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Balikbayan box tax suspension pushed - The Manila Times

SENATOR Ralph Recto and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Saturday said thousands of Filipino overseas will benefit from the move of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) suspending the balikbayan box tax measure. Recto said “common sense ...and more »

Good news for OFWs: Tighter cargo rules on 'balikbayan' boxes eased in run-up to Christmas -

Dubai: The word "Balikbayan box" — homecoming goodies in a box — is synonymous to overseas Filipinos, who number about 10 million (out of a population of about 100 million). But tighter rules imposed by the Philippine Customs Bureau in August on ...and more »

UAE Filipinos, you no longer need passports to send 'balikbayan boxes' - Khaleej Times

Filipino expats should rejoice as several of the documents required to send a parcel back to the Philippines -- locally known as balikbayan boxes -- are no longer required. According to a report by GMA News, overseas Filipino workers will no longer ...and more »