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.


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.


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.


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.


Mr. Dojie Lutera

Postal Service

 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.


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 ).


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.

PHLPOST Celebrates National Stamp Collecting Month 2018 with Stamp Launching and Exhibit

Philippine Postal Corporation ( PHLPOST ) in partnership with Philippine Philatelic Federation and stamp collectors from major stamp organizations will be having their stamp exhibition and launching tomorrow ( November 5, 2018) 8:00 am at the main lobby of the Manila Central Post Office.  The event will also highlight new stamps issue ” Philippine Lakes”  and stamp exhibition to commemorate the ” National Stamp Collecting Month” celebration.


On saturday, November 10, 2018 There will be a FREE postal heritage and operation tour within the post office.

The FREE tour will also include short talk and some freebies to lucky participant. This is in close cooperation with Philippine Philatelists and Collectibles FB group, Royal Postal Heritage Tour FB, Philippine Philatelic Federation and International Philippine Philatelic Society.

Collectible Asian Games 2018 Stamps

Pos Indonesia has issued a special series of stamps  few months ago to commemorate the 18th Asian Games.  This is the second time Indonesia that hosted the event.

“To enliven the 2018 Asian Games held in Palembang and Jakarta from Aug. 18 through Sept. 2,23018 with 40,000 postage stamps to mark the sports event have been released nationwide,” Hasnan, the deputy chief of Pos Indonesia in Palembang, South Sumatra, said on Saturday.

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According to Hasnan, the special stamps of the 2018 Asian Games have been issued in limited numbers and will not be reprinted when sold out within the next few days.

Philately enthusiasts are advised to head straight to the nearest post office to get their hands on the limited edition stamps, only 2000 of which have been distributed in Palembang, one of the host cities of the Games.

The special Asian Games stamps bear pictures of athletes in action in sports such as soccer and volleyball.

Stamps serve to commemorate Indonesia’s role of playing host to the 18th Asian Games, thereby preserving the memory of the historic moment in postage form.

As of press time, the limited Asian Games stamps had been sold out in many Indonesian post offices.

Launching of Philippine Presidential Cars on Stamp

Philippine Postal Corporation ( PHLPOST ) had a successful stamp unveiling ceremony held at the stage area of Historycon 2018 within World Trade Center, Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City.

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Phlpost postmaster general Joel Otarra is one of the special guests at the opening of Historycon 2018

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Mr. Kim Atienza of Matanglawin of ABS-CBN channel 2 ( photo courtesy of Pilipinas Philately )

The unveiling ceremonies was part of the extensive stamp exhibits by PHLPOST in partnership with stamp collectors.

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stamp unveiling ceremony

Presidential cars featured on stamp

General Emilio Aguinaldo’s 1924 Packard Single-6 Touring. Aguinaldo’s car was made by Packard Motor Company founded by brothers, James and William Packard with their business partner George Lewis Weiss. The American company started building automobiles in 1899. President Aguinaldo owned the Packard vehicle during his retirement in Cavite.

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2 set stamp sheetlets featured  8 presidential cars 

These include Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon who rode a 1937 Airflow Custom Imperial, model CW limousine as his official car.

During the Japanese invasion, from 1943-1945, President Jose P. Laurel rode a Packard Custom Super Eight: One Eighty Limousine on his presidential sorties. President Elpidio Quirino rides a 1953 Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine while President Ramon Magsaysay used a classic 1955.

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first day cover

Other modern era cars were also showcased in commemorative stamps ridden by Presidents’ Ferdinand E. Marcos (1980 Lincoln Continental Mark VI Signature Series), Corazon C. Aquino (Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL),Fidel V. Ramos (Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Guard), Joseph Ejercito Estrada (Mercedes-Benz S600) and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (Mercedes-Benz S600 Limousine V140).

The stamps and first day cover is available at the Historycon 2018 ( Pilipinas Philately and PHLPOST booth ) at the World Trade Center and Manila Central Post Office.

PHLPOST issues limited Historycon 2018 First Day Cover

Philippine Postal Corporation ( PHLPOST ) will be issuing a limited Historycon 2018 first day cover with special stamp featuring automobiles ( Presidential cars)  that were used by Philippine Presidents.

The stamp launching will be held at the World Trade Center on August 10, 2018 and will also coincide with ” National History Month ” this coming August.

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Historycon 2018 first day cover with cancellation marks and stamp featuring Presidential car used by Emilio Aguinaldo

 Historycon Manila 2017 attracted over 70,000 attendees from all walks of life.

For for information about program schedules and  ticket reservation , Please visit: https://smtickets.com




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