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PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost issue commemorative stamps to mark 100 years of La Castellana


The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has released new commemorative stamps to mark the centennial (100 years) anniversary celebration of the municipality of La Castellana located in Negros Occidental Province.

The first-class municipality of La Castellana is a rural town located at the base of Kanlaon Volcano.

During the Spanish conquest, they started developing the place by having vast areas cleared by the natives. The newcomers established large haciendas which owned large swathes of sugarcane plantation.

A local government was later established and finally, on January 1, 1918, the town of La Castellana was born. It was named after that place – Paseo de La Castellana, which is situated in Madrid.

The Stamps feature the modern municipal building and centennial arch which is a “symbol of the strength of La Castellana”.

Designed by in-house graphic artist Rodine Teodoro, PHLPost has printed 50,000 copies of the P12.00 denomination of the said commemorative stamps.

The stamps and its 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.