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RP Issues of 2010










2010, December 2.  Ateneo de Manila Class '60 Golden Jubilee

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

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



Se-tenant Blocks of Four  (30,000)

   7p   Fabilioh!  (Official logo)

   7p   "We stand on a hill, between the earth and Sky"

   7p   "Mary for you, For your white and blue"

   7p   The Bell Ringers of GESU


Lay-out Artist:  Victorino Z. Serevo

Design Coordinators: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak, Ambassador Jose A. Zaide

Designs: Provided for by the Class Representative Of Ateneo de Manila High School Class ’60, Led by Atty. Jose Mario Bunag


First Day Covers:  Manila & Quezon City



The Bell Ringers of the Gesu celebrate their Golden Jubilee
By Jose Mario C. Buñag

A little more than 50 years ago, in the afternoon of March 27, 1960, 195 young men gathered at the Ateneo de Manila High School Covered Courts with their teachers, parents and other guests and anxiously waited for their names to be called to receive their high school diplomas from the principal, Rev. Herbert T. Kane, S.J. It was the culmination of four years of grinding work and breaking out of adolescence.  Now, 50 years later they will gather once more on Dec. 4, 2010 at the same Covered Courts to reminisce, catch up with one another and try to relive what in retrospect were all-too-short high school years.  Members of HS 60, together with their batchmates in GS 56 and Col 64, donated the carillon at the Church of the Gesu in 2004 in the ruby celebration of their college graduation, and now on their golden jubilee, have added more bells to fill up missing notes. Hence, the monicker,  The Bell Ringers of the Gesu.  (

The Church of the Gesù is a landmark church of the Ateneo de Manila University campus in the Philippines. Designed by Jose Pedro Recio and Carmelo Casas (Recio, alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School and Casas obtained his basic education from the Colegio de San Juan de Letran), the edifice’s massive triangular structure symbolizes the Holy Trinity, as well as the three-fold mission and vision of the school. Its shape and design is also meant to suggest the outstretched arms of the Sacred Heart.  The site has a total area of 10,200 square meters, and a seating capacity of 1,000 persons.  One side of the Church houses a side chapel dedicated to Mary in the mystery of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the Ateneo de Manila and of the Philippines, while another side chapel is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a devotion committed to the Jesuits by the appearances of Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary at Paray-le-Monial. (




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