President Rodrigo R. Duterte leads the unveiling ceremony of the commemorative stamp during the province’s Golden Jubilee celebration ( 50th anniversary) held at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum City last July 1, 2017 Saturday. Assisting the President in the unveiling ceremony are Davao del Norte Governor Anthony Rafael Del Rosario and Postmaster General Joel Otarra.
Featured in the commemorative stamps are the Golden Jubilee logo and the colorful design celebrating the bountiful harvest of Davao Del Norte.
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released new commemorative stamps to mark the 50th founding Anniversary of Davao Del Norte.
Dabaonons celebrate the evolution, development, and achievements of the province over the past 50 years. The theme for the Golden Jubilee celebration is: Bulawanong Paghinumdum, Bulawanong Panlantaw” (“Golden Commemoration, Golden Vision”).
The original mother Province of Davao was divided into three (3) provinces, namely: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental by virtue of the bill authorized by then congressman, Hon. Lorenzo S. Sarmiento, Sr., which bill was passed into law and became known as R.A. 4867 dated 8 May 1967. The three provinces simultaneously celebrate their anniversary every 1st of July by virtue of Republic Act No. 6380 in 1971.
PHLPost has commissioned Amstar Company Inc. to print 101,000 copies of the commemorative stamps, to be sold at P12 each. The stamps were designed by PhlPost layout artist Victorino Z. Serevo.
The stamps and official first day cover are now available at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Window 04, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.