Balikbayan Boxes Ready for Claiming

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Collection District XII is facilitating the distribution of abandoned balikbayan boxes under its jurisdiction through the Port of Davao and Sub-Port of Dadiangas.

The BOC hopes to alleviate the plight of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families victimized by unscrupulous consolidators.

Following the order of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Customs Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz started this ongoing nationwide project in all the Customs Collection Districts.

For Davao and Dadiangas, the boxes can be claimed from Monday to Friday starting December 27, 2022 (Tuesday), from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays.

The balikbayan boxes at the Port of Davao can be claimed at Panabo Bypass Road, Brgy. Cagangohan, Panabo City, and at JJM Warehouse, Banisil, Brgy. Tambler, Gen. Santos City for the Sub-Port of Dadiangas.

No fees will be charged, but claimants will need to present two valid government-issued IDs, proof of shipping documents, a photocopy of the sender’s passport, and an authorization letter if boxes are received by their representatives.

Already, 70 out of 282 boxes in the Port of Davao and 92 out of 1,002 packages in the Sub-Port of Dadiangas have already been released.

For inquiries and updates with the Port of Davao, you may check the BOC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bocdavao or contact (082) 224-9691 ог (082) 223-1258.

For the Sub-Port of Dadiangas, you may also check the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/dadiangasboc, or call (083) 552-8890 or (083) 552-2941. #