Cutoms specifies  legal items for Balikbayan Boxes

What is personal and what is smuggled? To avoid complications in the declaration of items contained in a balikabyan box, the Bureau of Customs draw the line. In the twitter account of the agency, it listed the following items as nontaxable and its quantities. Among the tax-free items but of limited quantities include perfumes, lipsticks, …

OFWs will not pay terminal fee by March 2017

PHILIPPINES – Starting march 2017, returning  overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) whose tickets were purchased abroad  will no longer have to pay terminal fees. Ed Monreal, General manager of Manila International Airport Authority  on Monday, November 29, that airlines have “agreed in principle” to automatically relieved OFW’s from paying terminal fees. As it is now, every  …

Duterte invites Trump to Visit PH in 2017

DAVAO CITY,  Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte invited US President-elect Donald Trump to come to the Philippines in 2017. The two leaders  had a “very engaging, animated” phone conversation Friday night, December2 at around 10:30pm, Philippine time. It was Duterte who made the phone call. During the talk Trump also invited Duterte to visit …

Buhay OFW-Hong Kong

Spectacular! That best describes the 4th Anniversary of FRAG, an organization of brotherhood among Overseas Filipino Workers in Hongkong on November 20, 2016. The vent took place inside a posh cruise ship which the OFW’s contributed to make the event meaningful. You could have mistaken them as professional entertainers and they showed the talents inside. …

Landless, harassed, and facing death threats: Iloilo farmers seek urgent help from Ka Paeng

A group of farmers is urging Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael Mariano to intervene in a land conflict in Iloilo and stop the illegal conversion of an agricultural landholding in the province before the situation worsens into violence and death due to stiff landlord resistance. “We appeal to you Ka Paeng to immediately …