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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.

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General Emilio Aguinaldo’s 150th Anniversary Stamp Launching

This year’s mark the 150th birth anniversary of General Emilio Aguinaldo, the first and youngest President of the Philippine Republic, President Aguinaldo led Filipino revolutionary forces in an uprising against the Spanish Government in 1896 and declared Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite province.

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PHLPost chairman Norman Fulgencio presented the Commemorative Aguinaldo Stamps Frame to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles, who represented President Rodrigo Duterte in the event in Cavite.

Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has issued commemorative stamps to honor the late revolutionary leader in fitting ceremonies held at the historic Aguinaldo mansion in Kawit, Cavite province earlier this morning.

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Duterte recently issued Presidential Proclamation 621 declaring March 22, his birthday as “Emilio Aguinaldo Day.” He said Aguinaldo symbolizes the desire of the nation to be self reliant, independent and free from oppression.

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first day cover with Php 55.00 souvenir sheet

The commemorative stamp features the colorful illustration of General Emilio Aguinaldo in P12 denomination and the Souvenir Sheet, which will be sold at P55 each. There will be two first day covers

PHLPost in-house artist Mr. Rodine Teodoro designed the two different denomination of the stamp. The corporation had printed limited 50,000 pieces of the stamps.

Stamps and official first day covers of the President Emilio Aguinaldo stamp are available starting March 22 at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio 1000, Manila and post offices in the country.

Popular Noche Buena Dishes Featured by PHLPOST Pasko 2018 Stamps

Popular Noche Buena dishes is now the main feature of stamps issued by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST). In preparation for the yuletide season se-tenant strip of four stamps for PASKO 2018 featuring the traditional Filipino feast.

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se-tenant set of four stamps

A typical Filipino get-together done after attending Misa De Gallo known as “Noche Buena” is now on postage stamps.

Christmas is one of the grandest holidays in the Philippines where Filipinos celebrate the world’s longest Christmas season with Christmas carols heard as early as of September which lasts until the 3rd Sunday of January of the following year.

The stamp features the “Noche Buena”, the Spanish word for “Christmas Eve”. It consists of a traditional dinner with Lechon (roasted suckling pig) as the center piece being observed since 16th century.

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first day cover with pasko 2018 sheetlet

Traditionally, Filipino dinner consists of variety of dishes like lechon, pancit, hamon, queso de bola, puto bumbong, bibingka, fruit salad, suman and many more comes at midnight after the family hears the late evening mass called “Misa de Gallo”.

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Pasko 2018 first day cover with stamps

Technical Features

PHLPost has printed 50,000 copies of the four (4) designed se-tenant strip of Noche Buena stamp sold for 12 pesos each or Php 48 for the set of 4 stamps. There is also an first day cover. The Christmas stamp was designed by PHLPost in-house graphic designer Mr. Rodine Teodoro.

The stamps and official first day covers are now available at the Philatelic Counter, Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio 1000, Ermita, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-32

 

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

Special Miss Universe Stamps Issued by PHLPOST for 2017

A set of Miss Universe stamps will be issued by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) to commemorate the hosting of the country of the Miss Universe 2016/ 2017 this coming January 30, 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The stamps featured the 3 title holders of the Philippines, Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1973 Maria Margarita Moran and 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

The issuance is highly anticipated not only by stamp collectors, but also beauty and pageant aficionados, memorabilia collectors from all over the world.

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The set includes a mini sheetlet and Php 100 pesos souvenir sheet stamp, A set of two which also includes first day covers.

The stamps can be use to send letters, postcards and parcel going within the country and other parts of the world.

This type of issuance is called stamps on stamps, since PHLPOST had issued stamps in 1994 to commemorate the hosting of the country.

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Technical Description of the Stamps

Kind of Issue : Special

Denomination  : P12, P17 and  P55

Quantity:- – – 103,500 pieces

Souvenir Sheet : P100 – – – 6,000 pieces

Date of Issue : January 24, 2017

Last Day of Sale :January 23, 2018

Size of Stamps : 50 mm x 35 mm

Sheet Composition : Miniature Sheet of 9

Se-tenant strip of 3

Perforation : 14

Size of Souvenir Sheet : 70 mm x 45 mm

Printing Process : Litho offset (4 colors)

Perforation : 14

Size of Souvenir Sheet : 70 mm x 45 mm

Printing Process : Litho offset (4 colors)

Paper :Imported Unwatermarked

Printer :Amstar Company, Inc.

Layout Artist : Mr. Rodine C. Teodoro