MANILA - In celebration of the 2019 National Heritage Month, the Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) recently opened a heritage stamps exhibit that will be open to the public until the end of the month.
The exhibit features 22 frames featuring Philippine stamps depicting Filipino women. It will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, chairperson of Akademiang Pilipino, a group of notable personalities in the field of Arts, Culture and the Academe, presented the commemorative 2019 Heritage stamps featuring “Women as Heritage Keepers.”
Aside from that, the 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.
“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.
The agency announced they will commence 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 commemorative stamps designed by PHLPost In-house graphic designer Victorino 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 PHLPost areas.