Stamp Releases ARCHIVE

110th Anniversary of the Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Kind of Issue : Commemorative                                                  Perforation : 14
Denomination and Quantity: P10.00 ........200,000 pcs (se-tenant pair)Printing Process: Litho – Offset (4 colors)
Date of Issue : November 19, 2014                                              Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Last day of sale :November 18, 2015 (as stock allows)                     Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Size of stamp : 40mm X 30mm                                                  Designer : Simon Lee Tiong Seng
Sheet Compostion : 8 (4x2)                                                       Layout Artist : Victorino Z. Serevo

Designs: Chinese traders through sheer hard work and persevering spirit started the active exchange of goods and trade in
the Philippines using the system of barter economy as early 1003 AD. Their resilient and pioneering character anchored in
unity and cooperation, planted and nurtured the seeds of continuing trade and commercial activity that grew in importance
over the years. From the abacus to the modern era of computerization, the Filipino-Chinese has spurred growth and
development for a more integrated and progressive national economy. The legacy and the mission of the oldest chamber of
commerce in the country, the Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce. Inc. is a forward surge towards economic
growth. Filipino-Chinese integration and social progress for the past 110 years.

The Filipino- Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (FCGCCI) is the “oldest” Chinese business organization in the
Philippines, having been established in 1904, it aims to provide financial and material contributions to the country,
especially assistance to the victims of calamities and needy fellow Filipinos. It also provides settlements as well as
venue for arbitration of disputes brought to its attention in the Chinese community. During its existence before the year
1950, the chamber enjoyed recognition by the whole Chinese population as their omnibus agency on one hand; while on the
other hand, it was the representative agency of the local Chinese in the eyes of our government. On its shoulders lay the
twin important task of safeguarding the interest and security of the Chinese population. At the same time, taking pains
in assisting and assimilating the Chinese community in a turbulent and highly complex world situation. The Chamber firmly
believes that the Chinese community should be integrated into the big Philippine society, with security and progress as
the objectives of the integration, considering the fact that this country has become their homeland, being the place of
their birth, growth and development. Thus, to effect a true integration of the Filipino and Chinese societies, the
Chinese should participate actively in the civic and charitable projects as well as social activities, adapt to the
customs and traditions of the Filipino people, and break the psychological barrier existing between the two people As the
Chamber celebrates its 110th Anniversary, it remains steadfast and true to its mission of Filipino-Chamber society