Philpost is ‘here to stay’-A A +A
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Assistant postal manager Louis Carlos on Wednesday said that the Philippine postal system will stay, despite the closure of the country's telegraph system.
Carlos, in Wednesday's National Letter Writing Day sponsored by Philpost held at the SM City Pampanga, said the existence of the postal system is guaranteed by a United Nations convention where the Philippines is a signatory.
Carlos said they have now embarked on the rebranding and development of the services of the postal system to make it a "lean and mean" facility.
He said the move to streamline operations have lead to the current population of around 7,000 employees for the whole country, who are responsible for the postal communication of millions of Filipinos. However, Carlos admits that the Philpost is set to brace for current competition from delivery services and postal providers, adding that the Philpost is also embarking on promoting conventional letter writing, improving services and opening the institution to technology and services on e-commerce.
Recently, Philpost, according to Carlos, has been earning and remitting earnings to the national government. He added that the Philpost is still a sunshine industry despite the current alternatives provided by technology. Philpost is now promoting conventional letter writing among students to promote the services and novelty of the country's postal system.
Recently, the country's telegraph system closed its operation due to the fallout of its users brought about by technological advances in communication like email and real time messaging systems through the use of the worldwide web and Internet.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on October 10, 2013.