodemio immediately drove back to where he transported Mr. Laurel in order to return the lost valuables.
Mr. Laurel expressed his gratitude to Mr. Rodemio and rewarded him with cash for his display of honesty. General Santos Airport Manager Gavina shared that the value of honesty is still indeed surfacing among airport workers, which include accredited airport taxi drivers.
During the courtesy visit of Mr. Laurel and Mr. Rodemio at the office of General Santos Airport Manager, the former again expressed his appreciation to Mr. Rodemio, and gave him another cash reward.
The honest airport taxi driver is set to be given recognition during CAAP – General Santos Airport’s upcoming Monday flag raising ceremony.