Procurement Service Hub in Mindanao launched

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Saturday, July 26, 2014


THE Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) launched on Friday the first ever DBM Procurement Service Hub in the PHLPOST regional office in Barangay Macabalan, this city.

According to DBM Procurement Service Executive Director Atty. Estanislao Granados that Cagayan de Oro is looked at as the gateway to Mindanao and that through this hub, all supplies in Mindanao will be based in Cagayan de Oro.

He said there will be a whole lot of difference since in the previous years, delivery of supplies and equipment to the different government offices in Mindanao take three to five weeks to accomplish.

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Now, from Cagayan de Oro, it should only take 15 hours to Zamboanga, seven hours to Surigao and nine hours to Koronadal and so on.

He also explained that this will be a different kind of challenge to the PHLPOST because in one year time, at least 522 twenty footer vans will pass in the Cagayan de Oro warehouse.

PHLPOST Assistant Post Master General for Marketing and Management Support Services Luis D. Carlos meanwhile said that this is the first ever hub in the country and it is just the beginning of a logistics service that they are moving not only with DBM but eventually with the Department of Health (DOH) and Games and Amusement Board (GAB).

“It’s not a stamp company anymore but a logistics company,” Carlos said.
The opening of this hub is the beginning of a rapid development in this part of the country, the Mindanao area is a growth area.

This is an instrument of progress, a procurement of service, to provide supplies and equipment with PHLPOST as logistics provider, he said.

Meanwhile, PHLPOST Mindanao Area 8 Director Nimia S. Acebes said that in 36 years of service, she never dreamed PHLPOST to have warehouse business but explained that they need to adapt to the changes. That is why now, they are into warehouse and logistics. (PIA)

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 27, 2014.

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