In an effort to assist soon-to-be graduates into their inevitable transition from being students to full-fledged working adults, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) initiated conferences in several colleges and universities, discussing how securing pre-employment requirements is of similar importance to their job search, and how the Postal ID can be of help to them as they enter the workforce.
The talks coincided with the career fairs of schools, including the Mapua Institute of Technology and the Philippine School of Business Administration (PSBA). PHLPost emphasized the significance of maximizing the limited time after graduation in acquiring and completing pre-employment requirements. The graduates were encouraged to follow a game plan, which included the synchronization of job interviews with appointments to government agencies, downloading a mobile application called Forms.ph that contains information on important government-issued documents, and having a reliable ID such as the Postal ID to serve as a stepping stone for them to acquire pre-employment requirements, including the NBI Clearance and Cedula, and other equally useful government documents, such as the passport from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) which now recognizes the Postal ID as a primary ID.
Furthermore, highlighting that once students graduate, their school IDs will cease to be a valid form of identification, the Postal ID can be their first-ever government ID, as it has no age, skill, qualification, or employment requirement.
The Postal ID also proves helpful to fresh graduates seeking jobs, as companies require presentation of a valid ID before they allow access to their premises. For those who want to open a bank account for the first time, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) gave its nod of approval to the Postal ID as a valid ID to aid in facilitating all types of financial transactions in its supervised institutions. Furthermore, students who have relatives abroad or in other provinces can use the ID as a proof of identity when receiving money and packages through remittance centers nationwide.
The Postal ID also intends to assist fresh graduates budget-wise by bridging them to exclusive discounts and privileges that can add value to their everyday lives. Through the Postal ID Privilege Program, they can enjoy the best deals and bargains without breaking the bank by mere presentation of their valid Postal ID cards.
Along with the orientation, Postal ID Mobile Capturing Stations were also installed within the vicinity to conveniently cater to students or faculty who wish to avail the card, making the ID even more accessible to everyone.
PHLPost is incessantly communicating with various learning institutions planning to hold the seminar and the mobile capturing event for their students. Meanwhile, interested schools can make inquiries through Postal ID Marketing Officer Grace Dizon at (02) 426-0182 loc. 112. This continuous endeavor aims to guide incoming fresh graduates kick-start their career, and ultimately become integral part of our society.
The Postal ID is the most secure and most accessible government-issued identification card today. It is now infused with much improved physical and biometrics-based security features that protect an individual’s identity and combat fraudulent transactions.
Filipinos and foreigners residing in the country can apply for the Postal ID. Application forms can be obtained from any of the 1,300 post offices nationwide or downloaded online at postalidph.com of phlpost.gov.ph. ###
Christmas came early for Irenea Escutin as she was named the 1 millionth Postal ID cardholder by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost). To celebrate the milestone of reaching over a million cardholders, Escutin received a goody bag containing Postal ID (PID) product merchandise, a home appliance from one of the PID merchant-partners and PhP 3,000 worth of gift checks from PHLPost. Said gifts were personally presented to a teary Escutin at the store where she works in Camarin, Caloocan City on November 16, 2016.
Escutin spends her day looking after a sari sari store owned by the employer of her husband, Ruel Escutin, a driver. The couple has two daughters of 16 and 14 years old. They moved to Caloocan from Las Pinas back in 2001.
According to Escutin, the need for a valid ID nowadays is inevitable. She claims that the Postal ID is the easiest card for her to avail as it has no employment, skill or age requirement.
“When someone wires money through remittance centers, or when facilitating transactions in banks, the Postal ID is one of the identification cards they ask for”, Escutin said in Filipino.
Escutin started to faithfully apply for the ID in 2002. Back then, PHLPost was still issuing the paper-based ID. The issuance of the digitized Improved Postal ID proved to be very useful to Escutin who has no other means to avail a valid ID.
“I am extremely grateful to PHLPost, not just for the gifts, but also for the practicality of the Postal ID”, Escutin stated.
Escutin was also thankful for the simple process she had to undertake to avail the ID. She was merely asked to submit her birth certificate, marriage contract to validate her married name, and barangay clearance.
“It took only about two (2) weeks before my ID was delivered“, Escutin added.
The Philippine Postal Corporation started issuing the Improved Postal ID on May 16, 2016. This new, digitized ID was infused with multi-level security features that protect a cardholder’s identity and counter fraudulent transactions. The Improved Postal ID also provides cardholders with much-coveted access as a primary form of identification to key institutions such as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and all institutions supervised by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
All Filipinos living in the country or abroad may apply for the Postal ID in any of the 1,300 post offices nationwide.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) gives its nod of approval to the Improved Postal ID as a primary ID in the passport application process, according to a letter to the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) signed by DFA Undersecretary Ariel Y. Abadilla dated October 11, 2016.
The Improved Postal ID is now being accepted as a primary form of identification by DFA’s Satellite Offices in Metro Manila, Regional Consular Offices (RCO’s) and Foreign Service Posts (FSP’s). It will also be included in the list of documentary requirements on the new version of the ePassport Application Form which is set to be released in the coming weeks.
Being the most accessible government-issued ID, the Postal ID’s approval as a primary document in DFA grants disenfranchised Filipinos much-coveted access to passport application. With the Improved Postal ID, first-time applicants merely need to submit their duly accomplished application form and birth certificate to obtain a passport.
True to its commitment to provide better public service, the Improved Postal ID assists in faster and smoother processes because it ultimately lessens complicated procedures and time-consuming steps when performing government transactions. Furthermore, the Improved Postal ID may also be used as a valid ID when facilitating official transactions in banks, remittance centers and other financial institutions. It also bridges cardholders to various discounts and freebies from PHLPost-accredited merchants through the Postal ID Privilege Program.
Launched by PHLPost on May 16, 2016, the Improved Postal ID is the most secure and most accessible government-issued identification card for Filipinos today. It is infused with multi-level security features such as the QR Code, which could be scanned using a downloadable PHLPost verification application, and the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), which confirms the applicant’s identity and uniqueness. These security features protect the identity of the cardholder and combat fraudulent transactions.
Filipinos and foreigners residing in the country of any age or profession can apply for an Improved Postal ID. Application forms are available in any of the 1,300 post offices nationwide or could be downloaded online at postalidph.com or phlpost.gov.ph.
Requirements to avail the Improved Postal ID are two (2) copies of duly-accomplished application form, a proof of identity and a proof of address. Application fee is P504.00 inclusive of tax and delivery fee. ###