CEBU CITY, Cebu — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday assured overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that safeguards will be put in place to prevent abuse in balikbayan box inspections.
At a media briefing here, Aquino said he will review the Bureau of Customs' proposed new policies in balikbayan box inspections with Customs and Finance officials on Monday afternoon.
The BOC has earlier announced that it will issue stricter guidelines on balikbayan boxes by October in an effort to curb technical smuggling.
In various posts on social media, OFWs complained that the measure would be an additional burden to them.
Others have urged their fellow migrant workers to stop sending their packages until BOC clarifies the plan.