Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
- Augustinian Recollect Sisters (April 28)
- Architectural Heritage: Art Deco Theatre-Cinemas (May 8)
- Rodolfo S. Cornejo (May 15)
- Philippine Birds (May 25)
- Philippine Birds (June 2)
- Taguig, The Global City (June 5)
- Ateneo de Manila University, 150 years (June 14)
- Philippines-Thailand, 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations (June 14)
- Baler, 400th Centenary (June 30)
The 3rd quarter issues coming soon...
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
My friend Eyan Yu donated some U.S. stamps for everyone and signed in as a sponsor for the Ayala exhibit. I thank Eyan, Sharee Ann Trapa, Richard Guimbarda, Dinah Potolin, Janice Benolerao and Janus Bariñan for the unselfish dedication and support for club.
Stamp collectors like them make Cebu Stamp Club, Incorporated what it is today.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
- Dr. Manuel S. Enverga Birth Centenary (January 1)
- Valentine's Day (February 2)
- Philippine International Arts Festival (February 16)
- Philippines - South Korea, 60 years of Diplomatic Relations (March 3)
- Philippine Birds (March 9)
- Philippine Birds (March 13)
- Philippine Birds (March 23)
- Philippine Minerals (March 30)
Watch for the 2nd quarter issues soon..
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I remember the same time last year when we were also very busy setting up the mega exhibits in Silliman University, Dumaguete City and at SM City Cebu. The result was a tremendous success. Two grand exhibits in a week. Whew... we never did it in all the 13 years of Cebu Stamp Club's operation but we surely did it last year. To top it all, Postmaster General Hector RR Villanueva of the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) dropped by to grace the event. He even stayed for an hour after the program just to have a casual talk with me and the group about stamps and the postal system. What more can we ask for?
Come August 27, 2009, our event will be attended by top Cebu City officials led by Mayor Tomas R. Osmeña and Vice Mayor Michael L. Rama.
Photo below features Postmaster General Hector RR Villanueva (in black shirt and khaki pants) with (from left) Benito Quiros, Aidalyn Arabe, Monserrat Magbanua, Sharee Ann Trapa and yours truly.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The exhibit titled ”Selyo at Kasaysayan 2009.. A Tribute to Cory Aquino” coincides with the country’s celebration of the Philippine Heroes month and highlights stamps and philatelic materials that feature Cory Aquino, our heroes, presidents and our country’s history with some stamps dating as far back as 1898 and 1906.
I still remember the first Star Wars memorabilia I had that include movie posters and promotional pictures. Of course, I got this from our moviehouse in 1977. I also had a large comic book of “The Empire Strikes Back” and a Marvel issue of the movie. It was in the late 90s that I started buying Star Wars items.
Presently, my Star Wars collection has grown, and it includes books published by Bantam, DelRey, Scholastic, Skylark and even Lucas Books. I have SW mugs, post cards, calendars, posters, videos, magazines and trading cards, and more than a handred action figures and vehicles. Lucky for me, I was able to get hold of the Star Wars stamps a few days after they were released by the US Postal Service in May 25, 2007. To date, Ebay sellers are selling this for Php 1000.00 per sheet.
What occupies me lately is the completion of my Star Wars Japan Pepsi Cola bottle caps collection. Just last month, I was able to complete Episode I which has 52 figures and Episode II which also comes with 52 figures. My Episode III composed of 60 figures still lacks 11 pieces. I see myself like a treasure hunter hunting for a long lost treasure. In due time, I believe I will be able to complete what's lacking. In my future blogs, I will be featuring these beautiful bottle cap figures.
Looking at my collection, I see myself transported to a galaxy far, far, away...
Click here for Sun Star Daily Cebu's article featuring my collections.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
My warmest regards to you and your family."
It was not an easy task. I see myself at work for days and nights. I had to scan my stamps one by one and come up with the necessary info. Weeks passed until I was satisfied with the concept and the design of the site I created.
Seeing the site published gives me a sense of fulfillment. It is another legacy I will share to those who collect Philippine stamps.
The Philippine Presidency on Stamps website is an interactive site that features the complete stamps of all the presidents of the Philippines. This includes their videos, biography, signature, flags, presidential seals and banners. All the stamps are from my years of collecting Philippine stamps.
Feel free to visit this new website at
I will never forget the day I approached her in one of her campaign visits here in Cebu sometime in April 1998 while she was campaigning for Alfredo Lim who was running for President. I was very privileged to have her sign a Cebu Stamp Club cover which bears her different stamps. I will always treasure that uncancelled cover with her signature.
Farewell Madame President! Our prayers will always be with you...
Months ago, a cousin informed me that she has some documents owned by my late grandfather Paulino Neri Baz. As I browsed through my grandpa's things, I was excited to find an identification card and his guerrilla i.d.
Knowing that my grandpa was once a guerrilla member gave a new meaning to the guerrilla stamp I own. This also led me to complete my mint Japanese Occupation stamps!