Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History

RP Issues of 2018











2018, February 14.  Valentine's Day:  Senerade

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

Singles, Sheets of 40



12p  Boy Serenading Girl -  Singles  (50,000)



Designer:  Eunice Beatrix Uy Dabu


First Day Covers:  Manila




Valentine's Day 2018

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released today, February 14, the “Harana Stamp”, the digital art rendition of the traditional Filipino way of courtship, modernized by the Singing Karteros (mailman).

The “Singing Mailman” delivers greeting cards, flowers even chocolates and other romantic items to love ones on Valentine’s Day while singing their favorite songs.

The “Harana Stamp” features a couple in Philippine national costumes with the boy serenading the girl, and holding her heart in acceptance.

PHLPost has been issuing Valentine’s Stamp yearly to celebrate the heart's day. It has become a Filipino tradition popularized by the PHLPost own “Singing Karteros”.

Valentine’s Day celebration is not only for lovers, but also for married couples, old and young, and for singles searching for partners.





  •   Valentine's Day




Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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