Last December 2018, I purchased a phone at aliexpress around P11k-P12k. I honestly thought at first na as long as less than P15K, I'm safe from taxes. When I claimed it from our local post office, after paying the postal fee, she didn't even ask to inspect or open the package. Not sure if nagmamadali na umuwi since humabol lang ako before 5PM. Ako pa nga nagsabi na pwede ko ba check yung package bago ako umalis. Since closing na, when I saw that naka seal naman yung actual box ng phone, I'll just check the phone for defects/damage at home. After thanking her, she asked what it was, I just casually said it's a phone. Not sure though if curious lang siya or she was trying to catch me or anything. Confident, I ordered another phone, this time amounting to P14K. Now that I found out that P10K below lang pala ang exempted, I'm now feeling anxious. What I thought at first na nakatipid, mukhang mapapamahal pa ata ako once machambahan na ma tax... I've been tracking my package via Cainiao: " Import clearance success " and PHLPost: " Returned from Customs (CUSTOMS STATUS: Import authorized, no taxes or duties to be paid) " Since nakalusot na sa Customs diyan sa Manila, does it mean pag dating dito sa Baguio post office, I just have to claim it here, Or I'm still not safe, and pwede pa ako pag initan at kikilan? Also, after "Returned from Customs" / "Enroute to delivery office", does "Receive item from delivery office" means andito na siya sa Baguio or nasa Manila pa siya? From what I've read, pag pinapapunta na sa Pasay office, don na ako dapat kabahan? Oh God wag niyo naman na ako pababain ng bundok.hehehe Or is it possible dito ako masingil ng Baguio post office for the taxes? Thanks all for your help.