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.

PHILPost enters Memorandum of Agreement with DEPED and Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino to institutionalized Letter Writing in Schools

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.

 WINNERS :

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

 

 

Universal Postal Union letter writing contest for 2013

PHLPost launches Int’l letter writing contest

 The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) invites students 15-years old and below to join the 42nd Universal Postal Union (UPU) International Letter Writing Competition for Young People.  The winning piece will be sent by PHLPost as the Philippines’ official entry in the worldwide letter writing competition to be held in Berne, Switzerland.

The contest is a yearly event organized by PhilPost under the auspices of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), which is composed of 191 countries around the world of which the Philippines is an active member.

The 2013 competition asks young people to write a letter to someone to tell them “why water is precious”. The theme coincides with the International Decade for Action “Water for Life” 2005–2015.

The compositions must be recent and original letters written in English according to the theme of the competition. It must not exceed the limit of 800 words in length in the form of a letter-typewritten.

Entries must contain the elements of a letter, place and date, addressee’s address, opening and closing salutation and signature.

On a separate sheet of paper, the participant must indicate the following information: Number of words of the letter, complete name and address, Gender of Candidate, Age and /or Date of Birth, Colored 2×2 Photo, Name and Address of School/Grade or Year Level and Contact Numbers (Telephone/Cellphone).

The first prize winner will receive P15,000.00 cash; second prize- P10,000.00 and  third prize- P5,000.00. All winners will also be awarded medals, plaques and albums of Philippine stamps.

The criteria for judging are relevance to the theme of the competition -30%; imagination and originality of the contents- 20%; demonstrates a good style of writing and communication -20%; demonstrates an extensive vocabulary-20% and youthfulness of tone-10%.

All entries must be mailed at any post offices nationwide by Express or Registered Mail not later than October 9, 2012 to: Office of the Assistant Postmaster General for Operations c/o Ms. Jocelyn E. Cacho- Special Project Officer 3/F Philippine Postal Corporation, Liwasang Bonifacio 1000 Manila.

 For more information, please visit the website at: www.philpost.gov.ph or (UPU) http://www.upu.int/letter writing/en/index.shtml or call Tel. 527-0108/527-0059/527-0074.

Alvin E. Fidelson

Information Officer

PhilPost

Tel. 5270074/ 0939-8402431

Universal Postal Union international letter writing contest

The theme is: “Write a letter to an athlete or sports figure you admire to explain what the Olympic Games mean to you”.

Olympic Movement

The Olympic Movement seeks to create a better world through sports, by promoting the universal values of excellence, friendship and respect. With these values in mind, young letter-writers are invited to express their thoughts on what the Olympic Games, which are being organized in 2012, mean to them.

All submissions become the property of the UPU.

Visit the link: http://www.upu.int/en/the-upu/international-letter-writing-competition-for-young-people/2012-competition.html

Philippine Postal Corporation goes high tech on their 228th anniversary

poster in front of the Post Office building

lively dance presentation by Philpost employees marked the opening day celebration

Last November 8, 2011 Philippine Postal Corporation marked their 228th anniversary of the Philippine postal service with the theme “ PHILPOST: Bagong Simula Bagong Sigla”.  “ New Beginning New Vigor ”.It aims to revive the whole postal system thru more efficient way of servicing the public.

crowd listened to the speech of the postmaster

 People from all walks of life, media partners, philatelists, students, philpost employees  attended the opening day celebrations.

The author  and Ms. Jennice T. Guico a student of Ramon Magsaysay High School  being interviewed by Ms. Donita Rose and Mr. Andrei Felix -hosts of Umagang Kay Ganda – a popular morning show of ABS-CBN channel 2

L-R Ms. Ofelia Solis ( teacher) , Author, Ms. Jennice T. Guico, Ms. Susan Frances P. Barredo and Ms. Carol Noces ( teacher ) Ramon Magsaysay High School in Manila together with Mr. Andrei Felix , Umagang Kay Ganda -host

Ms. Jennice Guico a student of Ramon Magsaysay High School still write letters and correspondence to her OFW mother  based in Vietnam , according to her despite the modern technologies like electronic mail services  ” Writing a letter enhanced her writing skills and makes her relationship with her mother more personalized”

biometric data service registration booth

 Biometrics is the technology that Philpost  launched to minimized forgeries of Postal ID’s . With the new system , Philpost can identify a specific human being. It is primarily used to provide security for personal or business assets. A biometrics system must first store a person’s  data. Then, when someone tries to access a personal or business system, the stored biometric data is compared to the data of the person currently accessing the system. If the data matches up, the person can have access to the protected information.

History:

Governor General Basco organized a postal system throughout the archipelago in 1783. First postage stamp was issued on February 1, 1854. It was not until April 2, 1992 that, by virtue of Republic Act 7354, that the postal system became known as the Philippine Postal Corporation or Philpost. Nevertheless, its history predates the independent republic we now know today as the Philippines.

The event also coincided with the “ National Stamp Collecting Month ” which is being celebrated every month of November.

  L-R Mrs. Elizabeth Tungol (APMG Finance ) , Ms. Gemma Cruz- Araneta and Mrs. Elenita San Diego ( Head Manager -Postage and Philatelic Department) pose for a souvenir shot

Philatelic exhibit featuring 2011 stamp issued by Philpost

Ms. Gemma Cruz- Araneta  is  the chairperson of the Heritage Conservation Society , vice- chair of the Manila Historical and Heritage Commission and Executive Assistant to the office of the Mayor in a keynote speech  ” When I won Miss International in 1964 and living in San Juan, people from all parts of the world would write letters and i am amazed with the efficiency of the postal system  , despite lacking complete address , Philpost postman  somehow could locate my exact home address”.

Ms. Gemma Cruz- Araneta was the guest of honor in behalf of Mayor Alfredo Lim

Special guests of honor included Miss International 1964 Ms. Gemma Cruz- Araneta and Ms. Tess Debuque of National Information Officer – United Nations Information Center.

Ms. Tess Debuque and Postmaster Ms. Josie dela Cruz  presented a framed PNOY inaugural stamps to Ms. Gemma Cruz- Araneta as a token of appreciation

One of the highlights of the celebration included the awarding of outstanding postal employees for the current year 2011.

Outstanding Philpost employees together with special guests and Postmaster General Ma. Josefina M. Dela Cruz

The list included Ms. Liliosa D. Bioco (postman II) Postal Region VIII, Tacloban City, Mr. Leonilo T. Gatdula , Jr. ( Heavy Equipment Operator FSMDC, Central Office ) Ms. Diosdada M. Marquez ( Marketing specialist II ) OAPMG for Marketing , Central Office, Mr. Nonito L. Pelobello ( Supervising Postal Service Officer, Postal Region VI, Iloilo City , Mr. Bienvenido G. Salcedo ( Director II) Postal Region XI, Zamboanga City , Mr. Rodolfo O. Tan (Postal Teller III) National Capital Region  and Mr. Antonio A. Tenebro ( Postmaster I) Postal Region XII, Cotabato City.

The seven outstanding postal employees also received a plaque, cash gift of Php 25,000 each, Dr. Tam’s  medicinal tea and if eligible they can be promoted.

Ms. Diosdada M. Marquez (4th from left)  – Marketing Specialist II OAPMG for Marketing , Central Post Office drew the loudest cheer among this year’s awardees. Her effort in last year’s election and corporate accounts  resulted in a hefty 50 million pesos in revenue.

L-R Ms. Bianca Marie R. Ferrel 2nd place, Ms. Charlette Alessi F. Inao 3rd place, Ms. Cherilyn Patrocino Sta. Ana -1st place

Out of the several hundred of entries in the 41st nationwide letter writing contests conducted by Universal Postal Union or UPU , three students was chosen . The theme for the competition is “Write a letter to an athlete or sports figure you admire to explain what the Olympic Games mean to you”.

3 winners of the UPU letter writing contest

Ms. Cherilyn Patrocino Sta. Ana ( Ateneo de Naga ) won first prize , she also bagged a commemorative plaque from Philpost, stamp album with stamps, medal  and a cash prize of Php 15,000!

Ms. Bianca Marie R. Ferrel ( Ateneo de Davao) won second place , she bagged a commemorative plaque from Philpost , stamp album with stamps , medal and a cash prize of Php 10,000

Ms. Charlette Alessi F. Inao

Ms. Charlette Alessi F. Inao ( Sacred Heart School )- Ateneo de Cebu won third place , she bagged a commemorative plaque from Philpost, stamp album with stamps, medal and a cash prize of Php 5,000

Signing the official First Day Issue together with Mrs. Josie De La Cruz and Hon. Cesar N. Sarino

In this day of internet and modern ways of communication, There are still a whole lot more of people who still collects stamps and still write letters. According to the die-hard letters writers , ” This make their letters more formal and more personalized” rather than relying on computer keyboard fonts.

Mr. Prab Reyes

Mr. Prab Reyes of UP Diliman won first place in the stamp design contest organized by Philpost and United Nations  “International Year of the Forest 2011” , He bagged home a commemorative plaque with stamps, and Php 15,000 in cash .

first day cover

The stamp issue is  classified as a “Special” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 70,000 pieces.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

L-R Postmaster General Ma. Josefina M. Dela Cruz, Current Philpost Board Chairman Hon. Cesar N. Sarino , Ms. Tess Debuque  during the ribbon cutting ceremony

  Postmaster and CEO Hon. Ma. Josefina M. Dela Cruz being interviewed by a senior reporter Mr. Noel Perfecto PTV channel 4 .

Mr. Andrei Felix and Ms. Donita Rose together with the postmaster

Mr. Hans W. Becker together with the postmaster general Mrs. Josie Dela Cruz

Mr. Hans W. Becker is the editor -in -chief of International Philippine Philately Society . He was born in Germany (Düsseldorf)  and lived in Luxemburg until 1977 . In 2010 he came to Cebu .  He is also an active member of Cebu Philatelic Society, Filipinas Stamp Collector’s Club, International Philippine Philatelic SocietyPampanga Collectors’ Society. He is an avid collector of Philippine stamps , coins, paper bills , postcards and maxi-cards. He won numerous awards from here and abroad . He is now presently residing in Cebu with his Filipina wife.

For those who wanted to trade:

Contact Information: 747 M. Pacubas Drve, Mambaling 6000 Cebu City

Filipino Inventors’ Society exhibit booth

There is also an exhibit booth of the Filipino Inventors’  Society with about 25 members that  actively participated in the event.

Mr. Clemente M. Covaria

Mr. Clemente M. Covaria is a member of the Filipino Inventors’ Society ( his novelty products) included novel signage. His slogan ” A Novel Signage Mean for Advertising Purposes ” is a way for his creative works to be notice.

novel signage

for those who might be interested in his works.

Contact information:  Unit 2013, Guadalupe BLISS, Cembo, Makati City

Cellphone: (09219-78-5598)

native delicacies from Biñan , Laguna

Aling Nene’s is a popular home made delicacies based in the town of  Biñan specializes in Puto Biñan, Puto Pao, Puto Cake, Kutchinta, Espasol, Buko Pie, Pandan Pie, Ube Buko Pie, Cassava, Macaroons, Crispy Okoy.

Contact Person: Ms. Joy S. Mendiola

Address: General Malvar, San Vicente Biñan , Laguna

Cellphone  : 0919-8679591

Landline: (049)511-3475 / (049)511-32-08

Email: Joys_mendiola@yahoo.com

Mr. Jorge H. Cuyugan lectured basic philately to high school students

Mr. Jorge H. Cuyugan of Pampanga Collectors’ Society is an active bibliophile, philatelist , post card , bank note and coin collector . He is based in Pampanga. He had published numerous books about philately, paper bills and Rizaliana.

Contact address : 63 Santiago St., Sta. Ana, Pampanga

P.O. Box 5050 San Fernando ,Pampanga

key chain made from cut styro

Mr. Antonio P. Agtoto is a Filipino inventor of styro electronic Cutter with patent no. UM 8377 , He won various national awards like 3rdplace in the 1st Luzon Invention Competition, 3rd place in National Inventors Week 2001, Finalist in Filipino Inventors Week contest . His styro cutter is making waves in other countries like in Japan , Korea and the United States. While his styro products is selling like hot cakes in national trade shows.

Agtoto Enterprise

Address: 10- H Ilaw Street , San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City

AANI Herbal Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle , Elliptical Circle  Quezon City

Contact Person: Inventor Mr.  Antonio Agtoto

  Landline : (413-34-89 )

 Cellphone : 0916-828-2687 / 0906-37-377618 /0909-35921225

The Technical description of the 2011 United Nations Issue International Year of the Forests stamps are as follows:

Kind of Issue: Special

Denominations and Quantity: Php7.00 / 70,000 pieces

Date of Issue: October 24, 2011

Last date of Sale: October 23, 2012 ( as stocks allow)

Sheet Composition: 40

Size: 30 mm x 40 mm

Perforation: 14

Printing: Litho offset (4 colors)

Paper: Imported Unwatermarked

Printer: APO Production Unit

Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
United Nations Information Center (Manila)

Website Link:http://philpost.gov.ph/web/2011-united-nations-issue-international-year-of-the-forests-special-stamps/

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