2019, November 20. Philippine Rivers
Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc., Perf 14, Die-Cut
Souvenir Sheets of 4
100p Philippine Rivers - Souvenir
Sheets of Four
25p - Bayabas River
25p - Baroro River
25p - Cantingas River
25p - Enchanted River
Designer: Victorino Z. Serevo
Photographs: Provided by FUNtastic
Bayabas River - Lucie Enriquez; Cantigas River - Marvin Rodeo; Enchanted
River - Michael Picardal; Baroro River -Lester Sotelo.
First Day Covers: Manila
PHILIPPINE RIVERS - ISSUED DURING GREEN
& WILD EXPO 2019
Early Philippine civilizations have
depended upon rivers for sustenance, sanitation, and transportation.
Today, rivers are still vital features of a locale. Though not all
communities are dependent on rivers as much as they were thousands
of years ago, people today still rely on rivers for the same
The Bayabas River is located in the municipality of
Dona Remedios Trinidad in Bulacan. It supplies fresh water to the
communities neighboring it.
The Baroro River stretches from San Gabriel, to
Bacnotan, La Union, and is abundant with mangroves on its
riverbanks. On the Baroro River stamp is a view of its blue-green
Cantingas River in San Fernando, Romblon.
Winning the title as the
cleanest inland body of water in the Philippines for three years in
a row, the Cantingas River Resort has crystal clear water. Due to
strong currents on the higher parts of the river, it is the supplier
of the islands hydroelectric power plant that supplies electricity
in the whole Sibuyan Island, Romblon. The river has a three-level
diving platforms, 10 feet being the highest. The small waterfalls
are quite strong, while the bed rock is uneven due to smooth river
stones that can easily shift due to currents..
The Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Surigaodel Surís
is known to be a mystical river and is a famous tourist spot.
Rivers are natural resources.
Maintaining them sustainably benefits the locales they course
through economically and ecologically. Natural resources like these
rivers can sustain communities if well-managed.