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PRESS RELEASE: Business as usual for postal service in Mindanao

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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) post office branches in Mindanao are business as usual despite President Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao due to attacks carried out by the Maute group in Marawi City.

PHLPost will continue to provide acceptance and mail delivery and will observe normal operations except in Marawi City where Military operations are still ongoing.

“We are committed to bring regular postal services in Mindanao to serve PHLPost clients and the general public,” Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.

Post Office in Marawi City remained closed due to ongoing military operations. Mail processing and delivery services for the areas of Marawi are being catered at Iligan City post office.

Otarra has instructed regional area directors in Mindanao to make sure that postal services will be provided most especially to evacuees who are temporary sheltered in Iligan City and nearby areas.

President Duterte has issued Proclamation No. 216 “Declaring a State of Martial Law and Suspending the Privilege of Writ of Habeas Corpus in the Whole of Mindanao.”

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