05 December, 1837


The first postal service in the Philippines, established by a royal decree 70 years earlier, was reorganised.

The country’s postal system has a history spanning some 250 years. In 1767, the first post office was established in the city of Manila, serving mainly to courier government and church documents. It was later organized under a new postal district of Spain, encompassing Manila and the entire Philippine archipelago, in 1779.

The postal district was reestablished on December 5, 1837. A year later, Manila became known as a leading center of postal services within Asia. On April 2, 1992, by virtue of Republic Act No. 7354, the PSO became the present-day Philippine Postal Corporation or PhilPost.

(Ref: Philippine News Agency; Photo from phlpost.gov.ph/)

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