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Philpost to Issue Quezon City Commemorative Stamps

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHILPOST) will issue commemorative stamps on October 12 to coincide with the 70th foundation year anniversary of Quezon City. The said stamps, which is part of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by Philpost and the local government of Quezon City last September 23, will come out in a block-of-four which features Manuel L. Quezon with the Philippine Flag and the Phylon, the facade of the Quezon City Hall, the Araneta Center and the Eastwood City. Technical Description: Quezon City 70 Years Anniversary Kind of Issue: Commemorative Denomination and Quantity: Php7.00 / 390,000 pieces Date of Issue: October 12, 2009 Last date of Sale: October 11, 2010 (or as stocks allow) Size: 30 mm x 40 mm. Sheet Composition: 40 ( 4 x 10) Printing: Litho Offset Printer: Amstar Company, Inc. Designer: Raymund Mercado and Giovanni Dunton, Jr. Design Coordinator: Elenita D.L. San Diego Victorino Serevo Project Coordinator: Regina A. Samson Head, Communications Coordination Center Graphic Artist: Mary Joy Merilles Designs: 1). Manuel L. Quezon with the Philippine Flag And the Quezon Memorial Circle “The Phyllon” 2). Quezon City Hall 3). Araneta Center 4). Eastwood City Quezon City is the largest of Metro Manila’s cities in population and land area. At 160 square kilometers, it is an urban landscape spread over one-fourth of the Philippines’ metropolitan area. Its expansive lands, reasonably priced real estate, strategic location and large consumer market are immediate plus factors for business. It is considered as the “City of the Young” as about half of its 2.68 million population are less than 24 years old. Strengthening the capacity of its young population are about 65 colleges and universities, among them the prestigious University of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila University, and countless training centers and early childhood learning facilities. The said city is also well known as a cost-effective business location. Its large consumer market and manpower pool has attracted some 58,196 business establishments to locate in Quezon City. Finding the city a cost-effective location are business process outsourcing (BPOs) companies, who find real estate values very competitive and areas available for business very expansive. Among the ICT companies that have chosen to expand in Quezon City are IBM, eTelecare, Convergys, SITEL and Sykes Asia.