Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Pedro Calungsod Canonization Post Card

Cebu Stamp Club came out with the  Limited Edition Pedro Calungsod Canonization Postcard to coincide with the opening of the Cebu Stamp Club @ 15 Anniversary Culmination Events held on December 28, 2012.

The postcard's design features Cebu's first saint, Pedro Calungsod with the Saint Peter's Basilica as the backdrop. The P9 stamp of the Canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod released by the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) on October 21, 2012 is placed on the upper right corner of the card. The back portion shows the official cancellation of the events.

Mandaue City Executives and CSCI Officers @ The Ching Palace

Last night was such a wonderful evening for me and Charles Mark Uybengkee, Cebu Stamp Club's Board of Trustee together with Dr. Anna Catherine Mae Bayani, Ezekiel Bayani, Debbie Uy, Duchess Uybengkee and Jerald Kervin Uy as we got invited to a 10-course dinner by the family of Donna Yu Tarriman at The Ching Palace.

There we got the chance to have a casual chat with Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes and Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede who were also invited by the host. The mayor and the vice mayor are dynamic leaders who have steered the city towards prosperity and development.

Shown in the photo above are Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede, Charles Mark Uybengkee, Mayor Jonas Cortes and yours truly.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cebu Stamp Club @ 15 Anniversary Culmination Events

Cebu Stamp Club culminated its 15th anniversary celebration with twin events on December 28, 2012 with Australia 2013 World Stamp Exhibition Commissioner General David Figg coming over as the club's honored guest.

The Pedro Calungsod (John Paul II Celebration Exhibit 2012) was launched at the Cebu City Museum @ 10:00 AM. Immediately thereafter, Cebu Stamp Club members with Mr. David Figg and wife Dianne proceeded to El Jardin Function Room at Montebello Villa Hotel at 12:00 noon for the Anniversary Culmination Grand Party.

On January 21 - 25, 2013, the Pedro Calungsod (John Paul II Celebration Exhibit Tour 2013) will be launched at the Active Zone Atrium of Ayala Center Cebu and will officially end the event.
Thanks David and Dianne Figg as well as the members of Cebu Stamp Club and the sponsors for making this celebration a very memorable one. 

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Himlayang Pilipino's Christmas Party 2012

It's December and the Christmas fever is at its peak here in the Philippines. Parties, events, gift-givings, Christmas sales and giveaways, and Christmas decors are all over. 

This year, Himlayang Pilipino decided to hold its Christmas party at Montebello Villa Hotel on December 15 with me and my son Jerald Kervin as among those invited for the occasion.

It was a fun-filled event where all of us went home with cash and gifts. I was even lucky to come home with a brand new stand fan!

Thank you Himlayang Pilipino..

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Cebu City's CHAC Approves Exhibit

I got a call last week from the Cebu City Government's Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission (CHAC) asking for my attendance for the December 14, 2012 meeting with the commissioners regarding my proposal to hold the Pedro Calungsod (John Paul II Celebration Exhibit 2012) on December 28 at the city's museum.

On the day of the meeting, the commissioners were in full attendance led by Cebu City Vice Mayor Joy Young who is also the chairman. I presented the concept of the exhibit to the body who were all very excited. Immediately thereafter, I got the full approval from all the commissioners.

It's official, the Pedro Calungsod (John Paul II Celebration Exhibit 2012) opens on December 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the Cebu City Museum and coincides with the Anniversary Culmination Party at 12:00 noon at the El Jardin of Montebello Villa Hotel, Cebu City Philippines. Both events are part of Cebu Stamp Club @ 15 Anniversary Culmination Event.

Thanks to all the CHAC commissioners and staff..

Thursday, December 13, 2012

2013 Year of the Snake

The Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) released the NEW  YEAR 2013 “Year of the Snake” special stamps on December 12, 2012. The stamps are valued at P10 and P30 and an P80 souvenir sheet completes the set.

The P10 stamp designed by Diane M. Hontomin, OJT,TUP carries a close up stylized version of a snake while the P30 stamp by Jeanelyn L. Marquina,OJT, TUP shows a full body stylized version of a snake. The lay out is done by Victorino Serevo.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company, 75 Years

The Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) came out with a commemorative stamp issue on December 7, 2012 featuring Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company's 75th Anniversary.

Both stamps are valued at P7 with Linda P. Castillo, LCMC as the design coordinator and Victorino Serevo as layout artist.
The first stamp depicts reforestation led by LCMC while the second stamp shows underground mining with photos provided by LCMC.