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Public Declaration of Philippine Post Office Building as Important Cultural Property

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) aims to inspire Filipinos to protect, preserve and promote these exceptional and outstanding cultural properties in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), concerned public, private and civil society stakeholders.

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Manila Central Post office compound  viewed from Jones bridge

Aside from declaring the main post office as important cultural property of the country. The Main post office was designed by well-known Filipino architects Tomas Mapua, Juan Arellano and Ralph Harrington Doane.

It took almost 10 years study before the actual construction began and the building is one of the most iconic neo-classical building built in 1926.

Biography

Ralph Doane graduated from MIT in 1912. In 1916, he was appointed consulting architect to the Philippine government, where he remained until 1918, having designed several public buildings, including the public library in Manila (now the Museum of the Filipino People). He returned to Boston in 1919 and opened his own architect’s office. He remained a sole practitioner until his death.

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l-r Postmaster General Joel Otarra , Mr. Dojie Lutera, Mr. Hans Baecker, Mr. Jimmy Ang and Ms. Zenaida Trambulo

The left portion of the side will be converted into postal museum and philatelic resource center.

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l-r Mr. Dojie Lutera, Mr. Hans Becker, Mr. Isidro Tan and Mr. Robert Tan with some invited guests ( photo courtesy of : Ms. Zenaida Trambulo )

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l-r Ms. Carrie Junio, Ms. Zenaida Trambulo, Mr. Hans Becker, Mrs. Josie T. Cura and Dojie Lutera ( Photo courtesy: Ms. Zenaida Trambulo )

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“Public Declaration of the Philippine Post Office Building as an Important Cultural Property”, “Unveiling of Museum Ceremonial Groundbreaking Marker” and “Launching of the Year of the Pig Stamps to celebrate the coming 2019” To culminate the 251st Anniversary of the Philippine Postal Service, and National Stamp Collecting Month (NSCM), the iconic Post Office Building shall now possess an “exceptional cultural, artistic and historical significance, officially recognized as an essential part of the patrimony of the Filipino people. 

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This will also be the venue for the launching of the Year of the Pig stamp to welcome the coming 2019 as well as an exhibit featuring modern and classical stamps.

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Among the special guest of honors included Mr. Rico Pableo Jr., Executive Director, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Mr. Ludovico Badoy, Executive Director, National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Dr. Anna Labrador, Assistant Director, National Museum of the Philippines (NM) Postmaster General Joel L. Otarra PHLPost Board Chairman Norman Fulgencio.

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2019 Year of the Pig stamps

Year of the pig stamps are available at Manila Central Post Offices and major post offices in the country.

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251st Anniversary Celebrations of Postal Service Kicks Off at PHLPOST

Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) in partnership with FUNtastic Philippines had a successful unveiling ceremonies held at the lobby area of the Manila Central Post Office. The corporation chose to launch the Philippine lakes as their design in its 2018 National Stamp Collecting Month to proudly promote our country’s beautiful tourist spots. Graphic Artist Vic Serevo designed the lake on stamps.

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PHLPOST board of directors together with Mr. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Tesoro Go

Funtastic Philippines a group of amateur and professional photographers provided the Philippine Lake photos of the following: Lake Danum (Photographer – Ramirez Duque) located in Sitio Patay; Lake Balinsasayao (Photographer – Premier Elipe) located within the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes; Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake (Photograher – Mark Albert Angelo Cruz) found near the boundaries of Pampanga and Tarlac Provinces; Gabawan Lake (Photographer – Christan Pago) located in Albay, Southeast of Manila; Lake Apo (Photographer – Premier Elipe) located in the city of Valencia in Bukidnon province; and Lake Sebu (Photographer – Len Jingco) found in Alah Valley Region, South Cotabato.

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Philippine lakes featured  on stamps


Souvenir sheet features Kabalrin-an Lake (Photographer – Simeon Recio) located in Sibulan, Negros Oriental and Lake Leonard (Photographer – Kent Ramirez Duque) located in Maco, Compostela Valley.

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Mr. Elcias Bugsad ( impersonator of President Rodrigo Duterte)

Mr. Elcias Bugsad is taxi driver who hails from Davao. He became an instant  social media celebrity early part of this year because of his funny antics and who memorized many of the president’s most quotable quotes and mimicked him almost perfectly.

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Stamp collectors from different part of the country were part of the invited guests.

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Mr. Dojie Lutera

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 Among the highlights of the celebration included the launching of the 2018 National Stamp Collecting Month (NSCM) stamp exhibition entitled “Re-Collection” featuring  sentimental pieces of stamp stamp collectors in the country.

This also marks the 251st Anniversary of the Philippine Postal Service, which is among the oldest in Asia.

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Mr. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go

Among special guests of honor included Mr. Philip Salvador, Mr. Christopher Lawrence ” BONG ” Go ( former Special Assistant to the President ).

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Starting today, stamps, souvenir sheets and official first day cover will be available at the Philatelic Counter in Manila and major post offices in the country.

PHLPost will also host other activities such as Cagayan De Oro Stamp Exhibit and Internal Philately Training (Nov. 13-14); PHLately Bridging Generations Forum (Nov. 17); and Museum Groundbreaking, MOA Signing, and Stamp Bazaar (Nov.23) to celebrate the 2018 NSCM.

Philippine Postal Corporation Celebrates National Teacher’s Month

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Metrobank Foundation unveiled the 2018 National Teachers’ Month (NTM) special commemorative stamp and official logo design for this year’s teachers’ day celebration from September 05 – October 05, 2018.

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PHLPost also launched the “Salamat Po Teacher” letter writing for young people to effectively promote the value of gratitude to teachers and the important role they play in the lives of the students and society.

Despite the existence of modern means of communications like mobile phones and the social network, PHLPost hopes to bring back the passion of letter writing in today’s generation through a nationwide campaign involving students, teachers and educators who shaped the country’s future.

“Through letters and stamps, we pay tribute to our beloved and hardworking teachers who play an important role in shaping the future of the students under their guidance and care”, Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.

The cartoon-style colored postage stamps were designed by PHLPost graphic artist Rodine Teodoro illustrating a teacher “patiently guiding and teaching her student for a better future”. PHLPost has printed 50,000 copies of the stamp to be sold at P12 each. The stamps are now available at the Postshop, Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio.

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PhlPost is inviting students to join the nationwide “Salamat Po Teacher” letter writing raffle promo and competition both local and international in collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Universal Postal Union.  The letter writing mechanics will be forwarded to DepEd regional offices and can be seen in Facebook social media page:https://www.facebook.com/SalamatPoLetterWriting/.

Now on its 10th year, Republic Act 10743 and UNESCO have designated October 5 of every year as National Teachers Day (NTD) and World Teachers’ Day (WTD) to honor teachers and the central role they play in guiding children, youth and adults through the life-long learning process.

PHLPost target is to reach wider cluster of public and private schools in order to effectively promote and develop young student’s skills in composition. Schools are also encouraged to include letter writing activities in their events and programs.

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.

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

Philippines-France 70th Anniversary Commemorative Stamps issued by PHILPOST

 

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) releases new joint special stamps featuring paintings of Filipino artist Macario Vitalis and French painter Jacques Villon to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Philippines-France Diplomatic relations.
 
“PHLPost is proud to present paintings of great Filipino artist Macario Vitalis and French painter Jacques Villon presented in miniature form or postage stamps which signifies common engagement, through friendship, and historical ties of both countries known throughout the world ”, Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.
Filipino Modernist Painter
Macario Cruz Vitalis (1898-1990) a Filipino Modernist painter influenced by French Post-Impressionism. Born in 1898 in a small town in Lapog, Ilocos Sur, he was a teenager when he left the Philippines and moved to the Unites States of America in 1927. Where he attended an art school in San Francisco. He left the United States for France in 1927 where he studied in the Academie de Montmarte and set up his studio in the Paris suburb of Puteaux.
Honorary Citizen
In 1975 he was declared “the only honorary citizen” of Ple’stin-les-Gre’ves, Britanny, where he had originally settled. In 1984 he was honored with the Medal of Excellence from the Institute Academique de Paris.
French Counterpart
Jacques Villon (1875-1963) was a French cubist painter and printmaker. Born Emile Mery Frederic Gaston Duchamp in Damville, Eure, in Normandy, France, he came from a prosperous and artistically-inclined family. To distinguish himself from his siblings, he adopted the pseudonym of Jacques Villon as a tribute to the French medieval poet Francois Villon. He lost interest in the pursuit of a legal career and for the next ten years he worked in graphic media, contributing cartoons and illustrations to the Parisian newspapers.
Diplomatic Relations

Diplomatic relations between the Philippines and France was established on June 26, 1947 with the signing of Treaty of Friendship in Paris by then Vice-president Elpidio Quirino and then French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault. With 

both countries reeling from wounds of World War II, the Philippines was granted its independence by the United States of America on July 4,1947 and French Republic was restored with the Liberation of Paris on 25 August 1, 1944. 
Early Issuance or Mistake
There were some First Day Covers that was supposed to be issued on June 25, 2017 were sold by mistake at the Philatelic Shop on June 15, 2017 .
The sale was temporary halted a few days after it was learned that a couple of FDC covers had already been sold and some were posted in Ebay .
A stamp , catalog collecting and selling website http://www.philippinestamps.net/  first posted this issue and was later confirmed by some stamp collectors and dealers who were on site and were able to buy some of the disputed FDC.
It was also observed by philatelists and collectors for the past year that there were many stamp issues were NOT available for sale on the announced dates of the issuance. Collectors have to wait for several days or even weeks before they would sell these items.
Technical Description of Stamps

Kind of Issue :Commemorative

Denomination and Quantity  😛 12.00 and P 55.00 – – – 110,000

Date of Issue :June 26, 2017

Last Day of Sale : June 25, 2018 ( before supply last )

Printer :Amstar Company, Inc.

Sheet Composition :8(se-tenant pair)

Perforation :14

Size of Stamps : 40mm x 30mm

Printing Process :Litho Offset (4 colors)

Paper :Imported Unwatermarked

Designer :Rodine C. Teodoro

Designs :Paintings of Filipino Painter MacarioVitalis and French Painter Jacques Villon

Websitehttp://www.phlpost.gov.ph/