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RP Issues of 2019











2019, November 20-21.  Green & Wild Expo

Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,  Perf 14, Die-Cut

Souvenir Sheets of 4, Souvenir Sheets of 5






100p  Philippine Rivers - Souvenir Sheets of Four (4,000)

    25p - Bayabas River

   25p - Baroro River

   25p - Cantingas River

   25p - Enchanted River


Designer:  Victorino Z. Serevo

Photographs:  Provided by FUNtastic Philippines:  Bayabas River - Lucie Enriquez; Cantigas River - Marvin Rodeo; Enchanted River - Michael Picardal; Baroro River -Lester Sotelo.


100p  Philippine Birds - Souvenir Sheets of Four (4,000)

    25p - Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater

   25p - Visayan Broadbill

   25p - Mountain White-Eye

   25p - Fire-Breasted Flower Pecker


100p  Philippine Fungi/Mushrooms - Souvenir Sheets of Four (4,000)

    25p - Brittle Gill Fungi

   25p - Earthstar Fungi

   25p - Circular Bracket Fungi

   25p - Parasol Mushroom


125p  Philippine Shrimps - Souvenir Sheets of Five (4,000)

    25p - Brilliant Red Carid

    25p - Domino Shrimp

    25p - Mino Nylon Shrimp

    25p - Rock Shrimp

    25p - Narwal Soldier Shrimp

Designer:  Victorino Z. Serevo

First Day Covers:  Manila





The Green and Wild Expo held November 20 to 21, 2019 at the SMX Aura, Taguig City. This two-day event is focused on the conservation of the Philippine natural environment, biodiversity, ecotourism, and bird photography.  Provides a venue for knowledge-sharing and networking featuring experts in the field nature and bird photography as well as birdwatching and conservation. The free lectures also bring together various government agencies, private entities, and non-governmental organizations involved in the promotion, education, and improvement of ecotourism, photography, and conservation in the Philippines.

PHILIPPINE RIVERS:  Bayabas River is located in the municipality of Dona Remedios Trinidad in Bulacan;  Baroro River stretches from San Gabriel, to Bacnotan, La Union;  Cantingas River located in San Fernando, Romblon;  Enchanted River of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.  

PHILIPPINE BIRDS:  Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, generally known locally as "perik" or "manunubing";  Visayan Broadbills, uncommon and restricted only in the islands of Samar, Leyte and Bohol;  Mountain White-eyes, known locally as "matangdulong";  Fire-breasted Fowerpeckers, uncommon and usually found in montane forests or in forest edges in fruiting and flowering trees.

PHILIPPINE FUNGI/MUSHROOMS:  Brittle gill fungi - Richly hued, easily identifiable by their red caps and their white stalks;  Earthstar fungi - Characterized by their unique, star-like shape and are distributed widely across the world, like the circular bracket fungi;  Bracket fungi - banded with brown and white;  Parasol mushroom  - common mushroom and is characterized by its thin stalks and white, brown-mottled cap.   

PHILIPPINE DEEP-SEA SHRIMPS:   Brilliant Red Carid - Known for their intensely hued red carapace, exclusive of deep water;  Domino Shrimp - Characterized by their bright orange spots on their mostly white body;  Mino Nylon Shrimp -  belongs to the Pandalidae family, and when threatened it spews out blueish white luminescent liquid;  Rock Shrimp - Harder shelled than other shrimps.  It can be identified for the small darker spots on the dorsal half of its body;  Narwhal Soldier Shrimp  - Acknowledged by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as a species of interest to fisheries.  This species usually occurs in great abundance and is easily captured in bottom trawls and traps.





  •    Rivers

  •   Birds

  •   Fungi/Mushrooms

  •   Shrimps 





Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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Issues of 2019