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RP Issues of 2019











2019, May 2.  National Heritage Month - Women as Heritage Keeper

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

Se-tenant Blocks of 8, Miniature Sheets of 16




Se-tenant Blocks of Eight  (6,250)

12p  T'boli Beadworker

12p  Liliw Coconut Sap Collector

12p  Laguna Rafters

12p  Aurora Hat Weaving

12p  Ifugao Farmer

12p  Tawi-tawi Sea Weed Farmer

12p  Badjao Mat Weaver

12p  Ilocos Burnay Potter


Miniature Sheets of 16 (Two Se-tenant B/8)  (3,125)


Designer:  Victorino Z. Serevo


First Day Covers:  Manila



Note:  No official FDC envelope that can accommodate a B/8 was issued


The only known FDC with a complete B/8 in one envelope



In celebration of National Heritage Month, former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, Chairperson of Akademiang Pilipino, a group of notable personalities in the field of Arts, Culture and the Academe, delivered the keynote address to formally open the Heritage Stamp Exhibit entitled “Mga Selyong Pamana, Imaging the Imagining Womanhood in Stamps” held at the historic lobby of the Manila Central Post Office last May 09, 2019.

A protector of Philippine sovereign rights in the West Philippine Sea and known cultural heritage proponent, Morales was presented the commemorative 2019 Heritage stamps featuring “Women as Heritage Keepers”. Guests from private and government sector, diplomatic corps attended the opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Aside from the 2019 Heritage Stamps, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), in coordination with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Filipino Heritage Festival and Fantastic Philippines, a group of amateur and professional photographers also displayed heritage stamp collections from notable philatelic collectors.

The exhibit showcases 22 frames featuring Philippine stamps depicting Filipino women. 

It will be open to the public from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and will run until May 30, 2019.

“We support the effort of the government to preserve and protect these cultural heritage featured in stamps for the appreciation of the public”. PHLPost Chairman Norman Fulgencio said.

PHLPost announced that next year will be the start of the restoration project of the iconic Post Office Building spearheaded by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). 

A  Postal Museum shall be established as an added attraction to both local and foreign tourists.

PHLPost has printed 50,000 copies of the 2019 Heritage Month stamps in se-tenant Block of Eight in Miniature Sheets of 16 (totaling 3,125 miniature sheets).  Designed by PHLPost In-house graphic designer Victorino Z. Serevo.





  •   Women




Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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Issues of 2019