Monumento Caloocan City- Philippines
President Benigno Simeon Aquino III together with Hon. Ceasar Sarino of the Philippine Postal Corporation during the presentation of the 150th birth anniversary commemorative stamp issued by the post office.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau)
I arrived shortly after 6:30 am near the Monumento Circle, EDSA avenue and some streets were closed by MMDA and the traffic bureau . There were a lot of police men, army , presidential security guards , local city government officials from Caloocan, local schools , descendants of Gat Andres Bonifacio , foreign dignitaries , National Historical Commission of the Philippines employees and passers-by. This year’s theme : “Bonifacio: Dangal at Kabayanihan.”
President Benigno S. Aquino III receives a Bonifacio Commemorative Coin from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando Tetangco, Jr., during the commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Gat Andres Bonifacio at the Bonifacio National Monument in Caloocan City on Saturday (November 30, 2013). In photo is Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan. (Photo by Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau).
President Benigno S. Aquino III short speech
(Photo courtesy of Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau).
Mr. Wildredo Bas ( center) and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines employees and technical staffs
I saw some NHCP employees and technical staffs and they gladly obliged to take a group photo despite of their hectic work load.
Ms. Kathy San Gabriel and Professor Xiao Chua of PTV channel 4
I was able to meet Professor Xiao Chua and Ms. Kathy San Gabriel of PTV channel 4 . After a short chat with them – I showed some of the 150th commemorative Andres Bonifacio stamps which they aired LIVE.
Ms. Kathy San Gabriel holding the commemorative 150th birth anniversary commemorative stamp during the LIVE telecast
Hon. Amado Tetangco ( Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor) Hon. Cesar Sarino ( Philippine Postal Corporation president)
Atty. Gregorio Bonifacio together with NHCP chairperson Dr. Maria Serena Diokno presentation of the 150th birth anniversary Andres Bonifacio commemorative stamps
Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office – Manuel Quezon III ( undersecretary ) , NHCP chairperson Dr. Maria Serena Diokno, Atty Gregorio Bonifacio ( descendant ) and Mr. Dante Distrito ( descendant )
descendants of Gat Andres Bonifacio together with Undersecretary Mr. Manuel L. Quezon III , Dr. Maria Serena Diokno , NHCP Executive Director Mr. Ludovico Badoy
descendants of Gat Andres Bonifacio
I had the opportunity to meet some of Gat Andres Bonifacio descendants from Procopio Bonifacio ( brother ) they are very active with the 150th anniversary preparations in Novaliches . Novaliches is one of the most important stronghold for the Katipunan movement and a lot of prominent old- families like Kabesang Serrano are members of the Katipunan.
Mr. Edardo Bonifacio together with Heroes del 96 Community members
Note: Commemorative 150th Gat Andres Bonifacio coin are available for SALE at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas while the Commemorative 150th Gat Andres Bonifacio stamp are available for SALE at the Philatelic Division – Manila Central Post Office , Liwasang Bonifacio – Ermita , Manila
STAMP Technical Description
Kind of Issue : Commemorative
Perforation : 14
Denomination and Quantity : P10.00 ……..150,000 (4 designs)
Printing Process : Litho – Offset (4 colors)
Souvenir Sheet : P150.00 ……8,000 pieces ( quantity)
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Date of Issue : November 30, 2013
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Last day of sale : November 30, 2014 (as stock allows)
Layout Artist : Mr. Victorino Z. Serevo
Sheet Composition : 12 (3 x 4)
Size of stamp : 30 mm. x 40 mm.
Size of Souvenir Sheet : 102.5 mm. x 68 mm.
Stamp 1 – Roderick C. Macutay, Pasig City, winner, Open Category
Stamp 2 – Julius R. Satparam, Legazpi City, Albay, winner, Open Category
Stamp 3 – John Mark Nathaniel Troncales, TUP, winner, Student Category
Stamp 4 – Marrion Dabalos, FEU, winner, Student Category
Note” I would sincerely ” THANK ” NHCP people for their accommodation during the event.
Philippine Postal Corporation: https://www.phlpost.gov.ph/
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas :http://www.bsp.gov.ph/