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    • Anybody available to trek or travel in the Philippines with me?

      Philippines Nov 23, 2016 at 8:45 AM

      Anybody available to trek or travel in the Philippines with me?
      I am a Filipino and lives here and is willing to show anyone around. Looking for a travel buddy.

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      from Manila to Donsol

      Philippines Nov 14, 2016 at 11:34 PM

      hi guys,

      we are planning to hire a car and take a journey from Manila down to Donsol. Since we dont want to make it at one go, i am thinking of stopping by at various points of interests and staying 2 nights (in total) near them along the way. I plan to have one night at Taal volcano with the obvious trip to the crater and the other night somewhere half-way before reaching Donsol. I dont wish to stretch it, so that it means maximum around a 6-hour ride at a time.

      Where would you make the other overnight stopover (with solid lodging options)? Im open to make overall 3 stopovers if it will make a sense.

      As for the points of interests on the way, I was considering checking the Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church and passing through the hairpin road of Quezon National Forest. Anything else...maybe more intriguing?

      thank you a lot for any input,

      jirikoo

      more
    • Looking to join group or hire tour for El Nido to Coron Tour

      El Nido Nov 13, 2016 at 8:36 PM

      My wife and I are traveling to El Nido on Nov 25 and are hoping to go on an island hopping tour sometime between Nov 26 and Dec 1. We're looking to put together a group to hire a private boat for a 3 - 5 day tour of the islands from El Nido to Coron.

      Booking a group can reduce the price significantly! We'll be able to create our own tour but here is a sample of what we could see/do:

      islandhoppinginthephilippine...

      Let me know if you're interested!!!

      more
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      Accomodation

      Cavite Nov 4, 2016 at 11:45 PM

      Looking for a place to rent for 2 months stay in Trece Martires City, Cavite. Any suggestions?
      Thank you

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      Do they sell Glen 20 in the Philippines?

      Philippines Nov 20, 2016 at 8:08 PM

      I'm travelling to the Philippines in April, for the first time. I'm a bit of a hygiene freak, and I'm wondering if they sell Glen 20 in the Philippines? If not, am I allowed to take a spray can like Glen 20 in my luggage?

      more
    • Surfing in January

      Siargao Island Nov 16, 2016 at 11:13 AM

      Hi,

      I'm going to the Philippines in January and I was wondering about surf conditions. I know it's going to rain and it should be quite windy too, but would it be possible to get good conditions in the morning for example, followed by crappy ones in the afternoon? Also, would it be better to go towards the beginning or the end of the month?

      Thanks!

      more
    • shisha, hubbly bubbly , hookah

      Manila Nov 13, 2016 at 6:33 PM

      is there shisha or hookah places in manila and boracay ?

      more
    • Travel Advisory on Puerto Galera

      Puerto Galera Nov 7, 2016 at 4:00 AM

      Hi everyone. With recent news of increased kidnapping in the southern part of Cebu. I'd like to ask if it is safe to travel to Puerto Galera, about 300 miles North-West of Cebu. If any travellers have visited Puerto Galera recently, or any local residence of Mindoro Oriental, would really appreciate your feedback on any safety concerns. Thank You!

      more
    • NEAR BEACH

      Philippines Nov 25, 2016 at 10:22 PM

      does anyone know what would be the nearest beach resort from San fernando pampanga or Angeles City, Thanks mates

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      How to get to Bataan from Manila ?

      Bataan Nov 15, 2016 at 5:55 AM

      Just trying to plan where to go for a few days from Manila and found a nice hotel in the bay of Bataan. It is not a beautiful place but looks quite varied and intesting, with some sandy bays around the penisular.

      Once again I am unsure how do I get there from Manila ? How long would it take roughly ?

      more
    • El Nido to Puerto Princesa Airport

      Puerto Princesa Nov 4, 2016 at 7:10 AM

      Hi. Our return flight is 7:10 PM and check out is 12PM. Will we be able to catch our return flight given the 6-7 hours travel time from El Nido to PPS airport. Thank you.

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      Where to spend 2 week

      Philippines Nov 28, 2016 at 3:31 AM

      my wife and I are planning a 2 week visit in April and are looking to have a relaxed break only visiting 2 or 3 places, one of which will be Manila as we flying in/out of there.(we will come back again so no need to rush and try to see everything).
      I have looked at a range of sites which present so many beautiful destinations that I am finding difficulty in identifying what would work best for us.In addition when I read a number of posts they present some places as being not quite as the brochures show (eg some of the posts below relating to Palawaan.
      We are interested in being on picturesque beaches, seeing some cultural and historic sights and possibly doing some snorkelling/diving.
      I would appreciate any thoughts from those who have visited or live in the Phillippines
      THanks

      more
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      Day trips From Manila

      Manila Nov 14, 2016 at 4:28 AM

      I will be staying in Manila for a few days and besides exploring Manila I was wondering what day trips I could do using public transport from there. Any suggestions ?

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      Is Palawan really a paradise island?

      Palawan Nov 14, 2016 at 2:51 PM

      Hello!

      I'm planning to go to Philippines in winter and Palawan island sounds like a major spot in the archipelago and I want to go there. Nevertheless I'm wondering more and more if the island by itself is a nice place to enjoy the typical paradise-white-sand-tropical scenery.

      Because when you find pictures about Palawan and more precisely about El Nido you have amazing captures of turquoise water days, black limestome, jungle, etc... But when you check on Google Maps (Google Street View, Amateur pictures, etc...) Palawan mainland beaches look a bit disappointing.

      I know I can be picky and I've very high standards when it to beaches. Is there any amazing swimming/diving spot in Palawan mailand or should I go on one of the many surrounding islands such as Cadlao, Mantiloc, Miniloc or Tapiutan Islands directly? Are there very frequent boats to go from El Nido to those places?

      Thank you in advance
      XXX

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      How to travel in Philippines (archipelago problem)?

      Philippines Nov 7, 2016 at 6:35 AM

      Hello!
      I'm planning to go maybe in Philippines in january-february and I'm facing a slight fear about the geographic aspect of this archipelago. I want to know a bit how to deal with the distance between each island I would like to visit. Naturally I'll arrive on Manila, so Luzon Island.

      But after. Which islands would you suggest me to visit the most? I want to go of course of Palawan. I thing the best option there is the plane because it's pretty remote.

      But othewise what about Cebu, Mindoro or Bohol. Is that easy to go from an island to another. Is there ferries with the possibility to take a car with. How does it work?

      I would like to rent a car too. I mean I want to be really free. Is it possible to drive in Philippines (outside of Manila of course)?

      Thank you a lot :)
      XXX

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      Moving Around From Cavite, Nasugbu, Taygaytay and back

      Cavite Nov 7, 2016 at 6:27 AM

      I will be travelling from Cavite to Mount Pico De Loro, Nasugbu, then to Taygaytay, and back to Cavite. How can I travel and at what cost please?

      I assume there are busses or a metro from Manila to Cavite as well ? Any help greatfully received

      more
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      Best national parks in the Philippines

      Philippines Nov 13, 2016 at 10:10 AM

      Hello!

      I'm planning to go maybe in the Philippines in winter and I'd like to visit some national parks. Of course I already thought about the nature reserves in Palawan but apart from that I've not so much ideas about the most scenic and rich national parks and reserves.

      - I'm planning to go in Luzon, Palawan and probably on Mindoro, Bohol and Cebu. (Mindanao looks great but I've heard very preoccupying things about the social/religious situation there...)

      - I love rainforest, hiking, mountains, volcanoes, etc... Can you suggest me some some nice natural places to have this kind of environment in the islands mentionned above.

      - I saw breathtaking pictures of Apo Reef Natural Park but I can't get any information about it... How can I go there. Does it worth it? Or should I better try to stop in Coron Island from Palawan? Is there ferry between Palawan and Coron for affordable prices?

      Thank you in advance :)
      XXX

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      Where to spend 2 week

      Philippines Nov 28, 2016 at 3:31 AM

      my wife and I are planning a 2 week visit in April and are looking to have a relaxed break only visiting 2 or 3 places, one of which will be Manila as we flying in/out of there.(we will come back again so no need to rush and try to see everything).
      I have looked at a range of sites which present so many beautiful destinations that I am finding difficulty in identifying what would work best for us.In addition when I read a number of posts they present some places as being not quite as the brochures show (eg some of the posts below relating to Palawaan.
      We are interested in being on picturesque beaches, seeing some cultural and historic sights and possibly doing some snorkelling/diving.
      I would appreciate any thoughts from those who have visited or live in the Phillippines
      THanks

      5 Answers Nov 29, 2016 at 9:25 PM
    • NEAR BEACH

      Philippines Nov 25, 2016 at 10:22 PM

      does anyone know what would be the nearest beach resort from San fernando pampanga or Angeles City, Thanks mates

      4 Answers Nov 29, 2016 at 4:42 AM
    • Anybody available to trek or travel in the Philippines with me?

      Philippines Nov 23, 2016 at 8:45 AM

      Anybody available to trek or travel in the Philippines with me?
      I am a Filipino and lives here and is willing to show anyone around. Looking for a travel buddy.

      1 Answer Nov 23, 2016 at 9:53 AM
    • BritR11's Profile Photo

      Do they sell Glen 20 in the Philippines?

      Philippines Nov 20, 2016 at 8:08 PM

      I'm travelling to the Philippines in April, for the first time. I'm a bit of a hygiene freak, and I'm wondering if they sell Glen 20 in the Philippines? If not, am I allowed to take a spray can like Glen 20 in my luggage?

      3 Answers Nov 22, 2016 at 3:35 AM
    • Surfing in January

      Siargao Island Nov 16, 2016 at 11:13 AM

      Hi,

      I'm going to the Philippines in January and I was wondering about surf conditions. I know it's going to rain and it should be quite windy too, but would it be possible to get good conditions in the morning for example, followed by crappy ones in the afternoon? Also, would it be better to go towards the beginning or the end of the month?

      Thanks!

      3 Answers Nov 18, 2016 at 4:06 AM
    • soundchaseruk's Profile Photo

      How to get to Bataan from Manila ?

      Bataan Nov 15, 2016 at 5:55 AM

      Just trying to plan where to go for a few days from Manila and found a nice hotel in the bay of Bataan. It is not a beautiful place but looks quite varied and intesting, with some sandy bays around the penisular.

      Once again I am unsure how do I get there from Manila ? How long would it take roughly ?

      4 Answers Nov 16, 2016 at 1:05 AM
    • jirikoo's Profile Photo

      from Manila to Donsol

      Philippines Nov 14, 2016 at 11:34 PM

      hi guys,

      we are planning to hire a car and take a journey from Manila down to Donsol. Since we dont want to make it at one go, i am thinking of stopping by at various points of interests and staying 2 nights (in total) near them along the way. I plan to have one night at Taal volcano with the obvious trip to the crater and the other night somewhere half-way before reaching Donsol. I dont wish to stretch it, so that it means maximum around a 6-hour ride at a time.

      Where would you make the other overnight stopover (with solid lodging options)? Im open to make overall 3 stopovers if it will make a sense.

      As for the points of interests on the way, I was considering checking the Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church and passing through the hairpin road of Quezon National Forest. Anything else...maybe more intriguing?

      thank you a lot for any input,

      jirikoo

      1 Answer Nov 15, 2016 at 4:04 AM
    • Sinosphere's Profile Photo

      Is Palawan really a paradise island?

      Palawan Nov 14, 2016 at 2:51 PM

      Hello!

      I'm planning to go to Philippines in winter and Palawan island sounds like a major spot in the archipelago and I want to go there. Nevertheless I'm wondering more and more if the island by itself is a nice place to enjoy the typical paradise-white-sand-tropical scenery.

      Because when you find pictures about Palawan and more precisely about El Nido you have amazing captures of turquoise water days, black limestome, jungle, etc... But when you check on Google Maps (Google Street View, Amateur pictures, etc...) Palawan mainland beaches look a bit disappointing.

      I know I can be picky and I've very high standards when it to beaches. Is there any amazing swimming/diving spot in Palawan mailand or should I go on one of the many surrounding islands such as Cadlao, Mantiloc, Miniloc or Tapiutan Islands directly? Are there very frequent boats to go from El Nido to those places?

      Thank you in advance
      XXX

      8 Answers Nov 15, 2016 at 11:12 AM
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      Day trips From Manila

      Manila Nov 14, 2016 at 4:28 AM

      I will be staying in Manila for a few days and besides exploring Manila I was wondering what day trips I could do using public transport from there. Any suggestions ?

      5 Answers Nov 15, 2016 at 4:05 AM
    • Looking to join group or hire tour for El Nido to Coron Tour

      El Nido Nov 13, 2016 at 8:36 PM

      My wife and I are traveling to El Nido on Nov 25 and are hoping to go on an island hopping tour sometime between Nov 26 and Dec 1. We're looking to put together a group to hire a private boat for a 3 - 5 day tour of the islands from El Nido to Coron.

      Booking a group can reduce the price significantly! We'll be able to create our own tour but here is a sample of what we could see/do:

      islandhoppinginthephilippine...

      Let me know if you're interested!!!

      2 Answers Nov 15, 2016 at 2:58 AM
    • shisha, hubbly bubbly , hookah

      Manila Nov 13, 2016 at 6:33 PM

      is there shisha or hookah places in manila and boracay ?

      2 Answers Nov 13, 2016 at 7:20 PM
    • Sinosphere's Profile Photo

      Best national parks in the Philippines

      Philippines Nov 13, 2016 at 10:10 AM

      Hello!

      I'm planning to go maybe in the Philippines in winter and I'd like to visit some national parks. Of course I already thought about the nature reserves in Palawan but apart from that I've not so much ideas about the most scenic and rich national parks and reserves.

      - I'm planning to go in Luzon, Palawan and probably on Mindoro, Bohol and Cebu. (Mindanao looks great but I've heard very preoccupying things about the social/religious situation there...)

      - I love rainforest, hiking, mountains, volcanoes, etc... Can you suggest me some some nice natural places to have this kind of environment in the islands mentionned above.

      - I saw breathtaking pictures of Apo Reef Natural Park but I can't get any information about it... How can I go there. Does it worth it? Or should I better try to stop in Coron Island from Palawan? Is there ferry between Palawan and Coron for affordable prices?

      Thank you in advance :)
      XXX

      10 Answers Nov 14, 2016 at 4:27 PM
    • Sinosphere's Profile Photo

      How to travel in Philippines (archipelago problem)?

      Philippines Nov 7, 2016 at 6:35 AM

      Hello!
      I'm planning to go maybe in Philippines in january-february and I'm facing a slight fear about the geographic aspect of this archipelago. I want to know a bit how to deal with the distance between each island I would like to visit. Naturally I'll arrive on Manila, so Luzon Island.

      But after. Which islands would you suggest me to visit the most? I want to go of course of Palawan. I thing the best option there is the plane because it's pretty remote.

      But othewise what about Cebu, Mindoro or Bohol. Is that easy to go from an island to another. Is there ferries with the possibility to take a car with. How does it work?

      I would like to rent a car too. I mean I want to be really free. Is it possible to drive in Philippines (outside of Manila of course)?

      Thank you a lot :)
      XXX

      7 Answers Nov 8, 2016 at 3:26 PM
    • soundchaseruk's Profile Photo

      Moving Around From Cavite, Nasugbu, Taygaytay and back

      Cavite Nov 7, 2016 at 6:27 AM

      I will be travelling from Cavite to Mount Pico De Loro, Nasugbu, then to Taygaytay, and back to Cavite. How can I travel and at what cost please?

      I assume there are busses or a metro from Manila to Cavite as well ? Any help greatfully received

      7 Answers Nov 9, 2016 at 10:58 PM
    • Travel Advisory on Puerto Galera

      Puerto Galera Nov 7, 2016 at 4:00 AM

      Hi everyone. With recent news of increased kidnapping in the southern part of Cebu. I'd like to ask if it is safe to travel to Puerto Galera, about 300 miles North-West of Cebu. If any travellers have visited Puerto Galera recently, or any local residence of Mindoro Oriental, would really appreciate your feedback on any safety concerns. Thank You!

      2 Answers Nov 7, 2016 at 9:38 AM
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      Accomodation

      Cavite Nov 4, 2016 at 11:45 PM

      Looking for a place to rent for 2 months stay in Trece Martires City, Cavite. Any suggestions?
      Thank you

      2 Answers Nov 5, 2016 at 1:09 AM
    • El Nido to Puerto Princesa Airport

      Puerto Princesa Nov 4, 2016 at 7:10 AM

      Hi. Our return flight is 7:10 PM and check out is 12PM. Will we be able to catch our return flight given the 6-7 hours travel time from El Nido to PPS airport. Thank you.

      4 Answers Nov 4, 2016 at 3:13 PM
    • about eatables in hand baggage.

      Manila Nov 4, 2016 at 12:00 AM

      I'm going to travel from manila to trichy in air asia. Can i carry donut package, bread spread, cake pack and choclate in hand baggage? Because i didn't book for extra 20kg package...answer quickly please....

      7 Answers Nov 4, 2016 at 4:30 PM
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      1st Time in Philippines - Feb 17 for 2 weeks

      Philippines Nov 3, 2016 at 6:02 AM

      I decided to fly to Manila dn meet up with a friend there. They only have 4 days free so I am looking for a nice beach are a which is not a days journey from Manila.

      After this I have a week to explore an island, and wish to see non touristic life, natural forests and good beaches. I am not one for expensive hotels and travel so can anyone suggest a nice area to chill with my friend, and nice areas I can backpack to ?

      Not sure what the public transport is like so would appreciate some tips of getting about

      10 Answers Nov 9, 2016 at 1:26 AM
    • Seeking partners for Kibungan Mountain Range Trek - Dec 2016

      Philippines Nov 2, 2016 at 4:34 PM

      I am planning a Kibungan Mountain Range Trek by Uncharted Philippines for two date periods: Either Dec 3-6 or Dec 13-16. It is a very highly regarded trek off the beaten path. Details at unchartedphilippines.com/en/....

      The price is $480 per person and is pretty much inclusive of everything. Is anyone interested in joining me? if so, let me know if you have a preferred date slot.

      My email is jwallia@gmail.com. Thanks.

      5 Answers Nov 3, 2016 at 5:04 PM
    • El Nido to Coron private tour in mid-November 2016

      El Nido Oct 24, 2016 at 5:33 AM

      Hi there!

      Together with my wife (both 28 years old) we are coming to Palawan to spend a little time there and do some islandhopping tours. There are many public offers, however my dream is to make a private tour, as it is much more exciting and can be just the same price if you form a group.

      We are staying in El Nido town until more or less 14th November 2016 and then wanted to take a tour to Coron Town as we have a flight from Busuanga airport on 18th in the morning. We plan making a 3-4 days trip around 14-17 November from El Nido to Coron, visiting Linapacan etc. Price depends on the number of people, but even in two couples it could cost like 5000 PHP per person, so not so much for spending so much time at the sea (bearing in mind ferry El Nido - Coron costs 1800 PHP).

      The idea arise from the site islandhoppinginthephilippine... where you can get many information about such private tours (you will see my request there).

      If you fancy such tour let's get together and go for adventure!

      Michal from Poland

      2 Answers Nov 14, 2016 at 6:28 AM
    • Safety in Mindoro?

      Philippines Oct 12, 2016 at 12:03 AM

      My 15 year old son (who knows everything about everything because he's 15!) has been invited to spend 2 weeks over Christmas with a school friend's family on the Island of Mindoro. After reading the British Embassy advice not to travel to Southern Philippines, of course as a mum I am so worried about the whole of the Philippines. Do you think it is very safe - I'd really love him to have this experience, but obviously not if he is in any danger at all? Thanks.

      5 Answers Nov 10, 2016 at 12:31 AM
    • Going to iloilo city from mambukal resort bacolod

      Iloilo Oct 6, 2016 at 9:34 AM

      How to get to iloilo from mambukal resort. How much usally the cost of van or bus going to the port? How much is the fare going to iloilo by ferry? Tnx

      1 Answer Oct 6, 2016 at 10:33 AM
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      Van rental (with driver)

      Cebu City Oct 3, 2016 at 2:46 AM

      Hi, any idea how much would van rental (with driver) cost? Details as follows:
      1. Date: Oct 24 (Mon)

      -One (1) day rental , within Cebu city only

      2. 6-10pax

      3. Package inclusive of fuel/gas? meals of driver? If not, kindly advise how much should we budget for these.

      Thanks.

      1 Answer Oct 3, 2016 at 10:04 AM
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      Van rental (with driver)

      Bacolod Oct 3, 2016 at 2:44 AM

      Hi, any idea how much would van rental (with driver) cost? Details as follows:
      1. Date: Oct 10 (Mon)

      -One (1) day rental , within Bacolod city only

      2. 6-10pax

      3. Package inclusive of fuel/gas? meals of driver? If not, kindly advise how much should we budget for these.

      Thanks.

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      Naga van rental (with driver)

      Naga Oct 3, 2016 at 2:39 AM

      Hi, any idea how much would van rental (with driver) cost? Details as follows:
      1. Naga-Manila-Naga

      Depart Naga: Nov 3 (Thu), 12nn
      Depart Manila: Nov 6 (Sun), 12nn

      2. 6-10pax

      3. Package inclusive of fuel/gas? meals, and accommodation for driver? If not, kindly advise how much should we budget for these.

      Thanks.

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      Van Rental (Baguio-Manila-Baguio)

      Baguio Oct 3, 2016 at 2:24 AM

      Hi, any idea how much would van rental (with driver) cost? Details as follows:

      1. Baguio-Manila-Baguio

          Depart Baguio: Nov 3 (Thu), 12nn

          Depart Manila: Nov 6 (Sun), 12nn

      2. 6-10pax

      3. Package inclusive of fuel/gas? meals, and accommodation for driver? If not, kindly advise how much should we budget for these.

      Thanks.

       

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      what to visit next

      Philippines Oct 1, 2016 at 10:11 PM

      hello guys,

      been already a few times in ph and we already visited boracay, palawan, el nido, manila, tagatay and taal volcano...

      i know philipines full of nice places but we look for see difrent things each time not who are all almost same likes...

      what would you sugest us next ?

      i was thinking of coron but worried it will be like el nido.

      we didnt visit yet around cebu and davao, but im worried to be frank...lot abu sayaf and other moro stuff in these region, lot reports of foreigners being kidnaped or such....so im bit reticent going there...

      was also think about baguio but worried it will be fast done around..

      so any sugestions for a week long or so place?

      13 Answers Nov 6, 2016 at 4:51 AM
    • JEEP RENTAL OR JEEP FROM SAN JUAN TO LAIYA BATANGAS AND BACK

      Laiya Sep 26, 2016 at 4:07 AM

      Hi ! Anyone has a contact number for jeeps from San Juan Batangas to Laiya resort and from Laiya Resort to San Juan Batangas Bus Terminal or Jeep Terminal? Jeep for hire or even not for hire. Thank you. Is it hard to find a jeep from Laiya resort to San Juan bus terminal/jeep terminal? Thanks.

      2 Answers Sep 28, 2016 at 6:39 PM
    • Do I have to pay for a tax??

      Philippines Sep 25, 2016 at 11:06 PM

      Hello everyone..I just want to ask those people who know the answer regarding my question..my bf for USA sent me some gifts( gadgets etc) last 21st on Same day Express Courier Service..he said I don't have to pick up on those things because they will deliver it on my address..I have the tracking # so I can see where the things are now..it says here it was on mactan-cebu airport and is now on "shipment hold-awaiting for custom's clearance"..I don't know what will I do regarding this..
      I am hoping someone will give me a response..Thank you

      12 Answers Sep 26, 2016 at 5:08 AM