Lepanto stamps released-A A +A
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
ANOTHER milestone for Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corp. (LCMC) was stamped before 2012 ended.
Last December 14, during the LCMC Christmas Program, the LCMC 75th Year Commemorative Stamp was formally unveiled and presented to the public.
The ceremony was led by the Assistant Post Master General of Philippines Postal Corporation, Luis D. Carlos and Philpost Postage Philatelic Department Manager Elenita D.L. San Diego.
The souvenir frames were received by the LCMC Chairman and CEO, Felipe U. Yap and the president and COO, Bryan U. Yap.
Inscribed in the souvenir frames, which also contain the commemorative stamps and first day cover, were the words “…celebrates the 75 years of existence of one of the Philippines’ successful companies in the mining industry. It continues to explore and develop its properties with adherence to the principle of responsible mining and good corporate citizenship.”
The Lepanto commemorative stamps have two designs, one depicting the reforestation efforts being made by the company and the other showing responsible underground mining operations.
The stamps are printed on imported unwatermarked paper, each measuring 40mm by 30mm. There will only be 111,000 pieces of stamps which will be sold at P7,000 per piece. The stamps are now in circulation and will only be available until December 6, 2013 or until stocks allow.
Before the approval of the printing and issuance of these commemorative stamps, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines issued a certification stating and recognizing the historical significance of LCMC and its valuable contribution to local and national community.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 08, 2013.