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RP Issues of 2010









2010, June 18.  Veterans Federation of the Philippines, 50th Anniversary

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

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

Se-tenant Pairs  (53,000)


   7p   VFP Logo and Battle Scene

   7p   VFP Logo and Battle Scene


Designer:   Jesus Alfredo Delos Santos

Layout Artist:  Earvin Ayes

Design Coordinators: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak;  Elenita San Diego

First Day Covers:  Manila


Veterans Federation of the Philippines

On October 15, 1957, veteran-leaders convened and took the first step that would lead to the unification of all veterans organizations in the country. Less than two months later, on December 9, 1957, twenty two veterans-leaders representing all known veterans organizations signed an "INSTRUMENT OF UNIFICATION" which became the VFP's "DECLARATION OF PRICIPLES."

On March 15, 1958, the Federation held its first General Assembly with the late President Carlos P. Garcia as Guest of Honor. Impressed with the veterans' efforts, President Garcia encouraged the drafting of an administrative bill granting a charter to the Federation.

With the President's urging, then-Congressman Ramon D. Bagatsing authored H.B. 1489, which was passed in Congress on May 19, 1960 and was eventually signed into law by President Garcia as Republic Act 2640. The Act officially established what has come to be known as the "Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP)".




  • World War II


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak


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