TODAY, February 10, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will start issuing Valentine's Day postage stamps as part of its effort to make the season of the hearts more memorable inspite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Themed "Far but not apart," this year's stamp feature's digital art of male and female person with face masks overcoming physical distance by constant communication in whatever means to send messages of love and affection under a big heart shape ribbon.
The words "Pilipinas" and "Valentine's Day" were also printed in the stamp. The price of P12 on each stamp is located at the upper corner. Young graphic artist Ryman Dominic Albuladora design and layout the stamps.
PHLPost has printed 25,000 pieces of limited Valentine's Day stamps.
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in limited face to face activities and gatherings.
"The celebration of Valentine's Day might be a little different this year, but there are a lot of ways to show love and affection to our dear ones," PHLPost said in a statement.
One way is to send flowers and letters of gratitude to someone special in our life.
Via its #ExpressPadaLove2021, post offices in Manila, Quezon City and some other areas will accept orders via door to door through its Domestic Express Mail Service (DEMS) of flowers, chocolates, stuffed toys and other gift items.
The public can also call for orders, through telephone numbers (02) 8527-0135/ 0927-245-0835/ 0906-8976930. Payments can made via Electronic Postal Money Order (EPMO) or G-Cash at Mobile No. 0935-3674207.
Stamps and official first day cover of "Valentine's Day Stamps" are now available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Postal Area 2, San Fernando, La Union, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Postal Area 5, Mandaue, Postal Area 6, Iloilo, Postal Area 7, Davao, and Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro.
For inquiries, call 8527-01-08 or 8527-01-32 or follow/like the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PilipinasPhilately/ for updates. (PR)