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Tagkawayan Quezon : 75th AnniversaryFebruary 10, 2016 The Tagkawayan Quezon : 75th Anniversary Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting February 10, 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 Tagkawayan, Quezon 75th Anniversary commemorative stampsMarch 22, 2016 Posted By: Corp.Comm
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) releases stamps to highlight the 75th Anniversary of Tagkawayan in the province of Quezon.
The commemorative stamps feature the town’s official seal and the panoramic view of the famous Pook Mataas na Bato beach front in the background.
The name Tagkawayan is said to have derived from the phrase “Taga-Kawayan” which during the early Spanish period was the name given to the people living in the area. These natives would tie a piece of cloth in a bamboo pole, climb the “Mataas na Bato” and make signals to invite other groups to join in the merrymaking which they locally called “Lungkasan”.
The place where they usually make signal for an invitation is called “Kawayan” and the people living there were called “Taga-Kawayan” which ultimately became “Tagkawayan”.
Established in 1941, the Municipality of Tagkawayan is an agricultural and fishing community in Quezon Province. It is the last town in the province south to the Bicol Region.
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.