To prevent the occurrence of nefarious activities such as hijacking of postal mail vans during the holiday season, the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) has joined forces with the Philippine National Police (PNP) in policing its delivery vans
PNP Chief Nicanor Bartolome has issued a directive to PNP Regional directors and the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) to provide necessary police security assistance to Philpost.
Postmaster General (PMG) Josie Dela Cruz expresses the gratitude for the PNP’s positive response to her request for assistance. “Our mail delivery vans are now being monitored by PNP to prevent hijacking and holdup incidents. In the past the prevalence of such activity is high during the holiday season” PMG Dela Cruz stated.
According to reports, over the past years during holiday season from October to January, about a million mail matters per month were being delivered by Philpost to its clients. 60 percent of these mail matters were commercial items including cosmetics, clothes, gadgets and other electronic devices. However, during those months, Philpost recorded an average of five hijacking incidents during the season.
With the new collaboration, the PNP is given the delivery schedule of Philpost enabling police officials to closely monitor movements of mail matters.
“We are happy to announce that as of December 1 of this year, since we started this partnership with the PNP, we have not had any incident of hijacking nor holdups. This is just to proved that the partnership is efficient and we are committed in giving a faster, more reliable and trustworthy service to out clientle” the Postmaster General added.