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Mabitac: Ika-Apat na Raang TaonJanuary 2, 2016The Mabitac: Ika-Apat na Raang Taon commemorative stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting January 2, 2016 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 later]
PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost releases commemorative stamps celebrating 400 years of MabitacJanuary 18, 2016
The Philippine Postal Corporation released new commemorative stamps celebrating the 400 years anniversary of the Municipality of Mabitac, in the province of Laguna.
The “Mabitac: Ikaapat na raang taon” commemorative stamps features the old church of the town of Mabitac which was established by the Franciscan missionaries in 1616 with the official seal of the municipality at the background.
The first church is situated on a hill made of light materials and was dedicated to Nuestra Senora de Candelaria, its patron saint. It is located above Calvary or Kalbaryo Hill and is known for having a staircase of 126 steps, which has a panoramic view of the town of Sta. Maria and Laguna Lake. The church celebrated the popular festivity of the Three Kings, a re-enactment of the Magi's journey every 6th of January.
The said commemorative stamps is a reflection of the town’s historic past, celebrating 400 years of unity by its people.
PHLPost printed 101,000 pieces of the commemorative stamp sold at P15.00 each. The stamps and first day cover issues are now available at the Manila Central Post Office Postshop outlet and post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.