SAN MATEO, California – While the proposed inspection of balikbayan boxes entering the Philippines has been shelved as a result of global protests from OFWs, increased tariff charges on cargo container shipments have stirred less controversy.
While the Philippine Bureau of Customs clarified that individual balikbayan boxes won’t be taxed, it’s not clear if increased levies on the cargo containers they are shipped in will remain.
MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday stopped the embattled Bureau of Customs (BOC) from conducting random physical inspections of balikbayan boxes.
Aquino made the orders following his meeting this afternoon with Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and Customs Commissioner Albert Lina, the BOC said in a statement sent to Palace reporters on Monday evening. Continue reading
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Monday the Bureau of Customs should be “circumspect” in its announced plans to subject overseas Filipino workers’ “balikbayan” boxes to more intensive inspection than before. Continue reading
MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has appealed to the private sector to pull out as many of their containers as they can from the Port of Manila in view of two major events that would interrupt port operations this month. Continue reading
MANILA – The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said congestion at the Ports of Manila is expected to worsen with the arrival of Pope Francis on January 15.
PPA General Manager Juan Sta. Ana said that after the nine-day Christmas holiday break, yard utilization at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) and Manila South Harbor of Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) increased to 89 percent from 79 percent on December 24.
Sta. Ana said that based on estimates by the Port Congestion-Multisectoral Working Group (PC-MWG), yard utilization will climb by 3 percent a day during the 5-day Papal visit from January 15 to 19.
Asof 4pm Sept 25, 2014 , Cebu boxes is 80% delivered… 29 days lang since ma load/dispatched from LAX..parang MManila ang bilis… Read more…
Yay! The eagle has landed (so to speak)!!!
The first Cebu shipment of the West Coast arrived on September 19, 2014 as scheduled. No delays! It was released from Customs after two days on September 23.
Erwin and company are in Cebu seeing to the unloading of the container and the dispatch to other destinations in VisMin. Boxes bound for Iloilo, Bacolod, Davao, Tacloban, CDO will be shipped via a 10‐footer immediately after unloading. Other destinations like Zamboanga and Surigao will be shipped via loose cargo. It goes without saying that Cebu and Bohol boxes will be delivered after a day or two. Metro Manila and Luzon boxes will be shipped the following day.
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