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).

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for keeping the torch burning for Philippine philately, Rich.