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RP Issues of 2008




2008, November 17.  National Stamp Collecting Month

Featuring Comics Superheroes by Carlo J. Caparas

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

Se-tenant Blocks of 4, Sheets of 40 (4 x 10);  Souvenir Sheets of 2


Se-tenant Blocks of 4  (25,000) 


   7p  Joaquin Bordado

   7p  Totoy Bato

   7p  Gagambino

   7p  Pieta


Souvenir Sheets of 2  (6,500)

   7p  Ang Panday

 20p  Panday


Graphic Designer:  Corazon T. Loza


First Day Covers:  Manila


Carlo J. Caparas, born Magno Jose J. Caparas, is a director, producer, writer and a comics strip creator. He is the person behind many Filipino superheroes and “komiks” characters such as Panday, Totoy Bato, Gagambino, Panday and many others. 

When the comics industry took a dive in the 1990s, Caparas turned as producer and director of several movies. In 2006, Caparas spearheaded the Komiks Congress, a massive effort to revive the comics industry in the Philippines. To help spread awareness that comics is still a popular reading material amongst Filipinos, he toured the country with his "Komiks Caravan", an exhibit of original comics issued across the country. 

Carlo was recently awarded by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo a Presidential Medal of Merit for his contributions to Philippine culture. 

On September 14, 2007, Caparas launched new comics titles in newsstands. He hopes that this will boost the popularity of comics in the Philippines once more.




  • Arts / Comics

  • Famous Filipinos


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak


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Issues of 2008