2017, January 30. ASEAN50 Philippine Chairmanship
Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,
Souvenir Sheets of One
with Special Gold Foil with Embossing
100p Souvenir Sheets of One
Note: Souvenir Sheets with overall
very shiny and glossy appearance, with a metallic gold foil.
Designer: Rodine C. Teodoro
First Day Covers: Manila
DRY SEAL CANCELLATION.
Because the Asean 50 Souvenir Sheet is in special gold foil
with embossing, a special
Dry Seal was used for FDCs.
The issue date is January 30, while the stamps were issued earlier,
January 15. The dry seal was used on the souvenir sheets
because black cancellations by rubber stamps can easily be removed
from the gold foil by simply rubbing off the ink.
ASEAN 50, PHILIPPINES 2017 - “Partnering for Change,
Engaging the World”
ASEAN 50 commemorative stamps celebrating Philippines chairmanship
was launched in President Rodrigo Duterte’s home city, Davao,
coinciding with the opening of the ASEAN 2017 commemorative
activities on Sunday, January 15.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on
8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN
Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the Founding Fathers of ASEAN,
namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
Brunei Darussalam then joined on 7 January 1984, Viet Nam on 28 July
1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April
1999, making up what is today the ten Member States of ASEAN.
The ASEAN is committed to intensifying community building through
enhanced regional cooperation and integration, in particular by
establishing an ASEAN Political-Security Community, ASEAN Economic
Community and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community as its main
It will be the third time the Philippines will be
hosting the regional meet, after it was held in Manila in 1987 under
President Cory Aquino and in Cebu in 2007 under President Gloria
President Duterte announced the ASEAN 2017 theme will be
"Partnering for Change, Engaging the World."
In accepting the ASEAN chairmanship, the President said, "We
will highlight ASEAN as a model of regionalism and a global player,
with the interest of the people at its core."