Monday, February 1, 2016


New Issue alert:

Senate of the Philippines: Centennial

The Senate of the Philippines: Centennial Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting February 1, 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 on February 3]

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost launches commemorative stamps to celebrate 100 years of Philippine Senate

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) launches the Senate Centennial Commemorative Stamp to mark the 100 years (1916-2016) of the establishment of the Philippine Senate.
Senate President Franklin Drilon and PHLPost Chairman Cesar Sarino will unveil the presentation stamps frame at the Senate February 04, and will sign the official first day cover of the stamps.
“Truly it is an honor for PHLPost to have become part of this celebration. It is but fitting that a stamp will immortalize the achievements of this August body which now have reached its centennial year”, Chairman Sarino said.
According to the Senate website, the Philippine Legislature, composed of the Philippine Senate and the House of Representatives, was created under the Philippine Autonomy Act, popularly known as the Jones Law, which was passed by the Congress of the United States and became law on August 29, 1916.
With independence from America in 1946, the legislature was called the Philippine Congress which shared governmental powers with the executive and the judiciary.
The commemorative stamp features the Philippine Flag, the official seal of the Philippine Senate from old to the new centennial logo, forming it into 100 years. 

PHLPost issued a commemorative stamp to honor or commemorate a place, event or person. It is indeed important that a milestone in Philippine history is recorded and honored with a stamp.
PHLPost commissioned Amstar Co. to print 101,000 copies of the stamps, to be sold at P15 each starting February 01, 2016.
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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