Pilipino Mirror - (On postal voting) PHLPOST READY TO FULFILL ITS TASKS

News & Interviews
18 November 2020

By Pilipino Mirror

THE PHILIPPINE Postal Corporation (PHLPost) is ready to fulfill its duty if called upon with respect to mail voting for Senior Citizens, PWD, Indigenous People and Pregnant Women for the coming 2022 national elections.

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 Comelec.

PHLPost is launching in the first quarter of next year the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Project.

The ERP project, which started in 2017, will computerize and automate the whole postal system. It aims, among others, to streamline the procedures and processes in postal operations and improve the competence and proficiency of PHLPost in delivering its services to the people.

Fulgencio remains steadfast in modernizing the postal system to cover the digitalization of the entire organization including the mail management system, corporate financial information system, financial counter system and human resource information system”.

Once in place, digital applications ranging from mobile to computer applications will be launched together.

This will reinforce existing strength across communications, e-commerce and financial services that would result in efficiency and convenience in delivering public service across the nation.

PHLPost is committed to fulfill President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s directive to bring innovative government services to the Filipino.

The opening of economy and the airlines gradual recovery in the new normal will keep the postal market relevant amid the challenges posed by the global health crisis.

PHLPost, however, remains undeterred and has continued to focus on achieving growth and stability, while simultaneously working on a range of strategic initiatives to further develop, enhance and innovate its services to keep up with the advancements in technology.