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Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes


The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue stamps featuring Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes.

Kind of Issue : Special
Perforation : 14
Denomination and Quantity : P10.00 ........120,000 (4 designs)
Printing Process : Litho – Offset (4 colors)
Date of Issue : May 11, 2014
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Last day of sale : May 10, 2015 (as stock allows
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Size of stamp : 30mm X 40mm
Layout Artist : Victorino Z. Serevo
Sheet Composition : 40 (10X4)
Designs : Original Artwork by Manuel Baldemor

Teresita “Mama Sita” was born in Manila on May 11, 1917. She was the eldest daughter of the founder of Aristocrat Restaurant. Mama sita grew up in a social milieu of Divisoria- Navotas and larger culture along Manila Bay. Being the eldest among 12 Siblings, expanded with orphaned cousins, Mama Sita took the chores of marketing and cooking with her mother.

With Mama Sita’s children having grown-up, she regularly traveled to the far reaches of the world to learn and savor its various cuisines. She concluded that indeed Filipino food can stand out among the best. Thus, arose Mama Sita’s vision of bringing the flavors of the Philippine Island to the World and fulfilled through Mama Sita’s mixes and sauces. The rest is history.

Mama Sita Reyes is now a culinary icon, a simple Filipina, Kababayan, Ina at Kusinera.

Stamp and Official First Day Covers will be available starting May 11, 2014 at the Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Manila Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.