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RP Issues of 2006







2006, December 8.  Year of the Pig, 2007 Chinese New Year

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

Singles, Miniature Sheets of 20 (5 x 4);  Miniature Sheets of 10 (2 x 5);  Souvenir Sheets of 4





  7p  Graphic Presentation of Pigs (Manigong Bagong Taon) - Singles  (50,000)

20p  Graphic Presentation of Pigs (Happy New Year) - Singles  (50,000)


Miniature Sheets of 20  (1,250)

Miniature Sheets of 10  (2,500)


54p Souvenir Sheets of Four  (8,000)  


Designers: Jesus Alfredo D. Delos Santos, Richard Allen M. Baron

Design Coordinator:  Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak


First Day Covers:  Manila



According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2007 is a Year of the Pig (Fire) which begins on February 18, 2007 and ends on February 6, 2008. The Chinese New Year does not begin on 1 st of January, but on a date, which corresponds with the second New Moon after the winter equinox, so it varies from year to year.

The years progress in cycles of 12 and each year is represented by an animal. The cycle of 12 is repeated five times to form a large cycle of 60 years, and in each of the 12-year cycle, the animals are ascribed an element (wood, fire, earth, metal or water) with a Yin or Yang characteristics, which determines their characters. Thus, in a cycle of 60 years, no two animals are the same. The Year of the Pig is the last one in the 12-year cycle.

People born in the Year of the Pig are chivalrous and gallant. Whatever they do, they do with all their strength. For Boar Year people, there is no left or right and there is no retreat. They have tremendous fortitude and great honesty. They do not make many friends but they make them for life, and anyone having a Boar Year friend is fortunate for they are extremely loyal. They do not talk much but have a great thirst for knowledge. They study a great deal and are generally well informed. Boar people are quick tempered, yet they hate arguments and quarreling. They are kind to their loved ones. No matter how bad problems seem to be, Boar people try to work them out, honestly if sometimes impulsively. They are most compatible with rabbits and sheep.

Traditional Pig attributes and associations: zodiac location is 12th, ruling hours 9pm - 10:59 p.m., direction is north northwest, season and month is autumn, November, gemstone is topaz, color is dark blue, roughly equivalent western sign is Scorpio, polarity is Yin and food are celery and all kinds of meats.

Boar people are those born in years 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995,2007,2019




  • Chinese New Year

  • Animals

  • Pigs


Articles by Dr. Ngo TiongTak



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Issues of 2006