Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History


RP Issues of 2008




2008, February 6.  Valentine's Day

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

Se-tenant pairs, Sheets of 40,  Souvenir Sheets of Ten


Se-tenant Pairs  (50,000)


   7p   Roses Inside Heart 

   7p   Cupid Aiming at Two Hearts 


70p Souvenir Sheets of 10  (5,000)  (Priced at P100)


Designer:   Corazon T. Loza

Design Coordinator:  Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

Layout Artist:  Robinson C. Cruza


First Day Covers:  Manila





Issued in celebration of Valentine's Day.  According to church legend,  St. Valentine was a priest near Rome in about the year 270 AD.  During that time, Roman Emperor Claudius II issued a decree forbidding marriage.  St. Valentine saw the trauma of young lovers, so he met them in a secret place and joined them in the sacrament of holy matrimony.  When Emperor Claudius learned about it, St. Valentine was arrested and prosecuted.

Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated every February 14.  It is the traditional day on which loved ones express their love for each other by sending Valentine's card, flowers, chocolates, and other expression of love.  Although mostly associated with lovers, it now includes everybody you love - parents, brothers and sisters, friends, teachers, etc....

Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline and the figure of .the winged Cupid.





  • Greetings / Valentines

  • Flowers


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak


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Issues of 2008