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BoC: No opening of balikbayan boxes

The Bureau of Customs has pledged to implement a “no-opening policy” of balikbayan boxes sent by Filipinos abroad to ensure their speedy release to their recipients this holiday season.

Our hope is that one day, working and living abroad will be “a choice, more than a need” for Filipinos. Vice President Leni Robredo restated this hope in a talk before members of the University of the Philippines Association and other members of the Filipino-American community at the Philippine Center in San Francisco, California, last week.

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