More than 2,000 lost items in the airports still unclaimed – MIAA

February 18, 2014 10:18 pm 

MANILA, Feb. 18 — The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Tuesday said that more than 2,000 assorted items left behind or lost remain unclaimed by its rightful owners since August last year up to today.

Major Melchor delos Santos, head of the airport’s intelligence and investigation division-lost and found section, said the items which were recovered either by airport personnel or the other passengers themselves, are safely kept in their storage room at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1.

Under the law, delos Santos said airport authorities can temporarily store the items for a period of six months from the day it was recovered. If efforts to locate the rightful owner fails, then the unclaimed items will be forfeited in favor of the government.

He said clothing items will be turned over to proper authorities as donations, recovered cash will be forwarded to the airport’s cash department and will be an additional income for the government, and electronic items, jewelry, and others will be sold during a public auction.

Individuals who may have lost something in the four NAIA terminals can approach the IID-Lost and Found section, to identify their lost items. Claimants need to present valid identification cards and proof that the item being claimed is truly theirs. (PNA)



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