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Hello it was february 5,2014 in california when my fiancee send me package under us postal service we track it telling that it was feb15 when it was here in the still waiting it because i was here in ilocos norte i was able to pay the charges but all in that package will arrived it was been a month and counting,why is it that its not released? All though he payed the postal service for priority mail
Thank you and hope you can help me track it..

Kathleen from our past experiences we've found that sending any cargo via any postal service will arrive in Manila much sooner than the same package makes it from Manila to any of the provinces. Of course your questions do NOT have an answer and is a matter which requires patience and acceptance. How could ANY individual except for the one who sent the package or the person whose name is on the package help track it??????? Patience and follow up with postal service twice a week until you get the answer is what's required from you. GOOD LUCK! Next time use a private company like DHL or FEDEX which have always been more reliable then governmental postal services.


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Bill and Lorna Collings


Feel FREE to ask us about traveling, living, relocating, retiring and investing in the Philippines. Guests from 93 countries, the latest being a female PHD from Uganda, make our place in Manila an incredible meeting place for world travelers who exchange travel stories. We understand both the joys and the hardships of living and traveling in the Philippines.


I arrived in the Philippines in January 1980 to travel for 2 months; I stayed 4 months before reluctantly leaving. I met my Filipina wife, Lorna. an incredible stellar, "one in a million" individual in 1983 in Seoul and we moved to the Philippines in 1986 and opened our 3BR house to world travelers on a budget. After welcoming thousands of guests from 93 nations our place has grown to 38 bedrooms in 5 townhouse units, 4 of which are attached but will never lose its "Home away from Home" atmosphere. Almost everyday at The Townhouse Hotel there's a party-like social scene with vibrant, almost magical energetic conversations between our guests who have the pleasure to meet each other and share their life's many experiences.Often three groups with conversations in different languages are going on at the same time. So we've been exposed to every kind of person from all over the world and shared their experiences. Since arriving back in the Philippines Nov 2011 from traveling for 8 months my wife and I have been busy buying land, building houses and expanding our Boracay beach front resort, Casa Camilla for 16 months. Hopefully we'll be finished by the end of 2013 with a total of 50 apartments, 44 units for yearly stays and the six units in our house to be saved for short term stays.

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some college 2-1/2 years - no degree - I've been traveling since I was 18, almost 30 years.

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Luckily, my wife and I have been semi-retired since we were 30 years old, almost 30 years.

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3000 to 4000 world travelers and guests on a budget pass through our guest house style Townhouse Hotel / Hostel each year since 1986 so we do get a lot of feedback and share a lot of experiences with people which we can then pass on to help others with their questions and problems

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