Marking the Postal ID’s first anniversary, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) spearheads a mobile capturing service for a Filipino indigenous group in Buscalan, Kalinga free of charge. As the event title “Bida ang Lahat sa Postal ID” infers, it aims to uphold the principal objective of the ID, which is to make credible identity verification attainable for every single Filipino.
In partnership with WE VolunTour, PHLPost facilitates the Postal ID capturing service on May 21, 2017. Simultaneously, the organizers conduct recreational and educational activities for the tribe children, including a gift-giving activity sponsored by various brands like Mongol, LK Art, Starnotes, Seven Notes and Richeese.
Launched initially on May 16, 2016, PHLPost believes the Postal ID will greatly benefit the indigenous people in several ways such as getting efficient and secure access to key institutions, including government agencies and banks, which can help them further explore greater livelihood opportunities, while ultimately contributing into forging a socially inclusive society.
Bida ang Lahat sa Postal ID is the culmination of the corporation’s month-long anniversary celebration for the ID entitled Postal ID Summer-Fun Kaarawan.
Infused with much improved security features that ensure the identity of the cardholder and combat fraudulent transactions, the Postal ID is identified as a primary ID recognized by important organizations such as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and finance companies supervised by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
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. ###