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.
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 fromCamarines 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.
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 theDepartment of Education (DepEd) and MetrobankFoundation 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: email@example.com.
Winners with the best handwritten letters will be selected, to receive a special prize from PHLPost and partner agencies.
Philippine traditional games which are dubbed called “Larong Atin!. The stamps were designed by graphic artists Mr. Rodine Teodoro and Ms. Eunice Beatrix Dabu, features traditional games such as bato-bato-pik or jack-en-poy (rock-paper-scissors), bahay-bahayan (play house), luksong tinik (thorn hurdles) and trumpo (spinning top). These are commonly played by many Filipino kids all over the country.
“We also share the advocacy of preserving Filipino heritage in collaboration with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Filipino Heritage Festival, Inc.,” Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.
The postal service printed 100,000 copies sold for P12 to P17 each. 5,000 pieces of limited souvenir sheets were printed, which were priced at P100 each. There will be a first day cover too available.
Filipino front line workers like nurses, doctors, army, police, postal workers were featured in the current stamps issuance. The stamps and first day covers were supposed to be release last April 2020 but since the Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ) had taken effect last March 15 it was further moved to July 13, 2020 ( Monday).
Filipino Frontliners on Stamp and First Day Cover
PHLPost is also committed to fulfill its universal mandate of continuous delivery of important mails from various government and private sectors who are important clients of the agency.
They will also launch the “Stamps on Wheels” program which enables roving van from PHLPOST to sell new stamps, first day covers and other collectibles to far flung areas of Metro Manila and other areas of the country.