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RP Issues of 2009











2009, June 5.  Forward Taguig - Global City

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

Se-tenant Blocks of 4, Sheets of 40 (4 x 10)


Se-tenant Blocks of Four  (37,750) 


   7p   City Hall

   7p   Global City

   7p   Sta. Ana Church

   7p   Blue Mosque


First Day Covers:  Manila



Note:  City of Taguig bought 10,000 of the FDCS, leaving 500 for collectors.

TAGUIG:  Looking 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 today.

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 Launched
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 heritage.

"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 5, 2013.






Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak


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