PHLPost tapped to assist LGUs in relief emergency services
PASIG CITY, April 24 (PIA) – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has been tapped by local government units (LGUs) in the delivery of relief and emergency services to health workers battling the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic.
“Post office employees are frontline workers too, responding to any emergency situation where it is needed most. Our postmen, drivers, couriers and network of post office vehicles are now being tapped to provide assistance to local government units in the delivery of supplies of frontline workers” Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.
PHLPost assures the safety of its employees and customers. Measures have been implemented to help them cope with the impact of the pandemic like wearing of face coverings, social distancing and hygienic practices.
The postal corporation 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.
Meanwhile, PHLPost will limit its door-to-door delivery, prioritizing “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, Express Mail items, and leftover mails (vital communications/checks) prior to the implementation of the community lockdown.”
Post offices are also coordinating with barangay officials for mail delivery, in accordance with local community quarantine protocols.
Earlier, PHLPost rolled out its “Green Delivery” eco-friendly e-trikes in Pasig City also to augment in the delivery of relief and medical supplies during this time of public health emergency. (PHLPOST/PIA-NCR)