President Duterte hopes that the nation’s pursuit of change and progress will gain more momentum in the coming years under the new leadership.

President Duterte delivers his speech during the launching of the Philippine Postal Corp.’s (PHLPost) Digital Innovation and Modernization at the Central Post Office Building in Manila on May 19, 2022. TOTO LOZANO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte said this as he joined the launch of Philippine Postal Corp.’s (PHLPost) Digital Innovation and Modernization on Thursday, May 19.

In his speech, the President commended the postal corporation for ensuring people-centered governance in line with his administration’s reform agenda.

“This endeavor will surely boost our global competitiveness and stimulate economic activities during the period of recovery and digital transition,” he said.

Duterte hoped that his successor in Malacañang would continue his administration’s quest for change and progress.

“May our pursuit for change and progress never cease to gain more momentum in the coming years under the new leadership,” he said.

According to the President, the Covid-19 pandemic opened avenues for innovative products and systems that address the needs of consumers in the new normal, where data and technology now drive the market.

He added that PHLPost’s modernization efforts were timely and relevant as it facilitates the efficient delivery of communications, payment of services, and goods and merchandise, especially as industries and businesses shift their operations to e-commerce and online transactions.

Malacañang has recently issued Executive Order (EO) No. 170, directing the adoption of digital payments for government disbursements to facilitate the expedient distribution of financial assistance to beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, President Duterte thanked PHLPost for supporting the administration’s advocacies and development plan anchored on Malasakit (concern) as one of its pillars.

“In fulfillment of this administration’s Ease of Doing Business agenda beyond my term, I hope that you will constantly explore innovations and strategies that will further streamline, develop, and improve government services to the people for greater efficiency,” he said.

PHLPost is a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) under the Office of the President (OP) tasked with providing postal services and deliveries in the Philippines and other nations.

Source: Manila Bulletin (