Filipino Music Icons to be Feature by PHLPOST

Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will issue limited edition stamps to launch their Pinoy Music Icons series this coming November 15, 2019.

This will also coincide with “National Stamp Collecting Month” and to honor the distinguished careers of Mr. Joey “Pepe” Smith, Rico J. Puno and Rene Garcia of Hotdog that transcend generations and continue to resonate with music fans of all ages.

The Pinoy Music Icons stamps of Smith, Garcia and Puno was designed by PHLPost in house creative artist Rodine Teodoro as part of PHLPost’s celebration for National Stamp Collecting Month and 252 Years of Postal Service.

Mr. Maximo Sta. Maria III, Officer-In-Charge at the Office of the Assistant Postmaster General of PHLPost said their Pinoy Music Icons concept began to take shape following the demise of the three pillars of Original Pilipino Music.

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Filipino Music Icons on Stamps

In other countries like the United States have issued stamps to honor their music icons like in 2013, the Music Icons series in the US have honored popular music artists such as Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin and John Lennon.

When the idea of issuing stamps for Smith, Garcia and Puno was first presented to the Philippine Stamp Committee composed of representatives from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Philippine Philatelic Federation (PPF), the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and PHLPost, it was unanimously approved without any objection.

Regarded as the face of Pinoy Rock, Pepe Smith helped pioneer the OPM sub-genre as a member of the classic line-up of the Juan Dela Cruz band together with Mike Hanopol and Wally Gonzalez. A highly influential figure in the local rock scene, Smith was the voice behind iconic hits like “Himig Natin,” “Beep Beep” and “Titser’s Enemi No. 1” and was actively performing until his untimely demise.

Rene Garcia is a founding member and lead singer of Hotdog, the band that pioneered The Manila Sound, another popular sub-genre. Characterized by his signature, sexy twang, Garcia’s vocals propelled Hotdog to greater heights with hits like “Ikaw ang Miss Universe ng Buhay Ko” “Annie Batungbakal,” “Bongga Ka Day” and the band’s anthemic signature song, “Manila.”

Dubbed as The Total Entertainer for his ability to wow audiences in every show he headlined, Rico J. Puno was also an exceptional balladeer who occasionally strayed into rhythm and blues territory. Distinguished by his husky, baritone vocals, Puno was responsible for some of the most iconic OPM classics that include “Kapalaran,” “May Bukas Pa,” “Lupa” and his signature song, “Macho Gwapito.”

The families of the three icons were likewise thrilled with the idea of their kin being honored with commemorative stamps.

As part of the stamp’s launch, PHLPost will mount an exhibit of memorabilia items from the three icons courtesy of their respective families. The exhibit will take place also this November at the Manila Central Post Office building in Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila.

9 Historical Moments That Comes Alive at Historycon 2016

World Trade Center, Senator Gil Puyat Avenue , Pasay City -Philippines

History Con 2016 is the biggest history and entertainment convention in this side of the world.  History buffs , students , collectors and enthusiasts trooped to the iconic World Trade Center yesterday .  The event is dubbed ” Manila Makes History ” .

Saint Jude Catholic School students 

O.B. Montessori students

The is the channel’s “way of connecting to their audience; allowing them to feel, live, and see history come alive in an entertaining way,” as said by Prem Kamath, Deputy Managing Director of A+E Networks Asia, distributor of History Channel among others.

local and international celebrities 

 The star-studded line up of History Channel’s on screen personalities including Ancient Alien’s Giorgio Tsoukalos; Storage Wars’ Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz; Gangland Undercover’s Ian Matthews and Damon Runyan; Photo Face off’s Justin Mott; and Celebrity Car Wars’ local celebrities include  Mr. KC Montero, Ms. Joey Mead -King, Mr. Marc Nelson, and  Ms.Gabby Dela Merced, have fun with the interactive and/or educational booths featured at the convention.

Gangland Undercovers Ian Matthews and Damon Runyan

There is a minimal entrance fees for those  who wanted to visit the show. Here are some of the important historical moments at the Historycon 2016:

Mr. Justin Mott of Photo Face Off 

9.) Local and International Celebrities in Person – There is a big chance to meet and see the invited celebrities at the event.

8.) World War 2 and Vietnam War Cosplayer – There are a lot of local and international cosplayer around the HistoryCon. One can see the replica of World War 2 uniforms and outfits .

7.) Presidential Cars –  Presidential cars used by General  Emilio Aguinaldo, Jose P. Laurel, and Ramon Magsaysay are part of the exhibit. The exhibit is mounted by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) .  They are planning to have them exhibited on permanent display on a museum to be built in Quezon City .

6. ) Vintage Sarao 1950’s Jeepney – Before the large jeepney with a sitting capacity of 18 to 20 people , There is the more colorful , flamboyant and elaborately designed jeepney from the 1950’s.

MD Juan -The company is known for their jeeps 

 MD Juan Enterprises and the business enterprise was featured several years ago . The company is celebrating another milestone , their golden or 50th anniversary .

5.) Collectibles Items- There were a lot of old , vintage and antiques for sale

Filipino Picker booth

collectibles items

 These are Jollibee character toys made from plastic in the 1980’s 

vintage soft-drink and beer bottles from the 1970s and 1980’s

4.) Embassy Tour – Got to learn a lot of new things , Australian embassy, Mexican embassy , Israel embassy . It is like around the world experience .

Zark’s burger record challenge

3.) World Record Attempts – There are several contest which will attempt breaking some world records from burger eating contest, largest serving or sauteed mushroom to no sleeping challenge.

longest movie marathon 

2.) World History in Photos and Relics– Philippine Veterans Bank and the Veteran Association of the Philippines mounted a photo exhibit of the Second World War  entitled ” War of our Fathers”   . This exhibit shows the horrors of war and the courage that our forefathers that endured fighting the enemies.

old vintage bombs on display

Philippine Air Force 

Ancient Aliens

1.) Learn More History Channel Exciting Programs –There are different History Channel programs including Pawn Stars, Vikings, Alone, and Storage Wars . There are also autograph signing opportunities .

life-size Viking ship

There are dog fashion shows , air-soft challenge among others during the 4- day run of the convention.

The History Convention 2016 is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For ticket inquiries and more information, Visit www.historyasia.com/shows/history-con-2016.

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