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 ASEANPEX 2017

ASEANPEX 2017 had about 400 exhibit frames of non-competing stamp collection . The exhibition is dubbed ASEANPEX 2017 which featured ASEAN member countries that were displayed at Hall #1 SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

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Highlights

The opening highlights includes a traditional bagobo and tiboli cultural dances by world reknown Bayanihan Dance Company and a ceremonial practice of blowing the conch shell dates back to the ancient times.

The opening started at about past 9:30 am with hundreds of PHLPOST employees, students, stamp collectors, international guests in attendance.

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After the brief ribbon cutting together with several ambassadors from Singapore H.E. Kok Li Peng, H.E. Thanatip Upatising of Thailand, H.E. Mr.  U Win Naing of Myanmar and India . There was another small cultural performance at the stage area.

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This year’s organizing committee includes PHLPOST, Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Business Lines Department with several government department having booths at the site.

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Mr. Dennis Dy Kho , Mr. Rodrigo Ong and Mr. Isidro Tan were among the local stamp collectors in attendance

The exhibition was sponsored by SM Investment CorporationFilmetricsMama Sita’s Foundation with the active support from Philippine Philatelic Federation, local stamp collecting clubs.

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Cultural show includes cultural performance by the world famous Bayanihan Dance Company, Meet and Greet with PHLPOST Living Legends, Talks and Activity on Philately, Stamp Launchings, ASEAN Cosplay among others.

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Filipino Olympians ( silver medalists) , Manny Pacquiao, Miss World 2013 Megan Young, Miss Universe 1969, 1973 and 2015 were among famous Filipino living legends that was featured in local Philippine stamps. It is quite rare of a living person to be featured in local stamps.

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Mr. Willard Cheng ( ABS-CBN channel 2 reporter and correspondent ) a stamp ambassador was also one of the invited guests during the occasion. Former president Fidel Valdez Ramos also went to the exhibition late afternoon of November 4 and shared his personal stories of his stamp collection.

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There were some stamp printer. one such booth is from The Netherlands. At some point especially in the late 1960’s and 1970’s, Some of the Philippine stamps were printed in that country.

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Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas also got a booth at the ASEANPEX 2017. This makes the coin and paper bill collectors happy since some of them were not able to purchase the POPE Francis commemorative online.

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We bought some limited commemorative stamp ( King Bhumibol Adulyadei cremation ) from Thai POST and we also took time buying some Elvis Presley Sheet from an international dealer selling them at Php 50.00 per sheet.

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We also queue in line for some limited commemorative stamps from PHLPOST. Just like the previous ASEANPEX 1996. There was no entrance fees and one can roam around with hall 1 of SMX Convention Center for the whole day and enjoy the event.

I saw Philip Reyes, Crispulo Verbo Arquero, Dennis Dy Kho, Isidro Tan, Reynaldo Ong de Jesus, Josefina Cura, Alfonso Cruz, YPS members among others.

What is commendable are the local stamp exhibits from serious stamp collectors who shared their collections of technical knowledge thru the years or decades of collecting.

 

 

 

 

 

Voyage to Philately Exhibit at PHLPOST

Philippine Postal Corporation main lobby , Liwasang Bonifacio , Ermita , Manila -Philippines

The Philippine Philatelic Federation in partnership with Philippine Postal Corporation is hosting an exhibit entitles ” Voyage to Philately ” by several members of the International Philippine Philatelic Society , Philippine Philatelic Federation members like Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus and Mr. Hans Becker .

Postmaster General Joel L. Otarra

Tell the importance of stamps and it’s role in preserving the historical and heritage value

L-R Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus ( stamp advisory committee member ) Mr. Joel L. Otarra ( Postmaster General ) Mr. Nemi Miranda ( stamp advisory committee member and NCCA )Mr. Antonio So ( Philippine Philatelic Federation -President) Mr. Luis D. Carlos ( AMPG for MMSS ) Mr. Alfredo Roxas ( Philippine Philatelic Federation member) and Atty. Tobillo ( stamp advisory committee member )

Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus and Mr. Isidro Tan together with two Chinese teachers admiring the stamp exhibition.

The exhibit is like a mini-preview of what is happening in 2017 , The ASEAN Philatelic Exhibition set to be hosted by the Philippines in few months time.

Mr. Hans Becker 

The 30 FRAME exhibit showcases some of the award winning stamp collection , stamp trivia and important facet in the Philippine postal heritage .

A simple get together lunch was hosted by Philippine Philatelic Federation and its member organization .

This exhibit will run until the end of this Yuletide season and is OPEN to the general public .

PHLPost Releases New Orchid on Stamps

Philippine Postal Corporation released a new set of stamps which features 2 Philippine orchid hybrids and 2 hybrids on its souvenir sheet and 1 endemic Philippine orchid on the common Php 12.00 stamp , Trichoglottis atropurpurea on souvenir sheet – souvenir sheet cost Php 48.00 plus 12% VAT . = Php 53.76 

Orchids is quite popular subject in local philately and there is high demand for stamp collectors , since these orchids species and hybrids cannot be easily grown .

orchid species and hybrids souvenir sheet 

The 2 Philippine orchid species includes Trichoglottis atropurpurea Reichb.f. 1877 which is endemic to the country and Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi Blume & Rchb.f. 1860 which is also found in other Asian countries.

Waling -waling also known as Euanthe sanderiana  or Vanda sanderiana Rchb.f 1882 .  Dendrobium sanderae variety luzonicum is found endemic to Central and Northern Luzon at an altitude of 1,000 meters to over 1,700 meters in elevation.

The two other orchid are hybrids Phalaenopsis Ching Hua and Rhyncholaeliacattelya Hsingying Rouge

Technical Description

DENO & QTY: P48.00—5,000 pcs.
DATE OF ISSUE: September 30, 2016
LAST DAY OF SALE: SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
SIZE OF STAMPS: (30mm x 40mm)
SHEET COMPOSITION: 4 Designs (Sheetlet of 16)
SIZE OF SOUVENIR SHEET: 12.5cm x 7.5cm
PERFORATION: 12.5 to 14 holes per 20mm
PRINTING PROCESS: Litho- Offset (4 colors)
PAPER: Imported Unwatermarked
PRINTER: Amstar Company, Inc.
GRAPHIC ARTIST: Victorino Z. Serevo

There are 96,000 pieces with 5,000 copies of souvenir sheet . The stamp is available at the main post office.

Please bear in mind that FDC and souvenir sheets had additional 12% VAT aside from the face value

References:

Vanda sanderiana : https://renz15.wordpress.com/tag/vanda-sanderiana/

http://www.orchidspecies.com/phalcoruucervi.htm

http://www.orchidspecies.com/euanthesanderiana.htm

http://www.orchidspecies.com/densanderae.htm

http://www.orchidspecies.com/trichbrachiata.htm

Philippine Postal Corporation : https://www.phlpost.gov.ph/stamp-releases.php

 

 

 

 

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach Stamps to be Issued by PHLPOST

Liwasang Bonifacio, Ermita , Manila-Philippines

A special glittery stamp featuring Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach will be released this month, the Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) said yesterday.

Assistant postmaster general Mr. Luis Carlos said by issuing the Pia Wurtzbach stamp, PHLPost “gives honor to another Filipina who brought honor to the country.”

proposed stamp design – the ordinary one is 3.5x 5cm

The request is for the Miss Universe 2015- Pia Alonso Wurtzbach stamp to have a tactile glittery finish. The glitters would be limited to her crown

The PHLPOST stamp advisory committee members also planning to have the souvenir stamp embossed, adding they created a glitter of diamond design for the background.

For this special stamp, PHLPost will use the official photo provided by the Miss Universe Organization through the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc.

The photograph was taken after Pia was crowned Miss Universe during the beauty pageant.

The post office will issue 101,000 pieces of the stamps worth P15 apiece, and 8,000 pieces of souvenir sheets worth P40 each. It will issue two official first day cover designs, which will be sold for P26 and P54 each. A 12% VAT will be added to the souvenir sheet and First Day Cover.

There was a big talk about this  issuance among stamp collectors and beauty queen memorabilia collectors for the issuance of such special stamps. Please visit the link :Miss Universe 2015 special stamp