Manila Central Post Office , Liwasang Bonifacio , Ermita , Manila -Philippines
L-R Mr. Ceasar N. Sarino ( Chairman of the board and president) , Postmaster General Maria Josefina M. Dela Cruz , Dr. Armin A. Luisro , FSC ( DEPED secretary ) Commission Virgilio S. Almario ( Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino )
The Philippine Postal Corporation ( PHLPOST ) has entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Education ( DEPED ) and the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino ( KWF) to institutionalize letter writing skills of students in elementary and secondary school nationwide .
The partnership was signed by Postmaster General Maria Josefina Dela Cruz , Brother Armin Luistro ( DEPED secretary) and Mr. Virgilio S. Almario ( Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino commissioner)
Under the Memorandum of Agreement ( MOA) DEPED will issue a memorandum and advisory on PHLPost projects such as the yearly Universal Postal Union ( UPU ), Letter Writing Competition, National Letter Writing Project , and the establishment of student stamp clubs in all levels .
DEPED will also work on the inclusion of letter writing and stamp collecting as part of the K-12 curriculum.
The Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino ( KWF) will intensify the promotion of the nationwide ” Letter Writing Project ” and initiate action to seek the approval from the Office of the President for the issuance of an Executive Order declaring a ” National Letter Writing Day” with the theme ” Salamat Po ” using the Filipino language.
PHLPost is also set to issue a special stamp featuring ” Salamat Po” ” Thank You , to intensify the promotion and instill the value of gratitude and positivism among Filipino youth .
L-R PHLPost President Mr. Cesar Sarino , PHLPost PMG Josie Dela Cruz, DepEd Secretary Brother Armin Luistro, together with the top three winners for the 43rd Universal Postal Union International Letter Writing Competition for Young People. These include Ashley Nicole Quirino Abalos (first prize) and Yeong Seo Tiffany Jeon (second prize), both are Grade 5 students from PAREF Woodrose School in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City, and Frances Julianne Baluyot Sinoc (third prize) from Elizabeth Seton School and KWF Commissioner Virgilio Almario
PHLPost also awarded the top 3 winners of 43rd UPU International Letter Writing Competition for Young People.
Ms. Ashley Nicole Quirino-Abalos ( First Place) Grade 5 -PAREF Woodrose School of Ayala, Alabang , Muntinlupa City
Ms. Yeong Seo Tiffany Jeon ( Second Place) Grade 5-PAREFWoodrose School of Ayala, Alabang , Muntinlupa City
Ms. Frances Julianne Baluyot Sinoc ( Third Place)Elizabeth Seton School – Las Piñas City