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PRESS RELEASE: Former Ombudsman Morales opens Heritage Month stamps exhibit

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In celebration of National Heritage Month, former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, Chairperson of Akademiang Pilipino, a group of notable personalities in the field of Arts, Culture and the Academe delivered the keynote address to formally open the Heritage Stamp Exhibit entitled “Mga Selyong Pamana, Imaging the Imagining Womanhood in Stamps” held at the historic lobby of the Manila Central Post Office last May 09, 2019.

A protector of Philippine sovereign rights in the West Philippine Sea and known cultural heritage proponent, Morales presented the commemorative 2019 Heritage stamps featuring “Women as Heritage Keepers”. Guests from private and government sector, diplomatic corps attended the opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Aside from the 2019 Heritage Stamps, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), in coordination with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Filipino Heritage Festival and Fantastic Philippines, a group of amateur and professional photographers has also displayed heritage stamp collections from notable philatelic collectors.

The exhibit showcases 22 frames featuring Philippine stamps depicting Filipino women. 

It will be open to the public from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and will run until May 30, 2019.

“We support the effort of the government to preserve and protect these cultural heritage featured in stamps for the appreciation of the public”. PHLPost Chairman Norman Fulgencio said.

PHLPost announced that next year will be the start of the restoration project of the iconic Post Office Building spearheaded by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). 

A  Postal Museum shall be established as an added attraction to both local and foreign tourists.

PHLPost has printed 50,000 copies of the eight (8) designs commemorative stamps designed by PHLPost In-house graphic designer Victorino Z. Serevo, sold for P12.00 each.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers are now available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio 1000, Manila and in all postal areas of PHLPost.