Woman expects iPhone, gets baking soda

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 13 2015 02:53 AM

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Two boxes of baking soda were found inside a package that was supposed to contain an expensive mobile phone. Photo courtesy of Shiela Joy Labrador, ABS-CBN News Northern Mindanao
CAGAYAN DE ORO - A woman got the shock of her life after receiving two boxes of baking soda instead of an expensive mobile phone from a package delivered by the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) to her home in Cagayan de Oro City.

Briza Ann Rapal was supposed to receive an iPhone 6 Plus from her cousin in the US. Upon opening her package in front of the postman, she found two boxes of baking soda instead of the mobile phone, which was worth US $800, or around P40,000.

According to the markings on the box, the baking soda is made in the Philippines.

Rapal wants an investigation on the case.

According to the postmaster in Cagayan de Oro, they do not know anything about the lost package, as they are the ones who check if the package is tampered before it is delivered to the post office.

Before reaching the post office in Cagayan de Oro, the package went through the Express Mail Exchange Department of the Philippine Postal Corporation in Pasay City. It is here where all packages and letters are scanned, before they were sent to post offices in other provinces.

The post office is waiting for a formal complaint from Rapal before they start an investigation. - report from Shiela Joy Labrador, ABS-CBN News Northern Mindanao