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PH airlines extend flight cancellations to May 31

PH airlines extend flight cancellations to May 31

May. 13 | AirAsia Philippines, Cebu Pacific, Cebgo and Philippine Airlines have cancelled all domestic and international flights from May 16 to 31, 2020 following the government’s announcement that Metro Manila, Cebu City and Laguna will be placed under modified...

BOC launches parcel, balikbayan box online monitoring system

BOC launches parcel, balikbayan box online monitoring system

Oct. 31 | At the launch of the Bureau of Customs online parcel and balikbayan box tracking system. Photo from the BOC. In time for the expected rush in holiday shipments of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the Bureau of Customs (BOC) officially rolled out on October...

PAL shelves flight service to Kuwait

PAL shelves flight service to Kuwait

Apr. 11 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) will temporarily suspend its flights to and from Kuwait starting May 16 due to low passenger traffic. In a statement, PAL said it has maintained flights to Kuwait “despite difficult market conditions as a service to our countrymen...

Lawmaker wants review of BOC rule to list contents of balikbayan boxes

Lawmaker wants review of BOC rule to list contents of balikbayan boxes

Jul. 26 | Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto is calling for the immediate “activation and convening” of a joint Senate-Lower House oversight committee to review the implementation of the law on balikbayan (personal effects of overseas Filipino workers)...

Customs order on tax, duty exemption of returning OFWs now in effect

Customs order on tax, duty exemption of returning OFWs now in effect

Jan. 27 | The customs order implementing tax and duty exemption for importations by returning residents and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) of their personal and household effects that meet certain criteria took effect on January 24. Customs Administrative Order...

BOC issues order on tax, duty-free OFW imports

BOC issues order on tax, duty-free OFW imports

Dec. 21 | As prescribed under the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has signed the order implementing conditional tax and duty exemption on importations of returning residents and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)...

Returning OFWs’ airport terminal fee canceled by early 2017

Returning OFWs’ airport terminal fee canceled by early 2017

Nov. 29 | The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) said returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) whose tickets were purchased abroad will be exempt from paying terminal fee by March 2017. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general Ed Monreal...

BOC introduces draft rule on tax, duty-exempt import perks for OFWs

BOC introduces draft rule on tax, duty-exempt import perks for OFWs

Nov. 7 | The draft customs administrative order (CAO) on the tax- and duty-exempt privileges for importations of personal and household effects by returning residents and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) now awaits public feedback. Position papers on the draft...

BOC activates duties and tax calculator app for OFWs, balikbayans

BOC activates duties and tax calculator app for OFWs, balikbayans

Jul. 13 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has created a free mobile application to assist the public, especially balikbayans (returning Filipinos) and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), with their queries on sending balikbayan (personal items) boxes and in estimating...