The digitalization of the PHLPost system was expected to be completed by November.
PHLPost — A lawmaker said that the digitalization of the Philippine Postal Corporation’s system was expected to be completed by November.
ACT Teachers party-list Representative France Castro on Wednesday asked for updates on the modernization of the Philippine Postal Corporation during the resumption of the plenary deliberations on House Bill 10153 or the 2022 General Appropriations Bill (GAB).
Committee on Appropriations vice chairman and Zamboanga City Representative Manuel “Mannix” Dalipe, who sponsored the said bill, ensured that the digitalization would be finished this year, specifically by November 2021.
“Rest assured po within the year matatapos po ‘yung computerization, digitalization ng Philippine Postal Corporation and by November, expected po completed na po ‘yung modernization, digitalization ng Philippine Postal Corporation. The month we’re looking out is November,” Dalipe said.
According to Dalipe, the computerization and digitalization were being done in order to hasten PHLPost’s services.
The Philippine Postal Corporation was proposed to have a PHP 500.245 million budget for next year, which was lower compared to its PHP 540.256-million budget in 2021.
Dalipe also said that at least PHP 300 million had been allotted for the modernization of PHLPost since 2018.
“‘Yung digitalization, computerization ay ginagawa na po ng Philippine Postal Corporation para po mapabilis ang serbisyo niya. After the completion of its digitalization and computerization as expected, ang outcome po nito ay bibilis na ang serbisyo,” Dalipe said.
The Philippine Postal Corporation was a government-owned and government-controlled corporation in charge of providing postal services in the country.