PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost announces official entry to UPU International letter writing contestMay 12, 2016 Posted By: Corp.Comm
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has announced the winner who will represent the Philippines in this year’s 45th International Letter Writing Competition organized by the Universal Postal Union in Berne, Switzerland.
The winning letter of Joel Andrew V. Mallari, a student at the Philippine Science High School, Central Luzon Campus in Pampanga top the almost 1,000 entries sent all over the country for the Letter Writing Contest organized by PHLPost in the national level.
He will also received P20,000 cash prize, a certificate of recognition and presentation stamps frame from PHLPost. Mallari’s winning school will also get P10,000.
PHLPost hope that the entry of Mallari will surpass the bronze medal that Ashley Nicole Abalos of PAREF-Woodrose School in Muntinlupa City won in the 2014 edition of the International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People also in Switzerland.
An estimated 1.5 million young people all over the world are expected to participate in this year’s international contest.
The competition was created by the UPU 1969 Tokyo Congress and officially launched in 1971. The Universal Postal Union, in which the Philippines is an active member, establishes a theme annually, with participating countries choosing an entry for the UPU international competition.
This year’s nationwide contest focuses on the international theme: “Write a letter to your 45 year old self”.
Likewise, the second and third prize went to Patricia Angelica P. Tan of Chiang Kai Shek College, Manila and Franz Aidyl Gabriel G. Suico of University of Cebu respectively. They will also received cash prizes, certificate of recognition, presentation of stamps frame and cash prizes for the winning schools.