President Rodrigo Duterte prohibited the Bureau of Custom from opening the OFWs Balikbayan boxes in an address to around a thousand Overseas Filipinos in Thailand during his last leg of ASEAN visit. He also assured OFW's that their balikbayan boxes will be safe through the Bureau of Customs especially during Christmas season.
Balikbayan boxes are the traditional packages or and gift boxes sent by Overseas Filipino Workers to their love ones and relatives in the Philippines.
"THE OFW BALIKBAYAN BOXES SHOULD BE PROTECTED" ---- BOC COMMISSIONER FAELDON
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