Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History

RP Issues of 2018











2018, December 19.  General Santos City (GenSan), 50th Anniversary

Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Se-tenant Blocks of 4, Miniature Sheets of 16




Se-tenant Blocks of Four - 15,000


12p  Heneral Paulino A. Santos Statue

12p  Plaza Heneral Santos

12p  GenSan Tuna Festival

12p  Fresh Tuna Fish


Miniature Sheets of 16 (Four Se-tenant B/4) - 3,750



First Day Covers:  Manila & General Santos City





General Santos City lies at the southern part of the Philippines.  The city is approximately 1,050 kilometers southeast of Manila, 485 kilometers southeast of Cebu and 150 kilometers southwest of Davao. Gensan, as we demonstratively call the city is the southernmost city of the Philippines and is part of SOCCSKSARGEN (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani Province, and General Santos City) Growth Region – Region XII. General Santos City started off as Pres. Manuel L. Quezon’s dream settlement area for farmers. On February 27, 1939, Gen. Paulino Santos of the National Land Settlement Authority (NLSA) led 62 pioneers in opening its fertile lands for agriculture. As the settlement’s economy grew and diversified, it became known after its founder, General Santos (General Paulino Santos, a former Commanding General of the Philippine Army).

Gensan is also known for its corn, coconut, livestock and poultry, and tuna industry. As more investors came in, the geographic location, promising agriculture and fishing industry and strong local government unit encouraged foreign donors to provide technical and infrastructure development assistance.





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