Local Government Units encourage to set-up Postal Station -PHLPOST

Local Government Units (LGUs) in the country are now allowed to operate and maintain a Postal Station to cater to areas in dire need of postal and financial facilities needed for community development.

In partnership with the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), the local government will provide the facility and hire employees to set up Postal Stations in strategic areas such as communities/barangays or public markets subject to operational supervision of PHLPost.

Local Government Unit Partnership with PHLPOST

The purpose of this project is to bring local government services closer to their constituents.

PHLPost would like to extend its market to as many settlements in the country pursuant to its universal service obligation of providing postal services to the public.  

PHLPost will provide the marketing equipment and initial stocks as well as training of LGU personnel who will handle the Postal Station.

The LGU Post Office Operator must be authorized by the Sangguniang Bayan through a resolution to enter an agreement with PHLPost in setting up a postal station.

Deliveries of postal products, services and merchandise shall be requested by the LGU Post Office Operator to the designated PHLPost postage stamp custodian or Postmaster where the postal station is situated.

Still relevant in the communication industry, PHLPost is the duly designated national postal operator in the Philippines which has the manpower and the network capability to deliver mails, goods and payment services anywhere in the country and around the world.  The postal service is an active member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the primary forum for cooperation among global postal sector players.

Camarines Norte Commemorative Stamp Issued by PHLPOST

Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) issued last September 14, 2020 a commemorative stamp and first day cover (FDC) commemorating the 100 anniversary of the province of Camarines Norte.

Camarines Norte 100th Anniversary

Camarines Norte is the northernmost province of Region V (Bicol Region). It was part of and separate from “Ambos Camarines” with Camarines Sur in different periods from 1573. The official date of the organization of the province as separate from Camarines Sur is 15 April 1920, following Executive Order No. 22.

The Php12.00 denomination commemorative stamp prominently displays the first monument dedicated to Jose Rizal located in Daet, the Camarines Norte Provincial Capitol Building, and the images of Jose Rizal, Jose Maria Panganiban, and Wenceslao Q. Vinzons Sr. (whose birth anniversary yesterday is now a special non-working holiday in the province). It features the centennial anniversary logo and the provincial seal of Camarines Norte on the right.

National Teacher’s Month Celebration with PHLPOST, urges student to write via online

Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) invites all students to join the “Dear Teacher” online letter writing contest to express their gratitude to their beloved teachers.

National Teacher’s Month Campaign

The project is in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Metrobank Foundation Inc., Philippine Postal Corporation‘s ” Salamat Po Letter Writing Advocacy Program” encourages students to recognize their teachers through the art of letter-writing in celebration of “National Teachers’ Month” which falls every September.

According to PHLPost, even during the pandemic period, they are doing this annual letter writing contest via online to effectively promote and appreciate the hardwork and sacrifices of our teachers in molding the students to become better persons in society.

Students shall compose a short, one-page handwritten letters expressing their gratitude to their beloved teachers.

Participants shall photograph their letters, post it on Facebook and tag Facebook page @salamatpoletterwriting or may email at: salamatpo.phlpost@gmail.com.

Winners with the best handwritten letters will be selected, to receive a special prize from PHLPost and partner agencies.

Universal Love on Valentine’s Day 2020 Stamps Issued by PHLPOST

4 new set of stamps were issued by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) last February 6, 2020 to commemorate the Valentine’s Day for 2020.

The stamps were  titled “Valentine’s Day 2020 – The Love We Deserve” with a theme that PHLPost says promotes universal love.

Valentine’s Day Stamps 2020

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PHLPost’s new special stamps feature digital art using the popular character of the human heart bearing four types of love.

The four heart-shaped designs show the values important to contemporary society, focusing on current issues and are intended to touch on subjects the public – especially the youth – can both relate to and reflect about.

“We see the familiar symbol of love everywhere — from eating heart-shaped chocolates to sending text messages to a special someone with the iconic heart of the popular ’emoji’ or symbols,” says PHLPost referring to the symbols of love used in digital platforms such as the internet.

Each stamp denomination is Php 12.00 while block of 4 stamp would cost Php 48.00 for the entire set.

The four topics in the Valentine’s Day stamps are:

  • Love Nature in the color green, with a background of a tree that symbolizes life
  • Love for Country in a nationalistic theme where the color and design of the Philippine flag and map are reflected in the background while little doves fly around to symbolize peace and love
  • Love Knows No Gender theme indicates that Love has no sexuality, race, skin tone, color or gender
  • Love Yourself inspires people to have self-respect, a positive self-image, and unconditional self-acceptance. The magenta/purple inspired color illustrates a person holding one’s head high.

Considered as one of the most awaited Philatelic releases, this year’s Valentine’s Day stamps were designed by PHLPost in-house graphic artist Ms. Irma Jane Junio, deviating from the usual romance theme but focused more on the universality of love.

The 2020 Valentine’s Day Stamps, Souvenir Sheets, and Official First Day Covers are available starting February 06, 2020 at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Postal Area 2, San Fernando, La Union, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Postal Area 5, Mandaue, Postal Area 7, Davao, and Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro”. Go to Pilipinas Philately for the latest update.

Stamp Artists Shine at National Stamp Collecting Month 2019

Stamp stamp artists were accorded honors at the 252nd postal service anniversary and National Stamp Collecting Month at Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila.

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Philippine Philatelic Federation members group photo / courtesy of Mr. Isidro Tan

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Mr. Norman Fulgencio ( photo courtesy of Ms. Mabelle Tenorio )

The program started around 3:00 pm with opening remark from Mr. Maximo Santa Maria III ( Business Development and OIC Marketing) and Chairman Norman N. Fulgencio ( Philippine Postal Corporation).

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L-r Mr. Maximo Santa Maria III together with Mr. Norman Fulgencio, Ms. Eunice Dabu and former Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin.

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Mr. Jose Antonio A. Jayme ( courtesy of Ms. Zenaida Trambulo)

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stamp designers and artists were given recognition ( photo courtesy of Ms. Mabelle Tenorio)

The art exhibition also included works of art which features local stamp artists and designers of Philippine stamps. Among the stamp designers and artists invited were Mr. Victorino Servo, Ms. Eunice Dabu, Mr.Rodine Teodoro, Mr. Jose Antonio A. Jayme among others.

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National Stamp Collecting Month

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Pilipinas Philately team

The highlight of the event is an exhibit titled “The Art of History,” featuring the stamps designed by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) artists, flora, fauna, sketches, stamps artwork in Philippine history.

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former chief justice Lucas Bersamin ( photo courtesy of Pilipinas Philately)

Special guest of honor includes Former Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin (25th Chief Justice of the Philippines),Philippine Philatelic Federation members, Heritage advocate groups, PHLPOST officials, media and the general public.

A lot of activities are in line with the month-long stamp collecting month and anniversary of the postal service.

There will be a FREE Postal Heritage Guided Tour and Talks on November 16, 2019 Saturday from 8:50 am to 12:00 noon. Do not forget to come and participate.