UPDATED MAY 24, 2016:
Just this morning, I got sooooo excited to picked-up my parcel from Taguig Post Office, and also worried because I already anticipated the horrible taxes that I will pay.
From Market Market, I commuted going to Taguig Post Office via UV Express or FX (transportation fare of Php25.00) just until the corner road going to Pure Gold Taguig. Then I took a jeep bound to Hagonoy (transportation fare of Php8.00) then stopped at the from of Taguig Post Office, which I guess took me 15 minutes travel time via jeep.
I was initially applauded when I saw that the building is newly-painted. I thought everything also change including the interior, but there is none.
The interior looks the same, chaotic like a huge stock room, actually it seems got worst.
So I went to this counter when they asked me to pay Php112.00 postal tax for my parcel. I didn't ask furthermore why I have to pay because it will cause me another stress, and I don't want to waste my time.
Months back, they only asked me to pay Php100.00 for my parcel (as I stated on previous post below).
Anyway, I paid the required postal tax and politely thanked them. In this situation, you have to control yourself and not show your true emotions because you will only end-up nothing.
So what I did is I secretly filmed my 17minutes journey inside the post office.
yeah that was my parcel and someone is lashing and ripping my package! Huhuhu
Auntie: .... ganda naman. (it's pretty).. Magkano siya Mam? (How much is this Mam?)
Me: Ah hindi ko po alam kasi niregalo lang po kasi yan nung anu... nirelago lang po nung company. (Ah, I don't know really, because it is just a gift... a gift from a company).
UPDATED: APRIL 12, 2016
How many of you have experienced having a feeling of disaster when getting your package via our postal services?
I believe many… hundreds.. Or even thousands!
Years ago I haven’t got any problems receiving my packages, I mean ANY PACKAGES via postal services. When I was still based in Makati City, most of the instances I never paid any taxes. But there are few times I did and always asked me to pay for the storage fee of 40.00pesos. Not bad actually, it is just a very small amount. My package arrived on-time, and safe.
But things got different when I changed my residence here in Taguig City.
I like this place, really especially uptown in Bonifacio Global City. Good place to live and work, having nice and cozy restaurants, stylish shopping malls, very urban.
Months ago, I got my firsthand experience of visiting the Taguig Post Office to get my packages from my PR friends based in California. The packages are expected to arrive 10 to 15 days, but I got the postal notice on its 45th day. Anyway, what do I expect right?
So I paid them a visit, they checked my packages just like the others – they opened it and checked if mine is a contraband (lol). After that they asked me to pay 100pesos as postal tax.
Not that I don’t like paying the tax (which I understand it is already been paid beforehand) but I’m kind-of irritating about the inconveniences I’ve experience.
Taguig Post Office is located at Lower Bicutan, Taguig near residential areas, and I admit it is very far from my place. I almost got lost searching for this office, and the roads going in here is quite narrow.
Situated in an old building, with no air-conditioning just some ceiling fans and open doors and windows.
Below are some of my snap-shots inside the post office. I tried to look unsuspicious while taking photos, while one of the attendants is processing my packages for pick-up.
This is another reason why some packages are gone lost! Looks really like a dumpster in a dumpster!
Security is too lousy, there’s a possibility that thief arise.
This is the last package I’ve got via Philpost back in October 2014. Contained some items from my PR friends in Singapore, and was delivered to my office more than a month after its shipment, along with this attached leaflet.
I am disappointed of course… If I keep on having patience and continue to use their services, I would feel negative instead of feeling excited on receiving my packages. Not anymore. It had to stop.
So for now when ordering and buying items overseas, I use FEDEX or DHL. It doesn’t matter if I pay extra bucks, as long as I have peace of mind and I have assurance that my items are safe, and will be delivered on in time and intact.
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