Friday, February 19, 2016


New Issue alert:

City of Bago: 50th Charter Anniversary

The City of Bago: 50th Charter Anniversary Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting February 19, 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 issues stamps to mark the 50th Anniversary of the City of Bago

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) releases commemorative stamps to celebrate the 50th charter Anniversary of the City of Bago in the province of Negros Occidental.
The commemorative stamps feature the famous Babaylan Festival, an annual celebration held during the Charter Anniversary of the City. It is a representation of the rituals performed by the Babaylans or high priestesses, like rituals of marriage, baptism, baptism, healing, and harvest.
The festival displayed the colorful and exotic character of the Babaylans who were very common in the Visayan provinces before the Spanish colonizers came. The participants are completely adorned with intricate and beautiful costumes while dancing, singing and drumming to please the spirits.
Chartered in 1966 as a “City” through Republic Act 4382 – Bago City is composed of 24 barangays, 16 of which are rural and 8 are urban. It is the fifth chartered city in Negros Occidental.
PHLPost commissioned security printer Amstar Co. to print 101,000 copies of the stamps, to be sold at P15 each. The stamps were designed by PhlPost layout artist Victorino Z. Serevo.
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.

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