Dumaguete Info Search


Best Posts in Thread: Phil Post / Mail Delivery Delay / Post Office

  1. Edward K

    Edward K DI Senior Member Veteran Navy

    Messages:
    922
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Ratings:
    +996 / 82
    Having not found any mail in my Dumaguete City Post Office box or no word on my package that arrived in Manila 21 days ago, i finally found the Postmaster in his second floor office. Thought i'd pass along this info, hoping that it is correct...

    The problem is that the contract between PhilPost and TransPac airlines (i think i got the name right) to deliver mail to the provinces expired two weeks ago and while the new contract is being negotiated, voila, NO MAIL... (DO NOT, REPEAT, DO NOT ask why philpost waited until after the contract expired)...

    Apparently in the meantime, there is a sea container in Cebu now with mail for several post offices waiting to be opened, separated, and delivered. Maybe if we're lucky, we'll see mail in a week. And also DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT pull the usual foreigner rant and yell at Vickie or Jun-Jun, remember, the fault is in manila, not here, i think... (will federalism change anything?)....
     
    • Informative x 3
    • Thanks x 2
    • Funny x 2
    • Like x 1
    • Agree x 1
  2. barryrio

    barryrio DI Member

    Messages:
    190
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Ratings:
    +328 / 26
    I know it's too late in your particular case, but when I renewed my UK passport very recently I used JRS Express. Cost no different to what you quoted and was received in Liverpool around 5 working days later. I have always used them - no waiting around as is the norm with LBC and the guy that does the paperwork is impressively fast!
     
    • Informative Informative x 5
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. tuba-coma

    tuba-coma DI Forum Adept Showcase Reviewer

    Messages:
    373
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Occupation:
    sales
    Location:
    dumaguete city
    Ratings:
    +678 / 160
    If you miss any letter or parcel at PhilPost office, go up to the 2nd floor. Huge room with stockpiles of mail, they allow you to search there for your stuff. Friend of mine was surprised how many missing letters he found there.
     
    • Informative Informative x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Edward K

    Edward K DI Senior Member Veteran Navy

    Messages:
    922
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Ratings:
    +996 / 82
    Hi G: Actually, i've been here for 3 years, NEVER had a problem with Phil Post before for more than a day or two (knock on wood)...
    The bit about "...waiting until after the contract expired.." is NOT a surprise <grin>
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. Edward K

    Edward K DI Senior Member Veteran Navy

    Messages:
    922
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Ratings:
    +996 / 82
    You know i'd forgotten about that, i've had two packages delayed, one for a month another for 3 months. But at least the Phil Post computer system can track a USPS number. That one i found by going to the third floor...
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Glendazumba

    Glendazumba DI Forum Adept

    Messages:
    482
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Occupation:
    teaching
    Location:
    Dumaguete City
    Ratings:
    +729 / 36
    Blood Type:
    AB+
    We all get used to it eventually----nothing is perfect on this planet----lol
     
    • Like Like x 3
  7. jimeve

    jimeve DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer Veteran Army

    Messages:
    3,507
    Trophy Points:
    401
    Occupation:
    retired.
    Location:
    Philippines.
    Ratings:
    +1,860 / 1,026
    Blood Type:
    A+
    Try DHL. San Juan street, across from Emcor.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. Always a Poppy

    Always a Poppy DI Senior Member Restricted Account

    Messages:
    658
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Philippines
    Ratings:
    +828 / 142
    I received a letter from UK yesterday, posted 20th March.
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
  9. Edward K

    Edward K DI Senior Member Veteran Navy

    Messages:
    922
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Ratings:
    +996 / 82
    Seem to be slowly getting back to normal, plowing thru the backlog.....
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
  10. jimeve

    jimeve DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer Veteran Army

    Messages:
    3,507
    Trophy Points:
    401
    Occupation:
    retired.
    Location:
    Philippines.
    Ratings:
    +1,860 / 1,026
    Blood Type:
    A+
    Just a quick update, got an email from the passport office and have accepted my application and are sending the new passport back. Looks like philpost did not update the tracker.
     
    • Informative Informative x 2