“She may be a Lowly Janitress, But [Mary Jennifer] Doroga Towers Above All with Her Integrity and Work Ethics”

On 26 April 2012 at the Customs arrival area at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in Manila, Philippines, cleaning lady Mary Jennifer Doroga, age 32, found a clear plastic pouch containing foreign currency worth P1.2 million ($28,345 USAmerican). The money would pay her mother’s medical bills, which were growing. But Mary Jennifer Doroga Doroga turned in the money to the airport’s Lost and Found. Ms. Doroga said in Filipino, “It would’ve been wrong to claim something that wasn’t mine. That would not be good karma.” When she found the money, she immediately thought about its owner. She said, “It did not cross my mind to keep the money. I was concerned for the person who lost it.” Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado called Ms. Doroga one of the “silent heroes in our midst.” Ms. Doroga said, “All I want is to help my family with honest pay from honest work. That’s my simple joy.” Ms. Doroga said that she was paying forward an act of kindness that someone had done for her: MIAA finance division general manager Herminia Castillo, about whom Ms. Dorego said, “It was her who helped me find this job.” The Manila Bulletin (Philippines) wrote, “She may be a lowly janitress, but Doroga towers above all with her integrity and work ethics.”

For More Information: “Cleaning Lady Returns Pouch With P1.2 Million.” Manila Bulletin (Philippines). 6 May 2012 <http://ph.news.yahoo.com/cleaning-lady-returns-pouch-p1-2-million-132628191.html>.

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