Apolinario Mabini 150th birth anniversary commemorative stamps unveiling and celebrations

Apolinario Mabini Shrine , Tanauan City , Batangas province – Philippines

President Benigno S. Aquino III receives a commemorative stamp presented by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) postmaster general and chief executive officer  Maria Josefina dela Cruz during the commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Apolinario Mabini at the Apolinario Mabini Shrine in Barangay Talaga, Tanauan City, Batangas on Wednesday (July 23, 2014). With theme: “Mabini: Talino at Paninindigan,” the yearlong festivities aims to honor Mabini, the “Sublime paralytic,” as the brains behind the Philippine revolution. (Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Technical Description of the Commemorative Stamps

The Mabini sesquicentennial commemorative stamps feature the four
winning entries of the Mabini@150 postage stamp design contest which was awarded to Ms. Pinky Luduvice, Kenneth Katimbuhan, Julius Ratparam Mark, and Dylan Ray Talon.

First Day Cover

Born from humble beginnings, Apolinario Mabini showed early a rare
intellect. A teacher, a writer, a lawyer, a reformist – the life of the
Brains of the Revolution is a testament that poverty is not an excuse
not to do great things.

“Mabini inspires us all that challenges – be it in terms of financial
capabilities, illnesses, and even politics – are never hindrances to do
the tasks at hand and achieve our goals,” said PMG Dela Cruz.

About 105,300 copies of the stamps were printed using imported
unwatermarked paper, in Php10 denomination. These are available at the
Post Shop of the Manila Central Office and at regional offices of the
PHLPost.

Website link:www.phlpost.gov.ph

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