Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History

RP Issues of 2020











2020, July 13.  Frontline Heroes - Fight Against Corona Virus:  We Fight For You

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

Se-tenant B/8, Miniature Sheets of 16;  Souvenir Sheets of One


Se-tenant Blocks of Eight  -  25,000


12p  Nurses

12p  Military Personnel

12p  Grocery Personnel

12p  Police Officers

12p  Doctors

12p  Delivery Personnel

12p  Medical Technicians

12p  Chefs


Miniature Sheets of Sixteen (Two Se-tenant B/8) - 12,500


55p Souvenir Sheets of One - 5,000


Designer:  Rodine C. Teodoro


First Day Covers:  Manila




The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) issued the much-awaited stamps to honor frontliners protecting the nation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in disruptions across all industries and has prompted massive changes to the way society operates. Amidst chaos and fear, superheroes have risen to face unprecedented challenges. Daily, medical professionals serve as lifelines to those infected with COVID-19. Our frontliners from the food, courier, and retail industries ensure that necessary supplies and services reach the public, while military and police enforce order for community quarantine.

It is with immense care and genuine empathy for our frontliners that PHLPost issues these stamps. This stamp issuance illustrated by in-house creative artist Rodine C. Teodoro highlights the tireless efforts of the doctors, delivery personnel, medical technicians, chefs, nurses, military and grocery personnel, and police officers. This also honors frontliners providing essential services such as bank tellers, drivers, maintenance personnel, and of course, PHLPost letter carriers who go above and beyond their duties every day.

These stamps commemorate frontlinersí efforts and legitimize them as the primary agents who ensure our health and safety. Through this stamp issuance, we express our gratitude to all Frontline Heroes - especially those who have lost their lives in order to safeguard the community against the deadly disease. Frontliners face coronavirus for us. To give back, we can fight for our Frontline Heroes by making a habit out of practicing good hygiene, observing physical distancing, wearing personal protective equipment like face masks, and keeping ourselves informed.








Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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Issues of 2020