Philippine Festival Mask on Stamps Launching in Angono, Rizal

SM ANGONO, Rizal province-Philippines

Philippine Postal Corporation in partnership with SM Angono, Angono government officials, Mr. Nemesio ” NEMI” Miranda , the Angono artists circle and local PNP officials .  Special guests also includes Mr. Theo Arnold of JAV Talent Unlimited Foundation and  Ms. Elizabeth Victoria of Bravo Filipino magazine were also present.

The event was hosted by Ms. Carina Jardin – She is also an artist and collects postcards and stamps .  The public were personally “welcomed ” by Mr. Benny Granados -Assistant Administration Manager of SM Angono and special guest of honor was   Honorable Gerardo V. Calderon ( Mayor of Angono )  and  program host of Lakbayin ang Magandang Pilipinas every Saturday from 8:00am to 9:00am at PTV channel 4 (  government station ) .

Assistant Post Master General for Marketing – Mr. Luis Carlos of Philippine Postal Corporation represented Postmaster General Maria Josefina Dela Cruz during the stamp unveiling ceremony

Featured in the Philippine Festival Masks are the Moriones Festival in Marinduque; Higantes Festival in Angono, Rizal; Tacloban’s Pintados Festival and Bacolod ‘s Masskara Festival

The Moriones stamps, designed by PhlPost in-house layout artist Mr. Jose Antonio Jayme, feature a mask of a biblical Roman soldier as interpreted by local folks.

ceremonial signing of autographs on the first day covers

A ceremonial autograph signing was held and a framed stamps and first day cover set were given to the special guests of honor.

 higante face was featured on the festival mask

The body of the traditional higante (giant) made of bamboo, colorful clothes and a face made of paper mache is depicted in the Higantes stamps designed by Mr. Nemesio Miranda. The Pintados stamps were designed by well-known photographer Mr. Donald Tapan.

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Ms. Coline Grande and Mr. BJ ” Tolits ” Forbes

We met Mr. BJ ” Tolits’ Forbes at the stamp launching , His career started  in 2005  when he joined a contest  of a popular noontime show EAT Bulaga’s ( That’s My Boy) and his big break came from TIDE . He hails from the nearby town of Morong and is also a self-respected artist .

Masskara festival souvenir stamp

PhlPost printed about 5,000 copies of the special limited edition of the colorful Masskara souvenir sheet stamps designed by Mr. Antonio Carranza Jr. It will be sold at P100 each. The masskara stamp had special glitter and had special embossing as special feature.

About 120,000 copies of the three other festival stamps were printed and will be sold at P10 each. According to APMG for marketing Mr. Luis Carlos , These festival masks on stamp issuance will be available at the Angono Post Office and other major post offices nationwide.

Technical Description of the Stamps

10p x 3, Se-tenant Strips of 3, MS12;  100p Souvenir Sheet

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