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DOOR TO DOOR | PHL Post Office stops issuing notice cards, brings parcels straight to addressees

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ARE you awaiting a parcel from anyone? If you didn’t get the usual notice card, which in the past directed you to go to the post office with a valid ID to pick it up within so many days, don’t wonder. Your friendly postal couriers will deliver it to your doorstep.

That’s because of a game-changer move by the Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office). It  announced on Friday that it has achieved zero backlog of undelivered letters and parcels in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, Palawan and Batanes after permanently stopping the decades-old sending of Notification Cards since March 23, which causes delays in parcel delivery.

Postmaster General Norman Fulgencio

Previously, the addressee or recipient had to receive a Notification Card before a parcel can be picked up at the post office. “But this time, once the parcel arrives and is processed at the post office, our clients or the mailing public can now expect safe and convenient door to door delivery minus the Notification Cards,” Postmaster General Norman “Mr. Postman” Fulgencio said in a statement.

As of May 17, the Area 3 Post Offices have conveyed a total volume of 214,730 pieces of undelivered parcels to improve the delivery of public services, Fulgencio said. The same number of people were also prevented from going to the post office to pick up their parcels, ensuring their safety and those of the post office’s staff.

Fulgencio said, “The Post Office has to thank its letter carriers, postal employees, managers and Director Gilbert “Bong” Javier of Postal Area 3 under the leadership of APMGs Joel Zamudio, Maura Baghari-Regis and Maximo Sta. Maria III, for achieving this sweeping operations breakthrough in 53 days”.

“We cannot resolve this age-old problem without their support and cooperation”, he added.

Meanwhile, the Postmaster General is expected to release the compliance of the “zero backlog “project in all postal areas and regions in the country.

“Our heartfelt gratitude for the public’s kind understanding and patience. The postal service is far from being perfect, but we are continuously improving. Again, our apologies,” Fulgencio said.

Image courtesy of Philippine Postal Corp.

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