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RP Issues of 2007






2007, December 3  (21).  Year of The Rats  (2009 Chinese New Year)

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

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





 7p    Stylized Head of Rat - Singles  (50,000)

20p  Stylized Rat - Singles  (50,000)


 Miniature Sheets of 10  (5,000)


54p Souvenir Sheets of 4  (8,000)


Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

Designer: Jesus "Pidoy" de los Santos

Graphic Designer:  Robinson C. Cruza


First Day Covers:  Manila




The Chinese astrological cycle begins with the year of the Rat. The rat possesses attributes ranging from charming and humorous to honest and meticulous. The Chinese say, those born in these years make good and wise advisors, yet they can never decide for themselves and they change direction constantly. However, Rats at times hunger for power and money, leading some to be gamblers and others to be manipulative or petty. Their greed can lead them into a destructive trap.

Consequently, those born within this category like to be first, pioneers, at the forefront of the action. Those born under the influence of the Rat are active, both physically and mentally and tend to lead busy lives. Challenge is essential to them for they love the thrill of living dangerously, adapting easily to different environments and surviving against all odds.




  • Chinese New Year

  • Animals



Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak


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Issues of 2007