For folks who lived before the advent of mobile phone and the Internet, the telegram was a cutting-edge technology ? perhaps the text messaging or Twitter equivalent of that time.
But, with modern communication systems rendering the telegram almost a relic of the past, the government has formally decided to shutdown the telegram service in the Philippines. See related story here.
Below is a photo of the last telegram sent in the country, marking the end of an era.
What were your memories of the telegram? Let us know by commenting below.