Palace appoints new PHLPost chief

The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) has a new Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, Norman Fulgencio, who was also the former chairman of the organization.

In a statement, the state-owned corporation said Fulgencio is eyeing the implementation of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) project in three months.

The project covers the digitalization of the organization, which includes the mail management system, corporate financial information system, financial counter system, and human resource information system.

“To start things right, we sincerely apologize for all our previous delays, unresponsiveness, mishandlings and other shortcomings. We are now revisiting our existing procedures to institute appropriate measures that will be implemented beginning April 5,” Fulgencio was quoted as saying in a statement.

“The postal service should be relevant and vital to the government in providing services to Filipinos here and abroad. It needs to play an active role and rise to the challenges,” Fulgencio added.

His oath-taking was administered by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and witnessed by Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go at Malacanang.

PHLPost said Fulgencio wanted to be called “postman” to “project an image of our mailman’s importance in the community and revive an era where the postal service provided the primary means of communication.”