PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost leads presentation of joint ASEAN community special stamps
August 20, 2015
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) led the presentation of the joint ASEAN commemorative stamps and opening of exhibit last August 18 to welcome the “ASEAN Economic Community” and celebrate the 48th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) at the SM Aura Premier Atrium Event Center in Taguig City.
Ambassadors from ASEAN member countries like Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, representatives from the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs and Finance graced the occasion to unveil the ASEAN commemorative stamps.
“The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) welcomes the joint issuance of the ASEAN community special stamps as our way of promoting unity and prosperity, speaking with one voice to the rest of the world”, Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz said.
The entry from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam recently won the first prize for both categories in ASEAN Stamp Design Contest participated in by the 10 member countries.
The stamp winner was awarded US$ 1,000 while the postmark winner received US$ 500. Their designs were produced as the stamp and postmark for all the ASEAN countries to reflect the unity of the ASEAN Community according to the motto of the ASEAN, "One Vision, One Identity, One Community".
The winning postage stamps and postmark designs convey the idea of ASEAN's unity. Stamp composition and denomination will depend on each postal regulation.
The colorful special ASEAN commemorative stamps are now available in the Philippines at P13.00 each and only 101,000 copies were printed by Amstar Company, Inc. measuring 30X30mm.
Meanwhile, visitors will also be seeing all original stamps and artworks of old and latest issues presented in the exhibit by each ASEAN member countries with introductory texts. The exhibit will run until August 20.
The stamps and official first day cover are now being sold at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.