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PRESS RELEASE: Miss Universe Stamps to Feature Filipina Queens

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With more than two decades after the last staging of Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines, it is set to once again be held in the country on January 30 as the the reigning Miss Universe from the Philippines Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach pass on the crown to whoever wins the title this year. And to commemorate the Philippines’ hosting of this
prestigious pageant, the Philippine Postal Corporation will produce commemorative stamps featuring the Filipina beauties who have brought home the Miss Universe title.

The ‘stamp-on-stamp’ design will highlight the three maidens from Philippines who have won the much coveted crown. The first stamp design is of Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, which was released in 1994, in commemoration of the last Miss Universe pageant held in the Philippines. Second is Miss Universe 1973 Margarita Moran, which was also released in 1994. Last design is of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach, which was released last year, in celebration of her victory.

All three beauty queens were part of the PHLPost Living Legends roster, along with the first Miss World from the Philippines Meagan Lynne Young and Filipino world boxing champion Senator Manny Pacquiao. Living Legends are living personalities aside from the president and elected officials who have been featured on stamps because of the pride and honor they have brought for the country.

The stamps of Gloria Diaz, Margarita Moran and Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach can be bought individually for P12, P17 and P55, respectively, but a whole sheetlet with all the design can also be bought. The Gloria Diaz stamp can be used for ordinary mails within Luzon, the Margarita Moran stamp for ordinary mails sent to the Visayas and Mindanao, while the Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach stamp for mails within Asia. Meanwhile, a souvenir sheet can also be availed of for P100, containing all three designs.

The stamps and first day cover will be available starting today, January 25, 2017 at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and all area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 o 527-01-32.

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