Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History


RP Issues of 2006







2006, July 16.  Ozamiz Cotta (Stone Fortress) -  250th Anniversary

Litho Offset.  Amstar Company, Inc.  Perf. 14.

Singles, Sheets of 50 (5 x 10);  Miniature Sheets of 8 (4 x 2)




  7p  Ozamiz Cotta - Fuerte Isla Concepcion y del Triunf  - Singles   (100,000)



Miniature Sheets of 8    (5,000)


Layout Artist:  Victorino Z. Serevo


First Day Covers:  Manila,  Ozamiz City



Standing at the western entrance of Panguil Bay in Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, the Fuerte dela Conception Y Del Triunfo is one of the four oldest surviving stone fortresses in the country today. Named after the Spanish armada flagship "Triunfo", the fort was built in 1756 under the guidance of Juan Nepomuceno Paver S. J. and Fr. Jose Ducos S. J., a chaplain in the Spanish armada who distinguished himself in military exploits during the Misamis Campaign from 1754 - 1755. 

Built as defense against Moro raids, almost 250 years ago, the fort was also used as provincial headquarters by the Constabulary during the American period and as garrison of the Japanese Imperial Forces during the Japanese occupation. 

It is popularly known as "Cotta" by the local populace and by those in the nearby provinces and cities.

In March 2002, the National Historical Institute declared the Spanish fortress as a National Historical Landmark.




  • Tourism

  • Military


Articles by Dr. Ngo TiongTak



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Issues of 2006