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Kind of Issue : Commemorativel
Denomination & Quantity : P12 - - - 50,000 (2 designs)
Date of Issue : November 21, 2018
Last Day of Sale : November 20, 2019
Size of Stamps : 40mm x 30mm
Sheet Composition : 40 (4 x 10)
Perforation : 14
Printing Process : Litho Offset (4 colors)
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer : Victorino Z. Serevo
Designs : Photograph of the Municipality of Estancia, Iloilo

Estancia is a second-class municipality in the province of Iloilo known as a center for commercial fishing so much so that it carries the name Alaska of the Philippines. Various commercial species of fish are harvested in Estancia such as mackerel, barracuda, sardines, grouper, squid, prawns, shells, etc. It is also home to some of the best dried fish products in the country.

Estancia lies in the Visayan Sea triangle, which is part of the Sulu Sea and neighboring Indonesia where a large concentration of marine organisms coupled with climate conditions support a massive marine ecosystem.

Estancia became a pueblo in 1847 and its name came the Spanish word “estancia” (ranch) because it was a part of the wide ranch of Don Felipe Aguilar. During the Philippine revolution the people drove the Spaniards out of the municipality. When the Americans came, they made Estancia a mere barrio of Balasan.

The inhabitants agitated for the separation from Balasan and that resulted in the establishment of Estancia as a town with the help of Governor Gregorio Yulo and Senator Jose Ma. Arroyo. The town became a melting pot in Northern Iloilo where many Tagalog and Waray fishermen and merchants eventually found their home there.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers of the Centennial Foundation Anniversary Municipality of Estancia, Iloilo will be available starting November 21, 2018 at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio 1000, Manila and all the postal areas of the Philippine Postal Corporation.