Philpost launches Quezon City 70th year commemorative stamps BACK TO LISTOctober 22, 2009
[caption id="attachment_551" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Postmaster General Hector Villanueva is shown here presenting the souvenir frame of QC 70th year commemorative stamps to Quezon City Mayor Sonny Belmonte."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_552" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Postmaster General Hector Villanueva (left) and Quezon City Mayor Sonny Belmonte unveils the 4 sets of QC 70th year commemorative stamps."][/caption] Postmaster General Hector Villanueva of the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) together with Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte Jr. led the unveiling ceremonies for the first day release of Quezon City’s 70th year founding anniversary commemorative stamps last October 12, 2009 at the Legislative Building atrium, Quezon City Hall. Also gracing the occasion were Vice Mayor Herbert Bautista, City councilors, department heads and other government officials. The ceremony was also marked by the signing of the stamps’ First Day Cover by Mayor Belmonte, Postmaster General Villanueva and Vice Mayor Bautista. Four designs of QC@70 commemorative stamps were released, featuring glimpses of Quezon City’s past and its famous landmarks including: 1. The 66-meter high Quezon Memorial Pylon. The height represents the years that its founder President Quezon lived his life. It serves as a national memorial park of the remains of the late Commonwealth President and his wife Doña Aurora. The stamp design comes with the classic marble statue of the City’s founder, President Quezon and a Philippine flag, which depicts how the City is very much part of the nation’s rich culture and history. 2. Araneta Coliseum. Construction of the coliseum began in 1957 and was finished in 1959. It is located at the 35-hectare property in Cubao that is now the Araneta Center, which was bought from Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in 1952. In the 1960’s, the coliseum received international recognition as the “biggest covered coliseum in the world.” It occupies a total land area of almost 40,000 square meters and a floor area of 2,300 square meters. 3. Eastwood City Cyberpark. Eastwood City is a 17-hectare commercial and residential development which was launched by Megaworld Corporation in 1999. It is the Philippines’ first information technology zone, now with 53 offshoring and outsourcing locators, and a major player in Quezon City’s ascent as the information technology capital of the Philippines. 4. Night vista of the Quezon City Hall Main Building. Completed in 1976, the 14-storey government edifice is part of a 12-hectare civic center compound that houses the executive and legislative branches of the local government, as well as the judiciary and various national government agencies. It is also the venue of the 1971 Constitutional Convention. The first day release of the commemorative stamps was part of the day-long celebration of the City’s 70th founding anniversary. Blessing of the new twin tower office buildings, improved Rizal and Bonifacio monuments in the City Hall compound also followed. In the afternoon, there were fun games for the barangays. Barangay best practices were also recognized in awarding ceremonies held at the newly constructed Quezon Memorial Circle covered multi-purpose court. The night was highlighted by select performances from local cultural and celebrity performers such as the Bloomfields band.