Philippines Customs – nothing to declare

Philippines Customs Declaration

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  1. Andrew Synnuck says:

    Lol!! Arrived from Bangkok last week on PAL,nothing to declare,Green Lane,and guess what they were collecting at the desk? Yes,Custom Declaration Forms!
    Checked in at the PAL desk next day for Caticlan,where a very helpful desk clerk told me what I already knew,that I would have to pay for my suitcase to be checked in(have you ever been on holiday for 2 weeks with hand luggage?!)
    9kg @ P200=P1800,but Sir if you want to save money go to the Cashier Desk,and you will only pay P700. Thank you I said,lifting my case off the scales,No Sir,we check it in here,I will give you a receipt. But what about my Boarding Pass? Oh you have to come back here with another receipt from the Cashier,20 desks down the line,where I met a bewildered American couple,who I helped,and a kind older Filipina who looked at us with arms raised in disbelief,and said to us I can only apologise for my country!! Eventually I proceeded to Departure Gate,which had a different number on the TV monitor to that on the ticket!
    I take the vagaries of travel in the Philippines with a shrug of my shoulders,but
    what damage is it doing to tourism here,in a very competitive S.E.Asian market??

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