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. ###