QUEZON CITY, October 7 (PIA) – In celebration of the World Post Day on October 9, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhlPost) will lead the very first celebration of the National Letter Writing Day.
PhlPost, in partnership with the Department of Education, Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, SM Super Malls and the Manila Bulletin will gather 1,000 students or more from Metro Manila for a ‘Thank You Letter-Writing’ activity on Wednesday at the SM North EDSA Skydome in Quezon City. The event is also open to the public.
The National Letter Writing Day is part of PhlPost’s postal awareness program called ‘Sulat Mulat’ that aims to reintroduce the art of letter writing to students and encourage them more to use letters as means of communication in today’s digital age.
The activity will also help the students hone their composition skills and foster the enjoyment of sending and receiving letters through the postal office.
The event is will also be held simultaneously in different elementary and secondary schools nationwide and at SM Baguio, SM Pampanga, SM Baliwag, SM Naga, SM Consolacion, SM Iloilo, and SM Davao.
Meanwhile, PhlPost will also present the Award of Merit given by the Universal Postal Union to Cy Rodriguez whose entry in the 42nd International Letter Writing Competition for Young People placed fourth from more than a million entries worldwide.
Rodriguez, then a Senior Student at the Sen. Renato Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School joined the contest in 2012 is the first Filipino to receive such recognition.
PhlPost plans to make the National Letter Writing Day an annual event and hopes to institutionalize the occasion. (PHLPOST/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)