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RP Issues of 2009











2009, May 8.  Philippine Heritage Festival.

Featuring Art Deco Theatres and Cinemas

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

Se-tenant Blocks of 4, Miniature Sheets of 16;  Souvenir Sheets of 4





  7p   Kings Theatre

  7p   Capitol Theatre

  7p   Joy Theatre

  7p   Scala Theatre


Miniature Sheets of 16  (6,250) 


Souvenir Sheets of Four  (5,000)

  7p   Life Theatre

  7p   Times Theatre

  7p   Bellevue Theatre

  7p   Pines Theatre


First Day Covers:  Manila




Filipino Heritage Month was born out of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s Proclamation No. 439 on 11 August 2003, “declaring the month of May of every year as National Heritage Month”.  The event is in recognition of the need to create among the people a consciousness, respect, and pride for their legacies of Filipino cultural history, and love of country.”This month of May, Filipinos celebrate the Filipino Heritage Festival with the theme "Awit at Sayaw",   highlighting the age-old as well as modern interpretations of Filipino music, bringing it to life through a variety of performances. 

“For this year’s festivities, we will re-open a treasure trove of Philippine music mirroring the daily lives of Filipinos. We will also showcase the traditional beliefs and value systems upon which these forms of art are founded.” Filipino Heritage Festival Director Bambi Harper said.





  • Architecture

  • Arts / Theatres


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak


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Issues of 2009