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RP Issues of 2014











2014, October 12.  Quezon City, 75th Anniversary

Litho Offset/Laser Printing, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf  13 3/4 x 13 1/2

Jumbo-sized, 35mm x 50mm (spot lamination with glow in the dark ink on souvenir sheets)

Se-tenant Blocks of Four, Miniature Sheets of 16;  Souvenir Sheets of One

Miniature Sheets of 6 - 10p x 6 with Blank Right Halves - Commemorative SelyoKo





Se-tenant Blocks of Four    (30,000) 

10p  Tandang Sora Shrine

10p  Emilio Jacinto Shrine     

10p  SM North Edsa                    

10p  UP-Ayala Techno Hub


Miniature Sheets of 16    (7,500)


Souvenir Sheets of One    (8,000)

100p  Quezon City Memorial Circle


250p Selyo Ko Commemorative Miniature Sheets of 6    (1,700)

10p x 6 - Quezon City Memorial Circle with Blank Right Halves

Comes With or Without Presentation Folder

Designer:  Giovanni Estrada

Design Coordinator:  Regina A. Samson

Layout Artist:  Victorino Z. Serevo


First Day Covers:  Manila & Quezon City





QUEZON CITY - 75th ANNIVERSARY,  1939 - 2014

In 1938, Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon directed the Peoples’s Homesite Corporation to purchase 15,723 sqm of land in the Diliman Estate. This tract of land later becomes Quezon City.  Commonwealth Act No. 502, creating Quezon City, became a law at 11:40 am on October 12, 1939.  Assemblyman Ramon P. Mitra named the city Balintawak.  Assemblymen Narciso Ramos and Eugenio Perez filed an amendment changing the name to Quezon City.

In 1941, Quezon City is declared part of Greater Manila remaining so until January 2, 1947, when its separate political existence was restored by Republic Act No. 45.  The city became the capital of the Philippines in 1948, when President Elpidio Quirino signed  Republic  Act 333, the charter of Quezon City.  This status lasted until 1976, when Presidential Decree 940 declared Metro Manila as the seat of the National Government, and Manila as the capital.

Melchora Aquino (Tandang Sora) Shrine.  Built to commemorate the kindness and humanity of the City’s very own heroine, Melchora Aquino.  Also known as Tandang Sora, the Mother of Revolution became famous for providing refuge and food to wounded Katipuneros when the war against Spain broke out in 1896. When the Spaniards learned about her activities, she was asked where Andres Bonifacio was hiding but she unflinchingly refused to tell them. She was then arrested by the Spanish Guardia Civil and was deported to the Marianas Islands.  The grand shrine is located on Banlat Road, Tandang Sora, and has a pavilion and stage which is used as venue for historical events and gatherings. There is another shrine built in her honor in the Himlayang Pilipino Memorial Park, which serves as a repository of her remains.

General Emilio Jacinto Memorial.  Where the remains of the young general are still resting.   The sculptures on the tomb were cold cast in bronze by renowned Filipino sculptor Florante "Boy" Caedo.  Jacinto was a Filipino General during the Philippine Revolution.  He was one of the highest ranking officers in the Philippine Revolution and was one of the highest ranking officers of the revolutionary society Kataas-taasan, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan or simply and more popularly called Katipunan (KKK), being a member of its Supreme Council. He was elected Secretary of State for the Haring Bayang Katagalugan, a revolutionary government established during the outbreak of hostilities. He is popularly known in Philippine history textbooks as the Brains of Katipunan.

SM City North EDSA.  A shopping mall located at the intersection of North Avenue and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Quezon City.  It is the second largest shopping mall in in the Philippines and fourth largest in the world in terms of leasable area.   The mall is operated by SM Prime Holdings, a local company in the Philippines, and the biggest retail and mall operator in Southeast Asia.  SM City North EDSA opened on November 25, 1985 with an original concept offered a variety of tenants and flagship stores. The mall's redevelopment began with the opening of The Block in July 2006, went into high gear with the launching of newly modernized Annex in December 2008, and the opening of the Sky garden in May 2009. The Car Park Plaza transformed into a lifestyle center in 2009.  

U.P.– Ayala Land Techno Hub.   An information technology hub jointly developed by the University of the Philippines Diliman and property developer Ayala Land.   It is located in Commonwealth Avenue, Barangay U.P. Campus , Quezon City.   It occupies 20 hectares (49 acres) within the 37.5 hectares (93 acres) of the U.P. North Science and Technology Park.    The entire development was listed as an approved IT Park by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority in February 2009.   This status makes export-oriented companies located therein eligible for temporary tax holiday, permanent reduced rate of corporate income tax, and other incentives.   IBM announced in February 2009 that it would open an Innovation Center at the park, its second in Southeast Asia.

Quezon City Memorial Circle.  A national park and a national shrine located in Quezon City,   The park is located inside a large traffic circle in the shape of an ellipse and bounded by the Elliptical Road.  Its main feature is a tall mausoleum containing the remains of  Commonwealth President  Manuel L. Quezon, and his wife, First Lady Aurora Quezon.   After World War II, President Sergio Osmeña issued an executive order stipulating the creation of a Quezon Memorial Committee to raise funds by public subscription to erect a memorial to his predecessor, President Manuel L. Quezon. A national contest for the Quezon Memorial Project was held 1951. Filipino architect Federico S. Ilustre's design won the contest.




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