Monday, November 29, 2010

Cebu Stamp Club's November 2010 Stamp Meetup

Cebu Stamp Club, Incorporated has been very consistent in holding its monthly meetups. For this November month, we decided to meet again on November 28, 2010 at our favorite restaurant venue at McDonald's Jones, Cebu City.

The meetup was well attended compared to last month with a new guest, Joel Tan joining the group and bringing along his old collection of Philippine stamps which he claimed he has collected for the past 50 years.

After a brief absence from the meetups due to an illness, Kenneth Turner also made his presence felt together with wife Gina. We admire the couple's commitment and dedication to the club. The effort they exerted in coming to our meetups is quite commendable. Living in far away north in the municipality of Catmon, they had to travel three hours just to be with the group in the city. Our hats off to you Ken and Gina!

The members were informed that Cebu StampShow 2010, a non-competitive stamp exhibit will be rescheduled for December with Eyan Yu, Richard Guimbarda, Jerald Kervin Uy and Richard Allan Uy coming up with entries. The venue will be at the lobby of the Cebu Central Post Office. Also, the new Philippine Stamp issues were made known to the group.

CSCI President Richard Allan Uy hinted that all 2010 issues of the CSCI Newsletter will be compiled in one disc and given for free to the members.

During the course of the meeting, Jerald Kervin Uy, the club president's son was given a round of applause for his successful modeling stint titled "Our Fairytale Christmas" held on November 17, 2010 at SM City Cebu's The Northwing Atrium.

President Rich Uy made sure that everyone who came got their share of stamp freebies. Secretary Sharee Ann Trapa announced to the group the upcoming club Christmas party tentatively scheduled for December 11, 2010.

The club thanks Ken and Gina Turner, Jerald Kervin Uy, Sharee Ann Trapa, Joel Tan, Janus BariƱan, Eyan Yu, Dinah Potolin and Ralph Ordiz for making the November meeting a very enjoyable one.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Two Issues Featuring Fernando Poe Jr.

Fernando Poe, Jr. more popularly known as FPJ was a Filipino actor and cultural icon. His showbiz career in began in the 1950s where he played steadfast film heroes who fought for the common man. These roles won for him the respect and admiration of the Filipino masses. Although he wasn't able to finish high school, he won numerous awards and prizes both as an actor and film director.

FPJ is this year's National Artist for Film and is featured in two new stamp issues highlighting the National Stamp Collecting Month released by the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost).

The National Stamp Collecting Month (NSCM) Series 1 was released on November 10, 2010 while Series 2 came out on November 25, 2010.

The stamp designs were from the late Fernando Poe, Jr.'s photos and posters provided by his daughter, Grace Poe-Llamanzares who sits as the Vice President for FPJ Productions and is the new Chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The 2010 Christmas Stamps

The traditional Christmas stamp issue of the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) comes out today, November 23, 2010 with the stamps valued at P7.00 each.

The stamp designs focused on the Nativity scene.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

CSCI's Jerald Kervin Uy is in SM City Cebu's "Our Fairytale Christmas Kids Fashion Show"

Cebu Stamp Club's Jerald Kervin Uy, auditioned for SM City Cebu's "Our Fairytale Christmas Kids Fashion Show" and was included in the final line up of kid models. Hundreds of kids in Cebu auditioned but only 50 were chosen.

The show also features Jerald Kervin's cousin, Duchess Blythe Uybengkee (see above photo) who is a kid talent for ABS-CBN Cebu. Princess Pacquiao, the lovable and cute daughter of Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao was also part of the event.

"Our Fairytale Christmas Kids Fashion Show" opened at 6:00pm at The North Atrium of SM City Cebu on November 20, 2010. The event was highly applauded and well attended.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Philippine Vice President is on Stamps

The Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) comes out today with a P7.00 stamp featuring newly-elected Vice President Jejomar Binay.

This special issue stamp features the Vice President taking his oath before Supreme Court Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales. His wife, Dr. Elenita Binay is also shown holding the Holy Bible. Vice President Binay's oath-taking was held on June 30, 2010 at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park, Manila.

The November 11, 2010 Binay stamp coincides with the Vice President's birthday.