Se-tenant Blocks of Four (35,000)
Miniature Sheets of 16 (3,125)
Souvenir Sheets of 4 (8,000)
Fernando Point Lighthouse
Designers: Victorino Z. Serevo, Jesus Alfredo D. delos Santos
First Day Covers: Manila
LIGHTHOUSES OF THE PHILIPPINES
CAPE SANTIAGO LIGHTHOUSE, Calatagan, Batangas. Located about 66 yards north or the south extreme of the
cape on the western head of Balayan Bay, southern shore of the
province of Batangas, and lights the Verde Passage between the
island of Luzon and Mindoro's western entrance. It is one of the
principal lights of approach to Manila Bay from San Bernardino or
the southern route across the islands. Its main function was
primarily to guide ships from Manila heading to the southern islands
of the Visayas as well as navigators heading towards Manila from the
San Bernardino passage.
BAGACAY LIGHTHOUSE, Liloan, Cebu. The Bagacay Point
Lighthouse, which still stands today on top of the hill in Barangay
Catarman, Liloan, Cebu, was built in 1904 by the Americans. It is
one of the few remaining non-solar lighthouses in the country. This
white octagonal lighthouse, powered by electricity, continues to
guide the ferries, boats and barges plying the waters at the
northeast entrance of the Cebu Harbor. It was declared a National
Historical Landmark on August 13, 2004.
MALABRIGO'S LIGHTHOUSE, Lobo, Batangas. The lighthouse, in
general, and relative to others, is in fairly good shape. The tower
is intact and the pavilion and service buildings are still standing.
Majority of work that needed to be done are "make-up" in kind like
replacing the roof, flooring, painting the sails, etc. The design of
the lighthouse follows the traditional layout of the tower,
pavilion, service buildings and enclosed court and, with the tower
rising 12 meters high between the pavilion and service building. It
is one of the 24 Spanish lighthouses in the country.
CAPONES LIGHTHOUSE, San Antonio, Zambales. Lights the approach
to Subic and Manila Bays from the northwest. It is the major
lighthouse fitted with a first order lens that navigators would see
upon leaving Manila Bay or vise versa, before entering Manila or
Subic Bays. Also, this lighthouse serves the main artery for ships
heading towards China, which therefore makes it a very busy and
important shipping route.
TUBBATAHA LIGHTHOUSE, Cagauancillo, Palawan. The station was
established in 1938 although it is not clear whether the 1980
lighthouse is a reconstruction, replacement, or addition to the 1938
lighthouse. The lighthouse is active with two white flashes every 10
seconds approximate 15 m (50 ft) octagonal concrete tower with
gallery rising from the center of octagonal concrete keeper's house.
CAPE BOJEADOR, Burgos, Ilocos Norte. An exemplary
nineteenth century architectural lighthouse model with its tower,
lamp, keeper's quarters and ancillary structure. It is one of the
enduring major Spanish colonial lighthouses that still serves today
as a signal station and beacon to sea vessels in the country. The
lighthouse, which still stands as a unique historic-cultural
heritage of Ilocos Norte and the Philippines, was declared a
National Historical Landmarks on August 13, 2004.
CAPE BOLINAO LIGHTHOUSE, Bolinao,
Located on the Cape at
Bolinao, marking the western entrance to Lingayen Gulf. Established
in 1905 and is active; focal plane 90 m; white flash every 5
seconds. 27 m cylindrical concrete tower on an octagonal base,
originally with lantern and gallery.
SAN FERNANDO POINT LIGHTHOUSE, San Fernando, La Union. Located on the
southern portion of the Port of San Fernando, Luz de puerto de San
Fernando is positioned three meters from the sea and serves
primarily domestic shipping. As such, the Spanish authorities under
the auspices of the Ministrio de Obras Publicas (Ministry of Public
Works) established it, as a local light serving the needs of local
shipping such as mail boats and fishing boats.