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‘Paskong padala mula sa puso’: LBC assures OFWs of convenient ‘balikbayan box’ sending with best deals this Christmas 2021

The -ber months always remind Filipinos in the UAE of the season of sending their balikbayan boxes. In the spirit of gift-giving amid the pandemic, LBC continues to provide OFWs with convenient and affordable deals which ensure that their balikbayan boxes reach their families back home by December during the holiday rush.

This year, Filipinos can now shop directly at Carrefour to buy their empty balikbayan boxes and get their home appliances shipped straight to the Philippines from the store. LBC Sales & Marketing Senior Manager for the Middle East Allan Michael Bautista shared that OFWs can now skip the hassle of having to ship and pack the appliance themselves.

“Overseas Filipinos usually save up to send gadgets, TV & appliances as holiday gifts for their family. With this partnership, they can easily buy these items from Carrefour and enjoy special flat rates for straight shipment to the Philippines via LBC Prepaid Shipping Vouchers. No need to have these delivered to their flats as this can be sent from store to LBC Warehouse and to their consignees in the Philippines conveniently,” said Bautista.

As Christmas is the season for giving, LBC also prepared special rates for OFWs who wish to bring home several balikbayan boxes in one go through the LBC Kabayani offers. This way, OFWs can maximize their balikbayan box gifts for everyone in the family, as well as their relatives so that no one gets left behind without gifts this Christmas.

“With LBC Kabayani Deals, we offer a variety of affordable flat bundled rates for 2 boxes to anywhere in the Philippines for multiple balikbayan box sending. Now our customers won’t have to worry about sending more gifts for their loved ones back home,” added Bautista.

Longer cut-off

With the recent news on the global shipping container shortage, LBC has managed to leverage its network and ensure that OFWs get a longer cut-off period this 2021.

LBC Vice President for Middle East Mark Agalo-os states that this is LBC’s way to make sure that all OFWs have sufficient time to purchase all of their gifts with the following cut off dates:

  • October 18 – Mindanao
  • October 22 – Visayas
  • October 30 – Luzon
  • October 31 – Metro Manila

He advised OFWs to send as early as they can to make sure that the balikbayan boxes would arrive in time for Christmas this year.

“We’re proud to say that we are the biggest logistics service provider in the Philippines and LBC has covered almost every barangay in the Philippines so that wherever OFWs want to send, LBC will be there to deliver the love through their balikbayan boxes anywhere city or province in the Philippines. Our strong network and global presence allow us to leverage for longer holiday sea cargo cut-off dates this holiday season to allow more time for our kabayans to prepare their holiday padala. We encourage everyone to send their boxes early before the holiday sea cargo cut off to ensure that their boxes arrive in time for December,” said Agalo-os.

Agalo-os likewise added that LBC continues to provide contactless services in its efforts to ensure the safety of all of their customers and employees.

“As we respond to this need for movement, we also ensure that our employees, customers and the packages they send are all safe through implementing our contactless services and launched our contactless payment wherein customers can pay via their debit or credit card through their mobile phones. For those who want to book at the comfort of their homes, we also have our LBC Online booking facility so they can book their box pick up anywhere, anytime,” said Agalo-os.

Filipinos who wish to book their deliveries or pick up services for their balikbayan box can contact the following channels:


Call: 800 522 111

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