12p Rizal Monument - Rizal, Panganiban,
Vinzons + Centennial Logo - Singles (40,000)
Designer: Rodine C. Teodoro
Design Coordinator: Nena J. Panganiban
First Day Covers:
Manila & Daet, Camarines Norte
PROVINCE OF CAMARINES NORTE - 100 Years
Founding Anniversary - 1920-2020
Camarines Norte is
a province in
the Philippines located
in the Bicol
Region in Luzon.
Its capital is Daet.
The province borders Quezon to
the west, Camarines
the south, and the Philippine
In 1573, Bicol province was founded. From Bicol, the province
of Camarines was created in 1636, which was divided in 1829,
creating Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur. They were briefly merged
from 1854 to 1857 into Ambos Camarines (ambos is Spanish for
"both"). They were merged into Ambos Camarines once again in 1893.
The province was divided into Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur once
again in 1917.
When Camarines Norte was separated from Ambos Camarines in
1829, it was assigned the towns of Daet (as capital), Talisay, Indan
(now Vinzons), Labo, Paracale, Mambulao (now Jose Panganiban),
Capalonga, Ragay, Lupi, and Sipocot. Seventeen years later, it
lost Sipocot, Lupi and Ragay to Camarines Sur in exchange for the
town of Siruma.
The official date of organization of
the province as separate from Camarines Sur is 15 April 1920,
following Executive Order No. 22.
The land of this province is fertile
with coconut, pineapple, and rice plantations, while the adjacent
bays of Lamon and San Miguel are important fishing grounds.
Camarines Norte is also known for its mineral and metallic
resources. It is
currently composed of the towns of Daet (its capital), Basud
Capalonga, Jose Panganiban, Labo, Mercedes, Paracale, San Lorenzo
Ruiz, San Vicente, Sta. Elena, Talisay, and Vinzons.
The province also takes pride in its
José María Panganiban. Bicolano propagandist, linguist, and
essayist. He is one of the main writers and contributors for La
Solidaridad (Revolutionary Newspaper),
writing under the pen names "Jomapa" and "J.M.P."
Gen. Vicente R. Lukban. Officer in Emilio
Aguinaldo's staff during the Philippine Revolution and the politico-military chief of Samar and Leyte
during the Philippine-American War. On September 28, 1901, he led Filipino rebels,
armed only with bolos and
sharpened bamboo poles, in an attack against the contingent of
American forces in Balangiga, Samar. Only 36 troopers of Company C, 9th Infantry Regiment of the US Forces survived
the attack against 16 casualties among the Filipino rebels, giving
the encounter its famous label "Balangiga Massacre"
in Philippine history.
Wenceslao Q. Vinzons, Sr. Lawyer, orator,
labor leader, writer, youngest delegate to the 1935
Constitutional Convention and
youngest signatory of the Charter at the age of 25.
As the governor in 1940 and
congressman-elect in 1941 and refusing to surrender, he evacuated
the provincial government during the Japanese Occupation to the hinterlands of Labo and led a guerrilla
force against the Japanese forces.
The stamp prominently
displays the first monument dedicated to Jose Rizal, the Provincial
Capitol Building, and the images of Rizal, Panganiban, and Vinzons.
It features the centennial anniversary logo and the
provincial seal of Camarines Norte.