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2020, May 2.  National Heritage Month - Larong Atin!  Traditional Games

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

Se-tenant B/4, Miniature Sheets of 8;  Souvenir Sheet of Two


Se-tenant Blocks of Four  -  25,000


12p  Jack-en-Poy (Rock-paper-scissors)

14p  Bahay-bahayan (Playing House)

15p  Luksong Tinik (Thorn Hurdles)

17p  Trumpo (Spinning Top) 


Miniature Sheets of Eight (Two Se-tenant B/4) - 12,500


100p Souvenir Sheets of Two - 5,000

45p  Jolen (Marbles), Piko (Hopscotch)

55p  Tumbang Preso (Knock-down the Prisoner, Saranggola (Kite Flying)


Designer:  Rodine C. Teodoro, Eunice Beatrix U. Dabu

Design Coordinator:  Judith Neric


First Day Covers:  Manila



NATIONAL HERITAGE MONTH:  LARONG ATIN!  Philippine Traditional Games

The Philippine Postal Corporation issues "Larong Atin! Philippine Traditional Games" stamps, souvenir sheets, and official First Day Covers for National Heritage Month (NHM) 2020.

The Larong Atin! Se-tenant block of four features the following games: 12p Jack-en-Poy (Rock-paper-scissors), 14p Bahay-bahayan (Playing House), 15p Luksong Tinik (Thorn Hurdles), and, 17p Trumpo (Spinning Top).

The souvenir sheet features: 45p Jolen (Marlbles), Piko (Hopscotch); 55p Tumbang Preso (Knock-down the Prisoner, Saranggola (Kite). 

These Philippine Traditional Games sharpen problem-solving skills, promote healthy competition, and encourage physical activity for youth from all walks of life.  Each game has a story to tell about our values and traditions.

Philippine traditional games can be considered living "intangible heritage", the preservation of which is supported by the 1987 Philippine Constitution.  Also called Laro ng Lahi, these games are recreational activities that introduce children to Filipino values such as pakikipagtulungan (helpfulness), pagkakaisa (cooperation). and pakikisama (getting along well with people).

This issuance puts the spotlight on traditional Filipino games as an important part of Filipino culture.  PHLPost shares the advocacy of preserving and continuing Filipino heritage with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Filipino Heritage Festival, Inc. (FHFI).




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