PHLPost urges LGU to set up postal stations

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has urged local government units (LGUs) across the country to put up postal stations to cater to residents who are in dire need of postal and financial services necessary for community development.

In partnership with PHLPost, the LGU 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.

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

The project is part of the state-owned postal agency’s objective to extend its market to as many towns in the country pursuant to its universal service obligation of providing postal services to the public.

Under this project, 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 into 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.

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.