Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History


RP Issues of 2008








2008, August 8.   29th Summer Olympics, Beijing, China

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

Singles, Miniature Sheets of 10  (2 x 5)









  7p   Archery  - Singles (50,000)

20p   Taekwando  - Singles (50,000)

24p   Equestrian  - Singles (50,000)

26p   Weight Lifting - Singles (50,000)


Miniature Sheets  of 10  (each value) (5,000 sheets of which 888 are uncut panes)


Graphic Designers:   Corazon T. Loza, Noel Henry A. Siatela

Design Coordinator:  Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak



Jesus Alfredo de los Santos, Head, Design Unit

Dane Marvin J. Bastes, Member, Design Unit

Marvin S. Zoleta, Member Design Unit


First Day Covers:  Manila



The Long and Winding Road

To the Beijing Olympic Stamp Issue

by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak


The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games emblem" Chinese Seal, Dancing Beijing" is filled with Beijing's hospitality and hopes and carries the city to the world. It is a symbol of trust and an expression of self-confidence, standing for the solemn yet sacred promise that Beijing, the host city of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games has made to the world and to all mankind.   It conveys the unique cultural quality and elegance of Chinese civilization.  The Chinese government promoted the Games and invested heavily in new facilities and transportation systems.

The Philippine stamps will feature four graphic designs with two different colored background at the upper right corner and lower left corner. The different colors of the background symbolize unity from all corners of the world. Also, the Philippine Olympic Committee Logo is shown on the lower right corner to signify its support to Filipino athletes who are competing in the Games. 




  • Sports / Olympics




Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak




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Issues of 2008