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2018 NATIONAL STAMP COLLECTING MONTH: PHILIPPINE LAKES

2018 NATIONAL STAMP COLLECTING MONTH: PHILIPPINE LAKES

Kind of Issue : Special Perforation : 14
Deno& Quantity : P 12 (6 Designs) - - - 50,000 Printing Process:Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Date of Issue : November 5, 2018 Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Last Day of Sale : November 4, 2019 Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Size of Stamps : 50mm x 35mm Designer : Victorino Z. Serevo
Sheet Composition : 6 (3 x 2) Designs : Contributed byFUNtastic
Souvenir Sheet : P 100 - - - 4,000 Philippines
Special Embellishment : Silver Hot Foil Stamping/Die Cut
Size of Souvenir Sheet : 160mm x 70mm


Designs:

In the Sheetletof six (6) Stamps:

LAKE DANUM (Photographer – Kent Ramirez Duque) is located in SitioPatay, approximately 4 kilometers from the Sagada municipal hall.
It is a small lake surrounded by pine trees and their scents proliferate the areas. With its grassy and tree- shaded background, it is
a perfect place for picnic and camping. It is also a jump- off point to Mt. Ampacao.
Lake Danum is thekankana-ey (Sagada’s local dialect) term for water. The lake is small and it offers the best view of a Sagada sunset.

LAKE BALINSASAYAO (Photographer – Premier Elipe) is one of the three (3) crater lakes rising 1000 feet above sea level located within
the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park, a protected area covering the municipalities of Valencia, Sibulan, and San Jose in Negros
Oriental. The lake is situated northwest of a narrow mountain ridge formed by four mountains. The protected natural park is home in
an expansive,
ecosystem and biodiversity. The lake is one of the major tourist attraction in Negros Oriental. It has a rich fish fauna and the
surrounding dipterocarp forests are rich in bird life.

MT. PINATUBO CRATER LAKE (Mark Albert Angelo Cruz) is the summit crater lake of Mt. Pinatubo and is formed after its climactic eruption
on June 15, 1991. It is located in Botolan, Zambales, near the boundaries of Pampanga and Tarlac Provinces and is the deepest lake in
the country at 600 miles (2000 ft.). During the 1991 eruption, the volcano’s original summit was destroyed and its place is a 2.5
kilometer diameter caldera was created from its collapse. By September 1991, shallow lake was formed(but the high precipitation rate
of the area led to rapid transition from a small and hot acid lake to a large lake with near –ambient temperature and ph.

GABAWAN LAKE (Photographer - Christan Pago) – the Philippines has 37 volcanoes, none more beautiful – and potentially dangerous than Mt.
Mayon, rising almost 2,500 meters above the waters of the gulf of Albay,southeast of Manila. The fierce beauty has erupted 49 times in
400 years, making it one of the world’smost active, and yet it has kept its iconic, perfect cone shape. The best place to view this
is via Gabawan Lake in Daraga.

LAKE APO (Photographer - Premier Elipe)is a crater lake in Barangay Guinoyoran in the city of Valencia in Bukidnon province. It has been
awarded the cleanest inland body of water in Northern Mindanao Region in the late 1990’s. The green body of water has an estimated area
of 24 hectares and maximum depths’ reaching up to 25 meters. Lake Apo is being formed in an old volcanic cone that was later filled with
water, as evidenced by the nearby volcanic peaks.

LAKE SEBU (Photographer - Len Jingco) is a natural lake located within the Alah Valley Region, South Cotabato. It is one of the country’s
most important watersheds. Lake Sebu is one of the many bodies of water supplying irrigation to the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and South
Cotabato. The placid lake of Lake Sebu is surrounded by rolling hills and mountains covered with thick rain forest. The lake has an area of
354 hectares and elevation of 1000 meters. The Lakes shores and surrounding rainforests are home to the indigenous T’bolis,Ubos and Manobos’.

The Department of Tourism and the local government unit is promoting Lake Sebu as one of the prime eco. Tourism destinations in the country.


In the Souvenir Sheet:

KABALIN-AN LAKE (Photographer – Simeon Recio) is located in Sibulan, Negros Oriental. It is a scenic little lake with its surrounding green
mountains reflecting on its calm waters. At the center of the lake are sprouting trees that lend mistery to the serene environment. Kabalin-an
Lake is an emergency destination in Negros Oriental. It is beautiful and diverse place that nature lovers would never shied off.

LAKE LEONARD (Photographer - Kent Ramirez Duque) is a small freshwater crater lake in Mount Leonard, located in Maco, Compostela Valley. Due
to volcanic activities centuries ago, lava domes in the surrounding areas were created. Hot springs are found in the Amacan-Gopod thermal area
south of the lake and the Manat thermal area is located north of the lake.