Philippines Bureau of Customs – Taxing and Opening Balikbayan Boxes

The Philippines Bureau of Customs (BOC) have declared recently that they will be imposing taxes on all Balikbayan Boxes (boxes sent from Overseas Filipino Workers to the Philippines). They also mentioned that they will now make it compulsory to open the boxes to check. These has led to a lot of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) furious with the said decisions.

Here is a recent interview of Alberto Lina, Head of BOC.


Thank you Lord!

We’d like to thank everyone specially my uncle and aunt who went to Tacloban to look for my grandparents, my aunt and her family and my uncle and his family. Just received news from them that all of them are fine and well. They’re just tired from scarce of food, water and proper shelter. Thank you Lord!