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The Philippine Postal Corporation recently launched Christmas stamps last November 28 dubbed as “PASKO 2017” featuring artworks of children with cancer and other chronic illnesses.


The Christmas block-of-four stamps feature images of “Children Celebrating Christmas” by 10-year-old Roselyn Mahipas, “Carollers” by 9-year-old Juan Dimata, “Gift-giving” by 15-year-old Estella Benavidez and “A Bag of Gifts” by 12-year-old John Aton, while the souvenir sheet shows “Carollers” as interpreted by 16-year-old Rhey Ocampo. This is in partnership with Kythe Foundation Inc. who has been supporting these children for more than two decades now.


“We would like to highlight on this issuance on what Christmas is all about in the eyes of the children especially those who have been suffering with the big C and other chronic illness,” Postmaster General Joel L. Otarra said in an interview.


PHLPost has printed 80,000 copies of “PASKO 2017” stamp, which costs P12 each and the souvenir sheet P55 and can be availed of until November 28, 2018, or while supplies last at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office and all the postal areas of PHLPost.


“We would like to give importance to the creativity of the children that despite their condition they continue to create beautiful and wonderful pieces of artwork,” PMG Otarra added.


Meanwhile, the “2018 Year of the Dog” stamps have also been released by PHLPost showcasing images of dogs, the Chinese zodiac sign of 2018. The souvenir sheet of this issue has a special embellishment gold-foiled hot stamp of the same Chinese zodiac making it second of the series that started last year. The “2018 Year of the Dog” stamps were designed by Rodine C. Teodoro.


There are two “2018 Year of the Dog” stamps, the first is worth P12 and the other is worth P45 while the souvenir sheet costs P200. PHLPost printed 101,000 pieces of the regular stamps and now available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office and all the postal areas of PHLPost until November 30, 2018, or while supplies last.###