IN LINE with the celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of General Emilio Aguinaldo, the first and youngest President of the Philippine Republic, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has issued commemorative stamps to honor the late revolutionary leader in fitting ceremonies held at the historic Aguinaldo mansion in Kawit, Cavite.
PHLPost chairman Norman Fulgencio presented the Commemorative Aguinaldo Stamps Frame to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles, who represented President Rodrigo Duterte in the event in Cavite.
President Aguinaldo led Filipino revolutionary forces in an uprising against the Spanish Government in 1896 and declared Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite.
Duterte recently issued Presidential Proclamation 621 declaring March 22, his birthday as “Emilio Aguinaldo Day.” He said Aguinaldo symbolizes the desire of the nation to be self reliant, independent and free from oppression.
The commemorative stamp features the colorful illustration of General Emilio Aguinaldo in P12 denomination and the Souvenir Sheet, which will be sold at P55 each.
PHLPost in-house artist Rodine Teodoro designed the two different denomination of the stamp.
The postal agency has printed 50,000 pieces of the stamps.
Stamps and official first day covers of the Aguinaldo stamp are available starting March 22 at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio 1000, Manila and post offices in the country. (PR)