PHLPOST resumes domestic mail operation, limits door-to-door delivery
PASIG CITY, April 6 (PIA) – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will resume its mail operation and delivery of postal items.
“While PHLPost is committed to support the National Government in the delivery of essential services in this time of crisis, the safety and health of the frontliners and other employees who will render services during this period is a priority,” said Postmaster General Joel Otarra.
PHLPost will provide limited services in order to facilitate the delivery of mails/checks, parcels containing medical supplies and other essential services.
According to PHLPost, mails will be accepted based on the following guidelines and procedures:
Selected Delivery Post Offices shall be opened to serve the public three times a week, limited to four hours of operations only. Office hours shall start at 10AM to 3PM, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to give way to sanitation of employees, as well post office equipment and mails before and after operations.
For mails and parcels with contact numbers, (cellphone/telephone numbers, or e-mail address), addressees may claim their mails, parcels, or items at the post office in adherence to the physical distancing measure to minimize exposure of employees.
To ensure continuity of service, PHLPost shall limit the door-to-door delivery of service. Delivery of mails shall be based on priorities, such as vital communications and parcels containing medicines, items containing goods/perishable items, items from SSS, GSIS, and other public and private institutions containing pensions, checks/loans etc., EMS items and left over mails (vital communications/checks) prior to the implementation of the community lockdown.
Subject to existing local community quarantine protocols, the post office may coordinate with Barangay officials for the delivery of mails to their respective constituents-addresses.
PHLPost assured the public that it is continuously addressing the concerns of the public for fast and reliable service amidst these trying times.
Meanwhile, mails to be sent abroad is suspended until further notice according to PHLPost. (PHLPOST/PIA-NCR)