Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources , Philippine Coconut Authority compound , Elliptical Circle – Quezon City , Philippines
Philippine Postal Corporation representative AMPG for Marketing -Mr. Carlos Luis and BFAR Director Atty. Asis G. Perez ( photo credit : BFAR )
Every year in the month of October, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) celebrates Fish Conservation Week by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 176 and as mandated in the Fisheries Code of the Philippines (RA 8550 s. 1998) to intensify awareness on the need to conserve and protect fisheries and aquatic resources.
commemorative stamp unveiling ceremony and presentation of stamps
( photo credit : BFAR )
This year 2013 , the Bureau takes on yet another special milestone as it commemorates 50 years of observing Fish Conservation Week. This year’s theme centers on nurturing the present resources for a bountiful sustainable harvest in the future, “Pangisdaang pinagyaman ngayon; henerasyong sagana sa panghabang panahon.”
BFAR National Director Atty. Asis G. Perez said that the celebration brings to the fore the hope in protecting the nation’s fisheries and aquatic resources.
from L-R Angry Fish Essay Writing Contest Winners, Mr. Cole Philip B. Salao ( 3rd) Ms. Danielle Elisha F. Ching ( 2nd) and Ms.Ms. Trisha Mae C. Molinos (1st Place) , Atty. Asis G. Perz ( BFAR Director) FISH on the RED List Drawing / Painting Contest Winners – Mr. Jaylord G. Aligway ( 1st Place ) Mr. Jon Carlos A. Tabios ( 2nd) Mr. Bernardino V. Vergara Jr. ( 3rd) with Ms. Mildred Buazon ( OIC- Administration Division) ( photo credit : BFAR )
The winners were chosen among the 16 regions and the winners also received cash prices and trophies last year . Their works is also displayed at the 3rd floor BFAR office .
Technical Description of the Stamp
Type of Issuance: Commemorative
Perforation : 14
Denomination and Quantity: P10.00 ……..150,000 (3 designs)
Printing Process: Litho Offset (4 colors)
Souvenir Sheet : P40.00 ¦ 8,000
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Date of Issue: October 14, 2013
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Last day of sale : October 15, 2014 (as stock allows)
Layout Artists: Mr.Jose Antonio A. Jayme Victorino Serevo , Mr. Jan Michael Manuel and Mr. Joemar Jayoque
Sheet Composition : 12 (3 x 4)
Size of stamp: 40 mm. x 30 mm.
Size of Souvenir Sheet : 102.5 mm. x 68 mm.
Stamp 1 The Last stand- Jaylord G. Agliway, Green Sea Turtle with Giant Manta Ray, Hammerhead Shark
Stamp 2 Small things are Big - Mr.Jon Carlos A. Tabios. Dwarf pygmy goby (Tabios)
Stamp 3 Deep Blue Sea- Mr. Bernardino V. Vergara Jr .Whale Shark Butanding
NOTE: I would like to ” THANK” the office of Ms. Anna Leigh S. Villanueva – writer – Information and Public Relations Group ( Press Office) for the other pertinent data and photos.
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