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OFW in Dubai speaks of joy after taxi driver returns mobile phone


An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Dubai was overjoyed after a taxi driver returned her mobile phone she left in the cab when she and her family members went to a beach in Jumeirah. 

April Jhade L. Capute, 27, told The Global Filipino Magazine that she had recently gone out with her family to spend the weekend on a beach. 

Taking a taxi from their residence in Satwa, she thought it was just a normal weekend getaway; however, when April started looking for her handset to take some selfies, she panicked as she could not search it in her bag. 

The Filipina who has been in the UAE for more than two years now and currently working as a product assortment officer tried to trace the same path she walked, hoping that she just dropped it somewhere, but to no avail. 

“I must have left it in the taxi, so I started calling my own number, and I am so happy that the driver answered, good thing that my mobile is not silent at that time,” she said. 

The driver, Basit, who was driving the cab with license number CT1928 at that time, came back to La Mer to turn over her phone. 

“I know that my phone is not that expensive but this is very important to me, as this is the only mode of communication I have with my family in the Philippines,” she added. 

Understanding culture

April said that working in the UAE allows her to interact with different nationalities, and it helps her understand and know their cultures. 

She added that the country gives residents and citizens fair access to healthcare, housing, education, and job opportunities. 

For her, UAE is the safest country in the world. 

“Here you can safely walk at night, stand in the metro not having your backpack be in front, and leave your other valuable things on the table while ordering your food/coffee. Here you can have your mind at peace. It is very different from our country, that you have to be very mindful in everything. If this incident (losing my mobile) happen in our country, I don’t know if I will have my phone back,” she further added. 

Ryan Namia
The Global Filipino Magazine is the only Filipino magazine in the UAE that prints on a monthly basis. Its goal is to champion the success of every global Filipino across the globe.

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