2020, May 2. National Heritage Month - Larong Atin!
Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,
Se-tenant B/4, Miniature Sheets of 8; Souvenir Sheet of
Se-tenant Blocks of Four -
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:
NATIONAL HERITAGE MONTH:
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
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
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).