Se-tenant Blocks of Four (37,750)
First Day Covers: Manila
Note: City of Taguig bought
10,000 of the FDCS, leaving 500 for collectors.
Back, Moving Forward – As a Global City
To say that Taguig City successfully transformed from a rural
community into a bustling urban center is a complete understatement.
For one, it does not give justice to the fact that the once old,
rural and rustic town has undergone a massive makeover that it has
now become a symbol of rapid growth and development in the country
The truth of the matter is that, in just over six years, Taguig has
made a giant leap into the highly-progressive future, a feat that no
other city in the country has ever achieved.
For Mayor Freddie R. Tińga, the visionary leader that engineered
this huge urban transformation, inspiration came from knowing and
experiencing what it was like to live in the old Taguig town.
“As a kid growing up in Taguig, I experienced the slow-paced,
provincial-like life. There was even a time when my friends who
lived in other cities of the metropolis would tease me that I came
from ‘Taguig province’. Nobody knew about Taguig back then and this
helped motivate us to bring about change,” he said.
Indeed, Tińga has literally and figuratively changed the landscape
of Taguig, with the sweeping changes that he implemented in the
city. The secret, he shares, is going back to the basics – shelter,
social services, health, and education.
E-MAILS’ TO ROLL IN TAGUIG Historic Taguig Commemorative Stamps
Jun 12, 2009
Electric tricycles (E3s) will soon be rolling on the streets of
Taguig to deliver letters and packages, after the city government
agreed to assign the environment-friendly vehicles to the local
office of Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) for faster and
more efficient mail delivery to the city’s residents.
Taguig Mayor Freddie R. Tinga turned over the keys of five (5) E3s
to PhilPost Postmaster General Hector R.R. Villanueva during the
launching of the Taguig Commemorative Stamps at the Taguig City
Auditorium last week. The E3s will be used by the PhilPost Branch in
Brgy. Central Bicutan.
"Here in Taguig, we dub this the ‘e-mail’, because our mails are
now going to be delivered right at our doorstep through the
e-tricycles. We hope that with the E3s, we can help PhilPost further
improve its services to the city’s residents by delivering their
mails and parcels with the fastest time possible," Tinga said.
According to Taguig Assistant Postmaster Perla Macasa, the assigned
vehicles will not only cut the delivery time of letters and
packages, but will also ease the burden of the city’s more than 20
mailmen. She said most of the mailmen either commute or walk daily
to reach the addressees.
The assignment of vehicles to Taguig’s local post office is the
highlight of the historic launching of Taguig Commemorative Stamps,
in celebration of the city’s 422nd Founding Anniversary last April.
Taguig is only the fourth city in the Philippines to be issued with
a commemorative stamp.
"It is truly an honor for our city to be immortalized in such a
small, simple yet meaningful way. Needless to say, it is a challenge
for our generation, who have all experienced the comfort and
convenience of high-tech communication devices, to appreciate the
value of stamps," said Councilor Ma. Rebecca Tinga, who
initiated the production of the limited edition stamps.
Villanueva said stamps remain relevant despite the dwindling number
of customers who patronize the traditional mailing system, because
it is one way of promoting the country’s historical and cultural
"We, in PhilPost, have always maintained high standards of
quality for our stamps. I think that despite the advent of
technology, stamps will always be important for purposes of
posterity and advertising. And this Taguig stamp is a perfect
representation of our country," Villanueva said.
The Taguig Commemorative Stamps come in four designs, featuring four
of the city’s key historical and cultural landmarks: Taguig City
Hall in Brgy. Tuktukan, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Archdiocesan
Church of St. Anne in Brgy. Sta. Ana, and the Blue Mosque in Brgy.
Maharlika Village. Philpost has agreed to print, issue and circulate
15,000 stamp for each design.
Philpost started issuing the Taguig Commemorative Stamps last June