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2017, January 15 (Stamps) & 30 (Souvenir Sheets).  ASEAN50 Philippine Chairmanship

Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Singles,  Sheets of  40;  Souvenir Sheets of One with Special Gold Foil with Embossing

                    

 

 

12p  Official Logo, Asean50 - Singles  (101,000) 

 

100p Souvenir Sheets of One  (6,000)

 

Note:  Souvenir Sheets with overall very shiny and glossy appearance, with a metallic sheen.

 

Designer:  Rodine C. Teodoro

 

 

First Day Covers:  Manila & Davao City

  

          

 

  

DRY SEAL CANCELLATION.  Because the Asean 50 Souvenir Sheet is in black, a special Dry Seal was used to cancel it on FDCs.  The Dry Seal reads “Philippine Postal Corporation/Phlpost” featuring a running postman.  There is no date on the Dry Seal, and, although the souvenir sheets were issued January 30, the official FDC canceller for the earlier issued stamps was used showing a date of January 15, 2017.  This Dry Seal will be used on other issues/documents as warranted and will remain without date. 


 

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.

The 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 pillars.

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 Arroyo. 

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."

 

 

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