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POPULAR SPORTS

POPULAR SPORTS

April 15-21, 2018. The stamps featuresPOPULARSPORTS: BOXING, GYMNASTICS, VOLLEYBALL and BASKETBALL.

Generic SheetPersonalizedSheet

Kind of Issue                                              : Special
Denomination & Quantity
Generic Sheet (selling price)                        : P150 (with 4 x P17 stamps + 4 labels) - - - 1,000 Sheets
Personalized Sheet (selling price)                 : P150 (with 4 x P17 stamps + 4 Personalized labels to be printed) - - -                                                                       4,000 Sheets
Date of Issue                                              : April 16, 2018
Size of sheet                                              :150mm x 100mm

Sheet Composition
Generic & Personalized Sheets                     : Sheets of 4 + 4 labels
Perforation :14
Printing Process                                         : Litho Offset (4 colors)
Paper                                                        : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer                                                      : Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer                                                   : Eunice Beatrix Uy Dabu
Designs                                                    : Stamps featuring boxing, gymnastics, volleyball and basketball

The “PalarongPambansa” (Filipino term for “National Games”), is an annual multi-sport event involving student-athletes from 17 regions of the Philippines. The event started in 1948, organized and governed by the Department of Education.

BOXING

is a combat sport in which two people usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a
predetermined set of time in a boxing ring. Amateur boxing is both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport and is a common fixture in most international games. It also has its own World Championships.

GYMNASTICS

is a sport practiced by men and women that requires balance, strength, flexibility, agility coordination,
endurance and control. The movements involved in gymnastics contribute to the development of the arms, legs, shoulders, back, chest, and abdominal muscle groups. Alertness, precision, daring, self-confidence and self-discipline are mental traits that can also be developed through gymnastics. Gymnastics evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks that included skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and from circus performance skills.

VOLLEYBALL

is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points
by grounding a ball on the other team’s court under organized rules.

BASKETBALL

is a limited-contact sport played on a rectangular court while most often played as a team sport with
five players on each side; three-on-three, two-on-two, and one-on-one competitions are also common.The objective is to shoot a basketball approximately 9.4 inches (24 cm) in diameter through ahoop18 inches (46 cm) in diameter and 10 feet (3.048 m) high that is mounted to a backboard at each end of the court. The game was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith.

Personalized stamps sheets, Generic stamps sheetsand Official First Day Covers will be available
starting April 16, 2018 at thePhilatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, LiwasangBonifacio, 1000, Manila and
all the postal areas of the Philippine Postal Corporation.