Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PHILPost Culminates National Stamp Collecting Month.

"Stamps are the windows of our culture." - Mr. Cesar Sarino,  PhilPost Chairman

The Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost)  have given us four exciting treats before the end of the year.

The program started with a prayer lead by Ms. Lani Sandiego and the singing of the Philippine National Anthem.

Then, a warm welcoming remarks from the Philpost Chairman Cesar Sarino, who emphasized the importance of stamps in the Philippine cultural identity, which serves as a window to Philippine culture.


And the winners...

As a part of the on going National Stamp Collecting Month, the Philippine Postal Corporation have awarded the total amount of  P60,000.00 (P15,000.00 each)  to four lucky individuals who won from 800 participants of the Papal Visit "On-the-Spot" Stamp Design Contest held last October 24 at selected Robinsons Malls in the country in celebration of the apostolic visit of Pope Francis on January 15-19, 2015.

Two were chosen in the professional category and another two in the student category.

The Lucky Winners Together With Their Families

And the Winning Entries.

Mr. Bryan Michael Bunag (Student Category)

Mr. Mark Leo Maac (Student Category)

Mr. Dave Arjay Tan (Professional Category)

Mr. Salvador Banares Jr. (Professional Category)

The presentation of award with Philpost Postmaster General and CEO, Ms. Ma. Josefina M. Dela Cruz and Mr. Enrique Tagle, Manager, Business lines Department.

The Unvailing of Pasko Stamps with Philpost Postmaster General and CEO, Ms. Ma. Josefina M. Dela Cruz and Mr. Enrique Tagle, Manager, Business lines Department.

The Pasko stamps were designed by the PhilPost layout artist Rodine Teodoro. It depicts Christmas in a traditional Filipino way: the Nativity in traditional Filipino costume, the Christmas caroling, Pagmamano - a Filipino way of giving respect to the enders and the traditional Noche Buena. Placed side by side in a block of four, the stamps will form the parol or the Filipino Christmas lantern.

Philpost have printed 104,000 copies of the four designs of the stamp all with a 10 Pesos denomination.

Presentation of the 2015 Stamp Calendar.

New technologies are in a line up on the coming new stamps this 2015, starting with the Pope Francis stamp, which is printed in 3D Embossing and Hot Foil Stamping Coinage stamps.

Philpost will also introduce metallic printing, special composite perforation, satin finish, thermal ink (color changing) and peel-off stickers stamps to enhance the look of the coming stamp, making the Philippine stamps at par with todays international standards.

A good news to stamp collectors, right?

You bet!

Launching of the SELYO MAGAZINE

SELYO Magazine was published with philatery in heart.

Now we can explore our history, traditions and fun in the world of stamps. As the Chairman himself have already said, stamps are the windows of the Philippine culture, and the best is to make quarterly publication that will explore the connection of stamps and culture.

Other than history, SELYO will also feature news and what's new on stamp releases.

Closing remarks by Mr. Mr. Enrique Tagle, Manager, Business lines Department.

The Postmaster Generals with the winners...

... and the bloggers.

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