PHLPost: Post Offices to remain open despite lockdown
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has said that postal services will remain operational inspite of the Modified Enhance Community Quarantine (MECQ) in NCR and the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) which are being implemented in select provinces in the country as a result of COVID-19.
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 (3) times a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) from 10:00 in the morning up to 3:00 in the afternoon 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 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the afternoon.
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 prioritise 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.