The Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office) lit up the façade of the iconic Manila Central Post Office Building with the launching of “Christmas Stamps 2022” featuring traditional Filipino Christmas scenes inspired by Christ’s Love through Unity, Faith and Prosperity.
According to Postmaster General Norman Fulgencio, the postage stamps were issued to illustrate the loving nature of Filipinos and strong faith in God such as the sharing gifts and food, lanterns lighting up the houses and families reuniting to celebrate the joy of the Christmas season.
He also led post office employees in distributing food packs to about 200 indigents around the area in Liwasang Bonifacio.
“No matter how hard it is; Filipinos will always have the heart to celebrate Christmas. After all, Jesus is the reason for the season, kaya “tayo nagdiriwang ng pasko” (that is why we celebrate Christmas). The simple act of sharing brings happiness and blessings”, he said.
Fulgencio added, “The event will also give us the opportunity to showcase the city post office’s historic building, promote domestic tourism, and propagate the development of Filipino arts and culture through postage stamps”.
The Post Office has printed 40,000 copies of the four (40 different designs) of stamps at 12 pesos each. In-house graphic arts designers’ Agnes Rarangol, Ryman Dominic Albuladora , Eunice Beatrix Dabu and Israel Viyo collaborated to produce colorful and artistic cartoon-style postage stamps.
Stamps and Official First Day Covers are available, starting December 09, 2022 at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office. For inquiries, please call 8527-01-08 or 8527-01-32 or follow/like the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PilipinasPhilately/ for updates.