PHLPost: ready to fulfil its duty
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) is ready to facilitate mail voting for Senior Citizens, PWD, Indigenous People and Pregnant Women for the coming 2022 national elections, if required.
Chairman Norman Fulgencio said that “If this will be implemented, PHLPost will be ready to work on it. We only want to make sure that the names in the list of voters who will avail of mail voting will be certified by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and attested by the chairman of the barangay that the person voting is alive and a genuine resident in their barangay.
Fulgencio added that safeguards must be put in place to maintain integrity. The PHLPost position is to be more transparent in all these undertakings. That is one of the main reasons for our current efforts of digitizing the whole organization.
PHLPost in the past has successfully implemented the Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) in the national elections by mail from sending out election paraphernalia to embassies and consulates abroad and receiving the ballots under the supervision of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).