Thursday, October 30, 2014

PHLPost Area 6’s Best Bets to the Nationwide On-the-Spot Stamp Design Contest

Recognizing the importance of celebrating the visit of Pope Francis in the country, particularly in Yolanda-stricken areas, PHLPost has launched a Nationwide On-the-Spot Stamp Design Contest in two categories, the Student Category and the Professional Category. In Area 6, the contest was held on October 27 and 28, 2014, at Robinson’s Iloilo and Robinson’s Roxas (Capiz), respectively.

Equipped with imagination, 96 students and professional artists were given two hours to interpret the contest theme A Nation of Mercy and Compassion through beautiful artworks. Notable personalities PG Zoluaga (Local Artist and Executive Council Member of NCCA), Liby Limoso (Academic Coordinator for Fine Arts, University of San Agustin), Gerard Habana (Member, Alumni Community Theatre, UPV, and Former President, Theater Arts Guide, UPV), Rodolfo Libiano (Member, Arts Association of Capiz), Mervin Orola (HS Art Teacher), and Narciso Francisco (BS Industrial Ed Major in Architectural Drafting) were invited by PHLPost Area 6 Director Fabiolita P. Ferraris to judge the entries for their originality, relevance to the theme, visual impact, and artistic method/design.

Here are the judges’ best bets:

These winning entries shall be submitted to the Central Office to compete with the winning entries from other Areas, and from which the top two entries in each category shall be selected to be featured in the stamps that will be issued and launched in January 2015, in commemoration of the Papal visit. A special souvenir frame, which shall house the winning designs on stamps, shall be given to the Holy Father.

 All entries in Area 6 shall be featured in the forthcoming Philatelic Stamps Exhibit.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PMG Josie Sorely Missed in PMs Conference

October 24, 2014. 96 Postmasters from the Provinces of Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Negros Oriental and Siquijor, traveled by land or by boat, eagerly anticipating what would have been the PMs Conference with PHLPost Postmaster General and CEO Ma. Josefina M. Dela Cruz at Sarabia Manor Hotel, Iloilo City. Sadly, the lady Postmaster General met an accident the day before the conference, and was advised rest by her doctor.

The PM’s Conference proceeded nonetheless, with reports delivered by PHLPost’s big bosses, APMG for AdFIn Maura M. Baghari-Regis, APMG for Operations Robert S. Mondoñedo, APMG for Marketing and Management Support Services Luis D. Carlos, and HRMD Manager Ester V. Cabigao.

APMG Mondoñedo congratulated PHLPost Area 6, headed by Director Fabiolita P. Ferraris, CESO III, for sharing the top spot with Area 3 (Mega Manila) in terms of delivery performance, but strongly emphasized the four aspects of postal operations on which to focus the vision of the new PO, and these are counter services, processing, delivery, and return of information.

APMG Carlos delivered the good news that PHLPost is growing and expanding its business with Pinoy eMall, an e-Commerce website that makes it possible to buy and sell philatelic stamps and Pinoy products proudly made and produced in various municipalities all over the Philippines. 

PHLPost is also offering private individuals and barangays an opportunity to engage in the postal business through the establishment of a Postal Station, which requires an initial payment of only P 15,000.00-P 20,000.00 representing accreditation fee. Postal Stations shall help augment postal presence in the area, with the end in view of delivering more efficient and effective public service.

APMG Carlos promised more projects to boost revenue generation in the coming years, and appealed for the support and cooperation of the Postmasters, considering the huge financial target to be met by the Area in 2015. He also assured a stronger Marketing Team next year to back up the marketing efforts of the area.

HRMD Manager Esther Cabigao took the podium next, explaining, among others, the guidelines of the qualification to the Performance-Based Bonus, and the Huwarang Lingkod Koreo, which aims to give due recognition to the best-performing officials and employees of PHLPost .

At the end of a sumptuous lunch, the PM’s conference continued with APMG for Administration and Finance Regis’s report. APMG Regis cited PHLPost Area 6 as one of the Top 3 Areas in Overall Performance, combining Delivery Performance, Revenue Attainment, Net Income Realized, Minimizing Complaints, and Compliance with Directives. However, she appealed for more efforts in order to achieve or at the very least come close to achieving the revenue target.

After APMG Regis’ talk, a character building session ensued with Bishop Jonel Milan, founder and president of K4 Philippines Intercessors Movement, and who has been delivering inspirational talks to people in the Philippines and beyond. The two-hour session taught Postmasters to re-focus, to help them achieve success in the workplace as well as in their personal life.

Merrymaking @ Sarabia Hotel

Later that evening, guests and Postmasters were treated to a Hawaiian party, with garlands and leis giving the venue a festive feel. Postmasters prepared special numbers for the guests, featuring, in many cases, what the province they are representing is known for, like the Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo and Masskara Festival in Bacolod City.

Contingents from Capiz danced to the upbeat music of Roxas City; PMs from Antique Province sang the Antique Provincial Theme Song, while PMs from Negros Oriental and Siquijor sang the hymn of Dumaguete City.

There were two dance numbers from the PMs in Iloilo Province, showing their flexibility and alertness. The last number came from the staff of the Administrative Center, whose musical performance featured the different product lines of PHLPost – letters and packages, logistics, and postal payment.

The program ended at 9:00 in the evening, and while the presence of our beloved Postmaster General Ma. Josefina M. Dela Cruz was sorely missed that day, the dancing and the merrymaking continued till the wee hours of the morning.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

PHLPost Inks Deal with MIWD As Collecting Agent of Water Bills

PHLPost is now an accredited collecting agent of MIWD! MIWD-6 tapped PHLPost Area 6 as one of its collecting agents for its water bills, and an agreement, signed by duly authorized representatives , Area Director Fabiolita P. Ferraris, CESO III for PHLPost, and General Manager Amarylis Josephine C. Castro for MIWD, was finalized on September 4, 2014. 

Effective September 2014, MIWD consumers in Iloilo City, Oton, Cabatuan, Maasin, Sta. Barbara, Pavia, San Miguel, and Leganes can now pay their water bills at the following Post Offices: Iloilo City Post Office Jaro Post Office West Visayas State University Post Office Sta. Barbara Post Office Maasin Post Office Leganes Post Office Molo Post Office Pavia Post Office Cabatuan Post Office Oton Post Office

Only full payments of the current bill shall be accepted upon presentation of the MIWD Statement of Account from Monday-Friday (excluding Holidays), 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. MIWD consumers shall be issued Acknowledgement Receipts as proof of their payment.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

LC Skills Enhancement Program: Empowering the Letter Carriers

In line with its vision of becoming the preferred universal delivery service provider of communications, goods, and payment services in every Filipino community by the year 2016, Letter Carriers are given the opportunity to acquire, improve or enhance their knowledge and skills through the LC Skills Enhancement Program. In Area 6, this training program is conducted in several batches: July 23-24 - Iloilo/Guimaras July 30-31 - Antique August 5-6 - Aklan August 7-8 - Capiz August 19-20 - Negros Occidental August 26-27 - Negros Oriental and Siquijor Spearheading the training program is PHLPost 6 Area Director Fabiolita P. Ferraris, who emphasized the importance of the role of Letter Carriers in carrying out the mission and vision of the corporation, a challenge warmly accepted by the LCs. Because you SEND, we DELIVER. This is a commitment made stronger with the empowerment of the LCs through the LC Skills Enhancement Program.

Monday, August 25, 2014

PHLPost In the Age of Technology

Many changes are about to happen in PHLPost-6, and no less than the Assistant Postmaster General for Operations, Robert O. Mondoñedo, delivered the good news. APMG Mondoñedo, together with Air Mail Exchange Department Manager Florentino A Guy-Joco, Express Mail Exchange Department Manager Peter Bartolome, and Management Information System Specialist Raven Kavoori, introduced the new procedures and systems in mail operations during the two-day training for eBMS for walk-in clients, Go-Online Accounts and IPS Tracking, at PHLPost Administrative Center, Zamora Street, Iloilo City.

Yes, PHLPost is taking advantage of technology by upgrading its products and services to suit current trends and for the convenience of its mailing patrons.

Here are some of the things to expect in the coming days:

• eBMS for walk-in clients. Individual mailing patrons may now enjoy the electronic business mail service, one of the newest offerings of PHLPost that used to be limited to bulk mailers. This type of service gives clients the opportunity to track and trace their mails 24/7 from posting to delivery. This service is mandatory for all Domestic Registered Mails.

• Go-Online. Individual and Bulk Mailers may apply for a Go-Online Account, allowing them to encode the details of their mails online and print their Certificates of Mailing right in the comfort of their homes/offices.

• Mechanized Sorting of Mails. Electronic sorting machines will be deployed in mail distribution centers in Area 6, and these are expected to hasten the dispatch and consequently the delivery of mails to the intended recipients.

The first batch of Post Offices to offer these online services are:

1) Iloilo City PO
2) Bacolod City PO
3) Dumaguete City PO
4) Kalibo PO
5) San Jose Antique PO
6) Roxas City PO
7) Jaro PO
8) Robinsons Iloilo PO
9) Robinsons Roxas PO
10) San Carlos PO
11) SM City PO
12) Miagao PO
13) Victorias PO
14) Talisay PO
15) Pototan PO
16) Cabatuan PO
17) Pavia PO
18) Janiauay PO
19) Barotac Viejo PO
20) Sta. Barbara PO
21) Leganes PO
22) Passi City PO
23) Maasin PO
24) Tigbauan PO
25) Dumangas PO

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New Appointees Bolster PHLPost Area 6 Workforce

PHLPost Area 6 takes another step to progress with the approval of the appointments of Postmaster General and CEO Ma. Josefina M. De la Cruz, duly validated by the Civil Service Commission, of the following employees of Area 6:

1) Virgilio Tonete, Postal Service Officer I 2) Georgina S. Gadaya, Postmaster I 3) Leah Mae C. Calosing, Postmaster I 4) Niño Angelo T. Yabut, Postmaster I 5) Jayson Zaldarriaga, Postmaster I 6) Luz Alexis D. Planco, Postal Teller II 7) Felicia Sherry L. Dela Cruz, Postal Teller I 8) Catherine G. Cordova, Postal Teller I 9) Dorothy Mae B. Sapio, Postal Teller I 10) Reyna Lyn T. Sorongon, Postal Teller I 11) Poncio S. Magtagad, Postal Teller I 12) Alger L. Rose, Letter Carrier 13) Dexie Marc B. Sucgang, Letter Carrier 14) Leody O. Ordaniel, Letter Carrier 15) Alwin S. Patubo, Letter Carrier 16) Carlota Jane N. Caillo, Clerk III 17) Jeremy D. Sartorio, Clerk III 18) Al Bryan Coloquim, Clerk III

Except for Virgilio Tonete, who was promoted from Postmaster I to Postal Service Officer I, the rest of the appointees have been serving the corporation on contract-of-service basis only. Hence the regularization of the status of their employment, recommended by PHLPost Area 6 Director Fabiolita P. Ferraris, CESO III, is seen as a strong motivational force for them to function better with the end in view of assisting the corporation achieve its targets.


Monday, August 4, 2014

Domestic Electronic Postal Money Order Now Available in 25 Post Offices in Area 6

Clients desiring faster, more secure, and more efficient means of sending cash around the country may now do so via PHLPOst’s Domestic Electronic Postal Money Order System, a web-based application that simplifies and facilitates the process of sending and receiving cash. Currently, there are 176 Postal Outlets all over the Philippines where clients can make ePMO transactions. In Area 6, ePOSTMo is available in 25 Post Offices: 1) Iloilo City Post Office, Aduana St., Iloilo City 2) Jaro Post Office, Jaro, Iloilo City 3) Passi City Post Office, Passi City, Iloilo 4) Robinsons Iloilo, Iloilo City 5) Oton Post Office, Oton, Iloilo 6) Cabatuan Post Office, Cabatuan, Iloilo 7) Leganes Post Office, Leganes, Iloilo 8) Pavia Post Office, Pavia, Iloilo 9) Pototan Post Office, Pototan, Iloilo 10) Tigbauan Post Office, Tigbauan, Iloilo 11) Dumangas Post Office, Dumangas, Iloilo 12) Miagao Post Office, Miagao, Iloilo 13) Janiuay Post Office, Janiuay, Iloilo 14) Sta. Barbara Post Office, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo 15) San Jose Post Office, San Jose, Antique 16) Roxas City Post Office, Roxas City, Capiz 17) Robinsons Roxas, Roxas City, Capiz 18) Bacolod City Post Office, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental 19) Talisay City Post Office, Talisay City, Negros Occidental 20) Victorias City Post Office, Victorias City, Negros Occidental 21) Bago City Post Office, Bago City, Negros Occidental 22) La Carlota City Post Office, La Carlota, Negros Occidental 23) San Carlos City Post Office, San Carlos, Negros Occidental 24) Kalibo Post Office, Kalibo, Aklan 25) Dumaguete Post Office, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental

 Our Rates

Our Competitive Edge …
PHLPost offers clients the option to have the cash delivered right to the doorstep of their recipients for an additional fee of only P 100.00. This gives the recipients the convenience of receiving their cash without leaving the comfort of their home.