THE PHILIPPINE Postal Corporation (PHLPost) was saddened by the fire that razed the Manila Central Post Office Building and ordered nearby branches in Manila to assist PHLPost clients.
Postmaster General Luis D. Carlos said the fire was truly sad news since the Post Office is a heritage site and frequently visited by people. “We express grief and are saddened on this unfortunate incident.
We didn’t expect this to happen but we assure the public that all PHLPost branches will be business as usual.
There is a nearby post office in Manila and other parts in Metro Manila where the public can send their mails and packages”, Postmaster General Carlos said.
“We are closely coordinating with the Bureau of Fire on the possible cause of the fire”, he said.
“The Manila Central Post Office and its main offices will look for temporary office and our letter carriers will be housed at the nearby post office”, he added. The fire started a little past midnight.
No casualties have been reported. “PHLPost will continue with its regular operations,” PHLPost said in a statement.