2014, November 19. Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of
Commerce, 110th Anniversary
Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,
Se-tenant Pairs, Miniature Sheets of 48
10p Traders with Abacus
10p Traders with Computer
Designer: Simon Lee Tiong Seng
Layout Artist: Victorino Z. Serevo
Designs: Chinese traders through sheer hard work and persevering
spirit started the active exchange of goods and trade in the
Philippines using the system of barter economy as early 1003 AD.
Their resilient and pioneering character anchored in unity and
cooperation, planted and nurtured the seeds of continuing trade and
commercial activity that grew in importance over the years. From the
abacus to the modern era of computerization, the Filipino-Chinese
has spurred growth and development for a more integrated and
progressive national economy. The legacy and the mission of the
oldest chamber of commerce
in the country, the Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce.
Inc. is a forward surge towards economic growth. Filipino-Chinese
integration and social progress for the past 110 years.
First Day Covers: Manila
Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of
Commerce - 110th Anniversary
The Filipino- Chinese General Chamber of
Commerce, Inc. (FCGCCI) is the “oldest” Chinese business
organization in the Philippines.
Having been established in 1904, it aims to provide financial
and material contributions to the country, especially assistance to
the victims of calamities and needy fellow Filipinos. It also
provides settlements as well as venue for arbitration of disputes
brought to its attention in the Chinese community.
During its existence before the year 1950, the
chamber enjoyed recognition by the whole Chinese population as their
omnibus agency on one hand; while on the other hand, it was the
representative agency of the local Chinese in the eyes of our
government. On its shoulders
lay the twin important task of safeguarding the interest and
security of the Chinese population. At
the same time, taking pains in assisting and assimilating the
Chinese community in a turbulent and highly complex world situation.
The Chamber firmly believes that the Chinese
community should be integrated into the big Philippine society, with
security and progress as the objectives of the integration,
considering the fact that this country has become their homeland,
being the place of
their birth, growth and development. Thus, to
effect a true integration of the Filipino and Chinese societies, the
Chinese should participate actively in the civic and charitable
projects as well as social activities, adapt to the customs and
traditions of the Filipino people, and break the psychological
barrier existing between the two people.
As the Chamber celebrates its 110th Anniversary, it remains
steadfast and true to its mission of Filipino-Chamber society