Wednesday, June 26, 2013

U.S. Postal Services’ Tudela calls on President Mori, conducts postal service security training

President Mori, left, receiving a large-size rare stamp from Director Tudela,

FSMIS (June 26, 2013): On June 25, President Manny Mori received Mr. Leo B. Tudela, accompanied by the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Postmaster General (PMG), Mrs. Ginger Porder Mida, at the President’s Conference Room.

Originally from the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas, Mr. Tudela is the Director of the United States Postal Service (USPS) Asia-Pacific Relations Unit based in the State of Hawaii.

Although not his first time around, President Mori welcomed Mr. Tudela to the FSM as they exchanged greetings and harked back to shared memories.

Mr. Tudela expressed gratitude for the opportunity to meet with the President. Among other observations, he commended on noticeable improvements at the FSM Postal Services (FSMPS), including the decision to change office color and build a nationally-based identity. He said he was “very impressed” at the overall up-scaling in office facility conditions and improvement in management conduct, which he attributed mostly to PMG Mida’s professional leadership.

As a suggestion, Mr. Tudela encouraged steady emphasis in FSMPS’s philatelic section as a viable revenue-generating service area as already realized in other parts of Micronesia, prompting input from Mrs. Mida who confirmed her keen interest in boosting this aspect.  

President Mori welcomed the comments made by Mr. Tudela and said he was aware of the noted improvements, especially at certain FSM Postal Service areas where office locations and management integrity were significant issues.

Mr. Leo B. Tudela is in Pohnpei to conduct a “joint postal inspector security investigation training” from June 25 to 27 at the FSM Post Office facility in Kolonia.

For further information, call the FSMPS Office at 320-2614 or email

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