Earlier this week, Pres. Benigno Aquino III has ordered the Bureau of Customs in the Philippines to stop random and physical inspection of balikbayan boxes sent by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and migrant Filipinos for their loved ones and families in the Philippines.
Pres. Noynoy ordered Customs Chief Alberto Lina to inspect the boxes thru mandatory Xray and K 9 examination, for free and never to worry neither the sender nor receiver. The agency responded that in the circumstance of a box or boxes prove suspicious, physical inspection of which must be done under the supervision of a representative from Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) or an authorized OFW organization.