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Sorry for the off topic...but man,I really need to get out more.I haven't seen Bontoc yet,tho I would really like to.I need to get to the mountains.
Yep, just make sure you are not travelling past midnight as I saw the PNP Curfew notices in Bontoc and Tabuk Junction

The NPA are occasionally knocking off a cop once in a while.

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I don't use LBC anymore cause it is obvious that they just don't care about their customers,or providing decent service.

Atlas is now our "go to" shipper.They earned our business through decent timely service.
I use Jolly B Box for large shipment, ex Singapore

For smaller ones, on Air Freight, LBC always kept their word.

And for larger boxes, LBC delivery folks seem to get lost and keep making missed call, and if the recipient is not around to respond, that's it, it ends up in their ware house some where.

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I also had good luck with Atlas two years ago. Iowa to North Luzon about 8 weeks to the day as promised. They would be my guys if needed again.
Agree completely. They have my vote.

They were great with stuff when I used them.

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Got this from FOREXWORLD YESTERDAY

Due to increased duties and taxes imposed by the newly appointed Phil. Customs commissioner, the balikbayan box industry is forced to adjust shipping costs to the Philippines. This is to inform you that we have filed for a $10 increase across the board of our rates with the US Federal Maritime Commission. These rates will be effective on September 15, 2015.

While the new duties and taxes have already been implemented by the Phil. Customs, we encourage you to take advantage of our old rates until September 14, 2015.

To avail of these old rates, requests for packing and shipping must be made by August 31, 2015 to give us time to consolidate. Order transactions must also be received by August 31, 2015 to avail of our old rates. Those (order transactions) that do not need repacking must be delivered in our warehouse by September 7, 2015 to avail of old rates.

Old MM rates New MM rates
Small box $25 $35
Bulilit box $35 $45
Red box $45 $55
Blue box $55 $65
Green box $65 $75

Add $5-$10 for consolidation and repacking
Add $10-$20 for provincial deliveries
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Not a word from LBC Corporate in California yet.

I just spoke with the SE US office and they didn't mention a thing. I'll post when/if I get any info from them.

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Not a word from LBC Corporate in California yet.

I just spoke with the SE US office and they didn't mention a thing. I'll post when/if I get any info from them.
Surprisingly, in Singapore LBC has a VOIP Number that routes to their PH Call center, and so far, they have been good in providing updates (though not so in ensuring delivery is within agreed time frame)

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Surprisingly, in Singapore LBC has a VOIP Number that routes to their PH Call center, and so far, they have been good in providing updates (though not so in ensuring delivery is within agreed time frame)
Like many other businesses, service could depend on where you are using the. I have used LBS point to point inside the Philippines and have never had a problem. Each time their service was faster than I had expected in either direction. No complaints here.

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Like many other businesses, service could depend on where you are using the. I have used LBS point to point inside the Philippines and have never had a problem. Each time their service was faster than I had expected in either direction. No complaints here.
yep, their local delivery is excellent .. except the time they delivered a bunch of roses, from Manila to Baguio - 5 days late
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yep, their local delivery is excellent .. except the time they delivered a bunch of roses, from Manila to Baguio - 5 days late
Did it go from the Rose Farms in Baguio to Manila and then back to Baguio????? (LOL)

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Did it go from the Rose Farms in Baguio to Manila and then back to Baguio????? (LOL)

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Quite possible that it was air flown to Manila, and then LBC trucked it back to Baguio, and let it rot in their Porta Vaga Storage

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