2019, April 4. Filipino Centenarians
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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost)
in celebration of its 27th Corporate Anniversary will launch the
Filipino Centenarian Special Stamp in the City of Manila to kick-off
the issuance of personalized stamps that will be issued to persons
who have lived for a century.
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said that
this momentous event gives the City’s oldest and most treasured
citizens a chance to be recognized and appreciated with a stamp.
“Living to 100 years old is one of
life’s greatest achievements, and definitely a milestone worth
celebrating with their own picture imprinted in the postage stamp”,
Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.
Mayor Estrada and PHLPost Chairman
Norman Fulgencio will present special stamp frames to living
Centenarians’ endorsed by the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs of
Manila namely; Mrs. Sabina Pelayo Santos of Tondo Manila, Mrs.
Neriza Castaneda Reyes of Sta. Ana Manila and Mrs. Encarnacion
Vinluan Pedroso of San Miguel Manila.
Chairman Fulgencio added that the
presentation of personalized stamps to Filipino Centenarians in the
country is part of their social responsibility to pay tribute to
these important persons who are still alive so that they can enjoy
the honor accorded to them by PHLPost.
The basis for the issuance of PHLPost
personalized stamp to Filipino Centenarians’ is Republic Act. No.
10868, known as “An Act Honoring and Granting Additional Benefits
and Privileges to Filipino Centenarian, and for other purposes,
otherwise known as the Centenarian Act of 2016.
After the launching of the
Centenarians’ Stamp, PHLPost will start coordinating with Local
Government Units (LGU’s) to include in their program the issuance of
personalized stamp frame honoring the Filipino Centenarians.
PHLPost supported the recognition and
incentives to Filipino Centenarian especially during the observance
of the National Respect for Centenarians’ Day, every First Sunday of
October, during the observance of the Elderly Filipino Week from
October 1 to 7 of every year.
“Their collective wisdom and
experience is an inspiration to us all. It is only fitting to treat
them with appreciation and respect they truly deserve”. Fulgencio