Balikbayan Box

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I’ve always been fascinated by friends or relatives who send a boxful of goodies and stuff from the US ( or Europe) to their immediate relatives. These boxes are called the Balikbayan Box and the pricing of such package from one country to the Philippines doesn’t depend on the weight but on the size. So, as long as all the stuff fits in the box, the pricing is fixed ( plus all the material handling services and etc.) no matter how heavy the things are. Cool huh!

Well, we’ve never experienced receiving Balikbayan Boxes since no one in our family is based in the US. But I could just imagine the excitement and joy of the people receiving such items. I also hope that there will be such package here, so it will also be easier to send stuff for family back home.

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