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PRESS RELEASE: Not only Marcos, but other presidents were issued stamps - PHLPost

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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has issued the Postage Stamps to commemorate the Birth Centenary of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos in time for his birthday this year.

PHLPost said that stamps are miniature pieces of art and a recorder of history. They are visual representations of the country’s history.

Philippine Presidents who were issued birth centenary stamps were Aguinaldo (1969), Quezon (1978), Osmena (1978), Magsaysay (2007) and Macapagal (2010).

Others were given commemorative stamps either on their Inauguration as President or under the banner of the “Decade of Filipino Nationalism - Great Filipinos”.

Aside from stamps of ASEAN Countries, PHLPost will also display postage stamps of past and present Philippine Presidents at the ASEAN Invitational Philatelic Exhibition (ASEANPEx) 2017 this coming November 4-6 at SMX Convention Center Hall 1, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. This is Free Admission to the public.

Philippine President and Revolutionary leader Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo (1869-1964) were the first to be issued a commemorative stamp on Jan. 23, 1869 celebrating his birth centenary.

The Philippine Stamp Committee composed of representatives from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Philippine Philatelic Federation (PPF), the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and PHLPost approves the release of stamps.

The committee has deliberated and approved the release of the said definitive stamps following the guidelines on the issuance of stamps for present and past Presidents. “There are no politics, or advised from other parties, we just stick with the general rule on the issuance of stamps on birth centenaries of Philippine Presidents”, PHLPost said in a statement.

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines has certify that records show that the late Ferdinand E. Marcos, elected President of the Philippines in 1965 and 1969, was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, on September 1917, marking 2017 as his birth centenary.

Former President Marcos took his office Dec. 30, 1965 as the 10th highest Chief Executive Officer of the Philippines.

Definitive or regular stamps are for general and continuous use for all existing postal rates. These shall be printed in sufficient quantities to last for a minimum of one (1) year. Number of issues shall be limited to one series every year.

For authentication and recommendation purposes, historical subjects or themes shall be referred to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) in order to determine their Historical-Cultural significance.