Centenary of Philippine Cinema Commemorated by PHLPOST

Film Development Council of the Philippines celebrates 100 Years of Philippine Cinema with a special commemorative stamps issued by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) featuring the “Father of Philippine Movies” Jose Nepomuceno.

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Mr. Jose Nepomuceno – father of Philippine movies -souvenir sheet

The stamps and souvenir sheet was officially unveiled on September 12 during the Sine Sandaan celebration.

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stamp unveiling ceremonies

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Ms. Cory Vidanes and Mr. Laurenti Dyogi received a commemorative frames stamps

The stamps were presented by FDCP Chairperson Liza-Diño Seguerra, Department of Tourism Assistant Secretary Roberto Alabado III, ABS-CBN COO of Broadcast Cory Vidanes, Director Laurenti Dyogi and PHLPost Business Lines Manager Maximo Sta. Maria, III.

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Philippine cinema sheetlets

Technical Details

Date of Issuance: September 12, 2019

Kind of Issue: Commemorative

Graphic Artist: Mr. Rodine C. Teodoro

Souvenir Sheet Design: Film Development Council of the Philippines

Denomination (Php 12.00 ) and (Php 55.00 souvenir sheet)

Stamp Size: 40 mm x 30 mm, Sheetlet Size 90 mm x 150 mm

Souvenir Sheet: 100 mm x 70mm

Sheet Composition: 8 ( 2 x 4) 

Printing Process: Offset Lithography

Printer: Amstar Company

Perforation: 14

Quantity : 30,000 pieces

Souvenir sheet: 5,000 pieces

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Note: Photo from the stamp unveiling ceremony were courtesy of Pilipinas Philately, Philippine Postal Corporation, while the stamps are from the personal collection of the author.

Stamps, souvenir sheets and first day covers are available at the following post offices:

1. Manila Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio, Ermita, Manila
Contact: Ms. Salome Arao
(02) 527-0108
2. Postal Area 8 – Cagayan De Oro
Contact: Ms. Cecille Araco Cotapte
09064966880
3. Postal Area 7 – Davao
Contact: Mr. Rey Navarez Basilan
09999923035
4. Postal Area 4 – San Pablo
Contact: Ms. Nena Panganiban
09157096217
5. Postal Area 5 – Mandaue City
Contact: Ms. Rachel Betos
09222401317

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Popular Flowers Rafflesia and Everlasting Featured by PHLPOST

The Philippine Postal Corporation of (PHLPOST) issued two definitive series of Philippine flowers Php 14.00 denomination of rafflesia and Php 45.00 denomination for everlasting flower. These stamp issuance be use for sending letters, parcel or postcards for local and overseas collectors.

This also includes a limited number of first day cover (FDC) with only 600 pieces available to the general collecting public.

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rafflesia and everlasting flower

Rafflesia are found in the Philippines, in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. These plants emit an odor akin to rotting flesh to attract its prey. These prey include insects such as flies, which aid in pollination.

The country eclipses Indonesia and Malaysia as the center of Rafflesia distribution with at least a dozen known species discovered and described  by local and international scientists.

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eposter from direct science, illustrations from Yasmin Ong

 There were at least 12 known species of Rafflesia in the country with Rafflesia consueloae, the newest discovered Rafflesia species in the Philippines, is the smallest rafflesia to date. R. leonardi meanwhile is named after a notable botanist and author, the late Leonardo L. Co. Other representatives of the species endemic to the Philippines are R. manillana, R. philippinensis, R. speciosa, R. lobata, R. schadenbergiana, R. verrucosa, R. mira also known as R. magnifica.

Everlasting flower, also known as “strawflower” (Helichrysum bracteatum or Xerochrysum bracteatum) is a species of plant appreciated for the brightly-colored flowers it produces. These are used as decor; everlasting flowers can be utilized fresh or dried. H. bracteatum come in yellow, orange, pink, brown, violet, red, and white. In the Philippines, these flowers contribute to the local economy of Baguio and Tagaytay, places of high altitude and cold weather.

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first day cover

Technical Details

TITLE: Popular Flowers of the Philippines – featuring Rafflesia and Everlasting
(Rafflesia)
(HelIchrysum bracteatum)
DATE OF ISSUE: 28 August 2019
KIND OF ISSUE: Definitive
GRAPHIC ARTIST: Rodine C. Teodoro
DENOMINATIONS: Php 14.00 & Php 45.00
STAMP SIZE: 25 mm X 25 mm
SHEET COMPOSITION: 100 (10 X 10)
PRINTING PROCESS: Offset Lithography
PRINTER: Amstar Company, Inc.
PERFORATION: 14
QUANTITY: Php 14.00 – 2,000,000 pcs.
Php 45.00 – 1,500,000 pcs.
FIRST DAY COVER ENVELOPE (FDCE): 2 Designs @ 300 pcs. per design (600 pcs.)

Stamps and Official First Day Covers of Popular Flowers of the Philippines featuring Rafflesia and Everlasting” is available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Postal Area 7, Davao, and Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro.

Asean 2019 :Philippine Costumes Featured by PHLPOST

Philippine Postal Corporation or (PHLPOST ) issued a new Php 12.00 ASEAN 2019 to mark the anniversary of the founding of Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) this month in connection to the thematic release of costume.

The stamp features a a male wearing a barong tagalog and female wearing a traje de mestiza.

Philippine Costumes: Technical Description:

Artist: Ms. Eunice Beatrix U. Dabu

Stamp Denomination: Php 12.00 ( single design)

Stamp Size: 35mm by 50mm

Stamps per sheet: 40

Perforation: 14

Printer: Amstar Company

Process: Offset Lithography

Quantity: 20,000 pieces

Stamp and First Day Cover is available at the Manila Central Post office starting August 08, 2019.  Those who wanted to buy this issue, Phlpost Post shop will be open on August 17 Saturday during the upcoming Royal Postal Heritage tour.

50th Years of Diplomatic ties of Philippines and Singapore on stamps

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) and the Republic of Singapore issued a joint Commemorative Stamps to celebrate the 50th anniversary of both countries friendship and close bilateral ties.

 To symbolize the two nation’s diplomatic relations, the stamps will feature the popular butterflies’ Cethosia luzonica or the “Luzon lacewing butterfly” which represents the Philippines, and Pachllopta aristolochiae or the “common rose butterfly” to embody Singapore.

Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life.

The relationships between the two countries for the past five (5) decades remain vibrant, and have grown stronger through the years.

The diplomatic relations were formally established between the Philippines and Singapore on May 16, 1969. The two countries were present during the establishment of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) making them both founding members.

Mr. Chee Wee Kiong, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore, Philippine Ambassador Joseph Del Mar Yap, PHLPost Chairman of the Board of Directors Norman Fulgencio, Singapore Post Senior Vice President Marjorie Ooi, IMDA Deputy Director Ruth Wong, and PHLPost Business Lines Department Manager, Maximo Sta. Maria has jointly launched the commemorative stamps of both countries.

PHLPost Chairman Norman Fulgencio and Business Lines Department Manager, Maximo Sta. Maria visited the Lion City to formally presented the Souvenir Frame of the joint commemorative stamps.

PHLPost has printed 5,000 copies of the special commemorative stamps designed by PHLPost In-house graphic artist Rodine C. Teodoro, sold for P114.00 each.

Limited copies of Souvenir sheets and official first day covers of Philippines-Singapore 50 years of Diplomatic relationship are now available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office.

A Voyage to the Lunar Years thru Philately

Philippine Philatelic Federation in close partnership with Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST), Pilipinas Philately, members of the philatelic community and the general public witness yesterday January 21, 2019 ( Monday ) at past 3:00 pm the ribbon cutting and opening of the stamp exhibit held at the left wing of the main lobby at the Manila Central Post Office building.

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Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus, Mr. Alfredo Roxas, Mrs. Josifina T. Cura, Mr. Isidro Tan and PHLPOST employees

There are several exhibits on display which featured Chinese zodiac signs, animals. This also marked the start the kick off ceremony of the lunar new year.

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Mr. Alfredo Roxas and Mr. Joel L. Otarra ( PHLPOST Postmaster General )

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Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus ( president – Philippine Philatelic Federation)

In his address, He stress the importance of stamps and the role that it provide thru promotion of one country’s culture, arts, natural resources, flora, fauna and the long cultural ties that the country had with China.

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The zodiac sign on stamps started way back in Hong Kong in 1969 , when the crown colony started to issue commemorative Chinese zodiac sign to mark the lunar new year. It became an instant hit in the collecting community and many countries soon followed. He also reiterate the full support of the stamp collecting community.

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Mr. Joel L. Otarra ( PHLPOST postmaster general )

There are also education tours within the week with Ateneo de Manila grade school students  having the biggest contingent, Saint Scholastica’s College and among others.

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Phlpost employees, invited guests, foreigners, stamp collectors, bloggers and media covered the well attended event.

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l-r Mrs. Josefina T. Cura, Mr. Luis Carlos (APMG for Marketing-PHLPOST)  Mr. Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus, Postmaster General Joel Otarra, Mr. Alfredo Roxas

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Mr. Dionisio Taeza all smiles with his exhibit

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Chinese zodiac sign year of the pig 2007 stamp issued by PHLPOST

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Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus together with visitors and foreigners

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main lobby left wing converted into a sit down area with catering services hosted by Philippine Philatelic Federation.

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turon and slices of fresh fruits like watermelon, papaya and cantaloupe

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local stamp collectors enjoyed the late afternoon meal

 Philippine Philatelists and Collectibles FB group together with Royal Postal Heritage Guided Tour ( both NGO group) in cooperation with Philippine Philatelic Federation, Pilipinas Philately and PHLPOST will having a FREE stamp talk, operational tour and viewing of stamp exhibit at the main lobby this coming saturday, January 26 from 9:00 am to 12:00 nn.

PHLPOST post shoppe will be open this saturday for those interested in buying the latest stamp issues. The stamp exhibit will run until saturday ( January 26). For those unable to catch the exhibit, There will be an exhibit to be held at Lucky Chinatown Mall next week until early February 2019.

There are about 150 participants, bloggers and vloggers who already pre-registered at the FB event page.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2288025434800582/