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2016, December 16.  2017 Year of the Rooster (Chinese New Year)

Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Se-tenant Pairs,  Miniature Sheets of 16 (8 Se-tenant Pairs); 

Souvenir Sheet of One - Gold Foil Embellishment, Embossed & Special Round Perforations





Se-tenant Pairs (50,500)

12p  Rooster Facing to the Left

45p  Rooster Facing to the Right


Miniature Sheets of 16 (8 Se-tenant Pairs)  (6,312.50)


200p Souvenir Sheets of One  (5,000)


Designer:  Rodine C. Teodoro


First Day Covers:  Manila







2017 Year of the Rooster  (Chinese New Year)



The Chinese New Year 2017 of the Fire Rooster will start on January 28, 2017 Ė the second New Moon after the Solstice.

The Year of the Rooster will be a powerful one, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward. This year, impressions count. Youíll want to look your best and be clear on your intentions concerning love, money, and business. Stick to practical and well-proven paths to ensure success, rather than risky ventures.

In a Rooster Year, all of the Chinese animals can reap great rewards by tapping into Rooster traits. Loyalty, commitment, hard work, family values, and top-notch appearances are just some of the characteristics that will be rewarded this year.

General Predictions For The Year Of The Rooster 2017

Consider a Rooster in a barnyard, protecting his hens and strutting his stuff- feathers puffed up, head high and extremely proud of his flock. Well, thatís about it. The Year of the Rooster will be a year that the most vital promise made will result in a flawless job no matter what it takes to achieve it. It will be a year when it is truly better to do less, but do it perfectly.

Perched precariously out on a limb, the Rooster is a cheerful and buoyant early bird. A Don Quixote who is tempted by the spirit of adventure, he can bring a few wild goose chases that donít quite work out. Independence and equality will characterize relationships. Very dramatic theatrical presentations, books and movies will honor the classics. Old stories are retold and appreciated. Too much eccentricity and originality is met with suspect.

Roosters are brave and chivalrous and, when faced with stress, opposition and adversity, will go far beyond what is required to win the battle. The stubborn Rooster will be a dauntless hero who will not back down and who will certainly be unreasonable if he doesnít get his way.




  • Chinese New Year

  • Year of the Rooster


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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