London 2012 Olympic stamps issued by Philippine Postal Corporation

Manila Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio , Ermita , Manila –Philippines

Philippine Postal Corporation or Philpost issued on July 27 a set of four postage stamps to commemorate 30th Olympic Games London 2012. The stamps features Athletics, Boxing, Swimming and Shooting.

100, 800 pieces of the stamps was issued by Philpost or 25, 200 pieces per design printed by Amstar

Technical Description: Games of the 30th Olympiad London2012

Kind of Issue: Special

Denominations and Quantity: Php7.00 per piece   / 100,800 pieces

Date of Issue: July 27, 2012

Last date of Sale: July 26, 2013 (as stocks allow)

Sheet Composition:  40

Size: 40 mm x 30 mm

Perforation: 14

Printing: Litho offset (4 colors)

Paper: Imported Unwatermarked

Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.

Designer: Mr. Jay Javier R. Cahilig, Jr. (OJT, TUP)

Lay out Artist: Mr. Victorino Serevo

Design Coordinator: Mrs. Elenita D.L. San Diego

Designs: Stylized design of the four major games which will be participated in by Filipino athletes in the 2012 London Olympic Games

The Summer Games of the XXX Olympiad is scheduled from July 27 to August 12, 2012  to take place in London, United Kingdom. This will also be the second time for Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II to grace the opening ceremonies of the Olympic games , her first one was in 1976 in Montreal, Canada.

These 30th Olympic Games London 2012, has adopted the slogan of “Live as One” and the motto of “Inspire a Generation”.

commemorative stamps issued by Royal Mail

London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948. London was selected as the host city for the 2012 Olympics out of the nine cities that submitted bids by 15 July 2003.

Over 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympics Committees (NOCs) are expected to participate. In the course of 19 days, athletes from around the globe will compete in 26 fields, in 39 different sports and in 34 separate venues. London 2012 Olympic Games begin on 27th July 2012 with the theme slogan ‘Inspire a Generation’.

There will be 11 Filipino athletes that will be competing in the 30th Olympiad.

First Day Issue of the 17th Olympic Games held in Rome , Italy in 1960.

The Philippines had begun issuing commemorative  stamps  of Olympic Games since the 17th Rome Olympics in 1960.

stamps were printed by Government Printing Bureau (Japan) with Perforation 13×12 ¼

Date of issuance :  November 30, 1960 17th Summer Olympics, Rome, Italy  the 4 set of stamps featured Basketball, Track & Field, Shooting, Swimming with denominations of 6c ( 1,000,000 quantities ), 10c (5,000,000 quantities) , 30c ( 1,000,000 quantities ), 70c( 1,000,000 quantities )  – Singles, Sheets of 50

     According to a Philpost employee, as part of the memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) 5% of the sales proceeds will go to POC since there is the use of the POC and IOC logo.

Note : As of this writing there was a heavy demand from stamp and even Olympic memorabilia collectors in the country but also abroad. The author had waited for several hours at the Manila Main Central Post Office.

Visit the links for more information about the event and stamp issuance:

International Olympic Committee :http://www.olympic.org/

Philippine Olympic Committee: http://www.olympic.ph/

Philippine Postal Corporation : http://www.phlpost.gov.ph/web/

Philippine Olympic Stamp Issue :http://www.phlpost.gov.ph/web/games-of-the-30th-olympiad-london2012/

Royal Mail: http://www.royalmail.com/bethefirst/stamps

Highlights of the 1st Coca Cola Collectors Fair 2018

Coca-Cola Collectors Club of the Philippines in close partnership with Coca-Cola Philippines had conducted a highly successful 1 day collectors fair at the Fisher Mall in Quezon City.

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Coca-Collectors Club of the Philippines members group photo

The opening program started at around past 10:00 am with a short program, group photo of the special guest of honors which included former Senator Ana Dominique Coseteng ( also a coke collector), Miss Jonah De Lumen – Pernia Dir. Public Affairs and Communications Coca-Cola Philippines, Miss Rosbel Q. Bunag of Stratworks PR agency and representatives of Fisher Mall.

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top view

There are about 50 to 60 table exhibitors at the fair. Coke collectors from different parts of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Quezon, Laguna, Tarlac, Pampanga and Batangas provinces were all out with their support for this fair.

Mr. Jacque M. Ruby country head of A+E Network ( HistoryconPH organizer) and some local celebrities also attended the fair later in the afternoon.

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Mr. Christopher C. Bonsay and Mr. John Carlos L. Piramide of GNB Collectibles Hangout

Mr. George Bonsay also had a shop located at Greenhills Shopping Center. I would buy banknotes, coins, postcards and coke advertisement cards at his store.

George N. Bonsay Hangout

Shop Address: Greenhills Shoping Center, San Juan , Metro Manila

SMART  #0939-6367312 GLOBE # 0915-11-32-555

Email : georgenantesbonsay@yahoo.com

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Mr. Franco Giorgetii ( A Swiss national) started his hobby on photography in 1986 and had been collecting coke memorabila and limited collectible items for more than 22 years.

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Coca-Cola collectors from Indonesia and ROC ( Taiwan)

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Taiwan Coca-Cola Collectors Club

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Ms. Macel Pascual

Ms. Macel Pascual is a coke collector for several years. She had a lot of unique items exhibited during the fair. This includes coke bags, kitchen utensils, coke bottles and advertisement posters.

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Mrs. Adelina Almirol

Mrs. Adelina Almirol is a coke collector from Marikina. She collects thematic items such Christmas coke village, bottles, flip-flops, miniature coke vending machine and had a cute coke sari-sari store. The miniature coke sari-sari store was created thru the help of Mr. Geraldo Reyes.

She was also featured several years ago, when she hosted a swap meet of Pinoy Coke Fanatic   last March 1, 2014. She also gave me an interesting form of Dendrobium aphyllum ( aka fairy sanggumay ). 

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Coca-Cola Collector’s Club -China Chapter

Coca-Cola Collectors Club – China had one of the most number of coke collectors not only in Asia but also in the world. Among the collectible items included 2008 Olympic bottles and cans.

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Coke miniature bottles, coke studio headset

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customized coke jeepney

International Delegates

Other delegates includes Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, Singapore, Hongkong, Taiwan, Macau, Japan and China.

The general public expects a bigger crowd and more exhibitors at the next coca-cola collectors club fair.

The author would like to “Thank” Mr. Arjay Mendoza, Ms. Anne Ong, Mr. Danreb Recio, Mr. Gerardo Reyes , Ms. Macel Pascual, Mr. Norman Lontoc, Mrs. Adelina Almerol and all the coke collectors at the fair.

Website : http://www.coca-cola.com.ph

 

 

 

CHINA Outshines Philippines in HOSTING the 2019 FIBA WORLD Championships

Tokyo , Japan

screen grabs from FIBA livestreaming

China edged Philippines as FIBA board members had chosen the sporting and economic powerhouse . Its presentation which showed that the country that hosted several key important events like Summer 2008 Olympic Games , 2010 Asian Games,  2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics among others .  Among its pitch are the 300 million Chinese basketball fans, over 3,000 basketball schools and at least 100,000 hotel rooms available in 8 major cities which are hosting the event. Plus over 1.3 billion Chinese . With that impressive and mammoth presentation. No country can probably match what CHINA host committee can offer.

screen grabs from presentation

The presentation projecting the success of the country in hosting major world events and how professionally it had shown to the entire world that CHINA can make it BIG TIME and it means Business.

They will also host the upcoming 2015 Fiba Asia Championships. “China never, never lets you down,” said Chinese Basketball Association President Yu Zaiging in the 20-minute presentation

China also boasted of holding the Fiba World Cup, which is held every four years, in eight keys cities which are easily connected by several forms of modern transportation.

The Philippines which banked on the Filipinos’ passion for the sports and reach on social media in its bid for the hosting, with a presentation focusing on its strength in infrastructure, hosting experience, and resources. Plus the fact that the country is becoming an economic powerhouse.

The announcement of the hosting was initially scheduled for 5:25 p.m. Manila time but was moved to 6:15 p.m.

Netizens Reaction

The hastag #PUSO2019 became a hot topic among netizens and twitter followers and the live-streaming site of FIBA was teeming with fans from all over the world.

Mr. Tonyo Cruz twitter

Majority of the Filipino netizens were quite dismayed over the FIBA decision but many say that it is like DAVID vs. Goliath scenario .  David = Philippines , Goliath = CHINA , now had the upper hand with the presentation .

Some people thinks that FIBA has already made their decision on giving CHINA hosting rights after the successful hosting of the country of FIBA Asia Championship several times. It wanted a more concrete plans and of course MONEY in hosting the event. Some netizens said that FIBA is looking for MONEY # PERA rather than # PUSO because pure heart does not translate into cold cash .

# SugatanPUSO2019  soon became a trending topic , In the social media conversations that followed, many made references to actual heartbreaking experiences like when someone gives you false hopes or hurts your feelings.  Mr. Emmanuel De Leon a twitter user said in his tweet that FIBA 2019 is

Ang pag-ibig parang : di pwedeng puro puso, dapat may BUDGET ka rin.

The list goes on and on, BUT i think the country had already proved itself capable in hosting BIG time event like FIBA in 1978 and maybe in the near future. As they always say,- “Back in the Drawing Board” .  I personally think that the country must focus on regional events like SEA Games in 2019 or maybe another shot in hosting ASIAN Games before hosting FIBA or any international events. Hosting an event needed money and it does not guarantee a hefty payback .

  • Note- I have watched the live-stream from FIBA and some news from Tokyo . I think based on the delays on the decision of FIBA board and its members,It must be more on getting an overwhelming majority votes .
  • According to the FIBA website : The FIBA Central Board composed of 21 members voted 14-7 in favor of China Friday, August 7 in Tokyo, Japan for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup hosting, according to a press release from FIBA.
  • As a third world country like the Philippines, hosting a BIG event such as FIBA requires MONEY and infrastructure , in which CHINA is capable of upstaging given to the relatively size of their country and people.

Coca -Cola Billions of Reasons to Believe

This summer, Los Angeles will welcome 7,000 inspirational athletes from 177 different countries to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Supporting children and adults with intellectual disabilities, the World Games is the largest sports and humanitarian event on the globe.

“In all our lives, we’ve been touched by somebody who may not have been born with all the opportunities we were. At the end of the day, we are all doing the exact same thing – trying to appreciate this daily life that we’re given”

To celebrate, The Coca-Cola Company, Founding Partner of Special Olympics, has assembled a star-studded team to record a unified song for the World Games, titled “Reach Up.” The new song debuts today and will be performed during the World Games. ESPN is the official broadcaster of the World Games and will have a three-hour live telecast of the Opening Ceremony beginning at 9 p.m. ET featuring Robin Roberts, co-host of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and ESPN’s Lindsay Czarniak and Kevin Negandhi.

Lets share this video to support this Inspirational Athletes which composed of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, the World Games is the largest sports and humanitarian event in the globe. For sharing this video, the company is committed to donate money for the disabled athletes.

On social media using the hashtag #ReachUp. Coca-Cola will donate one dollar – up to $100,000 – to Special Olympics for every “Reach Up” video share using the hashtag leading up to the World Games.

Coke will donate $ 1.00 to the Special Olympics for every share of this video .

 Special Olympic World Summer Games

Visit Special Olympics at http://www.specialolympics.org and engage with us on: @specialolympics, fb.com/specialolympics, youtube.com/specialolympicshq, and specialolympicsblog.wordpress.com.

Contacts

The Coca-Cola Company
Kate Hartman, 404-676-1254
Kahartman@coca-cola.com

Philippines is to host the 30th SEA Games in 2019

Manila, Philippines The country has formally assumed the responsibility of hosting the 30th Southeast Asian Games or SEA Games. This is a biennial sporting event that 11 southeast asian nations compete. It was learned that Brunei Darussalam -host for 2019 SEA Games has back-out last month .

Mr. Richie Garcia- PSC chair

Philippine Sports Commission chair  Mr. Richie Garcia announced yesterday that existing facilities would be used in the Manila SEA Games 2019 with the bulk of the events to be held in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

Philippine Arena viewed from NLEX

There is no promise by the  to build a new stadium. There are some newly build centers like SM MOA Arena with a sitting capacity of over 20,000 people , Philippine Arena ( indoor ) 55,000 people and open stadium 20,000 people which can act as alternative venues.

Website: https://mallofasia-arena.com/

SM Mall of Asia -Arena

Philippine Olympic Committee first vice president Joey Romasanta earlier confirmed that the POC executive board had passed a resolution accepting the hosting chores for the 2019 Games.

He said the POC would officially communicate the decision to the SEA Games Federation, the policy-making body of the 11-nation regional competition. “It’s very hard to make a projection (budget for the Games) because it will happen four years from now,” said Garcia. “But we have a general idea as to how much it will cost because we are not going to build any large infrastructure.”

Malaysia will host the biennial meet in 2017 with a budget said to be between $180 million (P8.1 billion) and $220 million. Singapore spent about $240 million in hosting the SEA Games last month.

The country hosted the event three times in 1981, 1991 and 2005.

Philippine Sports Commissionhttp://www.web.psc.gov.ph/