Colorful 30th SEA Games Stamps issued by PHLPOST

Colorful and vibrant stamps and first day covers were issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released new set of special commemorative stamps, souvenir sheets and official first day cover of the 2019 SEA Games.

IMAGE

30th SEA Games Stamps and First Day Covers

To honor our country’s athlete and the Philippine’s hosting of this year’s “30th Southeast Asian Games”,

With the games officially begun, there are fifty-six sports spread out over a total of five hundred thirty separate events, operating at venues in Clark, Subic, Metro Manila and other areas.

Local and foreign stamps enthusiast will have the chance to buy these colorful items featuring the SEA Games motto “We Win as One” and the four (designs) of sports discipline which includes weightlifting, badminton, cycling and billiards. Each stamp cost P12.

IMAGE

first day covers

A special limited edition souvenir sheet of stamps covering different sports events and a stamp featuring the colorful “hands” clasped in solidarity for the South East Asian (SEA) Games.

Stamps will be available at the Post Shop, Manila Central Post Office starting Monday, Dec. 2.

IMAGE

Stamp Design and Philatelic Bulletin

The Special Souvenir Sheet has a special die-cut embellishment to shape the silhouette of a basketball player which highlights the popularity of the sports to the Filipinos. The Price for the Special Souvenir Sheet is P67 each.

The first Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) started in 1959 and is held as a biennial event. This year there are eleven participating countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam and the Philippines

Each stamp bears the logo of the Philippines 2019 30th SEA Games. The SEA Games will run from 30 November until 11 December 2019. PHLPost in-house graphic artist Rodine Teodoro designed the colorful SEA Games Stamps.

Stamps, souvenir sheets and official first day covers of “Philippines 2019 30th SEA Games” will be available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Postal Area 2, San Fernando, La Union, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Postal Area 5, Mandaue, Postal Area 6, Iloilo, Postal Area 7, Davao, and Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro.  Interested collectors may call Tel. 8527-01-08

11 Fun Facts About SEA Games 2019

South East Asian Games or 30th SEA Games 2019 will be held from November 30 to December 11, 2019.

IMAGE

11 Fun Facts About SEA Games 2019

11.) 11 countries with Southeast Asia will participating in the event. These includes Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam.

10.) Motto of the game is ” We Win As One”. Maestro Ryan Cayabyab composed the official theme song of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

9.) About 9, 840 athlete will compete in the games.

8.) 530 in 56 sports (63 disciplines). This will also be the highest number of sports to played in the SEA Games history.

7.) About Php 7.5 Billion is the budget in the 30th SEA Games.

6.) Mr. Daniel dela Cruz a Filipino metal sculptor who made the torch and medals. The torch’s design is inspired by the country’s national flower – sampaguita – which symbolizes purity, simplicity, humility and strength.

While cauldron to be lit by the torch was designed by National Artist for Architecture Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa.

The business uniforms are designed by internationally-acclaimed Filipino fashion designer Rajo Laurel.

5.) Carlos Palanca-award winning writer Floy Quintos, National Artist for Music and Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, US-based, Emmy-award winning live content creator FiveCurrents, and Filipino companies Video Sonic and Stage Craft International Inc.

Heading the all-Filipino lineup of performers are: acclaimed singers Lani Misalucha, Christian Bautista, Aicelle Santos, Jed Madela, Elmo Magalona, KZ Tandingan, Iñigo Pascual, The TNT Boys, Ana Fegi, and Robert Seña, and international rap artist Apl d Ap.

Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, is also contributing their skills together with hundreds of students from at least 12 different schools and colleges in Metro Manila.

4.) The country hosted the SEA Games four times in 1981, 1991, 2005 and 2019.

3.) Eleven local beauty titleholders headed by Ms. Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach are also participating in the ceremonies.

IMAGE

2.) The logo depict the 11 SEA Games country, while the official mascot depict Filipino mascot called “Pami”.

1.)  The opening ceremony will be held for the first time since 1959 inside an indoor stadium with state of the art laser show.  Philippine Arena which had a sitting capacity of 55,000 will be the site of the opening ceremony, while the newly built Clark Stadium will be the site of the closing ceremony.

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/

%d bloggers like this: