Mano Po Ninong II - Singles (600,000)
17p Himig at
Kulay ng Pasko - Singles (200,000)
21p Noche Buena
- Singles (200,000)
22p Karoling sa
Jeepney - Singles (200,000)
Mari L. Hautea (Senior Brand Manager, Filstar); Christine T.
Ko (Ad and Promo Group Head, Filstar); German F. Florida (Philpost)
Alfonso V. Divina
Filipino traditions & festivities which showcase Philippines unique
way of celebrating the Holiday Season.
First Day Covers: Manila
Art on Christmas Stamps From Hallmark
To revitalize the art of sending Christmas cards this Holiday
Season, the Philippine Postal Corporation signed an agreement with
Filstar Distributors Corporation, licensee of Hallmark cards in the
Philippines. A raffle promotion was launched dubbed as "Pamasko Sa
Card At Selyo- Maghulog At Manalo" which encourages patronage of
Hallmark cards to be mailed from the post offices. To make the
promotion more attractive, Hallmark agreed to provide Philpost with
the designs for this year's Christmas Stamps.
Ninong II, by Jes Pelino
Philippines, godparents play a very special role in a child's life.
Aside from giving spiritual guidance and acting as the second
parents of the child, a uniquely Filipino way of practicing the
concept of godparenthood is to visit godparents on Christmas day
asking for blessings, thus the gesture of "mano po."
Kulay Ng Pasko, by Jes Pelino
festive caroling mood of children with colorful lanterns which is
usually hang in every Filipino house. The practice which runs from
16th December until the Christmas eve, children enjoys caroling from
one house to another singing beautiful Christmas songs and melodies.
Buena, by Mamerto Ynigo
.Filipinos love food, make no mistake about it. One of the best
things about Christmas, aside from the twinkling lights and cool
atmosphere is the bountiful food. Noche Buena, literally means good
night, is often taken to mean the Christmas feast laid out after the
Midnight Mass of Dec. 24. Traditionally, every Filipino family
celebrates Noche Buena as a form of reunion and thanksgiving with
all members of the family present in the celebration.
Jeepney, by Jes Pelino
runs from 16th of December until the Christmas Eve in the
Philippines, had its beginnings in the Middle ages. The word "carol"
was derived from "carolen," meaning to sing joyously.
Children singing joyous carols in jeepneys that travels along
different routes in the city, is a common sight during the Holiday
Season. The exotic jeepney is a post-war creation inspired by the GI
jeeps that the American soldiers brought the country in the 1940's.
Enterprising Filipinos salvaged the surplus engines and came out
with a unique vehicle of art. This ingenious creation is the
Filipino version of jitney, the minibus that travels along fixed
route. And although the jitney is found in many countries, it's only
in the Philippines that one can find a jeepney.
Gabi, by Jes Pelino
The Official First Day Cover features Simbang Gabi. Christmas time
in the Philippines is known as one of the longest holiday
celebrations in the world. This is because of the "Simbang Gabi" or
"Missa de Gallo" which runs nine days (hence the word novena) from
the dawn of December 16 until Christmas Eve. The Christmas season
does not end on Christmas Day. It continues until the day of the
Three Kings, incidentally, "Missa de Gallo," means Mass of the