CHRISTMAS has been ruined for this little boy because he can’t get a package sent by his father. Thanks to an allegedly exorbitant postal fee.
See this heartbreaking story below of a kid who had to go home empty handed as they did not want to pay the “outrageous” customs fees that ended up costing more than the actual package.
In an article originally published on GMA Network, we’re looking at image of what may just be the most heartbreaking story of a little boy unable to receive a christmas present from his father – toys that he has been waiting for.
On December 15, Dana Porcalla took to social media site Facebook to express her feelings about the incident. Porcalla said the incident occurred at the central post office at Domestic Road in Pasay City.
i just wana share this to ya’ll. we were in the post office, the one at domestic road in pasay, to get my son’s package that was sent to him by his dad that he hasn’t seen for so long. I was asked to go inside this room to inspect his package in front of the customs officer then was asked to seat out for a while and wait for my name to be called. I did, and it only took like well over 2 mins. for them to call out my name. They handed me this paper which had the computation of the stuff i needed to pay.. and TO MY SURPRISE!!! they asked me to pay freakin’ 2300 pesos and it has a break down with all these fees that was very unfamiliar: postal fee, import processing fee, customs documentary stamp, plus the vat. for your info; this package is a GIFT from his father, we aint selling them plus the stuff inside, all together, sums only to 40 USD.. cheaper than what these freakin’ customs examiners are askin from us.. a lot of other people there were complaining as well. We went home without my son’s package that he has been waiting for for almost a year because they wouldn’t give it to me unless i pay the said amount, which I wasnt stupid enough to do… id rather buy them out here then. So my son went home crying coz he didnt get the toys that he has been waiting for. I hope you share this and voice out how heartless these people in the pasay post office are…
According to Porcalla the examiners told her to pay P2,300 in fees, which supposedly included:
import processing fee
Customs documentary stamp
“For your info, this package is a gift from his father, we ain’t selling them plus the stuff inside, all together, sums only to $40… cheaper than what these freakin’ Customs examiners are askin from us.. a lot of other people there were complaining as well,” she said.
“I hope you share this and voice out how heartless these people in the Pasay Post Office are,” she added.