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Kalayaan Stamp to be Issued by PHLPOST

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will issue new stamps to commemorate the 120th Anniversary of the proclamation of the Philippine Independence Day on June 12, 2018.

Considered as a National Holiday among the Filipinos, the annual observance of Philippine Independence Day was signed into a law by former President Diosdado Macapagal through Republic Act No. 4166 on August 4, 1964.

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According to Philippine history, the declaration of Independence was held on June 12, 1898 by General Emilio Aguinaldo and Filipino revolutionary forces from the Spanish colonization.

Designed by graphic artist Rodine Teodoro, the stamp features the vibrant color of blue and red depicting a silhouette scene of men and women in the Philippine revolution proudly waving the Filipino flag and native bolos used to fight colonial forces.

Imprinted in the stamp are the word Kalayaan and the sun that shines – which symbolizes freedom gained through sacrifices made by Filipino revolutionary forces.

PHLPost has issued 50,000 copies of the single stamp design which can be bought at P12 each.  Another 3,000 pieces of first day cover envelope were printed to highlight the Philippine Independence Day logo.

The stamps and its official first day cover will be available starting June 12, 2018 at the Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.

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Highlights of the Selyo ng Pamana Exhibition

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Philippine Philatelic Federation stamp club members opens the Stamp Exhibition in celebration of National Heritage Month held at the lobby of the historic Manila Central Post Office Building in Liwasang Bonifacio

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Photo shows (Left to Right) Rey Ong, President of the Philippine Philatelic Federation (PPF), Joel L. Otarra, PHLPost Postmaster General and CEO.  Rico S. Pableo, Jr., Executive Director, National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Dr. Jaime C, Laya, President and CEO, Philtrust Bank and  known cultural heritage proponent during the formal opening ceremony. 

The ceremony started with two ribbon cutting ceremony past 3:00 pm at the main lobby of the Philippine Postal Corporation in Manila. The exhibit runs until May 28 Monday . The PHLPOST main lobby operates from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm monday to friday and 8:00 am to 12:00 noon on saturday.

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There is also a live band from Manila Cityhall and representatives from National Museum, NCCA, Mama Sita Foundation, SM Foundation among others.

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This is open to the general public and there will be FREE guided tour of the stamp exhibition , operations and the PHLPOST post shop will be open this coming Saturday ( May 22)  from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon to serve stamp, postcard collectors who are expected to come and buy recent issues.

There are also plans to have a Philatelic Museum and Resource center at the left wing side of the main building. Symbolic donation of stamps from 1946 to early 2000’s was donated by Mr. Alfredo Roxas. A late afternoon snack was also catered by Bongolan’s catering services.

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L-R Mr. Robert Tan ( former Philippine Philatelic Federation president and Mr. Jaime Laya former IA, NCCA and Central Bank official) during the opening

Those interested with the FREE guided tour , Please register at this FB link , the event is hosted by Royal Postal Heritage Tour– This is an FB event page which is an NGO group created by stamp and postcard collectors to provide FREE information about stamp collecting and tour within post office.

 

FREE postal heritage tour and special stamp exhibition

Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) in partnership with National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Philippine Philatelic Federation will be having a stamp exhibition entitled ” Selyong Pamana”  from May 21 to 28, 2018. In lieu with this stamp exhibition and national heritage month. Walkwithchan in partnership with PHLPOST will have a special FREE walking tour and a tour within the Manila Central Post Office will be held on May 26, 2018 Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:00nn

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Please try to confirm for a slot ( by typing GOING ) in this FREE heritage and stamp exhibition tour which will be led by Mr. Lawrence Chan, Ray Ong de Jesus ( Philippine Federation president) and Ms. Arlyn Labao of PHLPOST.

Please try to register at the FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/165533514142413/
Advisory: Those planning to bring their cars, Parking space is beside the main post office .

Here are the Schedule Activities:

8:30 am to 9:00 am – on the spot registration and beriefing at the main lobby of the post office ( Liwasag bonifacio, ermita, Manila)

9:00 am to 9: 45 – brief talk and presentation by PHLPOST marketing and business line employees.

9:45 am to 10:30 am short tour on the stamp exhibition area

10:30 am to 11:30 am post office tour and operation tour like sorting of mails and other architectural details

11:30 am snacks and refreshments and freebies

For more information about this FREE guided tour , please call Mr. Ray Ong de Jesus ( 577-12-97 roving landline) and Mr. Lawrence ” Rence” Chan 0928-6604819 SMART for registration.

Meet-Up with the Travelling Clatt

It was a hot sunny sunday afternoon past 1:00pm when i arrived at the historic Luneta Park to meet a youtuber and traveler. I have subscribed to his channel last year and when he decided to have a short Luneta meet-up, I decided to meet and learn a few information about his stay in the country.

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His had been travelling around the world for the past 3 years and He had been in the country since late November 2017.

He had traveled several provinces and islands. During the meet-up/ eyeball there were about 20 people who came from different parts of Metro Manila.

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Chinese garden 

We toured the Chinese garden and parts of the Rizal Park , after the short video taping. PAG-ASA had announce thru their social media accounts that the summer season had officially begun.  There was a lantern festival exhibit at the Chinese garden.

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Japanese garden

This was also a nice opportunity to visit these places since they waived the entrance fees.

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National Museum of Natural History ( used to be called Department of Tourism building from 1973 to early 2010 and Agriculture Building from the late 1930’s to early 1970’s) soon to be open to the general public by April 2018. 

We also toured the National Museum of Anthropology ( housed at the former Finance building)  and took the respite from the blazing afternoon sun and heat. It was a good idea, since the museum was air-conditioned and some of the participants first time to the visit the place.

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 travelling clatt interviews some of the participants

The national museum complex used to charge an entrance fee for the general public before 2016 except during sundays ( it was free).  Since few people would visit the place ( except on field trip or mandatory school assignments ).

There was a survey few years ago by a popular survey firm that there were more people who would visit malls amusement parks than visiting museums all over the country.  The museum board of directors decided to waive the entrance fees so that more people can enjoy the country’s rich history , heritage and culture.

This is quite alarming, with a lot of museums and exhibition places in the country that the general public must visit to learn more about their country’s history and heritage.

Unlike some Asian countries which would charge a higher entrance fees to foreigners and expats, All the museums in the country would charge flat rates.

We end the meet-up with group photo, a short video of the participants with travelling clatt and he even treated some of the participants to a refreshing buko ( coconut juice) . Try to watch and subscribe to his youtube channel and know his travel around the world.

As a postcard collector/ postcrosser , i took time to let them write their names at a piece of postcard which features Manila cityhall and will be mailing them with the latest stamps issued by PHLPOST.

If you like to have a postcards with signed autograph by travelling clatt and the participants, just send me an email with your home address or office address. However i only have few postcards.

 

 

Birth centenary of national artists featured on Philippine stamps

 

Six prominent national artists of the country was the main feature of the stamps issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation last December 13, 2017.

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The stamps featured Mr. Ceasar Legaspi ( national artists for visual arts) , Daisy Abellena ( national artists for film and theater ), Jose Maceda ( national artists for music) , Leonor Orosa Goquingco ( national artists for dance) , Wilfrido Maria Guerrero ( national artists for theater ) and Mr. Nick Joaquin ( national artists for literature)

Technical Description

Kind of Issue : Commemorative

Denomination & Quantity : P12 – – – 50,000/Design

Date of Issue : December 13, 2017

Last Day of Sale : December 12, 2018

Size of Stamps : 30mm x 40mm

Sheet Composition : 40 (10 x 4)/Design

Perforation : 14

Printing Process : Litho Offset (4 colors)

Paper : Imported Unwatermarked

Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.

Designer : Victorino Z. Serevo

Designs : Portrait of the six National Artists

The Great Brands Sale at YWCA Gym

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The Great Brands Sale will hold the 7th edition of Striptop Outlet Store  outlet and great bargain sale at the Young Womens Christian Association (YWCA Gym) located at 1144 Gen Luna St., Ermita Manila near Manila Med Hospital and near LRT UN Station on December 18-23, 2017 from 10am – 7pm. The six days event is a frontrunner during the start of Christmas sale activities of the season and is timely scheduled to be ahead of all other similar events. Shoppers will surely enjoy the holiday discounts on great selections from shoes and bags. The event is slated for shoppers to avoid the holiday rush and for them to avail great finds on big price cuts. Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% discounts from participating brands like Toms

 

gbs_posterShoes, Sebago, Hush Puppies, The North Face, Kickers, Cushe and many more! All major credit cards are accepted.For more information about the event, please call Striptop Outlet Store at 399-2935. You may also follow us through our social media sites: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @striptopoutle

Cactus Fiesta Fair 2 at Robinson’s Place , Manila

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines in partnership with Robinson’s Place, Ermita will be having a 3-day show from Nov 17 at 10 AM to Nov 19 at 10 PM

The event is dubbed ” Cactus Fiesta Fair 2″ after the successful Cactus Fair 1 held last  May 5, 6, and 7, 2017  at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak within Quezon Memorial Circle.

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There will be cacti exhibit and short talks about cacti and succulents. Try to visit FB event page for more information about the event

Contact Person: Ms. Amy Lastimosa (Secretary) – Cactus & Succulent Society of the Philippines  

Mobile 0905 356 5353