Posted Dec 6, , AM by Abe Adriano Visaya Region Support for Typhoon Yolanda and Earthquake Victims In support to recent events in our motherland affected by recent typhoon Yolanda and earthquake, we're offering a discounted shipment for all donation related shipments to Visaya's Region.
All shipments to Visaya's region for donation purposes will be on discounted rate, the same rate as for Manila. In addition, for every two boxes you send the third box is FREE. As long as it will be shipped all at the same time. As we all know, most of the residences has been wiped out and need to be rebuilt. To avoid delivery of boxes to unauthorized recipient or representative. We advised everyone, if sending boxes to your love ones to address the delivery of boxes to a View more ».
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As noted before, our Balikbayan boxes from Illinois to Guimaras were delivered to our doorstep in one month. All six boxes we had shipped arrived in excellent condition. Furthermore, once your purchase is made, it can be shipped to the Philippines. Looking back, we probably should have shipped more Balikbayan boxes when we moved to the Philippines.
My Sears Craftsmen The States uses a voltage system. Moreover, I could have recharged the Sears cordless drill on an automatic voltage regulator that I purchased in the Philippines. That drill would have come in very handy, especially for handyman projects around the house. Labor costs are cheap. Our brother-in-law, Joery, who lives in Guimaras, does plumbing and other projects, for pesos a day, 10 USD. Frankly, I should have paid another dollars to ship a box of tools over.
While I hooked them up on the automatic voltage regulator, it might have been easier to buy a new computer and television in the Philippines. After unpacking our boxes, I plugged in the volt TV into the volt outlet forgetting to hook it up to the voltage regulator. Ensuing sparks and a puff of smoke indicated I had fried the television. Again, I do not receive any compensation from Forex; I was just very satisfied with their service. I think you will be, too.
Skip to content. Share on Facebook. My friend has been here in the Philippines for a few years. Now e has decided to move back to the USA. This is actually fairly common. Only a small percentage make it here for the long term.
My friend sent me an email asking how he could ship his stuff back to the USA. He had looked around and was unable to find anybody who would ship balikbayan boxes back to the US from the Philippines. I have heard this same question so many times over the years! I now have read and heard many stories of the difficulty getting our things shipped back home. We kept our receipts and even our same balikbayan boxes in the event of this very decision and need.
We will soon as we confirm our shipping company. Well, unfortunately, my friend, shipping boxes from Asia to the USA is not easy. It is not cheap. Here is a copy of my email reply to my friend:. From the USA to the Philippines is very easy and very cheap. Shipping from anywhere in Asia is much more difficult and much more expensive, though.
The reason? Imagine, how much stuff is imported from Asia to stores in the USA? It is a ton! So, all of the boats going to the US from Asia are as full as they can load them. The boats coming back to Asia? Pretty much empty. So, if they can pick up things like Balikbayan Boxes to put on the ships, that gives them a little income to cover the cost of the trip back home. That is why it is cheap to ship from Asia to USA.
You can ship to the USA. Your few balikbayan boxes will not come even close to filling that amount of space. If you are moving here, think hard about what you want to ship here! It might not be easy to ship the stuff back, and if you do find a way to do it, it will probably be very expensive. This has caused lots of buzz in the media and within the Filipino communities abroad. However, the new policies seem to be regulated only sometimes.
Sending Balikbayan boxes to your families in the Philippines has long been Filipino cultural custom. Overseas Filipino Workers OFW and the Resident Filipinos abroad work hard and save up to fill balikbayan boxes and ship them home to their families. The new policy primarily aims to tackle the illegal importation smuggling of imported goods in the Philippines. The tax will also be a new source of revenue for the government public funds. Balikbayan boxes can still be sent as usual.
However, there are a few things that you should make note of. Based on the new policy, valuable new items that are sent thru the Balikbayan box should need to be declared. A receipt for the item is also required. Used items, groceries, and less valuable new items are not required to have a receipt. However, you have to list them on the declaration form.
Based on the declared value of the box contents, an import tax will have to be paid by the box recipients. However, as I mentioned, this is rarely enforced in my experience. It will be classified as De Minimis Importation so it is automatically exempted to the duty and importation tax. If you go over the allowed limits and conditions, the balikbayan box will be subjected to duty and import tax. So, this wraps up our Balikbayan Box primer. We hope you find it convenient and inexpensive to send items to your Filipino and expat friends and family!
It's funny that you posted this because I'm trying to fill-up a box also to send to Gensan, prior to our visit this coming late April. I'm hoping we'll meet you guys then. Lea — Oh my, you make it sound like I am trying to get over on somebody on that last paragraph! I am only trying to offer a great service for my readers!!! Thanks for the balikbayan blog. My wife ana I send a couple of boxes per year to our family in Baybay Leyte and when we travel to RP we sometimes send a box for of items we might need while there, partly because I hate to carry a lot of suitcases on the plane.
Here in Houston there are several companies, but my wife uses Forex as she finds them very efficient and helpful. Wow, Bob, you're right. BTW, I didn't even know I had a filipino-mart in town. Cool the things you find with google, eh? Hi Bob, That is a good article about balikbayan boxes.
I am a local agent for a balikbayan box company here I would like to add one thing to what you said. While there is no weight limit on the boxes it is best to keep the weight between and puonds for the smaller boxes and not much over for the size you described. The reason for this is that the box is more easily damaged if it is overpacked and if it is too heavy the chances of it being mishandled increase.
Especialy in remote … Read more ». Hi Richard Wilson — Well, it looks like I'll have to wait a while before your Balikbayan box shows up here! Returning Filipinas also ship balikbayan boxes as checked luggage at the airport. The screeners, ticket agents and ramp rats in Hawaii have renamed the boxes "Killa Manila" boxes. I'm sure the same holds true for flights from California too.
Thanks for the tip Bob. I have used express mail to send packages to Mindanao. The cost for a small package was approx. Federal Express as we know it in the states does not exist in my small town. I can't run to other towns because of my terminally ill mother. Took all of 14 days and customs charged approx. What a rip-off. I … Read more ». There are a lot of filipinos in Virginia there should certainly be a company somewhere near you that will ship.
There should be several in the Norfolk area due to the Navy Installation there. There should also be several around the area of any Air Force Installation. If you are at a VA Hospital I would bet some of the Nurses or staff are Filipinos you could ask them who they ship with. Make sure you've signed up to our newsletter to get exclusive newsletter only content!
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