California city swears in its first Filipino postmaster
June 23, 2020 at 8:54 am

Campbell, California’s new Postmaster Ramon Sanchez.

CAMPBELL, California — This city of 41,793 in the San Francisco Bay Area’s Silicon Valley recently inducted its first Filipino postmaster.

Ramon Sanchez, originally from San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines was sworn in as Postmaster last March.

As Campbell Postmaster, Sanchez will oversee 68 employees who will process and deliver a daily mail volume of more than 85,000 pieces to 22,132 addresses, 33 city routes, one auxiliary route and 3,160 P.O. boxes, six days a week.

Sanchez came to the United States in 1984 to join his family and began his postal career as a part time flexible carrier in San Jose, California. His brother and brother-in-law were both working in the postal service, where jobs were stable and came with good benefits.

A coworker described Sanchez as  “methodical, smooth and very hardworking.”

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.