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VFP 50th Anniversary Commemorative Stamps

The Philippine Postal Corporation is coming up with the 50th Anniversary of the Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP) stamps which will be issued on June 18, 2010. It is classified as a “Commemorative” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 106,000 pieces. Philpost will issue a se-tenant pair of stamps depicting how the Filipino war heroes, otherwise known as veterans, who fought in World War II and in Korean War as well, and which also shows the logo of the VFP. The VFP was created by virtue of Republic Act no. 2640, entitled, "An Act to Create a Public Corporation to be known as the Veterans Federation of the Philippines, defining its powers, and for other purposes." This law was approved by President Carlos P. Garcia on June 18, 1960 and was later amended by Batas Pambansa Blg. 35. It is the umbrella organization of veterans of the Philippine National Guard, World War II and the Korean War, their widows, and sons and daughters and is involved in looking after their welfare. Emmanuel V. De Ocampo is currently the VFP President. Past VFP presidents include Jesus Marcos-Roces, Capt. Jose Razon, Gen. Alfonso Arellano, Gen. Dionisio S. Ojeda, Col. Simeon C. Medalla and Gen. Romeo Espino. The following is the official VFP Hymn entitled ”Pagmamahal sa Bayan” which was composed by Francisco T. San Miguel: “Pagmamahal sa bayan Amin nang napatunayan Kami ay nakipaglaban Dahil sa kalayaan Panata ng v.f.p. Mahalin ang inang bayan Maglingkod sa bayan Ng walang alinlangan Pagmamahal sa bayan Amin muling pinatunayan Kami ay nakipaglaban Para sa katatagan Panata ng v.f.p. Mahalin ang inang bayan Maglingkod sa bayan Ng buong katapatan Ipagtanggol ang bayan Hanggang magpakailanman Ipagtanggol ang bayan Hanggang magpakailanman.” The technical description of the 50th Anniversary of VFP stamps are as follows: Kind of Issue: Commemorative Denomination and Quantity: Php7.00 / 106,000 pieces Date of Issue: June 18, 2010 Last date of Sale: June 17, 2011 (or as stocks allow) Sheet Composition: 40 (4 x 10) Size: 40 mm x 30 mm. Perforation: 14 Printing: Litho offset Paper: Imported Unwatermarked Printer: Amstar Company, Inc. Designers: Jesus Alfredo Delos Santos Layout Artist: Earvin Ayes Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak/ Elenita San Diego Design/s: VFP logo and diorama of scenes showing the gallantry of Filipino war veterans found at the Veterans Museum in Taguig, Metro Manila.