After the so called “Toll fee for imported hogs put up by Mayor Dominic Valera”, I’ve been bomarded with emails asking about Balikbayan boxes being delivered in Abra are also being stopped at a checkpoint. Abrenian Expats are now worried the packages sent to their families specially during the holidays.
Coincidentally, In this story by PIA, DTI intensifies campaign to safeguard shipment of balikbayan boxes
BANGUED, Abra, Dec . 4(PIA) – – As Christmas draws nearer, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) intensifies its campaign on balikbayan box shipments due to increasing incidents where freight forwarders loss or fail to deliver cargo freights from Overseas Filipino Workers to their families in the Philippines.
– See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=111386138237#sthash.xgT4LfSA.dpuf
Maybe they should look into these checkpoints for those “lost” packages if it’s true.