Former employer wants to hire honest porter back

By Raoul Esperas

Posted at Jan 31 2014 05:21 PM | Updated as of Feb 01 2014 01:21 AM

Jony Villon

MANILA – More blessings continue to pour in for Jony Villon, the honest airport porter who returned $4,800 (P210,000) left behind by a passenger at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1.

The 41-year old Villon has been working with Manila International Airport Authority for the past three years. He earned praises and continues to receive financial contribution from people who were touched by his good deed.

Villon personally received P10,000 from a female listener of radio DZMM who went to NAIA Terminal 1 on Friday to hand over the cash. The donor, however, requested not to be identified.

"Para po akong lumulutang sa alapaap sa dami po ng bumabati, pumupuri at nagbibigay ng tulong sa akin. Maraming salamat po," said Villon.

Villon added that even the family of his former employer in Israel learned of his good deed through television news aired abroad and an online report from ABS-CBNnews.com.

"Sobra po talaga ang papuri na nakukuha ko. Hindi ko po inaasahan ito. Isinoli ko lang po naman yung pera," he said.

His family was also surprised when they heard his name being praised and neighbors began flocking to their house to congratulate him.

ABS-CBN News also learned that the family of his former employer in Israel plans to hire him back.

Villon told ABS-CBN News that even when he returned to the Philippines in 2008, the family of his former employer continues to send money especially during his birthday.

Villon worked as a caregiver for a 90-year old employer with Alzheimer's from 2001 to 2008 in Israel. While there, he found more or less P 700,000 worth of Israeli money placed inside the cabinet by his elderly employer. He turned over the money to his employer's children.

Villon said that the family of his former employer is finalizing plans for his return to Israel .

He added that even his wife and children are so proud of the praise he continues to get from different people.

Villon, a contractual employee of MIAA, is the sole bread winner of his family. He has two children.

He will be on force leave from February 1 to February 15 as mandatory requirement by airport authority to all contractual employees.