Friday, January 21, 2011

Philippine Postal Code Finder

Philippine Postal Code Finder

A postal code (known in various countries as a post code, postcode, or ZIP code) is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. It is widely used in the Philippines.
Although postal codes are usually assigned to geographical areas, special codes are sometimes assigned to individual addresses or to institutions that receive large volumes of mail, such as government agencies and large commercial companies.
In the Philippines, Postal Codes are used by the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) to simplify the distribution of mail.Unlike American ZIP Codes, the Philippine code is a four-digit number representing two things: in Metro Manila, a barangay within a city or city district (as in the case for Manila), and outside Metro Manila, a town or city.
Here are the complete list of Postal Codes in the Philippines by City. Browse through the categories on the left for the location of your choice. We are in the process of updating the whole list and shall be posting them soon.

Products & Services of Philpost available in the Philippines.

Ordinary Mail
Includes all unrecorded mail items which are charged with the basic postage rate and delivered through the regular delivery channels.

Business Mail
Mail items posted under permit issued, either 1st, 2nd or 3rd Class Mail Permit, PCA Bulk Pre-Sorted, and Meter Permit, including those that are covered by Memoranda of Agreement, Contracts, and the like. Each item posted shall bear words “BUSINESS MAIL” and indicia pertaining to the permit granted, including Collect-On-Delivery (COD) Service.

Registered Mail
Mails that are accorded special security, with the items recorded from acceptance to delivery to the addressee. As proof of delivery, the sender may attach a registry return receipt to be signed by the recipient at the time of delivery. The sender may restrict delivery by indicating the words “Delivered To Addressee Only” on the envelop.

Domestic Express Mail Service (DEMS)
The fastest means of sending urgent messages, documents, or goods to the addressee within its service network. Generally, DEMS items are delivered within the following day from the date of mailing provided they are posted on or before the prescribed cut-off time.

Priority Mail
Next-day delivery of unrecorded mails in Metro Manila and in selected cities and towns nationwide if posted on or before 3:00 PM, Monday to Friday. Priority mails are given priority handling once it entered the mailstream.

Collect-on-Delivery Service (COD)
Mailable articles or merchandise including books, magazines, periodicals and other printed matters where the cost of the item will be paid by the addressee, can be sent by COD, where the amount due is collected from the addressee at the time of the delivery of the item and remitted to the sender. This service is available only at Post Offices with money order service.

Fax Mail Service
An electronic mail service which provides the fastest means of transmission and delivery of written messages or documents. This service is available in major post offices nationwide.

Domestic Parcel Service
A convenient means of sending non-perishable foodstuffs, handicrafts, and other merchandise to the addressees within the country. Parcels may be sent either by air or surface means.

Business Reply Envelopes/Cards
Business reply cards and envelopes may be sent back without the prepayment of postage. Postage fee shall be paid by the permit holder upon delivery. Persons and companies interested to avail of this service can apply for a BRE permit at the Mail Permit Office of the Philpost Regional office concerned.

Unaddressed Advertising Mail
This service offers to distribute at a minimum cost advertising and promotion materials, such as, brochures, flyers , catalogues, sales letters, including product samples to specific target areas of the country. UAMS items are not affixed with postage stamps and postal charges due thereon are collected at the time of posting.

Address Check Service
This service offers to validate and provide business entities, especially those involved in direct marketing, with the correct addresses of their customers within a locality, region, or nationwide at minimum cos
Philippines Postal ZIP Codes ZIP Code is an important component of a postal address when mailing letters or packages to and from the Philippines. Adding the ZIP Code increases the speed, accuracy and quality of all mail services by the Philippine Postal Corporation. Mails with ZIP Codes can be processed and pre-sorted quickly at the post office and results in a faster and more accurate delivery of mail, benefiting both the sender and the addressee.

The term ZIP is an acronym for "Zone Improvement Plan". The ZIP Code was first used by the United States Postal Service and was later adopted by the Philippines. The difference between the U.S. and the Philippine ZIP Code is that the U.S. ZIP Code uses five (5) digits (and sometimes with an additional four digits for a more accurate delivery of mail) while the Philippine Postal Corporation uses only a four digit ZIP Code. "ZIP" is always spelled in capital letters.

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