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PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost stamps exhibit for heritage month heldMay 22, 2018 Posted By: Corp.Comm
To promote the value of cultural heritage and its role in shaping the Filipino identity, the Philippine Postal Corporation, in coordination with National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has mounted a Philatelic Exhibition featuring Special Stamps from notable philatelic collectors in celebration of the National Heritage Month, with the theme “Pambansang Pagkakaisa Para sa Pamana”.
The exhibit was held at the historic Manila Central Post Office building in Liwasang Bonifacio which was attended by philatelic collectors, partner government and privateagencies. Dr. Jaime C, Laya, a business leader and known cultural heritage proponent was the guest of honor and speaker.
The exhibit showcase 40 frames with a total of 620 pages featuring Philippine stamps depicting Filipino cultures, traditions and great Filipinos. The exhibit will be open to the public from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm beginning on May 21 to 28, 2018.
Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 439 s. 2003, the National Heritage Month (NHM) is done during the month of May of every year, in recognition of the need to create among the people a consciousness, respect, and love for the legacies of Filipino cultural history.
“We support the effort of the NCCA to preserve and protect these cultural heritage which has been featured and officially recorded in these miniature pieces of Art called “stamps” for the enjoyment of our future generations”, Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.
Among his plan this year is to open a Postal Museum at the lobby of the historic Manila Central Post Office Building which when completed will be an added attraction to the local and foreign tourists who frequently flock at the historic sites in the city of Manila. It will also be an academic facility for students and stamp collectors to learn and appreciate Filipino cultures and history.
“The walls of Intramuros and the magnificent edifice of the post office building at the heart of Manila remind us to love our past and treasure these places in the future”, Otarra added.
This year, PhlPost has issued stamps to showcase the beauty and distinctive architecture of centuries-old Spanish colonial churches in the country.