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Tindog Pinoy! (Surviving Haiyan Stamp)

Kind of Issue : Special                                                Perforation : 14
Denomination and Quantity: P10.00 ........55,000 pcs         Printing Process : Litho Offset (4 colors)
Date of Issue : November 8, 2014                                 Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Last day of sale : November 7, 2015 (as stock allows)       Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Size of stamps : 30mm X 40mm                                   Layout Artist : Rodine C. Teodoro
Sheet Composition : 40on

Design: A year after Typhoon Haiyan, the Tindog Pinoy! Stamp is released commemorating the survival of Filipinos from
the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. On the stamp is an illustration of a growing plant symbolizing new life from the hands
of different countries who helped the Philippines survive the typhoon. A rising sun is also present on the design to
symbolize hope. The word Tindog meaning rise in Visayan is used describing how strong Filipinos are during those
difficult times. Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, was one of
the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, which devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines,
on November 8, 2013. It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing at least 6,300 people in the country
alone. Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall, and unofficially the strongest typhoon ever recorded in
terms of wind speed. As of January 2014, bodies were still being found. The thirtieth named storm of the 2013 Pacific
typhoon season, Haiyan originated from an area of low pressure several hundred kilometers east-southeast of Pohnpei in
the Federated States of Micronesia on November 2, 2013. Tracking generally westward, environmental conditions favored
tropical cyclogenesis and the system developed into a tropical depression the following day. After becoming a tropical
storm and attaining the name Haiyan at 0000 UTC on November 4, the system began a period of rapid intensification that
brought it to typhoon intensity by 1800 UTC on November 5. By November 6, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre(JTWC) assessed
the system as a Category 5-equivalent super typhoon on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale; the storm passed over the
island of Kayangel in Palau shortly after attaining this strength. it continued to intensify; at 1200 UTC on November 7,
the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) upgraded the storm's maximum ten-minute sustained winds to 230 km/h (145 mph), the
highest in relation to the cyclone. The Hong Kong Observatory put the storm's maximum ten-minute sustained winds at 275
km/h (170 mph) prior to landfall in the central Philippines, while the China Meteorological Administration estimated the
maximum two-minute sustained winds at the time to be around 78 m/s (280 km/h or 175 mph). At 1800 UTC, the JTWC estimated
the system's one-minute sustained winds to 315 km/h (195 mph), unofficially making Haiyan the strongest tropical cyclone
ever observed based on wind speed; several others have recorded lower central pressure readings. Several hours later, the
eye of the cyclone made its first landfall in the Philippines at Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Gradually weakening, the storm
made five additional landfalls in the country before emerging over the South China Sea. Turning north-westward, the
typhoon eventually struck northern Vietnam as a severe tropical storm on November 10. Haiyan was last noted as a tropical
depression by the JMA the following day. The cyclone caused catastrophic destruction in the Visayas, particularly on Samar
and Leyte. According to UN officials, about 11 million people have been affected – many have been left homeless.