When you want to bring electrical or electronic equipment to the Philippines, there are a number of issues to take care of. This article provides some details about voltage, plugs, television systems, cell-phones, etc.
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|Tuesday, 4 February 2020 23:43:16 PHT|
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|Saturday, 1 June 2019 07:38:04 PHT|
|Hello, good day.. My boyfriend wanted to import iphones from europe for the purpose of having a small apple store..how much do you think is the charges for this ..thankyou for your favorable response|
|Emery c wrote:|
|Tuesday, 26 March 2019 05:33:39 PHT|
|I have 110 in my apartment /hiuse, am I allowed to bring in power tools with cords|
|Douglas Barr wrote:|
|Friday, 22 March 2019 00:17:45 PHT|
|I want to bring a singer sewing machine (value $300) as a gift . Is this permissible. I will not be bringing it home with me. Can i bring it in if i pay tax on it?|
|Douglas Barr wrote:|
|Friday, 22 March 2019 00:15:51 PHT|
|Your Comment I want to bring a Singer Sewing Machine (value $300) as a gift when I visit the Philippines in May. Is this permissible. I will not be brining it home with me.|
|Saturday, 5 January 2019 06:58:42 PHT|
Ask ko lang kung magkano ung tax if i bring 40inch smart tv
Nabili ko sa u.s. seafarer ako and i go home at europe.. thnks
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|Friday, 10 March 2017 01:07:00 PHT|
|can i bring in my used 55"led tv into davao it was bought more than 2 yrs ago. will i be tax for it???|
|bian khafif wrote:|
|Tuesday, 14 February 2017 20:11:55 PHT|
|Can i bring LED/LCD tv 40" from saudi to philippines. Thanks for the reply.|
|Thursday, 2 February 2017 21:44:41 PHT|
|I am OFW I want to bring 55 inches TV. How much tax for 55 inches TV?|
|Tuesday, 24 January 2017 23:48:12 PHT|
|Returning residents, OFWs now allowed to bring in personal, household effects worth PHP350K -- BOC
will take effect on January 24 2017.
MANILA -- Returning residents and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will be allowed to bring in personal and household effects amounting to PHP350,000.00 starting on Tuesday, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said.
This as Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 06-2016, which covers the provisions of Republic Act No. 10863 (or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act) on conditionally tax and/or duty-exempt importation of such items imported by returning Filipinos, will take effect on January 24 2017.
|Saturday, 7 January 2017 04:21:10 PHT|
|Pag po ba ipina cargo sa pinas ang 50inch tv wala po ba tax na babayaran? O pag ini handcarry po sa flight wala po ba problema sa kahit anong airlines? Thanks po|
|Thursday, 29 December 2016 02:30:32 PHT|
|I have about 1,000 transceivers (FM Electronic equipment) for interpretation work. I expect to carry it with me and declare it. Will I have to obtain any type of import permit or other credentials? I do NOT plan to sell this equipment or leave it in Manila.|
|Tuesday, 6 December 2016 12:19:11 PHT|
|Hi po.Ask ko lang po kung sino ang may alam kung magkano ang tax when it comes electonics or gadgets, Airport Philippines?Balak ko po kase magdala ng 43inch or 50inch T.v. Thank you po.|
|Wednesday, 2 November 2016 19:38:04 PHT|
|I would like to ask if may tax po ba kung magdadala ng 49 inch na tv ? may tax po ba sa airport? thanks po God bless|
|jayv pastrana wrote:|
|Monday, 3 October 2016 03:20:49 PHT|
|Asked q lng qng allowed 40 inches tv s phillipine airlines check in buggage riyadh to manila tnx po s sagot|
|Marvin curimao wrote:|
|Tuesday, 20 September 2016 05:31:15 PHT|
|pwde po mag dala ng dalwang TV 40inch each & one handcarry?|
|Friday, 1 July 2016 14:22:25 PHT|
|I was in Philippines in April and May this year, and I can tell you this much, the cost of electronics, such as TVs, are one-half times more higher than the ones I bought when I came back to US for a visit. Philippines is becoming as high in cost, and now so much higher in electronics it is cheaper buying in U.S. and paying shipping costs, it is still cheaper buying in U.S. and shipping it than buying locally. Amazing the difference across the board at stores and different brands were ALL substantially higher than in US Same goes for vehicles also.|
|Saturday, 30 January 2016 15:23:50 PHT|
|ask ko lng po may tax po ba ang personal na gamit ddalhin ko kasi ang 12 watches ko na nsa isang case lahat. uuwi kasi ako ngayon february. tia|
|Francis Litan wrote:|
|Friday, 15 January 2016 22:38:15 PHT|
|I bought an alarm clock radio from Europe or from Australia. It's says 50Hz on it. Voltage converters cannot change frequencies, Hz or cycles. In order to change from 220V AC @ 60Hz (Philippines) to 220V-240V AC @ 50Hz. 12V DC adapter (100V - 240V 50/60Hz, 220V - 240V AC8 ~ 50/60Hz, 110V/220V ~ 60Hz) and 50 Hz 220V power inverter from Europe and Australia. Converting 60Hz to 50Hz by using DC There's no problem by using an American alarm clock radio,(120V 60Hz) with 50w stepdown transformer and Japanese alarm clock radio (100V 50/60Hz; 50Hz and 60Hz switchable.) in the Philippines. Due to frequency or cycles mismatch, 50Hz clock will run fast on 60Hz. 50Hz power inverter required in order to use 50Hz clock in the Philippines.|
|mae romero wrote:|
|Thursday, 24 December 2015 16:51:21 PHT|
|just want to ask my boyfriend planning to bring 43 inch samsung tv unfurtunately the reciept is lost may babayaran po bang taxes yong tv pag dating d2 sa pinas?hope to hear reply soon|
|Tuesday, 8 December 2015 20:24:14 PHT|
|Hi po,ask lang po ako if below php 10,000 amount ng tv 32"from Singapore to Philippine may tax po ba?at magkano?thank you.|
|Saturday, 24 October 2015 09:46:38 PHT|
|guys... im sorry im a filipino and it says PHP 10,000 pa nga po ang limit weather new or old.. better if its a tablet or cellphone alisin nyo na sa lalagayan at paganahin nyo para mukhang ginagamit nyo.... personal effects nga po eh hindi nga p[o kasama... ilang ulit na kasi sinabi paulit ulit din kayo tanong ng tanong... ma pa tablet, laptop or kung ano man/// kung TV na karaniwang sinasabing 40inches up eh kung yan po personal na ginamit nyo (kUNO)at kung kaya nyo ipakita ang resibo na may date na matagal nyo ng nabili natural second hand na po yan at pwede mag fall sa mababang halaga... pag umuuwi po ako lahat ng personal effect na nabibili ko sinasamahan ko ng resibo na may date.. minsan naman po matino at madaling kausap po ang mga nasa customs... lalo na kung hindi naman kalakihan ang ang ipapasok nyo... basata tandaan nyo lang kung mag uuwi kayo ng ipad or phone eh gamitin nyo dapat naka open at hindi naka sara...at hindi isinisingit kung sang saang parte ng bag... lahat ng personal na gadgets ko nilalagay ko sa knapsack ko hindi naman nila ako hinaharang kasi nga ginagamit naman sila basta hindi lang katawatawa ang dami... 3 ipad 5 phone.. kahit sino naman eh mag dududa dun.. wag po sana natin utakan ang mga awtoridad... pag nahuli sisisihin natin sila na kesyo mga mag nanakaw... in the first place mga ka pinoy.. sino po ba ang unang umasta na parang mag nanakaw.. di ba tayong umuuwi! alam na natin noon pa ang sitwasun eh bakit pilit nyo pinaniniwala mga sarili nyo na dapat eh ganito ang palakad nila na ayon sa atin.. EH HINDI NGA EH .. ANG KUKULIT NYO!.. ako kesa maabala at mag init pa ang ulo... sinusonod ko nalang patakaran at idinadaan ko sa tamang processo kasi.,. kung mag ka aberya mas may habol ako... kesa sa mga bagay na patago or mga ipinalulusot tapos pag nawala eh kuda na ng uda na ninaka ng mga taga customs... HINDI AKO TAGA GOBYERNO nor TAGA CUSTOMS. Isa din akong gusto maka mura sa mga pamamasyal ko at mga bayarin at mas mapapmahal pa kung mawawalan ka or mag babayad ng sobra sobra kung TATANGATANGA lang ako.... kaya mainam sundin nalang ang alituntunin... wag lalagpas sa Php10K na iuuwi... or better yet tutal nag ipion ka narin lang naman ipa ship mo nalang it may cost much pero ams mabuti ng may managot na iba kung mawala kesa luhaan... ang pinag hirapan ay di biro... mas kawalan ang manakan dahil sa ating sariling kawalang galang sa itinakdang hikadura... isang tip din po palaging nyo pong isama sa computation nyo kung gusto nyo mag padala eh ang handling fee... so kung ang balak nyo eh 10K na halaga bawasan nyo ng 2k kasi yung ang ibabayad nyo sa shipping fee .. kahit na mataas basta LAGI NYONG TANDAAN>>>> mainam na may hawak kang ebidensya na pwede mo silang balikan o idemanda kesa patago na walakang kalaban laban at maibalik pa sa iyo... humanap ng lehitimong forwarder kesa sa muumurahin.... parang lang yan CHINA made madaliing masira.. kesa US or European brand... yun lang at bow!|
|Richel ballarta wrote:|
|Saturday, 17 October 2015 19:56:38 PHT|
|Hi ask LNG po ako uwi po ako this coming dec.. Dadala sana ako Ng 40inch led tv.... Davao airport arrival ko po ... My tax b at mgkano?|
|Tuesday, 13 October 2015 22:07:16 PHT|
|Good day po!!!ask ko Lang po Kung may taxs ang 42 inches Sony tv sa custom?kung dadalahin ko by company baggage.pabakasyon po Kasi ako ng dec..please kindly reply for my information... Tnx, Jerry|
|Friday, 25 September 2015 21:16:19 PHT|
|Ask ko lng po uuwi po ako this coming December magdadala po ng tv 42 inches sony bravia..nabili ko po nun april pa mgkano kaya tax babayaran ko? Pls reply..thak you|
|Monday, 21 September 2015 16:07:25 PHT|
|ask ko lang po if ok po bang magdala ng 10 pieces of watches sa pilipinas. i am currently here in iran i bought watches for my family . sa tingin nyo po ba papatawan ng tax yan ng mga taga customs? i want an urgent response|
|Friday, 18 September 2015 11:17:00 PHT|
|Just for clarifications PH 10,000 balik bayan gift allowance contains food in can,toothpaste,lotion and bags?... What if it's branded does it included in my PH 10,000 allowance or will be taxable ....thanks|
|Ma. Regina G. Consigna wrote:|
|Thursday, 17 September 2015 15:27:52 PHT|
|Hi! My husband will returning here in philippines after 2yrs. He wanted to bring 40" of SONY LED TV and 1pc of old laptop which sold by his co-worker and 1pc of tablet. My question is may tax po ba yung 40" SONY LED TV , OLD laptop and tablet? how about also if he bring some skin care products like lotion and soap may limit po ba sa pagdala ng skin care products? how about shampoo, toothpaste and other personal care? kindly give us an information about TARIFF CODE. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS...|
|Tuesday, 15 September 2015 22:48:38 PHT|
|I would like to ask if i will be charge or taxed if i bring 40 inches tv from saudi arabia going to the philippines. If yes how much would it be. Hoping for your postive response.|
|Amy Cebrero wrote:|
|Tuesday, 18 August 2015 08:20:41 PHT|
|Hi ask ko lng po if pano po itatravel ung mga items from manila to gensan kagaya ng ref,tv,aircon at computer? Pakitawagan naman po ako sa 09197817958. Salamat po|
|Tuesday, 7 July 2015 07:48:44 PHT|
|Hi...just want to ask guys if u have any idea: I wanted to bring as check-in luggage my stereo component which is a tower type,height almost 5feet tall. I'm confused if there is any restriction about the dimension of the should be check-in luggage. Thank u for you all your ideas. I really appreciate it. Vie|
|Roy Alon wrote:|
|Sunday, 5 July 2015 13:50:45 PHT|
|Hi all sino po'ang mag-iimport dito or magpadala ng mga personal effect papuntang cebu? Tawagan nyo lang po ako 20ft or 40ft container. Eto number ko 09329129711.|
|Thursday, 2 July 2015 08:02:06 PHT|
|What about from kuwait? I have appliances that 220-240v 50hz! It is possible that it will match to the power suply standard in ph?? Answer pls...|
|Sunday, 21 June 2015 21:07:59 PHT|
|Hi ask ko lang kung tax free po ba sa seaman pag mag uwi ako ng tv sa Philippines na 42 inch? Thanks|
|Friday, 5 June 2015 16:51:02 PHT|
|Good day po. Ask ko lang po kung kasi uuwi ako ng pinas this coming July 2015. Ask ko lang po kasi may iuuwi ako 42 inch TV, isang Mobile Phone, 2 tablets, isan mini speaker. May mga taxes po kaya yun? Pls need your feedback regarding sa mga ito. Thanks|
|Sheirine ordiales wrote:|
|Friday, 22 May 2015 00:46:51 PHT|
|Good day ., Just want to ask here in dubai they use 220-250volts with 13A. 50-60hertz. What if i buy an microwave and ref here? The voltage is 220-250v 13A but 50hertz only, is it possible that i can use it in the philippines? Or i have to buy a stabilizer for the ref and oven? Thank you Hope to hear from you soon...|
|Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:29:20 PHT|
|Uuwi po ako ngayong june. May tax po ba ang 42 inches tv sa pinas? Tnx|
|Saturday, 21 March 2015 22:58:58 PHT|
|im in dubai going to davao city i bring lcd 42 inches i have to pay taxes|
|Wang Hazel wrote:|
|Thursday, 12 March 2015 07:40:18 PHT|
|Ask Ko lng po ung mother Ko uwi Sa pinas next month nag tourist po sya dto kung nakapag uwi sya Ng 42 inch n tv Sa pinas at magkano po ang tax at saan po babayaran at Sa Taiwan magbayad fin po b sya Ng tax ung tv po kung convert Sa peso is more than 30 k po wait Ko po answer nyo Salamat po|
|Saturday, 21 February 2015 05:22:23 PHT|
|Ask ko lng din po sana if it is allowed pong magdala ng 42 inch na tv Galing Dubai to Philippines next month po March 15,2015. I need feedback plz.. Thanks|
|Tuesday, 3 February 2015 17:27:04 PHT|
|hi all, can i bring along my electric chair when i go back to philippines..? Good Luck xD|
|Saturday, 17 January 2015 20:26:03 PHT|
|Hello po sa lahat! Uuwi po ako from Thailand. May tax po ba ang used personal computer pag dating sa naia?|
|Glenda Escubido wrote:|
|Tuesday, 6 January 2015 03:10:29 PHT|
|Hi good day po!!! im taking vacation by next month. Just want to ask if ill bring 2 LED..One is 40 inches and the other is 42 inches LED. Do I need to pay tax for both in the philippines..Please I need feedbacks.Thanks|
|Carlos Navarra wrote:|
|Wednesday, 10 December 2014 17:57:44 PHT|
|Dear Kabayan, As the same situation with regards to bringing in 42" TV worrying about the taxes upon arrival at NAIA airport terminal going to customs section. Well I attest that 42" for an OFW with one unit of this item is "TAX FREE". I bring home my 42" Sony LED TV last year 2013. All you have to do with your unit is to make it safe by wrapping shrink film around it to protect from being broken and declare it as used unit.|
|Jake Fernandez wrote:|
|Tuesday, 9 December 2014 22:32:14 PHT|
|Ask q lang po,if mey tax ang 42 inches LCD TV pag inuwi sa pinas,galing nang Saudi Arabia. Kai may nagsabi po sa akin na Tax FREE po ngayong December. Pls. response po. Salamat po.|
|Friday, 5 December 2014 18:55:41 PHT|
|Exit na po ako dis coming may balak ko pong maguwi ng solar panel may tax po ba?tnx po!|
|Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:39:02 PHT|
|I am a former Filipino but now American citizen and I am planning to visit Philippines very soon to spend Christmas and New Year with my family.My question is can I bring 2 laptop and 1 tablet for pasalubong withouth paying tax?|
|ronnie peres wrote:|
|Friday, 7 November 2014 18:05:03 PHT|
|i want to bring my 40 in. TV from dubai to philippines, is there any taxes for this?|
|Cora Ladera wrote:|
|Saturday, 18 October 2014 16:33:49 PHT|
|Gusto ko po sana mg uwi ng 39 inches n tv, ask ko lng po kung my tax po ba ito s custom? At my bayad po ba ito s eroplano? Slamat po!|
|Saturday, 11 October 2014 03:46:10 PHT|
|Hi,I am a going to the Philippines for family visit.Im from USA.Can I bring 2 tablet(Ipad)in my carry on?Thanks a lot!|
|Patricio R.Nacario wrote:|
|Thursday, 2 October 2014 16:25:22 PHT|
|ask ko lng po kung may tax po b s pilipinas ang 42inch n tv galing saudi tnx po have a good day god bless...
Please read text below:
3. WHAT IS THE EXTENT OF DUTY AND TAX FREE PRIVILEGE OF RETURNING FILIPINOS/BALIKBAYANS?
The extent varies as follows:
Returning Resident. Personal effects and household goods used by him abroad for at least six (6) months and the dutiable value of which is not more than Ten Thousand Pesos (10,000.00) are exempt from duties and taxes. Any amount in excess of P10,000.00 is subject to 50% duty to the first P10,000.00 exemption across the board as provided for under Section 105 (F) of the TCCP.
Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). In addition to the privileges granted to Returning Residents as described above, an OFW may be allowed to bring in, duty and tax free Ten Thousand (P10,000.00) of USED home appliances, provided: the quantity is limited to one of each kind;
-the privilege has not been enjoyed previously during the calendar year which fact must be declared under oath by the owner;
-the owner’s passport is presented at the port/airport of entry;
-any amount in excess of P10,000.00 will be subject to duty and tax.
Former Filipino. Professional instruments and implements, tools of trade occupation or employment, wearing apparel, domestic animals, and personal household effects shall be exempt from payment of Customs duties and taxes. Provided that the change of residence was bonafide, the privilege of free entry was never availed of before and that the articles are brought from their former place of abode.
For more information on this matter please check out the
|Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:45:05 PHT|
|Hi gusto ko lng po itanung Kung may tax po ba yung 42 inch tv uwi po Ako next month lung my tax po mag Kanu naman . Bigay lng po Kasi sia ng company sa raffle draw .. Sang po masagot yung tanung ko thank u|
|Ryan S. Idio wrote:|
|Monday, 8 September 2014 22:53:39 PHT|
|Dear mam/sir, maitanong ko lang po kung sakaling magdadala ako ng isang 40 inch. at isang 32 inch na LED tv sa pinas..may babayaran ba sa customs?ilan po allowed na tv na pwding dalhin at ilang inch lang ang allowed?salamat po..|
|Tuesday, 2 September 2014 14:51:08 PHT|
|Hi sir.mam maitanong ko lng po kung magdadala po ako ng 40inch KSA to Philippines? paano po ang proseso? at magkano po ang magagastos? Please pakisagot po! Salamat.|
|Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:30:20 PHT|
|hi!! im here in dubai and will fly back to the philippines for vacation next month..I would want to bring 48 inches led tv brand new...how much will be the tax or customs charges?..hope u can answer asap..thank you|
|Friday, 18 April 2014 19:14:31 PHT|
|Is there a store here in u.s.a for tv electronic equipment for me to bring to Philippines|
|Thursday, 20 March 2014 22:09:27 PHT|
|hi, i would like to ask if i got an iphone 5s that came from jeddah? will it work in the philippines? what needs to be done? unlock? jailbreak? and will it allow me to update the software in the future. thanks!|
|Sunday, 26 January 2014 12:53:58 PHT|
|hi guys,from U.S to Philippines puwede bang e check in ang 50 or 40 inch do I have to pay anything? Im going to Philippines in 2 months. thanks.|
|Tuesday, 7 January 2014 19:48:25 PHT|
|please check the site below: for your future reference. http://customs.gov.ph/faqs/privileges/|
|Monday, 9 December 2013 06:47:26 PHT|
|Hi I'm working in KSA and planning to go home in Cebu, Philippines by next year. Can you please give me details like the costs and documents needed if i will be bringing my 40inch LED samsung TV? I do hope for your positive response. Thank you|
|allan abecilla wrote:|
|Tuesday, 26 November 2013 20:30:49 PHT|
|Hi can I ask if my aircon is 220v-240v 50hz can I use to Philippines? Thank you|
|Saturday, 9 November 2013 05:26:40 PHT|
|Im working in Saudi Arabia is there a chance that i can bring home my car? what is the requirements and whom forwarder can i inquire is the any agency in KSA can assist me. my car is Ford Expedition 2012 model 6 cylinder the acquired value is 120,000.00 SAR|
|Gilbert Camiguing wrote:|
|Thursday, 24 October 2013 08:46:16 PHT|
|Can somebody help me im going back to the phil this coming november and im planing to bring my used 40 inch lcd tv do I have to pay tax and how much pls I need some answer ASAP thanks|
|Thursday, 24 October 2013 05:30:19 PHT|
|I'm from KSA and I'm going for vacation to the Philippines this November. I would like to bring two (2)digital cameras, 1 laptop, 1 netbook(new) and 1 tablet. All of the items, except the netbook, are already used. Will the customs charge me for the items? I'm flying direct to Cebu. I need your favorable reply.|
|Friday, 18 October 2013 13:46:14 PHT|
|Good day. I am Norbert from ksa. I would like to ask if i would like to bring 2 32" led tv in the philippines, are they going to allow me or they will charge me for tax|
|Emma montes wrote:|
|Thursday, 26 September 2013 01:47:53 PHT|
|Can I carry 42inches.t.v and printer from turkey to Philippines in airplane.thanks|
|Tuesday, 17 September 2013 10:41:41 PHT|
|Hi Good Day! if you are in need of a licensed customs broker here in Cebu City just contact me. Less hustle on your part because I am the one to facilitate in customs I am reliable and trustworthy in all transactions, we can released cargo in just two days and will deliver door to door. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me at 09329129711.|
|Friday, 13 September 2013 12:28:33 PHT|
|hi my boyfriend want to send 2 used laptops from u.s.a , how much tax will it cost us..tnx|
|Saturday, 31 August 2013 16:55:47 PHT|
|Is there any tax if I bring 40 inch TV...|
|Friday, 30 August 2013 13:27:59 PHT|
|Hello everyone if you are planning to send cargo in volume containerize or not just email me at email@example.com or call me at 09329129711. I am a licensed customs broker with prc contol number 0005650 currently practicing my profession here in cebu.we can released cargo in just two days and will deliver it at your house. Very reliable and honest. Tnx!|
|Monday, 19 August 2013 14:30:31 PHT|
|Tanong ko lng po pag inuuwi ko po b yung 40 inch n tv na bgong bili mgbbyd po b ako ng tax aswa po ako ng ofw ng tourist lng po ko dito sa sg|
|Monday, 19 August 2013 14:30:18 PHT|
|Tanong ko lng po pag inuuwi ko po b yung 40 inch n tv na bgong bili mgbbyd po b ako ng tax aswa po ako ng ofw ng tourist lng po ko dito sa sg|
|Mike D wrote:|
|Sunday, 18 August 2013 01:05:47 PHT|
|Can I ship things from the USA to the Philippines, like a toaster, electric can opener. Will they work there? Is there a difference in the electric power? thanks|
|Thursday, 1 August 2013 22:40:43 PHT|
|give me advice of my parcel. i have a parcel in manila company of STC freight services at andrews avenue pasay city but he told me that they have a charges if i send the charges they deliver it to bohol then affter that i pay the charges then after that it can't deliver because they found a money in the parcel.i dont know what should i do..please help me this to forward my parcel...|
|Tuesday, 30 July 2013 01:52:04 PHT|
|Will my washing machine here in dubai work if i bring it to the philippines?|
|Victor Olle wrote:|
|Thursday, 25 July 2013 18:00:14 PHT|
|Just want to ask what is the allowable size of television set from abroad. Thanks|
|Saturday, 20 July 2013 06:36:55 PHT|
|OFW can allow to bring 4 tablets and 1 laptop. The laptop and 1 tablet is my personal used and the 3 remaining tablet will be given to my family is there any charges for the said gadget and laptop?|
|Sunday, 7 July 2013 17:23:39 PHT|
|As per Custom tax regulations.. Returning residents or OFW's, All personal effects and household goods used abroad for at least 6 months and the dutiable value of which is not more than Ten Thousand (P10,000 pesos) are exempt from duties and taxes. Any amount in excess of P10, 000 pesos is subject to 50% duty to the first P10,000 exemption across the board as provided for under Section 105 (F) of the TCP. But for some other cases this is really tax free especially LCD TV 32" TO 40".|
|paul fernandez wrote:|
|Saturday, 6 July 2013 22:23:06 PHT|
|do you i have to pay any taxes if i bring my 39" LED TV going back home from saudi arabia. thanks..|
|Monday, 24 June 2013 11:52:26 PHT|
|I hope someone can answer, is an old branded purse is taxable. came from UK send here in Philippines. thanks|
|Adelaide electrician wrote:|
|Monday, 29 April 2013 13:15:54 PHT|
|Nice information and guidelines about electrical equipments given through this blog which help people in many ways and they can get right option for their electricity work.|
|Adelaide electrician wrote:|
|Monday, 29 April 2013 13:14:45 PHT|
|Nice information and guidelines about electrical equipments given through this blog which help people in many ways and they can get right option for their electricity work.|
|Sunday, 14 April 2013 11:52:10 PHT|
|Where are the answers from all the questions they ask, because I have the same question.|
|Friday, 5 April 2013 06:19:17 PHT|
|Just want to ask kung ang 40-42 inches ba na brand new tv pagdinala sa pinas may tax na??|
|Tuesday, 26 March 2013 02:35:49 PHT|
|Do I need to use a transformer for a digital photo frame to be used in the Philippines? Thanks in advance.|
|archie arandia wrote:|
|Saturday, 23 March 2013 04:56:55 PHT|
|i have plan to buy 39" LED TV here in Dubai and i want to bring it in Philippines, i just want to know if their is tax for 39" TV at Philippine custom aiport.. i had already ask some of kabayan here and they have one anwser, No!! tax started at 40", and i ask also my friend going back in philippines last wednesday and asking the personel at custom at airport, they said "if your are more than 36 months in Dubai no more tax for it".. it is true??|
|Elmer A. wrote:|
|Monday, 25 February 2013 20:16:54 PHT|
|Hello, Meron po akong LCD TV na 42" at balak ko po dalhin sa pag uwi ko, Meron po bang bayad na tax?at magkano naman po? Thanks, Elmer|
|Sunday, 20 January 2013 08:34:59 PHT|
|Hi po.ask ko lang po if uuwi kami ng pinas galing canada maari po ba kaming mag dala ng 42" tv?magkano po bayad para d2..more info po pls...thanks :) have a good day|
|Monday, 14 January 2013 15:06:54 PHT|
|Want to send girlfriend a laptop, wondering if the type N built in wireless adapter will work on the Philippines, Cebu city to be exact wireless systems there, or do i need a install a special usb wireless adapter for there wireless signals, pretty sure the power adapter for laptop is 110-240v auto-switching, but not so sure bout internet there, any help be greatly appreciated.|
|John G. wrote:|
|Saturday, 12 January 2013 06:11:39 PHT|
|I see some refrigerators for sale in the Philippines that are 110V with a 220/110v transformer included. Will these use twice as much power as a 220v one?
No, a modern transformer has a pretty high efficiency, and will cause a loss of less than 5%. It still is a small loss though, you'll pay for on your electricity bill. Power (measured in Watt) is voltage times current (measured in Ampere). The transformer will turn 220 volts into 110 volts, and the same time the current on the 110 volt side will be double that of the 220 volt side.--Jeroen.
|Brenda Lynne Chasten Saycon wrote:|
|Monday, 17 December 2012 14:36:27 PHT|
|I am planning to go to Philippines on January 2013 and bring 5 laptops as a present to my friends. I am from China. Does the Philippine Government of Bureau of Customs allow passenger to bring several device at a time without any charges and fees?|
|Wednesday, 26 September 2012 18:25:34 PHT|
|As the Bureau of Customs in The Philippines are starting to use more and more x-ray equipment, I would highly suggest bringing what you can as carry-on. I have never seen an x-ray of carry-on, which checked in luggage may be scanned before it makes it to the baggage claim carousel. You can bring up to a 21" for I will be moving there soon for school and of course, with the high price of electronics in the Philippines has made utilizing places like the Sony Outlet and Apple Store a must before moving. Consider he newest iPhone unlocked and ready for the Philippines costs $650 in the USA whereas the same iPhone will be $800+/- in he Philippines. The same iPhone dock clock radio I purchased at a Sony outlet for $80 runs for $150 in the PI. Just some food for thought.|
|Sunday, 8 July 2012 16:31:31 PHT|
|Hi Jeroen, after reading all the questions and answers, I still could not find any specific answer to what I'm supposed to ask you. I have a Sony Bravia 52" LCD TV and I'm using it in Australia for the last five years. It's 220V-240V AC, 50 hertz only. Is taking analog & digital broadcast. If I take and use it in the Philippines, would I encounter problems when it comes to signals, systems and hertz? (60Hz in the Phil.) Appreciate any comment. Thank you.|
|Bob P wrote:|
|Monday, 18 June 2012 07:11:58 PHT|
|Hello Jeroen, I am flying to th philippines to stay and am taking with me a new mobile phone and a camera as gifts each about £100, Is it neccessary for me to mention on the little form that I am carrying "electrical goods". Do you have any idea what the duty will be, should I keep the receipts? Dank u wel!|
|John S wrote:|
|Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:20:28 PHT|
|I'm a US citizen, frequent traveler to the Philippines. I carried two laptops with me last trip and left one there with a friend. As far as I can tell, customs makes no notes about such things on entry.|
|Thursday, 24 May 2012 00:20:32 PHT|
|I'm going home to Philippines on may 27 and i would like to bring home with me my used 32inches lcd tv how much do i pay to custom ...im from japan...please help me
Please check out the Philippine Bureau of Customs website for more information on this matter--- Rodelyn.
|Sunday, 20 May 2012 19:48:34 PHT|
|I'm planning to bring 1 LCD tv 40-42 inches to Philippines, im coming from Kuwait. do i have to pay to customs even i am ofw? thank u i will really appreciate if anyone can answer me.|
|Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:19:26 PHT|
|Hi. I'm going home in about two weeks from now from U.S. I will bring a set of my personal DSLR movie kits such as Camera itself, Led lights, microphone, tripod, rigs etc all for personal use. Will the custom restrict these things, or do I have to pay something to get these in the country. And oh, I'm a Filipino Citizen just went to US for schooling. Information please, anybody.|
|RIA CRUZ wrote:|
|Wednesday, 11 April 2012 13:59:29 PHT|
|my husband wants to send our appliances in holland to philippines. but we have issue with hertz. holland uses 50 hertz and philippines uses 50/60 hertz. is there become a problem with our applliances from holland if we use them here in philippines?|
|Saturday, 10 March 2012 22:41:05 PHT|
|I have a laptop that i will be bringing from the US to my girlfriend in Philippines will i be able to leave it with her. It is new other than i set it up for her.|
|Thursday, 2 February 2012 03:30:19 PHT|
|Hi i just want to ask kng my tax ang brand new LCD 42"?im OCW from DUBAI UAE,
Please check out the Philippine Bureau of Customs website for more information on this matter--- Rodelyn.
|Friday, 13 January 2012 21:32:12 PHT|
|What ever you write here, it's not true to TV's. I compared the price of a Sony Bravia EX 720. Price in the Philippines is 143000 PHP, I can buy the same in Switzerland for 1325 SFR. So I wonter why is this Price difference.|
|Monday, 26 December 2011 03:11:32 PHT|
|Hi i just want to ask kng my tax ba brand new lcd 42?im OFW from DUBAI,
Please check out the Philippine Bureau of Customs website for more information on this matter--- Rodelyn.
|Tuesday, 20 December 2011 15:53:25 PHT|
|Hi! uuwi ako sa pinas ngayong pasko. Plan ko bumili ng 46" LED. Registered OFW ako pero last sept lang yung huling uwi ko sa pinas. May babayaran ba akong tax? Or exempted ako since Christmas season. Salamat :)|
|Monday, 7 November 2011 09:27:00 PHT|
|Your Comment hi, i want to send a branded dvd PAL player from UK to my relatives in the Philippines. The intention is to connect the Pal dvd player( 50 hertz) to a NTSC 60 hertz TV and the role of the PAL player is to play region 2 disc only send to them from UK. Are there any implication to this with regards to the voltage? Could you recommend what made of NTSC TV in the Philippines that would work well with PAL dvd player. Your advise is very much appreciated.|
|Tuesday, 1 November 2011 15:31:12 PHT|
|i am a tourist here in singapore. i would like to buy a LED tv here and bring home to Philippines..do i need to pay a tax?how much it would cost?thanks|
|Jr Menor wrote:|
|Wednesday, 19 October 2011 14:37:44 PHT|
|yes it was true it is a tax free for LCD TV, i just called their custormer relation department, you can try if you want +632-917-3201 her name is Sarah|
|Tuesday, 18 October 2011 05:32:50 PHT|
|I am an OFW in singapore and i was able to bring a 40" LCD tv in the philippines last august 2010 without paying tax. As per my understanding an OFW is entitled to bring home one appliances in the philippines without tax if we it is more than six month from our last depature from philippines specially if during christmas season.|
|Peter Ryan Mejia wrote:|
|Saturday, 27 August 2011 16:01:57 PHT|
|Im here now in UAE and i'm planning to buy a HOME THEATER SYSTEM worth 13,000 pesos in philippine money, here in UAE there is no tax, my question is do i have to pay taxes for my HOME THEATER SYSTEM if i arrive in the philippines im an OFW, how much it will cost me if ever there is a taxes in manila?|
|Brisbane Electrician wrote:|
|Monday, 15 August 2011 18:05:10 PHT|
|Electronics nowadays like Television and LCD monitors are really costly. Well, I'm just waiting for some promotions on eBay and Amazon. http://www.myelectricianbrisbane.com.au|
|Tuesday, 26 July 2011 04:46:09 PHT|
|I called Vizio TV technical support, regarding bringing TV in the Philippines, Some model Vizio TV can plug in AC 110-240 volt, But I was told that TV purchased in USA, it won't work in the Philippines because they have different coding,I would like to know if this is true? It only work when playing DVD format.Thanks.|
|Friday, 27 May 2011 05:55:13 PHT|
|I'm going back to Philippines in June and i'm planning to bring w/ me my 40' LCD TV (used one), this is just a second hand when i brought from a friend & it cost less than 10,000 in philippine currency. And i have no official receipt to show to custom since it was just brought from a friend. Do i need to pay custom tax for these? and how much?|
|Thursday, 10 March 2011 06:41:23 PHT|
|For the Digital TV in the Philippines, they using an ISDB-T system. I would like to bring an ATSC TV Tuner from Canada, and I want to bring it in the Philippines. Canada uses ATSC, and The Philippines uses ISDB-T. Is ATSC works in ISDB-T ?|
|Wednesday, 26 January 2011 05:22:30 PHT|
|If you want to take an LCD television to Philippines, make sure it`s 220 volts 60 hz.you can find this at the back of the tv and make sure the tuner is multi system,means you can change from PAL or NTSC system.I recommend Toshiba TV because it`s multi system.|
|Wednesday, 19 January 2011 22:19:14 PHT|
|Mains power around the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_power_around_the_world|
|Miss cavite wrote:|
|Saturday, 18 December 2010 13:35:45 PHT|
|Anybody knows how to set-up a tv tuner card here in the Philippines? i been having a hard time setting up this thing it won't accept my postal code . i am here in Bacoor Cavite|
|Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:37:57 PHT|
|Up to how many cell phones can i bring back to the philippines? I'm planning to give them as gifts this Christmas to my family as it's way cheaper to buy it here in sg|
|Tuesday, 12 October 2010 17:15:21 PHT|
|If i bring my laptop with me to the Philippines, am i going to pay a electronics fee at customs? i brought an xbox one time for a friend and had to pay almost $100. i was pissed. this was in manila. since then ive been going through Clark air base outside angeles city. but ive never brought my laptop with me.|
|Tuesday, 8 June 2010 15:26:54 PHT|
|Im going home this July 2010,is there any tax to be paid if I bring 42 inches flat tv to the philippines, upon arrival.Thanks!|
|Ronald Rosales wrote:|
|Friday, 9 April 2010 12:55:49 PHT|
|I'm working hear at Saudi Arabia, I want to buy a flat TV 32" Sony brand. Did I pay tax when I bring to Philippines? Thanks.|
|Wednesday, 17 February 2010 13:14:18 PHT|
|Hi Ann, Sino nag sbing d pwede? before you buy the tv, dka ba nag tanung? Pwede po yan, need lng ng cable, punta ksa sa pinoysg com may mga sagot dun abt your prob..gsto ko din kc mag uwe ng tv.|
|Wednesday, 17 February 2010 12:51:21 PHT|
|Hi..I bought LCD tv here in Singapore..they said i cannot use this in the Philippines... Is there any other way so I can use this TV? like converter? is it possible? please help to answer my questions...thanks|
|Monday, 19 October 2009 16:38:26 PHT|
|i want to bring the freezer that i bought from dubai, it is 220 voltz 50 hertz...while i know in the philippines is 220 voltz 50/60 hertz...i am wondering if it will work,,,or is there a converter available in the philippines.|
|Marjing Osorio wrote:|
|Wednesday, 16 September 2009 08:15:38 PHT|
|I am Filipino citizen stay here abroad for 8 yrs,i want to bring new LCD TV 65 inch.how much should I pay in custom? thank you|
|Wednesday, 29 July 2009 15:41:00 PHT|
|QUESTION; I want to take my laptop when I go to Quezon and leave it with my friend to use when I come back home. Is there any problem with doing this?|
|Monday, 6 July 2009 02:00:28 PHT|
|i bought a new lcd tv from singapore to the philippines and unfortunately i have a problem with the reception from my external antenna and no sound was coming out. pleasse help what to buy to resolve it like a tv tuner, a converter, booster or what ever... thanks and more power...by the way it has only 3 countries inside namely singapore, austalia and new zealand... they said it must be usa to be used in the philippines.|
|Thursday, 18 June 2009 11:10:09 PHT|
|Hello, I just wanna ask if the frequency will be a big deal in using a small motor which will be used in a food processor like the blender because the input voltage of the item is 220V 50Hz and in the Phils. we use 220V 60Hz will it affect the item performance? Please advice URGENT!!!! Thanks|
|Carsten Madsen wrote:|
|Tuesday, 12 May 2009 19:20:40 PHT|
|I want to move and settle down in bohol. If I bring my 2 cars with me - do i have to pay any tax for getting these cars registred in PH ?|
|Thursday, 22 January 2009 13:44:06 PHT|
|I wanted to bring in LCD TV price around 32,000 peso from singapore. how much is the tax for the goods? thank you|
|Saturday, 29 November 2008 16:31:51 PHT|
|Hi, Just a quick question... I'm flying back in the philippines soon for vacation here in the states and I want to bring with me a 40-50 inch plasma/lcd TV. So my question is, what is the best way to bring it to the philippines? Should I buy a new or a used one? And what's the deal about the customs and how much will it costs me? I'd appreciate any help/suggestion.. Thanks!|
|Wednesday, 20 August 2008 05:19:46 PHT|
|Are the phone plugs on land line phones the same in the Philippines as they are in the US?|
|Friday, 16 May 2008 15:11:13 PHT|
|Hello... I'm confused with what i read from #1 power compatibility.. television and dishwasher cannot be adjusted and then from #2 TV and DVD compatibility says ..Tv and dvd uses American ntsc and if you're coming from North America you will have little trouble? They're confusing statements. Just to clarify, if you're buying LCD tv from Canada, can we use it in the Philippines?
There are two different issues here. Power compatibility and signal compatibility. A North American LCD TV will be made for 110 volt 60 Hz, and will be quickly destroyed if connected to the Philippine 220 volt grid. If you use a transformer, however, you can use it, as the signal is the same: NTSC. If you bring an LCD TV from Europe (230 volts), you can connect it, but you won't be able to receive any program, as it will be made for the PAL or SECAM system. More and more TVs are multi-system, but you will have to verify that with the producer (dealers often don't know this).--Jeroen.
|Marc Campo wrote:|
|Wednesday, 14 May 2008 02:11:34 PHT|
|Hi.. with regards to a Playstation 3, my understanding is that there are 3 versions (excl. European version) - US, Jap and Asian. US and Jap versions are 110v (Correct me if im wrong) and Asian version is 220v. With the Asian version, could I simply plug it in, in Philippines and use it straight away?? And with the Jap and US versions what will I need to make it work?? Salamat Po|
|Thursday, 8 May 2008 08:07:03 PHT|
|If i use a water boiler with 220V & 50HZ in the Philippines, is there going to be a problem? How long will this last? Are ovens with 50HZ being used in the Philippines (with 60Hz) will have problems? Kindly advise me. Thanks in advance.|
|Mrs. Price wrote:|
|Sunday, 27 April 2008 22:15:49 PHT|
|Thank you for these helpful information.I'm a balikbayan and will be in The Philippines in June. Would there be any trouble bringing my HP laptop with me at custom and with the electrical power?|
|Tuesday, 25 March 2008 19:21:10 PHT|
|Is it possible to have a dvr work in the philippines? If so, is it better to bring one from the U.S. or buy one closer, if even available.|
|Wednesday, 23 January 2008 21:40:31 PHT|
|Hi, we're from Paris and we are planning on moving to the Philippines next year and i just want to clarify if we can really use our appliances with 220-240 volts, 50 Hz, like plasma television, air conditioner, washing machine, refrigerator, etc. Thanks!|
|Saturday, 12 January 2008 21:44:35 PHT|
|Hate to burst anyone's hopes on this... but this information is simply WRONG. At least if you are American. I am from the US and currently living here in Cebu for about 9 months. The cost of electronics here is SIGNIFICANTLY higher here than in the US. Usually double the cost, sometimes even more. This applies to laptop computers, home theater systems (name brand), Plasma or LCD HDTV's (not much use here if you want TRUE HD content unless you bring your own Blu-ray or HD-DVD players and discs... or if you have a PS3 or Xbox 360... because there are NO HD-DVD or Blu-ray movies sold here and there are NO cable, over air, or satellite providers of HD content in the Philippines.) It also applies to desktop computers (name brand) and even if you get a no name locally built (with imported components) PC, you will pay significantly more than you would for the same thing in the US.
Hi Robert, you are mainly talking about high-end equipment, which is more expensive in the Philippines, simply because the demand is quite small. Many people are still happy with VCD here! Furthermore, this article was written a few years ago, before the decline of the dollar. You may have noticed that many hotels have since switched from quoting prices in dollars to euros or pesos. Of course you can bring an Xbox or other device when you fly to the Philippines, but carrying a Plasma HDTV on an international flight is not easy. Finally, don't forget that you can bargain over prices, especially if you pay for them directly.--Jeroen
|Saturday, 5 January 2008 15:47:42 PHT|
|I am wondering if items such as electrical hair clippers and rechargeable beard trimmers are readily available in the Philippines? Also, can I bring a computer for my personal use to the Philippines? I am planning to move permanently to the Philippines, but I am blind and I use a special screen reader program for my computer. So, I would like to have my system that is already set up for my special need. Thanks.
You can bring all those things with you. Consider setting up a lap-top system at home, with the additional equipment and software, as specialized tools for blind people are difficult to obtain.--Jeroen.
|Ralph Weets wrote:|
|Wednesday, 27 June 2007 12:53:35 PHT|
|I am planning on moving to the Philippines in the next year to be with my wife and kids. I am a 20 year journeymen electrician in United States. My question is this. How do I get an electrical license in Philippines so that I can start my own business???|
|Hans de Beer wrote:|
|Friday, 22 June 2007 18:33:03 PHT|
|Hee, Jeroen, hartelijk bedankt voor deze tips! The Internet is such an amazing thing. This is an example of the world becoming smaller all the time. I live in Australia, been to Bohol last month to visit my fiancee, looked for info on compatibility for a new cell phone there for her and Googled Jeroen with his advice. Anyway, he is totally right with everything here full marks, mate! Bohol is a beautiful, interesting, safe place to visit with lovely people. A bit how Bali would be if it weren't overrun by tourists, only nicer. And that is of course, not even mentioning the beautiful ladies, of course, I am biased. And lucky. Ok, enough raving. Just visit this island, you will want to come back again and again.|
|Ken Johnson wrote:|
|Friday, 13 April 2007 12:09:58 PHT|
|If you buy tools in Europe stick to Makita. They are 50/60 Hertz or the older Ryobi types also clock radios with an AC/DC adapter Sony or Grundig make a couple or Nilfisk, make there vacumes. My house in Alburquerque has nearly everything from OZ even the wiring because if you want to fit an earth leakage device, etc the safety for children or anyone else you cannot find the material over there. Just as a matter of interest one island in Japan is 50 Hertz. The other is 60 Hertz and one final thing if you are having cable TV, don't worry about if your LCD screen has an NTSC tuner in because it will not matter.
Even with cable TV, you will need a TV tuner, as the signal is still modulated on the cable. Further, the difference between NTSC and PAL is more than just the modulation, it is also about the frames per second and the lines in each frame.--Jeroen.
|Ken Johnson wrote:|
|Friday, 13 April 2007 10:02:06 PHT|
|Any 50Hrtz electric motor you will get problems with it depends how often you use the particular thing if it is only used now and again like an electric drill it could last some time but things like ceiling fans will fail quite quickly i know i lost about 2000 australian dollars not understanding this if you plug a timer in to a wall socket 60 hertz is about 15 minutes faster|
|Thursday, 8 March 2007 01:40:31 PHT|
|I am going back to the philippines after several years, I have 4 old laptops and its still very good, can I bring all of them to PI without any problems at the customs.|
|Tuesday, 21 November 2006 13:37:33 PHT|
|I'm planning to go home early 2007... was wondering if there are any customs regulations regarding bringing in my 42in lcd flat screen? or if i can just send it through FEDEX/LBC?|
|Harold Kilburn wrote:|
|Saturday, 16 September 2006 06:04:19 PHT|
|Have been trying to find wall plug to hookup home clothes dryer my wife shipped to Baguio after her last trip to states. She bought the right male plug but, failed to buy the female wall plug 30 amp 220 volt, 3 prong grounded slanted is it available in Philippines or do i have to plan another trip to California in order to buy this $7.00 plug. It is common item in u.s. but, have spent many hours trying to locate l in PI can you please help me....thanks alot, salmat.....|
|Glenn Lawrence wrote:|
|Thursday, 15 June 2006 03:18:00 PHT|
|I'm traveling to the Philippens and I was wondering if I take my electric shaver would I have to switch it over to 220 to 240 voltage? Thanks Glenn
Philippines is 220 volts.--Jeroen
|Jinan Magpuri wrote:|
|Thursday, 8 June 2006 04:59:13 PHT|
|My cellphones are all from the US, just make sure that it's one of those "triband" or "quadband" type (it'll say on the box or the vendors could tell you here in the US at any kiosks/mall outlet). Most "quadband" are unlocked (vendor will or could tell yo this also) otherwise you have to unlock it yourself. Check this website www.unlock123.com (you'll need a credit card VISA/MasterCard - cost between $3-4 US). I've used it to unlock one of my cellphones. I use a SIM card from Smart on roaming so I could receive txt messages from PI then I use my Cingular (US) phone to text them. Only need to have a minimum load of 125 pesos to keep it on roaming indefinitely ( only need to load every 3 mos) unlike Globe, you need at least a 500 peso load and it would shut down when you get to lower than the 500 pesos minimum load or when the load expires. My 2 cents.|
|Gee Rica wrote:|
|Tuesday, 18 April 2006 10:29:41 PHT|
|Hi! I am planning to visit the Philippines from Houston and my folks are requesting cell phones for pasalubong. I want to buy them go-phones (means no contract). Is it true that since there is no contract involved, all they need to do is buy sim cards and these phones are good to use? I have 10 requested phones on my list, will that create any problem with the customs? Please advice if cell phones for pasalubong is a good idea or not. I appreciate your prompt advise and have a great day! Your web site is very insightful, by the way...
My first take is that it is probably more convenient to buy them in the Philippines. You don't have to worry about the right type (GSM 900 or 1800 band) SIM cards (These cards determine the phone number and subscription details; no need to register phones, etc., with GSM, only thing to be aware of is a nasty feature called SIM-lock) power adapters (will be good for 220 volts), etc., while the price is probably much the same. Yes, I know about this craze about things brought from the USA, but these things are most likely made in the Philippines (or some other Asian country) anyway. Also, with one or two, customs won't complain much, but with ten, you'll probably exceed the PHP 10,000 allowance for gifts from Balikbayans--Jeroen.
|Michelle Grace wrote:|
|Saturday, 25 March 2006 21:35:11 PHT|
|Is there any place in Manila where I can unlocked my 6630 vodafone(Japan)??? Is there any exsisting software now???|
|Missie Lioness wrote:|
|Sunday, 5 March 2006 06:42:26 PHT|
|My father is going to the Philippines after 20 years. My question is, can he bring frozen food from the U.S? like vacuum sealed sausage, steak, ham, pork hocks. Does he have to bring ice box and hand carried it? He will be leaving on the March 20, 2006. Thank you.
I am not aware of the exact customs regulations, but most countries are quite reluctant to allow the entrance of meat products. Also, I strongly advise against carrying an ice box: these things are heavy, and will never keep things frozen for the duration of the trip. Probably the airline will complain as well (though I never tried it). Furthermore, sausages, steaks, pork, etc., are readily available in the Philippines.--Jeroen.
|Nelfa Toledo Bongolto - Squires wrote:|
|Thursday, 26 January 2006 15:07:15 PHT|
|GREAT SITE! This is not only useful for travellers and/or families who wanted to get/send electronics to the Philippines but also useful for sale people in the US to advice consumers of what is ans is not to get to ship out of country (Philippines)... Great job!!!|
|James Griffin wrote:|
|Wednesday, 25 January 2006 15:30:24 PHT|
|I am glad I came across this site. I was wondering what type of electrical outlet plugs the Philippines uses and the info here was just what I was looking for. Again this is good knowledge too have and thanks.
You're most welcome!--Jeroen.
|Me Ann wrote:|
|Sunday, 22 January 2006 06:23:57 PHT|
I am coming from Europe and would really like to purchase a portable DVD for the Philippines. Can I we buy multi region portable DVDs in the Philippines?
You can buy these both in Europe and in the Philippines; you probably have more choice in Europe, while the price may be slightly lower in the Philippines. The cheaper, Chinese brands are typically better (multi region); avoid the better known brands, as these are harder to get multi region. Note that, although slowly increasing, DVDs are still not commonplace in the Philippines. Most people expect VCDs, so take care your player can also play these.--Jeroen
|Thursday, 22 December 2005 11:29:01 PHT|
|Pls I want to buy phones and ship it to Philippine can you do that?|
|Sunday, 4 December 2005 00:01:16 PHT|
|I was searching the internet about how to purchase a vcd and then send a playable copy of the movie Sideways to Cebu, Philippines. After hours of seaching for answers, I have to say your site has certainly come closest to giving me any kind of answers or leads. I have a DVD copy, but my friend only has a VCD player! Thanks so much for you conceptualization of such a site for these matters and please advise. Sincerely...VB|
|Monday, 7 November 2005 06:27:19 PHT|
|Hi Jeroen, We,re preparing to go to Bohol first week next month and plan to bring the laptop, portable dvd, digital videocam, digital camera,and all of there are personal use and I guess were going to give the laptop to my family, in this matter i dont know if I am able or need to pay the immigration since I lost my being pinay and transferred to Belgian. Do you think I need to pay for these electronic things? Thank you and any favorable answer is appreciated. Groetjes, Nening|
|Saturday, 29 October 2005 01:48:08 PHT|
|This is handy well done.
I might need this in the future.
Anyone about solar power for light and consumer goods?
I've seen solar power being used to power communication systems in remote parts of Bohol, but think it is too expensive if you can be connected to the network, even with the relatively high cost of electricity in Bohol. In some areas, windmills might be feasable, but, since the Bohol power companies do not allow you to feed your surplus to the net, it may be difficult to earn them back.--Jeroen.
|Tuesday, 25 October 2005 01:28:14 PHT|
|What's the point of all the questions, if there are no answers? Comments yes, but unanswered questions?
Sorry for not answering all questions in here. Sometimes, we don't know the precise answer, and sometimes questions are already answered in the article itself. Sometimes, we just don't have the time to answer all the questions.--Rodelyn
|Monday, 26 September 2005 09:12:22 PHT|
|This is helpful but I still have questions. I'm a US citizen going to visit my cousin (US) who's married a Philippine gal. They have a wish list that includes a can opener (elec), carving knife (elec), and DVDs of "Sex in the City", first, will they be able to view the DVD? WIll I have trouble in customs? Thanks for your help, I'm at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Thursday, 11 August 2005 09:35:28 PHT|
|James, Check boat marine supply stores, they should have the batteries........|
|Thursday, 28 July 2005 01:07:41 PHT|
|Thanks for your information! I was lost in deciding which Trace inverter/charger to use for my solar system. I didn't know what the HZ was for Davao Del Sur. With your information I can now order the correct one to hard wire directly to the breaker box of our home we are building there. Hopefully this will help in lowering the 3000 peso electric bill that we are getting monthly since the electric company keeps raising there price for electric. By the way! Dose any one here Know of a good battery company there in the Philippines that sells Deep cycle, long amp hour batteries? The last time I was there I went to many Companies and they didn't know what I was talking about. All the batteries they had was thick plate batteries that did not specify amp hour or if it was deep cycle.|
|Sunday, 10 July 2005 09:27:46 PHT|
|Do i have to pay any tax / fees of bringing my laptop in the Philippines when i pass by customs area upon arrival? and how about leaving the Philippines going to the United States? btw im a us citizen already.|
|Saturday, 18 June 2005 12:06:30 PHT|
|I want to mail as a gift, a new digital camera to my friend in the Philippines. Can I do this and will it make it there? If someone knows please inform me. My e-mail address is email@example.com Thanks.|
|Christina Malay wrote:|
|Saturday, 4 June 2005 01:53:58 PHT|
|I'm the owner of Toshiba VCR/DVD combo recorder from the USA That recorder is shown 120V. If I bring Toshiba VCR/DVD combo recorder to the Philippines, will there be a problem if my recorder of 120V matches to the Philippine system of 220V?
If it is not made for 220V connecting it to the Philippine system is a sure way of destroying it.--Jeroen.
|Monday, 25 April 2005 08:36:47 PHT|
|I have also a nokia 6630 and also unlock with vodafone japan. Ive been trying to find some shops that can unlock this unit but unfortunately, no 1 can do it..|
|Robbie Tan wrote:|
|Thursday, 14 April 2005 15:17:01 PHT|
|Industrial users normally have 460V/230V if they are located in Metro Manila and surrounding areas. Just ascertain if their electric service provider is MERALCO and that will be the case.|
|Thursday, 7 April 2005 08:45:36 PHT|
|I have my personal laptop and want to give it to my sis in Manila. My Question is... Do I need to pay a custom tax. Am I going to have a problem bringing this and giving this to my sis in Philippines? I will really appreciate your reply...and keep up the good work..
Bring it as a personal belonging, and you can normally bring it through. Balikbayans are allowed to bring upto P10,000 in appliances tax free to give to relatives. If this is an older laptop, it may be below this threshold, although the value of the peso has eroded much.--Jeroen.
|Monday, 4 April 2005 17:28:56 PHT|
|Right now it's impossible to unlock nokia 6630. I'm here in the Philippines. I have the same phone...no luck yet...They just couldn't unlock it yet.|
|Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:17:59 PHT|
|Hi I am from South Africa and travelling to Manila. Could you please advise me what plug I should take with to be able to use my laptop. Kind regards Rene|
|Friday, 11 March 2005 14:34:40 PHT|
|I have Nokia 6630 unit cellphone with sim card i buy it here in japan vodafone shop but its already locked by vodafone network, can i unlock it and use it with prepaid simcard? please help me this problem...
You could ask Vodafone first, and if they refuse, there are most likely shops in the Philippines that can help you. To do it yourself, you'll need a special service connector and some software, which isn't worth buying for just one time. In some countries unlocking your own phone may be considered illegal, but I'm not aware of such a law in the Philippines.--Jeroen.
|Joe Arnold wrote:|
|Tuesday, 18 January 2005 01:17:12 PHT|
|Your information, while good seems to be oriented to consumer/residential and light commercial applications.
Please advise what voltages are used for industrial applications in the Phillipines.
I would love to, but don't know myself. Probably they have a 3-phase 380 volt system similar to what we have in Europe--Jeroen.
|Richard Kozicki wrote:|
|Tuesday, 7 December 2004 23:17:47 PHT|
|Thank you for the info. on the cell and computer, it is a great help.|
|Richard Kozicki wrote:|
|Monday, 6 December 2004 23:59:18 PHT|
|I an going to Philippines in 2005and ihave a cell phone
that is locked A NOKIA, can i get it unlocked and how much should it cost? I will be in cebu city in nov/05,
do all cell ph stores have the unlocking devices? Do the large stores like S&M carry new lap tops. thank you.
I don't know any shops unlocking cellphones, but I have no doubt there are plenty, and as a result it shouldn't cost much. The unlocking devices themselves are normally not more than a service cable and a small computer program. In SM, you can buy laptops in special computer shops, but be sure to compare prices abroad as well as in the Philippines, and remember, you won't be able to go back for whatever complaint you have when back at home--decide yourself if this is worth a few bucks saving--Jeroen.
|Wednesday, 10 November 2004 09:44:58 PHT|
|Hey, Im from Australia and am going to the Philippines this sunday... >_>... just wondering, as you say that international DVDs cost about 1000 pesos, how much would a 12-Disc DVD boxset cost, and can you please compare both bootlegs and originals. thanks.
Your choice of titles will be much more limited, to only the international most well-known titles, and you'll probably have a hard time finding collector's box sets, etc. Bootlegs in the Philippines are normally VCD's in a horrible quality, not worth even the 50 pesos they ask for them.--Jeroen.
|Tuesday, 2 November 2004 04:48:56 PHT|
|Hi, Your article is very interesting. I have one question tho. If I want to sent my friend an laptop to Phillipine as a gift, is he subject to a custom tax? Thanks.|
|Sunday, 31 October 2004 05:50:27 PHT|
|Hi we are flying in Philippines and we are bring our own Cellphones(or Handy in Germany). My question goes this way, do we need to get an adaptor for the charger inorder to recharge our Cellphones there or is it possible to buy a recharger in Philippines and use it on our Cellphones? Our Cellphones are Nokia. Please Tell me soon because we will be living for Philippines on November 6. Thanks you so Much!|
|Husni Pratama wrote:|
|Saturday, 7 August 2004 15:34:25 PHT|
|I'm from Indonesia and will be leaving for Manila the end of August 2004. Is there any difficulties to use my devices labelled 50-60 Hz or 50/60 Hz in the Philippines? And is there any plug-adapter for 2-hole plug (phi) to 3-hole plug (ind) sold in the Philippines?
It should be no problem bringing up your devices to the Philippines with 50-60 hertz. About the Plug, maybe you can buy an converter over there, there are different types of plugs and dont know which plug are you using in Indonesia. But the European plug converter is no problem, you can buy it.--Lyn
|Wednesday, 14 July 2004 06:46:40 PHT|
|I am moving to the Philippines and building a house. They told me I need a 15 amp transformer to meet my needs. Will this be enough to power a very large american style house. I will be using both 110 and 220 items. I will be sending over a 200amp circuit breaker box, prior to building. Do I need more or bigger circuit breaker box? and what can you tell me about wire size that I will need.
I can't estimate your needs, but rating 15 ampere at 110 volt as 1650 watt, you can connect a number of appliances such as television sets, stereo, or computer, but not a washing machine or a big airco. My advice is to avoid a transformer, since they constantly consume a little bit of energy; in long run enough to justify buying 220 volt equipment in the Philippines. In Holland I would use at least 2.5 sq mm wire, and 1.5 sq mm only to light fixtures, following the codes in force here; but I don't know the codes in the Philippines. Ask a local electrician or the local supplier (who will have to approve the connection) before starting construction.--Jeroen.
|Victor Vargas wrote:|
|Sunday, 11 July 2004 10:43:45 PHT|
|Very interesting information. Thanks.|
|Marlon Ordono wrote:|
|Wednesday, 7 July 2004 16:10:28 PHT|
|I bought a 25inch. Sony Wega TV set here in Jeddah Saudi Arabia and would like to send it by air cargo to Manila. The air cargo here in Jeddah is asking for a tax fee of SR150 (equivalent to approx. 2,200 Phil. Peso). They said that TVs more than 21 inches are subject to customs tax as per Philippine Customs Law! Is this true? Please advise.
Import duties on new items in the Philippines can be stiff, so this might be true. I don't know, but you could research the same on Google. When you bring things yourself as a Balikbayan, you might be able to bring it in under a the Balikbayan exception of goods up to 10,000 pesos, but it appears to me such a TV set is more expensive...--Jeroen.
|Peter Stoeckmann wrote:|
|Tuesday, 6 July 2004 21:11:27 PHT|
|DEVELOPMENT FOR THE INVESTMENT IN WINDFARMS
After nearly four years of intensive research, site identifications, viability studies and documentation work, the CAMMON WINDSOLAR ENERGY INC. was established, consisting of German and Filipino partners. We formed a joint venture with a reliable and competent Canadian, and other German Partners to make our organization stronger. The CAMMON WINDSOLAR ENERGY INC. has identified more than 36 DOE protected sites, all of them with an average wind speed of more than 7 m/s, and an overall area of more than 100,000 hectares, more than 80% is owned by the Government. The potential sites are distributed all over the Philippine territories, where the necessary permissions are available. We are also searching for additional financing partners to develop more of our different areas. The plan of CAMMON WINDSOLAR ENERGY INC. is, to generate and serve the growing energy demand of the Philippines with safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible wind power generation. We need additional clients who are interested to sign power purchase agreements for our first Wind Farms in the Philippines, located in Ilocos Norte, Nueva Ecija and in Cebu. We will become a reliable partner and provider of wind power in the Philippines. We ensure stable and fixed prices for 15 – 25 years, also during peak demand times, and when prices for electricity out of other resources are high. • We are searching for clients who will buy parts from the output of our 36 MW Burgos Wind Farm, planned and located in Ilocos Norte, when completed. • In addition we want to sell 35 MW from the output of the planned 46 MW Wind Farm in Caranglan. We hope to find additional partners for the renewable energy resources, who will also promote the development of new renewable generation. • From a Wind Farm in Oslob we can sell 32 MW out of the planned capacity between 45 and 48 MW. We look for interested buyers in Cebu, Mandaue. The Ecco Zones, ELCOs, Cement Factories and local Pharma Industry as well as the Port and bigger Malls could be good and long term partners for our ideas. The buyers of larger current quantities are our goal as clients, and long-term supply contracts for power across the country are our target, to develop more Wind Farms in other areas of the Philippines. We try to develop our locations progressively, and therefore we seek locally in the Philippines and world-wide for guarantors and finance companies. www.cammonwindsolar.com
Interesting subject, but Ilocos Norte is quite far from Bohol... Nice website though.--Jeroen.
|Tuesday, 6 July 2004 08:17:53 PHT|
|Electricity in the Philippines is not very expensive. In the USA you pay 15-20 cents per kWh. In the Philippines it is 6-10 cents per kWh. What do you say?
As almost everywhere, the rates for electricity in the Philippines are compounded, and include, besides the basic charge for consumption, fees for distribution, network losses, metering charges, local taxes, environmental taxes, and so on. It boils down to rates at about 6 to 10 pesos per kWh, depending on usage and where you are. In US currency that is 10 to 18 cents per kWh. But most people who have to pay these rates have incomes in pesos, and thus it is fairer to use the PPP (purchasing power parity) rate (the rate that shows how much you can buy for your money for normal middle class spending habits, not how much you can exchange it for in foreign exchange), which will make the rate roughly equivalent to 40 to 72 cents er kWh. For poorer people, earning in the order of 4000 pesos per month, the rate can even "feel like" paying 3 to 5 dollars per kWh; now that is expensive!--Jeroen.
|Rain Gonzales wrote:|
|Wednesday, 9 June 2004 16:49:52 PHT|
|I have no comments... my only one thing is to asking if "What is the tagalog of verify? i dont know if what does it means. Coz im not already finish my studying...so pls .. help me if what does it means...i dont if what it is?|
|Saturday, 15 May 2004 16:44:42 PHT|
|Re electric supply.
The 'official' electric supply in the Philippines is 220 volt 60 cycles. however, 110volt 60 cycles is available in some areas of Manila, and some towns/cities such as Angeles and Pampanga, where historically, electricity was at one time supplied from US military bases to the immediate surrounding area.
The present Philippine building code specifies round pin sockets for 220v and the flat US type for 110v. Most modern buildings conform to this. The 2 pin plugs are the type used in Japan, other Asian countries and some European countries, of the type seen on shavers etc. If you buy a TV, an electric fan or a rice cooker in Manila, the round type plug will be on it. There are also 3 pin plugs/sockets. The third pin is earth/ground. They will be fitted to your locally bought washing machines etc. 110v equipment is becoming rare, and costs more!
Someone has mentioned cutting off plugs and fitting local ones. The available flat ones are not much good. The available round type are better, but not much.
Here is my tip: if you find you have the wrong plug, don't look just for a plug. There are small electronics stores and fan repair stores all over the place from where you can buy a complete new cable a couple of metres long, with a good moulded plug on the end for just a few pesos.
As far as price is concerned, I do not agree that Philippine electronic goods are less than Europe. Some may be, others certainly are not. Just ask a Filipino overseas contract worker about that. Or a Filipina nurse working in the UK. Checkout what they are hauling home at vacation time, or sending in those Balikbayan boxes! Of course, if you have to pay high freight from anywhere you will lose out, but if your company is paying, bring everything you can! When you don't need them anymore they will still have value... quality is there.
Thanks a lot for your comments. My own article was based on the conditions in Bohol, where US type sockets with 220 volts, 60 cycles are still the rule.--Jeroen.
|Saturday, 28 February 2004 21:45:42 PHT|
|My Brother lives in Bohol, He wanted me to bring him some 18 volt tools , its a kit , saw,drill,vacume..How much duty tax will i pay ? The kit cost $183.00..JIM In NY usa|
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