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2008, February 1.  Dominican School, Manila.  50th Anniversary.

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

Se-tenant Blocks of Four, Sheets of 40 (4 x 10)


Se-tenant Blocks of 4  (35,000)


   7p   St. Dominic de Guzman 

   7p   St. Dominic de Guzman and Dominical School Campus          

   7p   Dominican School Logo and 50th Anniversary Logo       

   7p   Dominican School Building 


Designer and Graphic Artist:  Rhona M. Velayo

Design Coordinators:  Sister Christina Arceo, O.P., Corazon T. Loza


First Day Covers:  Manila






This is theme of the Golden Anniversary of the Dominican School of Manila.  The event was celebrated from February 8 to 16, 2008.  Founded in 1958 by the Sisters of the Congregation of the Religious Missionaries of Saint Domini.  It started with 79 boys and girls in the kindergarten.  Now, it caters to students of primary and secondary levels with a population of 2,040.

Dominican School, Manila was founded in June 1958 by the Religious Missionaries of St. Dominic in response to the need to provide Catholic education to the children who live in the vicinity of University of Santo Tomas, particularly its employees. Under the leadership of Sr. Jesus Ibargoitia, the superior of Sta. Catalina Girls' Dormitory and Sr. Esperanza Melgar, the secretary general, a two-room structure was constructed in May 1958.  A month later, the school opened the kindergarten with 79 boys and girls as enrollees. It was named St. Dominic's Kindergarten School. The rooms were furnished with all the facilities for children to learn their ABC's and numbers. Their skills in singing, drawing and writing were also developed. To fulfill its mission of providing sound Catholic education, its curriculum has religion as its core with Christ as the center. Their devotion to Christ and Mary was awakened and strengthened through activities like participation in novenas and daily visits to the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel of Sta. Catalina Girls' Dormitory.





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