Relief, charitable and / or humanitarian organizations intending to donate for free distribution or extend free medical, dental or any other services to the less privileged must coordinate with the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development, through the Philippine embassies and / or consulates abroad, for purposes of clearance, prior to actual departure.
Donations must be covered by a Deed of Donation and Deed of Acceptance, approved by the Department of Finance.
Any violation of this rule may lead to its seizure and civil penalties and / or criminal prosecution.
(BSP Circular 98-1995)The transportation of foreign currency or monetary instruments is legal.
However, the carrying of foreign currency in excess of US,000.00 or its equivalent in other foreign currencies must be declared to a Customs Officer or the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
All articles, when imported from any foreign country into the Philippines, shall be subject to duty and tax upon each importation, even though previously exported from the Philippines, except as otherwise specifically provided in the Customs Code or in other laws.
(Section 100, TCCP)The unlawful importation of prohibited articles (i.e.