MANILA

Post offices to remain open; new schedule announced

THE Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) announced that it will remain open to deliver and accept mails and packages nationwide.

PHLPost has assured that postal services will remain operational in spite of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in the National Capital Region and the general community quarantine (GCQ) which are being implemented in select provinces in the country.

PHLPost has been allowed to continue with its services at a capacity necessary to maintain the prompt delivery of services to its clients through its #PusongPHLPost.

Post offices will be open three times a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for cities and provinces under MECQ while maintaining skeletal operations.

Acceptance of mails and parcels intended to other countries are suspended temporarily due to local and international flights cancellation. However, domestic mail dispatches shall continue to be transported by land and sea routes until further notice.

Meanwhile, those provinces under GCQ will operate in full capacity from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Processing and acceptance of regular and rush Postal ID will start on June 1 to comply with the government’s strict guidelines in the implementation of health and safety protocols.

PHLPost shall prioritize the delivery of express mails, medicines, items containing goods/perishable items, items from SSS, GSIS, and other public and private institutions containing pensions, checks/loans and leftover mails (vital communications/checks) during the community lockdown.

The postal agency apologizes for the delay and hopes for the public’s understanding and support in finding ways and means to better serve its customers.

Area post offices are also coordinating with barangay officials for mail delivery, cargo/shipping lines for transport of mails in accordance with local community quarantine protocols as well as the use of its facebook page for coordination and information to its clients via https://www.facebook.com/PHLPost. (PR)


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