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.

Imaging Womanhood in Stamp Featured at Selyong Pamana Exhibit

Philippine Postal Corporation or (PHLPost) formally opens the Heritage Stamp Exhibit entitled ‘Mga Selyong Pamana, Imaging and Imagining Womanhood in Stamps’ at the Manila Central Post Office Lobby in Liwasang Bonifacio, Ermita in Manila on May 9, 2019.

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Samalamig- gulaman with seaweed extract and syrup

Kusina ni Mama Sita booth offered some well-known sauces, condiments and gulaman made from seaweeds.

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Mrs. Conchita Carpio-Morales

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The event started around past 3:00 pm when special guest of honor, Akademiang Pilpino Chairperson and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales delivers her keynote message, with PHLPost Chairman Norman Fulgencio and National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Chairman Virgilio Almario conveying their message of support in the program.

Mrs. Conchita Carpio-Morales presented with framed stamps

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a late afternoon meal was provided by PHLPOST and NCCA

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invited guests, media and Phlpost employees

sandwich, turon , dumplings and vegetable appetizers

Other special dignitaries includes guests from Singapore, Thailand, Bulgaria, Angola embassies.

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Mutya Pilipinas head Ms. Cory Quirino, former Central Bank governor and Intramuros Administration head Jaime Laya,  former CACC and Bahay Tsinoy Mrs. Teresita Ang- See, DILG Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin Diño among others.

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The exhibit showcases 22 frames from notable collectors featuring Philippine stamps depicting Filipina women. The public can enjoy the exhibit for free from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm until May 30, 2019.

stamps, first day covers are available for sale at the Philatelic area. There will be a FREE postal heritage walking tour schedule on May 18, 2019 ( Saturday) from 8:50 am to 12:00 nn.

Leaders for Heritage Stamp Exhibition to Commemorate National Heritage Month at PHLPOST

The exhibit entitled “Mga Pinuno Para Sa Pamana” (Leaders for Heritage) at the Manila Central Post Office main building will showcase Filipino leaders as essential guardians and propagators of culture. In line with this, PHLPost shall also be featuring the 2019 Heritage stamp issuance entitled “Women as Heritage Keepers”.

The Philippine Postal Corporation, in coordination with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), will conduct a Philatelic Exhibit featuring Special Stamps from notable philatelic collectors in celebration of the National Heritage Month for the entire month.

This issuance aims to give emphasis on the work Filipino women have done as leaders and/or contributors to their different fields.

The Philatelic Exhibit will be launched on May 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Manila Central Post Office main building, Liwasang Bonifacio, Ermita, Manila to be attended by philatelic collectors, partner government agencies, among others. The exhibit will be open to the public from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, from May 9 to May 31, 2019.

There will be a special postal heritage walking tour, stamp talks, stamp bazaar, stamp swap meet and viewing of stamp exhibition schedule on May 18, 2019 ( SATURDAY ) from 8:30 am until 12:00 nn.

For inquiries : Please call Ms. Abigail Tarroza( researcher and tour specialist ) 524-87-71 / +63 9777189690 email : abi.phlpost@gmail.com

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/

 

 

Bridging Generations thru Philately at Philatelic Forum held at GSIS

Philippine Postal Corporation in partnership with GSIS and with active participation of the members of the Philippine Philatelic Federation, Postcrossing- Philippines, Philippine Philatelists and Collectibles FB group, Filipinas Stamp Collectors Club and other individual stamp, postcard and enthusiasts  from all walks of life had participated at the much anticipated forum.

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PHLPOST philatelic and marketing section

This month’s Philatelic Forum is part of the National Stamp Collecting Month activities which jump started last November 5, when several activities like the launching of Philippine Lakes on stamp, philatelic exhibition, seminars, trainings , postal heritage and operational tour among others.

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GSIS Building

The registration started at past 8:00 am while waiting for the participants, I manage to take a few snapshots of the museum.

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registration

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Philatelic forum

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Major topics lined-up to tackle in this forum are: Landscaping: Thai Post – Philately in the International Landscape.

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Mr. Robert Torres

Adapting: ABS-CBN Media – Digital Media’s Effect on the Postal Service, Modernizing: PHLPost – Current Trends and new strategies in philately and mails, Preserving: Postal Museum – Significance of preserving philately and the new approach to stamp collecting.

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The forum was held at the Museo ng Sining main exhibit area within the GSIS complex in Pasay City.

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Philatelic Forum speakers

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token of appreciation from Mr. Maximo Santa Maria were given to the speakers

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token of appreciation was given to the GSIS curator

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luncheon hosted by PHLPOST and GSIS

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fried turon and slices of fruits

There was a Postcrossing PH eyeball and meet -up after the forum where about 30 participants from FB group and former members was held at the Luna room.