Promo and News Update

FOREX Cargo FAQ's regarding new Philippine Bureau of Customs Requirements

posted Aug 14, 2017, 12:09 PM by Abe Adriano   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 12:14 PM ]

Here is the link of FOREX Cargo policy in compliance to new Philippine Bureau of Customs requirements

Attached below is the FOREX Cargo Philippine Bureau of Customs Packing Lists Declaration Form

Download, Print and Fill-Up the form for each box you send...

Thank you for your continued support and trusting our service...


posted Aug 18, 2014, 11:26 PM by Abe Adriano

In anticipation of delivery delay due to truck ban within Manila city limits. We are advising an early cut-off dates to ship your boxes in time for Christmas holiday.

 *Please note a cut-off date is NOT a guaranteed timely delivery, but a suggestion.


posted May 4, 2014, 10:31 PM by Abe Adriano

COFOREX De Mayo 2014

Dec 10, 2013 Last Shipment for the Year

posted Dec 6, 2013, 11:53 AM by Abe Adriano

December 10 will be our last shipment for the year. We will be taking a short holiday break and we will resume our operation on January 6, 2014. 

Our first shipment schedule to Los Angeles for 2014 will be on January 14. 

If you're sending boxes for Typhoon Haiyan Relief victims and family, our promo is valid until January 28, 2014.

On behalf of Colorado FOREX family, we would like to thank you for your support and trusted us to your cargo shipments to the Philippines. 

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a blessed 2014.

Visaya Region Support for Typhoon Yolanda and Earthquake Victims

posted Nov 11, 2013, 4:25 PM by Abe Adriano

In support to recent events in our motherland affected by recent typhoon Yolanda and earthquake, we're offering a discounted shipment for all donation related shipments to Visaya's Region. 

All shipments to Visaya's region for donation purposes will be on discounted rate, the same rate as for Manila. In addition, for every two boxes you send the third box is FREE. As long as it will be shipped all at the same time.

As we all know, most of the residences has been wiped out and need to be rebuilt. To avoid delivery of boxes to unauthorized recipient or representative. We advised everyone, if sending boxes to your love ones to address the delivery of boxes to a nearest church if available or have them contact our local FOREX office to arrange a pick-up/delivery in our warehouse. Also provide a picture ID, I know that this is difficult but we also don't want to release and deliver the boxes to someone else.

We also advise everyone, if donating to a charitable institutions, to make sure you have researched and verified the addresses of the donation sites.

If you have any questions and wanted more details, please contact COFOREX Aurora Office at 303-317-3989 or email us at

This offer ends on January 28, 2014.

Changes in Colorado Springs, CO

posted May 23, 2013, 12:45 PM by Abe Adriano   [ updated May 4, 2014, 10:29 PM ]

To our valued COFOREX Customer,

Some of you may already know from our Colorado FOREX Facebook account and to our website. 

We have a new agent servicing Southern Colorado area.

To schedule a pick-up in Southern Colorado Area, please contact:

Maria Reed 
(719) 334-1160

In addition, if you have an inquiry please feel free to contact us at 303-317-3989

COFOREX Management

Expect Delay for Balikbayan Box Delivery

posted Jul 3, 2011, 11:33 PM by Abe Adriano

Source: Manila Bulletin:

X-ray scanning for Balikbayan boxes

May 26, 2011, 5:39pm

MANILA, Philippines — Balikbayan boxes sent by family members and relatives residing or working abroad will now take a longer time to arrive at your doorstep.

In response to a proposal by lawmakers, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) will now require the mandatory X-ray examination of all balikbayan boxes to curb smuggling.

“What is being implemented is more on the physical inspection with the balikbayan boxes. But because of this development, I already issued an order that these should also undergo (X-ray) scanning procedures,” Customs Commissioner Angelito Alvarez said.

Alvarez was referring to revelations by car dealer Allan Bigcas, suspected of smuggling luxury vehicles and guns, that he was able to bring “chop-chop” vehicle parts into the country via the balikbayan box system.

Balikbayan boxes traces its roots to the Filipino culture of sending items, such as food, clothing, perfume, soaps, and other sundry items to their families here in the Philippines.

Alvarez said Customs inspects hundreds of thousands of balikbayan boxes yearly, lumped in container vans.

With the enormous volume of arrivals from different parts of the world, physical examination of the balikbayan boxes contribute to the congestion at the ports, he added.

With the additional X-ray scanning, “we just have to improve the process of moving forward,” he said.

Alvarez said no additional funding is required for the purchase of more X-ray machines.

Lawmakers in the House pushed for the X-ray examination of balikbayan boxes following Bigcas’ claim that he used the balikbayan system to import the vehicles seized in his custody.

Around 25 luxury vehicles and expensive motorcycles were recovered from his residence in Bukidnon during a joint operation of the National Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

During the congressional probe, Lourdes Mangaoang, Customs X-ray Inspection Project (XIP) head, said balikbayan boxes are not scanned by their X-ray machines because these are categorized as Consolidated Shipments.

"No balikbayan or door-to-door deliveries pass the X-ray machine because they are called Consolidated Shipments, and as such are filed under the Informal Entry Division. Our Informal Entry Division is not yet covered by our Electronic Selectivity System," said Mangaoang.


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