New Issue alert:
|The Pasko 2015 Stamps, Souvenir Sheet and Official First Day Covers will be available starting November 25, 2015 at the Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Manila Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.|
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PRESS RELEASE: Artworks of persons with autism seen in PHLPost 2015 Pasko stampsDecember 7, 2015
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 the “Pasko 2015” special stamps featuring artworks of persons with autism from Bridges Foundation, Inc., a school that provides education to children with special needs.
PHLPost launched the stamps to coincide with the program called “Kapihan with stamp collectors” held at the historic walled city of Intramuros, Manila.
“We would like to give emphasis to the artistic ability or the talent of persons with developmental disabilities and make it a point that their artworks will be featured in our Christmas stamp designs”, Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz said.
The block of four (4) stamps and souvenir sheets illustrates the spirit of the season characterized by the Christmas trees with colorful decorations and Filipino lanterns displayed at every home during the holidays which were hand drawn by Javee Fua, Kobie Trambulo, Vernice Prado, Lomi Capili, Cedric Chua, Julius Cabuang and Thirdy Cabading which are imprinted in the stamps. PHLPost printed 104,000 copies of the four designs of the Christmas stamps, with P10 denomination.
PHLPost is hoping that through the stamps, they will be able to make the public aware of their responsibility in building a nurturing environment to hone the skills of these special children and become members of a productive community.
In 2013, PHLPost featured works done by foot and mouth painting artists.
In the same event, the program highlight the presentation of the 2016 Philippine Stamp Calendar with several new technologies in stamps featuring Philippine fiestas, traditional musical instruments, Philippine ternos, the Inauguration of the 16th President of the Philippines, Rio Olympics, Philippine treasures, Mars Ravelo’s Darna among others.
PHLPost will introduce next year special circular stamps for the Olympics, stamps on silk, 3D embossing and spot lamination, Intaglio printing and gold foil 3D embossing to enhance the look and feel of the upcoming postage stamp issuances. This will also make the country's stamps at par with international standards.
Dela Cruz added that PHLPost will continue to use modern printing technology to feature very interesting subjects for the stamps to further the appreciation of the public.