Presumably your wife is from Dasmarinas, Cavite? JohnAsh , May 8, Micawber , May 8, Thanx for the advice. Its a great help. Welcome aboard dasmaboy Just to ask from that list Micawber..
Do leather shoes count as made from Animal skin, or is this really for endangered animal or fur coats that could hide microbes? Kuya , May 8, JohnAsh , May 9, Micawber , May 9, I am also looking for reliable company for shipping cargo to the Phils, I found the LBC jumbo box to be very small, so I am trying to find a bigger box. Bluebirdjones , May 10, What do people put in these boxes?
Presumably not high value items? JohnAsh , May 10, Micawber , May 10, I think the BB service is a wonderful thing!!
I've had everything from Lawnmowers to jars of Branston pickle sent to me and just about everything not available here in between!! I still cant believe there is no weight limit and the 50 or so boxes sent to me in the past have NEVER been opened or tampered with. Januarius , May 11, Having begun to realsie that these are unique to the Philippines I looked them up on the net. Though often shipped by freight forwarders specializing in balikbayan boxes by sea, such boxes can be brought by Filipinos returning to the Philippines by air " "These boxes might contain nearly anything that can fit and that the sender thinks the recipient would like, regardless of whether those items can be bought cheaply in the Philippines, such as non-perishable food, toiletries, household items, electronics, toys, designer clothing, or items hard to find in the Philippines.
The tradeoff though is longer transit time by container ship, which typically lasts several weeks, and the lack of a solid delivery date.
Important is the balikbayan boxes' role in the practice of pasalubong, where returnees are culturally expected to bring home gifts to family, friends and colleagues in the Philippines. People then began sending items through friends and co-workers who were returning to the Philippines. JohnAsh , May 11, Hi again, A couple of further questions re.
I am sending the box to my wife who is still in philippines, when filling out the paperwork for sending the box should I put my name or my wife's name as sender? JohnAsh , Jul 24, You must log in or sign up to reply here.
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