Airport Janitress Mary Jennifer Doroga reaps rewards

By: DiversityHuman in Public Service

Mary Jennifer Doroga-a silent hero who reaps rewards for her good deed

Mary Jennifer Doroga, 32, Mary-Jennifer-Doroga.jpga contractual janitress who has been working for 7 years in the Manila International Airport Authority received a cash reward of P50,000 from the Federation of Filipino Chinese Associations Foundations Incorporated (FFCAFI) for returning the money she found at the International Airport Terminal 1.

Jennifer Doroga was about to go home on April 26 when she saw a transparent plastic pouch full of cash in different currencies at the arrival customs counter at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 1. Instead of keeping it, Doroga immediately coordinated with airport authorities and turned over the pouch to the lost and found section. The estimated cash is P1.2 million. Jennifer said, “It never crossed my mind to keep it. That is not what honesty is all about.”


Airport janitress-Mary Jennifer Doroga is reaping rewards.

The FFCAFI board of directors decided to reward 32-year-old Mary Jennifer Doroga for her exemplary honesty said Manny Dy, the honorary president of the association. The janitress cried upon receiving the cheque. Doroga, who did not finish high school, was grateful. She said she intends to use the money for her family’s personal needs. She said she would use part of the FFCAFI reward to pay her debts and for medical expenses of her ailing mother. Last week, she was a guest on singer-actress Sharon Cuneta’s TV show. She said Cuneta promised to help her finish school.

NAIA Terminal 1 manager Dante Basanta and senior assistant general manager Vicente Guerzon were present when the group handed the reward money to Doroga.

The pouch containing the money remains in the custody of airport authorities because no one has claimed it until now.

Sources: ABS-CBN news, yahoo news and PDI news
Legal document source: chanrobles website
Main photo in this article is courtesy of ABS-CBN news


Promotion/Regulation of Jennifer Doroga

A janitress whose been serving the airport terminal for 7 years but not even yet on the verge of being promoted nor being regularized. This is a serious situation that our government has to deal with on any of our local private/semi-private companies.

How come Jennifer Doroga is still under probationary(contractual) status?

“It is our pride to have silent heroes like her in our midst,” MIAA General Manager Jose Angel Honrado said. “What she did should inspire other airport workers to do the same.”

Hey! Mr. General Manager, why not promote her or absorb Jennifer as a regular employee instead of you making those talks? Make a difference General Manager and make a better move. Words won't be enough for her excemptional deed. If I missed the news regarding the promotion of Jennifer, please let me know.

MIAA’s Intelligence and Investigation Division is still handling the unclaimed asset. Make sure to follow the The Civil Code of the Philippines - Book III of Republic Act No. 386 published in June 18, 1949.

Art. 719. Whoever finds a movable, which is not treasure, must return it to its previous possessor. If the latter is unknown, the finder shall immediately deposit it with the mayor of the city or municipality where the finding has taken place.

The finding shall be publicly announced by the mayor for two consecutive weeks in the way he deems best.

Six months from the publication having elapsed without the owner having appeared, the thing found, or its value, shall be awarded to the finder. The finder and the owner shall be obliged, as the case may be, to reimburse the expenses. (615a)

Art. 720. If the owner should appear in time, he shall be obliged to pay, as a reward to the finder, one-tenth of the sum or of the price of the thing found. (616a)

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