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PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost releases Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee Stamps


The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) launched a new commemorative stamp featuring former Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee.

Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee was born on April 18, 1918. He served as the Philippines’ 16th Chief Justice, from 1987 to 1988. Scoring 94.35%, Teehankee was a prolific scholar. He became the first Atenean bar topnotcher in 1940 where he received his Law Degree from Ateneo de Manila.

In 1967, Teehankee was appointed as Secretary of Justice, and in the following year, he was then appointed as Associate Justice. In 1986, he was finally appointed to the position of Chief Justice by then President Corazon Aquino.

In his later years, Teehankee served the country by accepting the appointment as the Philippines’ ambassador to the United Nations. He passed away from cancer on November 27, 1989 at the age 71. His remains are interred at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

The stamp features the Artist rendition of Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee and its official Centenary logo. In house graphic artist Victorino Z. Serevo designed the stamps. PHLPost has printed 25,000 copies of the single design P12 commemorative stamps.

Stamps and Official First Day Cover of the 100 Birth Centenary of Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee will be available starting April 18, 2019 at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio 1000, Manila and all other Postal Areas of the Philippine Postal Corporation.