ORO POST OFFICE MAY BE MOVED TO ANOTHER LOCATION

Aug 31, 2011

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CAGAYAN de Oro City’s central post office is feared to be displaced as the City Government reportedly wants to terminate the local postal firm’s ceremonial lease of P1 annual rent.

Rizalito A. Labiano, city postal postmaster, said the City Council is eyeing the post office’s location along Rizal-Chavez Streets for lease to other interested establishments whose land ownership is with the City Government.

Labiano said he, along with his staff, had personally asked Mayor Vicente Emano to retain the post office in its present strategic location.

It was learned that the city’s central post office has remaining 10 years of its 50-year lease contract with the City Government.

Labiano said should Emano grant them such request, they are willing to pay a rent of P20,000 per month, which according to him, could be affordable.

He said the public-owned forwarder could not be compared to the privately operated couriers which are gaining much “than them.”

The post office’s present site, which has a fixed structure, was razed by fire sometime this year.

The city fire department, as of the moment, could not establish the motive of the incident but claimed the fire was caused by faulty electrical wiring.

“But we are still happy to note that the mayor did not put a period (mark) in not granting our request. We will be happy to stay here even on the condition to rent, even if the remaining 10 years of our lease agreement of 50 years have yet to expire,” Labiano told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.

However, there was no specific rate of rent established yet by the City Council.

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 13, 2011.

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