Recently, the Philippine government stated that Balikbayan Boxes are now subject to inspections under the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The contents of these boxes were previously un-taxed and since it contained gifts from Overseas Filipino Workers to their loved ones in the Philippines. Now that the boxes are subject to inspection due to recent smuggling issues regarding these boxes, what exactly w...
According to the Commission on Filipinos Overseas in 2012, over 10 million Filipinos work abroad, away from their families and friends, to earn and profit more to be able to provide and support their family enough. That's over 10% of the Philippine population! It's certainly undeniable that a lot of our countrymen most definitely persevere miles and miles away from a familiar face, just to be able...