By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday hoped that the Philippines’ postal system digitalization would “bring back the integrity” of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost).
“I hope that these innovations, digital and all, will bring back the integrity of the Post Office,” Duterte said during the launching of the Digital Innovation and Modernization of the PHLPost in Manila City.
“Karamihan kasi dito — noon not now — many years ago ‘yung the complaint of the public was that fundamentally ‘yung mga packages nila nabuksan, nawala, all sorts of you know things that would make a person unhappy,” he added.
The President also commended PHLPost’s efforts towards digital innovations because these help “boost global competitiveness and stimulate economic activity” during the period of recovery and digital transition.
“The modernization efforts of the postal agency are indeed timely and relevant as it facilitates the efficient delivery of communications,” according to him.
Duterte thanked the government-owned and -controlled corporation for supporting his administration’s advocacies and development plan.
“In the past six years, this administration has introduced reforms to further empower government instrumentalities in ensuring the seamless delivery of basic services — all to build a more inclusive and sustainable Philippines,” he said.
“In fulfillment of this administration’s Ease of Doing Business agenda beyond my term, I hope that you will constantly explore innovations and strategies that will further streamline, develop, and improve government services to the people for greater efficiency.”
In closing, the Chief Executive urged PHLPost workers to “remain united and steadfast” in their commitment to the nation.
“May our pursuit for change and progress never cease to gain more momentum in the coming years, under the new leadership,” he said.