PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost Honors Letter Writing AdvocatesNovember 27, 2015
As part of its fervent goal to promote the art of letter writing to the Filipino society, PHLPost recognizes the three of the award winning TV/radio shows for inspiring the public to express their ideas and stories through letters.
Postmaster General Josie dela Cruz revealed the three awardees, also dubbed as the Letter Writing Advocates: TV series Maalaala Mo Kaya, public affairs program Wish Ko Lang, and radio program Dr. Love.
“I believe that the invaluable contribution of our Letter Writing Advocates has inspired many Filipinos, especially the youth to engage more in letter writing activities that will not just communicate but also touch lives.” dela Cruz said.
The three awardees were chosen for supporting the art of letter writing by engaging its audience to tell their stories through letters and mailing it to their program.
Maalaala Mo Kaya is the country’s longest running drama anthology which showcases the real-life stories of viewers or celebrities through letter sending.
Meanwhile, Wish Ko Lang is the first wish-granting show on Philippine television, where wishes are sent through letters to the program, and the chosen ones are granted by the show.
On the other hand, Dr. Love Radio show is a counseling program where letter senders seek advice about their relationships with family and loved ones and receive enlightenment and guidance from the host.
This is the first time that PHLPost recognize the Letter Writing Advocates.
Aside from them, PHLPost also honors its partners during the National Letter Writing Day Celebration which includes the Department of Education (DepEd), Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), and SM Supermalls.
By awarding the so called Letter Writing Advocates and Partners, dela Cruz hopes that it will boost PHLPost’s campaign to revive the art of letter writing, an act that offers a unique kind of experience that cannot be achieved by the modern technology.