Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History


RP Issues of 2008






2008, December 10.  Year of the Ox (2009 Chinese New Year)

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

Singles,  Miniature Sheets of 10;  Souvenir Sheets of 4



  7p   Manigong Bagong Taon,  Singles (50,000)

20p   Happy New Year,  Singles (50,000


Miniature Sheets of 10 (5,000)


Souvenir Sheets of 4  (5,000)



Designer:  Jesus Alfredo "Pidoy" de los Santos

Graphic Designer:  Corazon T. Loza

Design Coordinator:  Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

Designs:  Stylized drawings of the Ox


First Day Covers:  Manila





According to the Chinese Zodiac Signs, people born in the Year of the Ox are emotionally well balanced and serene, which makes for stable relationship. They are completely dependable, extremely hardworking, resolute individuals who can overcome difficulties and achieve the goals that they have set for themselves. They show great judgment in choosing their friends. Once they decide to trust you, they become firm friends whose help and sound advise are much appreciated. However, don't ever take advantage of an ox, or you'll find yourself with a sworn enemy.

The loyal and trusting nature of ox women makes them vulnerable. They prefer to keep to a familiar circle of family friends rather than move out into the world. For them, affection and responsibility go hand in hand. They always give the best of themselves.

Ox men are loners. They enjoy taking command, and deserve the important posts that they hold.

Ox people are those born:

25 January 1925 - 12 February 1926
11 February 1937 - 30 January 1938
29 January 1949 - 15 February 1950
15 February 1961 - 4 February 1962
3 February 1973 - 22 January 1974
20 February 1985 - 8 February 1986
8 February 1997 - 28 January 1998
26 January 2009 - 13 February 2010




  • Chinese New Year

  • Animals


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak




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Issues of 2008