Stamp Clubs News
According to Rene Aquino, moderator of the de la Salle (Taft) Grade School Stamp Club, his boys are already preparing for an exhibit scheduled for February 1981. The club counts over a hundred members and meets twice a week.
-o0o-Down in Alabang, the de la Salle South Grade School has also organized a stamp club with some 50 boys and girls as its first members. The moderator is Miss Gloria Pante. Last Oct. 23 and 24, she led her members in viewing the UN Photo-Philatelic Exhibit at the Bureau of Posts.
-o0o-In Iloilo, the Central Philippine University stamp club had the philatelic limelight from Nov. 17 to 23. It was the CPU's 75th anniversary and the Bureau of Posts marked the event with a set of stamps -- with first day of issue simultaneously in Iloilo and Manila
For its part, the CPU stamp club held a non-competitive stamp exhibit -- one of those rare philatelic events outside Metro Manila. This was organized in cooperation with the Stamp & Philatelic Section which sent a whole delegation to Iloilo. It was headed by the Philatelic Chief himself, Mr. Ben Moncayo.
-o0o-The CMLI Philatelic and Numismatic Club had an afternoon auction last Nov. 9. Although attendance was lower than expected because it coincided with the NCEE, the bids were enthusiastic according to auctioneer Boy Inductivo.
The club will hold another auction during its Christmas Party on the afternoon of Dec. 21. According to Ruby Peria, club PRO, prospective members may come to the party.
-o0o-The APO Philatelic Society formally opened its 30th Philatelic Exhibition (APOPEX) last Nov. 21. Apparently, this was not a competitive exhibit since the names of all exhibitors were displayed along with their entries. Among them were Joel Salazar, Dennis Maturan and APO Prexy Ben Aromin.
An APO Grand Auction was also held last Nov. 30 with Tony Mendoza heading the committee and Mr. Salazar as auctioneer. For its holiday celebration, the APO has scheduled a "Fellowship Luncheon" at the Tradewinds Hotel for Dec. 6.
-o0o-The Philippine Philatelic Auction Club will hold its Christmas Party on Dec. 14 at the Army & Navy Club by the Luneta. As always, an auction full of choice local and foreign materials will follow the luncheon. The next PPAC auction after this will be on the last Sunday of February.
[Source: Hobby Time, October-November 1980]