PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost supports UPU letter-writing competition

Date Posted: February 21, 2017

In support of the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) 46th International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will also host a letter-writing contest in the Philippines.

The PHLPost is encouraging all public and private elementary- and high-school students ages 15 and below from all over the country to participate and submit a letter adhering to the theme “Imagine you are an advisor to the new UN Secretary-General; which issue would you help him tackle first and how would you advise him to solve it?” The letter must not exceed the 1,000-word limit, must be original, unpublished, and must contain the basic elements of a letter—heading, salutation, body of the letter, complimentary close and signature.

On a separate sheet of paper, the participant must indicate the number of words of the letter, complete name, home address, gender of candidate, age, date of birth, name of school, school address, grade or year level, contact number and school contact number (landline, fax, cellphone number). Participants should also attach a colored solo picture of himself or herself for identification.

The entries must be placed in a brown envelope and may only be submitted through Domestic Express Mail Service or Registered Mail. Entries submitted directly or sent through any other couriers shall automatically be disqualified. All entries must be sent through the Post Office and must be addressed to:

UPU 46th International Letter Writing Competition for Young People (2017)
Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division
Philippine Postal Corporation
3/F Central Post Office Building
1000 Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila

PHLPost is accepting entries until March 31. The winning entry will be sent to the UPU as the official entry of the Philippines for a chance to represent the country in the UPU 46th International Letter Writing Competition for Young People (2017). The winning participant shall take home P5,000 and a certificate of recognition, while the school of the winning entry shall receive a PHLPost Philatelic Presentation frame.

For more information, please call Arlene T. Labao, Project Officer of the Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division at (02) 527-0108 or (02) 527-0132, or visit our official web site at