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“Mama Sita” was the eldest daughter of Doña Engracia “Aling Asiang” Reyes, the founder of Aristocrat Restaurant and regarded as the Grand Old Dame of Philippine restaurateurs.

She founded Marigold Manufacturing Corporation (MMC), who pioneered a line of sauces and mixes that would bring the taste of the Philippines to countless Filipinos here and abroad.

 

Aside from her superb kitchen expertise, Mama Sita has exhibited great interest in Filipino culture and tradition. In every sense, she was proud of being a Filipino.

Designed by Ian Darren Aycocho and Cristian Molina, the stamp is an artist rendition of Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes and a slogan was imprinted that says “Kababayan, Ina, Kusinera”.