New Issue alert:
4th Quarter Topical Issue featuring: Philippine WildlifeNovember 11, 2015 The 4th Quarter Topical featuring: Philippine Wildlife Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting November 11, 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.
[press release added on Nov. 24]
PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost releases Philipppine Wildlife stampsNovember 24, 2015
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has released new set of stamps focusing on some of the endemic Philippine Wildlife animals which are vulnerable from extinction.
Featured are four (4) Philippine wildlife species of stamps positioned in vertical format, and in unique colorful designs are: Philippine Flower Pecker, Philippine Sail-Fin Lizard, Philippine Pangolin and Freshwater Purple Crab.
Philippine Flower Pecker is common in Western Visayas area. The Philippine Sail-Fin Lizard is endemic to the Philippines, where it lives near rivers in tropical forests. Philippine Pangolin and Freshwater Purple Crab are both endemic in Palawan province.
In recent years, however, these animals are threatened by ongoing habitat loss and degradation, and commonly subjected to hunting.
“PHLPost supports the education and information campaign of the government and the private sector in preserving and protecting our country’s wild species of animals who are at risk of extinction”, Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz said.
The Philippines is considered as one of the mega-diverse country in the world. Its more than 7,100 islands have many endemic species of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater, and invertebrates.
About 30,000 sheets of four (4) different designs sold at P15 each were printed by security printer Amstar Company, Inc., measuring 2.362inches X 5.117inches for every sheetlet.
PHLPost creative artist Rodine Teodoro designed the new stamps, which was printed by Amstar Company, Inc.
The stamps and official first day cover are now available 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.