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PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost launches Lake Stamps to celebrate 251st Postal Anniversary


Manila – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) commemorated the 251st Anniversary of the Philippine Postal Service with the launching of the 2018 National Stamp Collecting Month (NSCM) Stamps exhibit entitled “Re-Collection” featuring rare pieces of stamp by known collectors in the country.

Former Secretary and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Tesoro Go, Postmaster General Joel Otarra and Chairman of the Board Norman Fulgencio formally opened the exhibit to celebrate Philippine Philately (Stamp Collecting) in the country.

The Philippine Lakes Stamp was also launched during the event.

FUNtastic Philippines, a group of amateur and professional photographers provided the Philippine Lake photos of the following: Lake Danum (Photographer - Ramirez Duque) located in Sitio Patay; Lake Balinsasayao (Photographer – Premier Elipe) located within the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes; Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake (Photograher – Mark Albert Angelo Cruz) found near the boundaries of Pampanga and Tarlac Provinces; Gabawan Lake (Photographer – Christan Pago) located in Albay, Southeast of Manila; Lake Apo (Photographer – Premier Elipe) located in the city of Valencia in Bukidnon province; and Lake Sebu (Photographer – Len Jingco) found in Alah Valley Region, South Cotabato.

Meanwhile, the souvenir sheet will feature Kabalin-an Lake (Photographer – Simeon Recio) located in Sibulan, Negros Oriental and Lake Leonard (Photographer – Kent Ramirez Duque) located in Maco, Compostela Valley.

This year, PHLPost aims to create, maintain, and increase postal awareness that would instigate Filipinos in all ages to venture into the hobby of stamp collecting and letter writing.

PHLPost chose to launch the Philippine lakes as their design in its 2018 NSCM to proudly promote our country’s beautiful tourist spots. Graphic Artist Vic Serevo designed the Lake Stamps.

Stamps, Souvenir Sheets and official First Day Cover will be available at the Philatelic Counter in Manila and all post offices in the country.

PHLPost will also host other activities such as Cagayan De Oro Stamp Exhibit and Internal Philately Training (Nov. 13-14); PHLately Bridging Generations Forum (Nov. 17); and Museum Groundbreaking, MOA Signing, and Stamp Bazaar (Nov.23) to celebrate the 2018 NSCM.