Pasko 2020 Stamp and First Day Cover Issued by PHLPOST

Philippine Postal Corporation or PHLPOST issues the yearly Pasko 2020 stamp and first day cover in a virtual launching during the end of the ” National Stamp Collecting Month. On November 28,2020, the launching was held at the iconic Manila Central Post Office within Liwasang Bonifacio, Ermita, Manila.

Pasko 2020 Stamp and Meaning

“At the end of this extraordinary difficult year, the Christmas stamp will remind us that spending time together with the Family will bring much needed respite from the worries and adversity, and looking forward for better days to come.”

The “Pasko 2020” stamp features an image of the contemporary Filipino family. They gather around for support and encouragement, maintaining a positive outlook, with the traditional Parol (Christmas lantern) in the background to complement the postage stamp.

Technical Description

Date of Issue: November 23, 2020

Kind of Issue: Special

Denomination: Php 12.00

Designer: Ms. Eunice Beatrix Dabu

Size: 30mm x 40mm

Sheet Composition: 40 (10×4)

Printing Process: Offset Lithography

Printer: Amstar Company Incorporated

Perforation: 14

Quantity :10,000 pieces

First Day Cover : 400 pieces

PHLPost said the stamp and official first day Covers of “Pasko 2020” will now be available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Area 1, Tuguegarao, Area 2, San Fernando, La Union, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Postal Area 5, Mandaue, Postal Area 6, Iloilo, Postal Area 7, Davao, Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro, and Postal Area 9, Zamboanga.

Philippine TB Seal 2020 Unveiled

Philippine Tuberculosis Society Inc. will be launching the Philippine TB Seal 2020 also known as Christmas seal, Charity Stamps or Fund Raising Stamps. This is in partnership with various Filipino artists, cause oriented group, TB seal and philatelic collectors.

The TB seal 2020 to 2021 was supposed to the launched last August 2020 in time for the anniversary of the society, but due to the lock down, it was moved to first week of December 1, 2020 via zoom and virtual launching by 10:00 am.

Philippine TB Seal 2020

TB seal 2020 focuses on different art works done by well-known Filipino artists which pay tribute to medical front liners, nurses, doctor, health care worke. This also includes positivity and the bayanihan spirit among Filipino people as a nation.

Tb seal 2020-2021 first day cover

The art works done by the artists gives HOPES to all humanity in this trying times.

Do not forget to add this wonderful two sets of Philippine Christmas seal 2020-2021 in your collection by purchasing the highly collectible series. One can help the society in alleviating tuberculosis among the indigent patients.

Featured Filipino Artists

Several Filipino artists like Mr. Raul Isidro, Mr. Edgar Doctor, Mr. Al Perez, Mr. Egai Fernandez, Virgilio Labial, Mr. Manuel D. Baldemor, Mr. “Nemi” Miranda, Mr. Erano Francisco Garcias, Mr. Fil Dela Cruz , Mr. Janillo Adorador among others were featured.

Philippine Tuberculosis Society Inc.

Since 1910, when the Philippine Tuberculosis Society, Inc. (PTSI) was founded, the organization has been conducting yearly TB Seals Campaign. The seals then were printed abroad, and it was only in 1947 when the TB seals started being produced locally.

In 1985, a highly organized campaign was initiated with the formation of a TB Seal Committee to oversee and ensure the success of the TB seal fund drive. As with the past years, PTSI’s 2012 TB Seal Campaign elicited a lot of support from various sectors of Philippine society, with around 18,000 TB seal sheets sold, totaling 720,000 individual stamps.

Another popular issue was in 2015 on Pope Francis state visit

Last 2019, Philippine Tuberculosis Society Inc. (PTSI) featured Philippine dances

Tuberculosis is still a major problem in the country and still one of the top 10 leading cause of mortality among Filipinos.

For further details, kindly contact Mr. Almario “Rio” Alfonso via mobile at 09333628134

Contact -Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (02) 781-37-47 / 781-3761 loc. 132

For those interested to help the society and their causes – Do not forget to visit their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/philtbsociety/

Useful link: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/2014-tb-seal-launching-at-the-julia-vargas-hall-by-the-philippine-tuberculosis-society/

New Star Trek Stamps to be Issued by Royal Mail

Royal Mail will be issuing a set of 12 stamps to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the world wide science fiction hit television series.

The long-running space adventure has so far produced more than 780 TV episodes and 13 movies after its first broadcast in the UK in 1969.

photo courtesy of Royal Mail

Star Trek Stamps

The set comprises 12 stamps depicting the captains from six principle TV series, plus additional crew members: Captain James T Kirk, Spock, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Commander Deanna Troi, Captain Benjamin Sisko, Doctor Julian Bashir, Captain Kathryn Janeway, Captain Jonathan Archer, Lieutenant Malcolm Reed, Captain Gabriel Lorca, Lieutenant Ash Tyler and Commander Michael Burnham.

A further six stamps, presented in a miniature sheet, feature characters from across Star Trek movies, all played by British actors: Montgomery Scott, Shinzon, Tolian Soran, Klingon Chancellor Gorkon, Carol Marcus, and Krall.

The 12 main character stamps are new illustrations by London-based artist Freya Betts.

The 24 year old Cornwall based illustrator initially worked in the film industry, artworking and designing campaigns for Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros and Disney. Now, freelance and represented by illustration agency Jelly, the Star Trek stamps are her latest commission.

The images portray the characters alongside reflective details, including starships, in the background of their respective series.

The stamps are on sale on November 13.

Camarines Norte Commemorative Stamp Issued by PHLPOST

Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) issued last September 14, 2020 a commemorative stamp and first day cover (FDC) commemorating the 100 anniversary of the province of Camarines Norte.

Camarines Norte 100th Anniversary

Camarines Norte is the northernmost province of Region V (Bicol Region). It was part of and separate from “Ambos Camarines” with Camarines Sur in different periods from 1573. The official date of the organization of the province as separate from Camarines Sur is 15 April 1920, following Executive Order No. 22.

The Php12.00 denomination commemorative stamp prominently displays the first monument dedicated to Jose Rizal located in Daet, the Camarines Norte Provincial Capitol Building, and the images of Jose Rizal, Jose Maria Panganiban, and Wenceslao Q. Vinzons Sr. (whose birth anniversary yesterday is now a special non-working holiday in the province). It features the centennial anniversary logo and the provincial seal of Camarines Norte on the right.

National Teacher’s Month Celebration with PHLPOST, urges student to write via online

Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) invites all students to join the “Dear Teacher” online letter writing contest to express their gratitude to their beloved teachers.

National Teacher’s Month Campaign

The project is in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Metrobank Foundation Inc., Philippine Postal Corporation‘s ” Salamat Po Letter Writing Advocacy Program” encourages students to recognize their teachers through the art of letter-writing in celebration of “National Teachers’ Month” which falls every September.

According to PHLPost, even during the pandemic period, they are doing this annual letter writing contest via online to effectively promote and appreciate the hardwork and sacrifices of our teachers in molding the students to become better persons in society.

Students shall compose a short, one-page handwritten letters expressing their gratitude to their beloved teachers.

Participants shall photograph their letters, post it on Facebook and tag Facebook page @salamatpoletterwriting or may email at: salamatpo.phlpost@gmail.com.

Winners with the best handwritten letters will be selected, to receive a special prize from PHLPost and partner agencies.

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