OFW Opinion Philippines 

Bureau of Customs, when will all this end?

We thought when Pres. Noynoy ordered Bureau of Customs to stop the physical inspection of balikbayan boxes, as Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), we considered that as a great relief. We thought that the government truly understands its people most especially OFWs who struggle against myriad battles just to survive and sustain the needs of their families and loved ones back in the Philippines.

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Reasons Why Balikbayan Boxes are Delayed or Non-Delivered? Are Balikbayan Boxes Opened by Philippine Customs?

Learn why some Balikbayan Boxes are Delayed or Non-Delivered? Are Balikbayan boxes opened by Philippine Customs? Sending Balikbayan/Cargo boxes are considered tradition to most, if not all overseas Filipino workers, and inside those boxes are the ‘Heart of each OFW.’ Filipinos abroad give-way on some extravagance, just to save those packages/gifts and pasalubongs for their loved ones back home. According to reports, Bureau of Customs (BOC) planned to double the taxes for consolidated cargo and shipments. This will greatly affect the OFWs’ balikbayan boxes, which are usually consolidated to save on money and tax. Non-commercial goods and items (strictly…

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