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PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost releases Christmas mails schedule

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To avoid the influx of mails and parcels this Christmas season, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released the dates by which Express Mail Service (EMS) items, air and surface mails/parcels should be posted to reach the countries of destination.

Postmaster General Joel L. Otarra advises the public especially the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to send their mails and parcels before the prescribed dates to guarantee the arrival of their items in time for the holiday season.

As a guide to senders, PHLPost issued a Christmas mail schedule for its Domestic and International Express, Registered and Ordinary Mails, and parcels where clients should send not later than the specified date to ensure that mails and parcels will reach its destination before Christmas day (December 25) and New Year (January 1).

Holiday-related Domestic Express mails (DEMS) should be sent not later than December 12 (Wednesday), and December 10 (Monday) for International Express Mails (IEMS). Domestic Registered Mails should be posted before December 3 (Monday), while International Registered Mails not later than November 26 (Monday).

Meanwhile, Domestic Ordinary Mails should be sent on or before December 5 (Wednesday), International Ordinary (Air) mails not later than December 3 (Monday) and for International surface (Sea) mails not later than October 17 (Wednesday).

The deadline for Domestic Parcels is set on December 3 (Monday), November 28 (Wednesday) for International Air Parcels, and International ordinary surface (Sea) parcels not later than October 15 (Monday).

Post Offices all over the country are open Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except holidays.