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.

Traditional Philippine Games issued by PHLPOST

Philippine traditional games which are dubbed called “Larong Atin!. The stamps were designed by graphic artists Mr. Rodine Teodoro and Ms. Eunice Beatrix Dabu, features traditional games such as bato-bato-pik or jack-en-poy (rock-paper-scissors), bahay-bahayan (play house), luksong tinik (thorn hurdles) and trumpo (spinning top). These are commonly played by many Filipino kids all over the country.

The stamps were issued by Philippine Postal Corporation in celebration with Filipino Heritage Festival.

Significance of Larong Atin Stamps

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We also share the advocacy of preserving Filipino heritage in collaboration with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Filipino Heritage Festival, Inc.,” Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.

Technical Description

The postal service printed 100,000 copies sold for P12 to P17 each. 5,000 pieces of limited souvenir sheets were printed, which were priced at P100 each. There will be a first day cover too available.

Stamp collectors can order online at http://www.phlpost.gov.ph or 8527-0132/85270108.

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