The Bureau of Customs-Port of Cagayan de Oro (BOC-CDO) has started distributing balikbayan boxes for the families of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Northern Mindanao.
The delivery is part of the 4,625 packages consolidated by All Win Cargo LLC but abandoned by its deconsolidator, Cargoflex Haulers Corporation.
The container arrived in Cagayan de Oro on December 29, 2022, with 99 balikbayan boxes intended for consignees in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Surigao, Davao, and Zamboanga del Sur.
As of January 4, 52 balikbayan boxes have been claimed by consignees. The port intends to deliver all 99 balikbayan packages by the end of January 2023.
With the guidance of District Collector Alexandra Yap-Lumontad, the BOC-CDO is also coordinating with other BOC offices to deliver the balikbayan boxes in their area of responsibility to expedite its release.
Consignees can claim their packages by presenting documents such as the valid ID of the receiver, a photocopy of the sender’s passport, and proof of shipping.
The free delivery is part of the commitment of Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz to assist the families of OFWs following the directive of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to protect the interest of migrant workers considered as today’s modern heroes.#