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More and more Filipinos are now in their holiday-shopping mode for Christmas. To expedite the delivery of their balikbayan boxes, they are now looking at air cargo just to ensure that it reaches their family on time.

LBC Express for instance, takes a maximum of 7 days for the balikbayan box to reach its destination in the Philippines from the time it’s dispatched. All of their packages even have its own tracking number that you can check either online or on their website.

“Sa LBC, it’s a 5-7 day service. Hangga’t maari, kayang ipadala ito through any of our branches or pwede naming pick-upin at maari pa itong makarating ng Pasko,” explains LBC Regional Senior Sales and Marketing Manager Allan Bautista.

He also explained LBC’s ‘Unli Air,’ for “unlimited” where Pinoys can load all they want in the box, for as long as the box will still fit the contents and that the contents aren’t prohibited.

Flomic Balikbayan Cargo meantime said those residing in the Luzon and Metro Manila areas should have their cargo sent before Dec. 10 to make sure that the box is delivered by Dec. 22.

Taxable items

The general rule is being taxed for 10% of the items cost, starting at Dh50 for small items like mobile phones and DSLR cameras to Dh 1800 onwards for huge 43 inches and above flat screen TVs.

Prohibited items

These include: Firearms, Toy gun, Medicine, Rice, Tobacco/Cigarettes, Liquor/Wine, Flammable liquids, CD, DVD, Cash, currency, negotiable instruments, Live animals and insects, Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odor of any kind, Liquids such as but not limited to cooking oil, detergent, etc. and more.

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