March 3. Philippines-South Korea - 60 Years of Diplomatic
Relations Joint Issue
Amstar Company, Inc. Perf. 14.
Pairs, Miniature Sheets of 10
Panagbenga Flower Festival, Philpppines
7p Sonori (Cow Play) in Hangawi,
Miniature Sheets of 10 (7,000)
First Day Covers: Manila
Joint issue with South Korea: 500
sets were exchanged.
Activities for the 60th Anniversary of
Designation of March 3, 2009 as "Philippines-Korea Friendship Day"
and the year 2009 as "Philippines-Korea Friendship Year"
Under Proclamation No. 1495 dated 17 May 2008, Philippine President
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced March 3, 2009 as
“Philippines-Korea Friendship Day” and the year 2009 as
“Philippines-Korea Friendship Year.” Commemorative activities both
in the Philippines and South Korea will celebrate six decades of
close partnership, raise mutual awareness among each other’s peoples
and toast to the future of Philippines-Korea relations.
“Nurturing A Meaningful Friendship” aptly summarizes the 60 years of
collaborative and fruitful relations that both countries enjoy while
looking forward to a future defined by even closer ties and stronger
Philippine Postal Corporation and the Korea Post will launch
commemorative stamps on March 3, 2009 as part of the anniversary
celebrations. The stamps will feature Korea’s "Sonori (Cow Play) in
Hangawi" and the Philippine “Panagbenga Flower Festival."
The Panagbenga Flower Festival is held for a month every February in
Baguio, the country's summer capital. Following a spectacular car
festooned with floral decorations, for which this festival is known,
dancers and citizens who decorate themselves with flowers march
through the streets, playing cheerful music.