Saint Stephen High School , 1267 Guillermo Masangkay Street ,Santa Cruz, Manila -Philippines
Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus ( class 1971 alumnus) address the students about the importance of stamp and letter writing.
Philippine Philatelic Federation in partnership with Saint Stephen High School and with special participation of the Philippine Postal Corporation conducted a Stamp Awareness Exhibition from November 10 to 13, 2015 at the main lobby area of the elementary school.
Ms. Josie Tacus ( Assistant Principal for Administration ) Mr. Hans Becker ( IPPS editor-in chief and Cebu Philatelic Club president) Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus ( SSHS alumni 1971 and Stamp Advisory Committee member PHLPOST ) Dr. Judy Go Tan (Principal ) Mrs. Milagros Endo ( Elementary English Supervisor) and Mrs. Merriam Alempolo ( Elementary English Assistant Supervisor )
The school boast of winning 3 stamp design contests organized by the Philippine Postal Corporation, Department of Environment and Natural Resources ( DENR) and United Nations (UN) from 2010 to 2013.
International Year of Biodiversity- issued by PHLPOST : October 27, 2010
Saint Stephen High School students won First place Ms. Krysten Alarice Tan ( third year high school ) and Second place Mr. Justen Paul Tolentino ( fourth year high school) .
International Year of the Forest 2011- issued by PHLPOST: October 24, 2011
Saint Stephen High School student : Ms. Trisha Co Reyes
Valentine’s Day – issued by PHLPOST : January 27 ,2014
Saint Stephen High School – Ms. Jamia Mei Tolentino
some elementary students were given leaflets and free stamp starter kits courtesy of Philippine Philatelic Federation member Mrs. Josie T. Cura and Mr. Alfonso Cruz
The students did not just brought their school so much recognition , but they also brought recognition to the country in the eyes of the international community .
The stamp exhibit main aim is to bring awareness about stamp collecting , letter writing ( particularly hand penmanship writing ) , postcard collecting to the students.
presentation of token gift to Dr. Judy Tan ( principal ) Saint Stephen High School
Note: Saint Stephen High School will be celebrating their 100th founding anniversary in 2017 and there are plans to have a commemorative stamp issuance. People who collects stamps, memorabilia and Saint Stephen High School alumni cannot wait for their issuance.
The author would like to ” Thank ” Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus ( alumni ) , Dr. Judy Go Tan (principal) and the faculties and staffs of Saint Stephen High School for the warm hospitality extended. All photos are taken by the author
Saint Stephen High School: http://www.sshs.edu.ph/