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PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost launches 25th Anniversary commemorative stamps and Milestones exhibit

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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) launched the PHLPost 25th Corporate Anniversary Commemorative Stamps and “Milestones” Stamp Exhibit in celebration of their silver anniversary held at the Glorietta 5, Atrium, Ayala Avenue, Makati City.

PHLPost celebrates its 25th year with the passing of Republic Act 7354, otherwise known as the Philippine Postal Service Act of 1992 paved the way for the corporatization of then Postal Service Office.

The PHLPost Anniversary Stamp features the Façade of the PHLPost main building and the 25th Anniversary Corporate logo.

PHLPost has introduced a special embellishment for the Souvenir Sheet called Circular and Silver Hot Foil Stamping to enhance the look and feel of the stamps.

In modern technology printing, foil stamping is the application of metallic foil (often gold or silver) or pigment to press a thin layer of foil onto the paper's surface with a heated die through heat and pressure. These new process in graphical design creates interesting element in postage stamps to further the appreciation of the public.

Postmaster General Joel Otarra said that PHLPost would like to recognize the important contribution of friends from the public and private sector who continuously patronized PHLPost beautiful stamps.

Aniceto Sobrepeña, Metrobank Executive Vice President and head of the Metrobank Foundation said that the stamps that PHLPost produced can be considered the business cards of our nation. He lauded the postal service for being the vanguard in the promotion of Filipino identity, preserving the country’s rich history and legacy.

To highlight the official launching of the stamps, an exhibit was held featuring several stamps issued to agencies and corporations both in the public and private sector who celebrated their historic years.

Postage stamps are miniature markers of milestones, and recorder of historical events and rich culture of our country.

Stamps previously issued by PHLPost to commemorate their milestone years and included in the exhibition are the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office issued on December 18, 2009, 30th Anniversary of the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) released on July 12, 2010, Department of Budget and Management - 75 Years, April 25, 2011, 60 Years Security Bank June 18, 2011, 75 Years of National Bureau of Investigation November 14, 2011, 110th Anniversary of the Office of the Solicitor General December 15, 2011, 45th Annual Meeting of the ADB Governors May 2, 2012, 10th Anniversary, ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) April 21, 1977, GSIS - 75th Anniversary May 28, 2012, 50th Anniversary of the GSIS June 1, 1987, 50th Anniversary of the Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank) August 29, 2012, Centenary of the Manila Hotel October 5, 2012, 75th Anniversary of the Manila Hotel January 30, 1987, 150th Anniversary of the Malacañan Palace, June 11, 2013, Boysen Paints - 60 Years in the Philippines, September 9, 2013, 50th Anniversary of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) ,December 5, 2013, 75 Years DZRH News, July 15, 2014 100 Years of Scouting in the Philippines, August 30, 2014, Pilipinas Shell – Centenary December 13, 2014, PhilHealth - 20 Years, February 14, 2015, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), 20th Anniversary, April 20, 2015, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, 35th Anniversary April 20, 2015, Bureau of Immigration - 75th “Diamond” Anniversary, September 4, 2015 , San Miguel Brewery, Inc., 125th Anniversary, September 29, 2015, 100 Years San Miguel Brewery, April 16, 1990, 25th Anniversary of Western Union, September 30, 2015, Philippine Daily Inquirer 30 Years, December 5, 2015, Commission on Election 75th Anniversary ,December 18, 2015, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority 20thAnniversary December 18, 2015, Senate of the Philippines, 100 years February 01, 2016, Court of Appeals, 80 Years February 01, 2016, Philippine National Bank, June 12, 2016, Philtrust Bank Centennial, October 19, 2016, Philippine Airlines (PAL) 75th Anniversary October 19, 2016, 50th Anniversary of Philippine Airlines – PAL March 15, 1991, 45th Anniversary of Philippine Airlines (PAL) March 15, 1986, 30th Anniversary, Philippine Airlines (PAL) February 14, 1976 and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), November 11, 2016.

PHLPost has printed 101,000 copies of the regular stamps, to be sold at P12 each. About 6,000 pieces of the Souvenir Sheets were designed by PhlPost graphic artist Rodine Teodoro.

The stamps, souvenir sheet 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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