2019, October 17. Province of Sorsogon, 125th Anniversary
Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,
Singles, Sheets of 40
12p Sorsogon Province -
Designer: Rodince C. Teodoro
First Day Covers:
Manila & Sorsogon
PROVINCE OF SORSOGON - 125th FOUNDING
Sorsogon is a province in the
Philippines located in the Bicol Region. It is the southernmost
province in Luzon and is subdivided into fourteen municipalities
(towns) and one city. Its capital is Sorsogon City.
Sorsogon is at the tip of the
Bicol Peninsula and faces the island of Samar to the southeast
across the San Bernardino Strait and Ticao Island to the southwest.
Sorsogueños is how the people
of Sorsogon call themselves.
In 1570 two Augustinian friars,
Alonzon Jiménez and Juan Orta, accompanied by a certain captain,
Enrique de Guzmán, reached Hibalong, a small fishing village near
the mouth of Ginangra River, and planted a cross and built the first
chapel in Luzon.
It was from this village that Ibalong,
referring to the whole region, came to be. Moving inland with a
northwesterly direction they passed by the territory now known as
Pilar, before they reached Camalig, Albay. The province was
eventually separated from Albay on October 17, 1894 and adopted the
name Sorsogon. The town of Sorsogon was also selected as its
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) is issuing a stamp in
commemoration of the 125 Years of the Founding of the Province of
Sorsogon. Featured on the
stamp are the most famous facets of Sorsogon - the Provincial
Capitol Building, the Donsol butanding or whale shark, the scenic
mountainscapes of the province, and the Cross for the 450 years
anniversary of the the first Christian Mass celebrated in Gibalon,
Magallanes, in the year 1569.
The Province of Sorsogon's rich history is the pride of Sorsogonons.
Culture and heritage are
valuable assets to the province, and the people of Sorsogon honor
their roots with the yearly festivities brought about by the
Kasanggayahan Festival. This festival is brought to life by the
Sinalampati, a courtship dance performed by street dancers mimicking