PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost holds nationwide "Letter Writing Day"October 6, 2016 Posted By: Corp.Comm
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will hold a simultaneous nationwide letter writing campaign focusing on the theme “Sulat ng Bayani sa Henerasyon Ngayon” - to be participated by about 2,000 students in celebration of “World Post Day” on October 07 at 8:30 AM to be held at SM North EDSA Main Building, Cinema 10 and at selected SM Supermall branches all over the country.
The 4th Simultaneous National Letter-writing Day activity will be undertaken in partnership with SM Supermalls and Department of Education. Participating Malls are SM City Cabanatuan, SM City Tarlac, SM City North Edsa, SM City San Pablo, SM City Seaside Cebu, SM City Iloilo, SM City Davao, SM City Cagayan De Oro. PHLPost Area 9 will hold their activity in Zamboanga City National High School.
The NLWD is a national event coinciding with the worldwide celebration of World Post Day. It is celebrated every 9th of October annually, to commemorate the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital of Berne. Its main purpose is to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic development of countries.
The Philippines, being an active UPU member, are encouraged to organize their own national activities to celebrate the event, including everything from the introduction or promotion of new postal products and services, to the organization of exhibits and letter writing activities at post offices and mail centers.
Students who will participate in the simultaneous letter writing competition will be asked to write based on the theme of the contest. “We wanted to build and nurture a sense of social commitment, nationalism and love for country. Our heroes were willing to risk their lives to help other people”, Assistant Postmaster General Luis D. Carlos said.
Together with thousands of participating youth, PHLPost further hopes that the activity will provide them the venue to learn the ideals and recommendations embodied in their letters.
The postal service would like to encourage the youth to express his or her thoughts and hopes through letter writing.
PHLPost will gather all the letters made by the participating students for a chance to win P10,000 for the first prize, P7,000 – second prize and P3,000 – third prize.