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RP Issues of 2007






2007, June 26.  Philippines-France Diplomatic Relations 60th Anniversary

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

Miniature Sheets of 20 + 5 labels (5 x 5);  Souvenir Sheets of One





   7p   Rizal Monument and Eiffel Tower

 26p   Banaue Rice Terraces and French Castle


Miniature Sheets of 20 + 5 Labels  (8,000)


Note:  4,000 of the Miniature Sheets were cut through the center of the labels producing the following:


  7p  Miniature Sheets of 10 + 5 labels on the right side (4,000)

26p Miniature Sheets of 10 + 5 labels on the left side (4,000)



Souvenir Sheets of 1  (10,000)

   26p   Metro-Manila and Paris


Designer:  Manuel "Manny" Baldemor

Graphic Designer:  Randolph Siscar

Design Coordinator:  Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak


First Day Covers:  Manila







Diplomatic relations between the Philippines and France was established on June 26,1947 with the signing of a Treaty of Friendship in Paris by then Philippine Vice-President and concurrent Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Elpidio Quirino, and, then French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault. Both countries had just emerged from World War II, with the Philippines' independence having been recognized by the United States on July 4, 1946 and the French Republic having been restored on August 25, 1944 with the liberation of Paris.

The Treaty provides that there shall be "constant peace and perpetual friendship" between the Philippines and France and today provides the foundation for the enduring ties between both countries. Historically, these ties can trace their roots to the French Revolution, which is said to have inspired Andres Bonifacio and the Philippine Revolution of 1896. Another revolution, the People's Power Revolution of 1986, ushered in a new era between the two countries, as France became one of the first countries to recognize the Aquino Government. President Corazon Aquino - hailed as the Filipina "Joan of Arc" -- was invited by French President Francois Mitterand for a State Visit and a Chief Guest at the celebration of the Bicentennial of the French .Revolution on 14 July 1989.

On its 60th year, Philippines-France relations remain strong and exuberant, with invigorated cooperation in the areas of politics, trade and economics and tourism and culture.



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