Thursday, January 31, 2013

2012 Philippine Stamp Issues (4th Quarter)

Here's the list of the stamps released by the Philippine Postal Corporation for the 4th Quarter of 2012..

Manila Hotel, 100th Anniversary
Date of Issue: October 5, 2012
Se-tenant block of 4
P7 Facade of Manila Hotel, P7 Manila Ballroom, P7 MacArthur Suite and P7 Grand Lobby

Philippine Marine Biodiversity (Definitives)
Date of Issue: October 18, 2012
P1 Twin-Spot Wrasse, P5 Pearlscale Butterflyfish and P40 Tassle Filefish 

Canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod
Date of Issue: October 21, 2012
Single and Miniature Sheet of 20
P9 Blessed Pedro Calungsod

Carlos "Botong" Francisco
Date of Issue: November 5, 2012
P7 Carlos "Botong" Francisco

Philippine Marine Biodiversity (Definitive)
Date of Issue: November 16, 2012
P100 Koran Angelfish

Pasko 2012 (Christmas)
Date of Issue: November 20, 2012
Se-tenant pair and Miniature Sheet of 16
P10 Simbang Gabi (Dawn Mass) and P10 Nativity

Philippine Folklores and Legends: Bernardo Carpio (Definitive)
Date of Issue: November 28, 2012
P7 Bernardo Carpio

Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company, 75th Anniversary
Date of Issue: December 7, 2012
Se-tenant pair
P7 Reforestation and P7 Underground Mining

2013 Year of the Snake
Date of Issue: December 12, 2012
Singles and Souvenir Sheet of 4
P10 Stylized illustration of a snake (head), P30 Stylized illustration of a snake (full body) and P80 souvenir sheet with designs of the P10 and P30 stamps

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Far Eastern University's "Save the Tamaraw" Project

The Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost)  released on January 25, 2013 two stamps valued at P10 each highlighting Far Easter University's “Save the Tamaraw” project.

The Tamaraw is the mascot of the FEU athletic team. Since 2005 the students and faculty of FEU through its “Save the Tamaraw” project, has provided support for continual management and research-oriented program by participating in annual Tamaraw count held on April. FEU has additionally extended health and livelihood services for communities residing in and around the Iglit-Baco Range (an area near the Tamaraw habitat).

Stamp # 1 designed by Aaron Cedric Santos Manaloto illustrates the Tamaraw in a simple picture, It is incorporated with an aggressive look which is inherent to the Tamaraw. The colors green and yellow is included that symbolizes the FEU community.

Stamp # 2 is done by Ross Joseph Bolanos Copiaco and shows a tamaraw in its natural setting at sunset. The dignified look on its face shows that it is a survivor no matter what happens.

Victorino Z. Serevo did the stamps'layout with Ruth O. del Rosario and Elenita D.L. San Diego as design coordinators. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Pedro Calungsod Mall Tour @ Ayala Center Cebu

Cebu Stamp Club, the Philippines no. 1 stamp organization officially closes the Cebu Stamp Club @ 15 Anniversary Culmination Events with the mall tour of the Pedro Calungsod (John Paul II Celebration Exhibit l Tour 2013) at the Active Zone Atrium of Ayala Center Cebu on January 21 to 25, 2013.

This first-of-its-kind presentation celebrates the sainthood and the miracles of Pedro Calungsod as well as the greatness of John Paul II, the pontiff responsible for Calungsod's beatification in 2000.

The exhibit was officially opened to the public at 2:00 PM with Himlayang Pilipino Life's AVP Charles Mark Uybengkee and Dr. Anna Catherine Mae Bayani cutting the ceremonial ribbon. Cebu Stamp Club members came in full force.  

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Commissioner General David Figg at Cebu Stamp Club @ 15 Events

Mr. David Figg, the Commissioner General of Australia 2013 World Stamp Exhibition was the guest of honor at Cebu Stamp Club @ 15 Anniversary Culmination Events held at Montebello Villa Hotel and Cebu City Museum on December 28, 2012. 

As a token of the club’s gratitude, a Certificate of Appreciation along with the Lifetime Member (M120002) distinction was bestowed to him by President Richard Allan Uy for his invaluable support to Cebu Stamp Club in a ceremony held at the Montebello Villa Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines.

Featured in the photo are Dianne and David Figg, Richard Allan Uy, Edwin Uy and Charles Mark Uybengkee.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Inauguration Day Official Commemorative Souvenir Cover

The United States Postal Service (USPS) preserves a piece of history by issuing the Inauguration Day Official Commemorative Souvenir Cover beginning January 21, 2013. This 9 ½” x 4 ⅛” collectible envelope includes color portraits of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as well as a background illustration of the White House and typography printed in gold ink.

Available in limited quantity, this $9.95 souvenir cover also features a randomly-selected, Four Flags stamp cancelled with an official Inauguration Day color postmark, and includes a clear protective sleeve for preservation.