Sending a package to the Philippines through regular mail is very expensive, so what we Filipinos do is to send them through door to door services company like Sansu International. It's a company that accepts balikbayan boxes.
The term balikbayan is a combination of two Tagalog words balik and bayan which means going back (balik) and country (bayan). Balikbayan refers to a Filipino who is returning to their country Philippines. We use this term too when sending a package to our beloved back home through the Filipino companies here that provides that kind of services.
Anyhow, I have been meaning to send these boxes to my family since last year but I never got to it until this month. There is one company that is competing with Sansu International, the Forex. I have never used them before but since they are offering lower fee ($85 per box) plus free pick up of the box from your home, I thought of trying them. With Sansu International, the fee is $90 per box and you have to drop off the box in Pittsburgh. I hope that this would work out fine and that my family will receive the boxes I sent. Keeping my fingers crossed.