seals are produced and sold every year by the Philippine
Tuberculosis Society, Inc., a private organization founded primarily
to combat tuberculosis. Thus, these seals are often referred
to as "TB Christmas Seals".
The Christmas Seals
section of this website will be devoted to those issued by the
Philippines. We are happy to announce that no other than the
Father of Philippine Christmas Seals,
Nemy L. Rivera, will
contribute most, if not all, of the information. He has
agreed to share his extensive knowledge on the subject.
We will also feature the
Philippine Tuberculosis Society (PTS), the issuing body of
Philippine Christmas Seals. We are thankful for their untiring
efforts in helping fight tuberculosis.
Since this is about
raising funds to combat tuberculosis in the country, we will also
provide a listing of semi-postal stamps issued by the Bureau of Posts,
now Philippine Postal Corporation, proceeds of which go to the PTS.
To keep up with the
spirit of Christmas, postage stamps of the Philippines issued to
celebrate Christmas will be included.