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PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost exhibits zodiac stamps in Nanjing,China

dsxfsThe Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) releases stamps with special embellishment called “Gold Foil Stamping” to showcase Philippine participation in the People’s Republic of China International Collection Expo 2017 organized by China Postal Administration in Nanjing. Exhibitors from some 40 countries including the Philippines will showcase their valuable stamp which focuses on Chinese tradition and the evolution of papermaking and art on paper. The embellished souvenir sheet features the monkey, rooster and dog in the twelve – year Chinese zodiac cycle. 2016 was the year of the monkey while 2017 is the year of the rooster, and 2018 will be the year of the dog. The upper right corner of the souvenir sheet is the “Nanjing 2017” logo. The word “Year of the ROOSTER” was printed in gold to emphasize the 2017 Year of the Rooster. The coming 2018 year of the dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The dog is the symbol of loyalty, honesty and possesses the best traits of human nature. People born under this sign are honest, friendly, loyal, smart, straight forward, and venerable and have a strong sense of responsibility. PHLPost has printed 4,000 copies of the P100 peso denomination of the special “Nanjing” stamp. In-house graphic artist Rodine Teodoro designed the colorful Chinese zodiac stamps. The commemorative stamps and official first day cover are now available at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.