Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History


RP Issues of 2009












2009, March 3.  Philippines-South Korea - 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations Joint Issue

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

Se-tenant Pairs, Miniature Sheets of 10




Se-tenant Pairs  (35,000)


   7p   Panagbenga Flower Festival, Philpppines

   7p  Sonori (Cow Play) in Hangawi, Korea


Miniature Sheets of 10 (7,000)


First Day Covers:  Manila





Joint issue with South Korea:  500 sets were exchanged.

Major Activities for the 60th Anniversary of Philippines-Korea Relations

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 cooperation.

The 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.





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Issues of 2009