Philippine Postal Offices to remain open with new schedules

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Philippine Postal new schedule
PHLPost continues its operations even during the community quarantine. Photo from PHLPost.

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) announced new schedules of postal offices in areas under community quarantine to stop the spread of coronavirus disease.

PHLPost offices will be open to deliver and accept mails and packages nationwide amid the Modified Enhance Community Quarantine (MECQ) in NCR and the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) which are being implemented in select provinces in the country.

POST OFFICES UNDER MECQ

Postal offices in areas under MECQ such as Metro Manila will maintain a skeletal force with the following schedule:

  • open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

POST OFFICES UNDER GCQ

Post offices in GCQ areas will operate in full capacity with the following schedule:

  • open Monday to Friday
  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Processing and acceptance of Regular and Rush Postal ID will start on June 01 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.

Area post offices are also coordinating with barangay officials for mail delivery, cargo/shipping lines for the 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 this link.

PHLPost earlier resumed mail delivery for medical supplies and essential packages while Luzon went on lockdown. Its green delivery electric vehicles were also used in relief operations.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to frontliners at the PHLPost for continuing their services even during the quarantine.

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