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2020, February 6.  Valentine's Day - "The Love We Deserve"

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

Se-tenant Blocks of 4, Miniature Sheets of 8




 Se-tenant Blocks of Four  (10,000)


12p  Love of Nature

12p  Love of Country

12p  Love Knows No Gender

12p  Love Yourself


Layout Artist:  Irma Jane C. Junio


First Day Covers:  Manila






The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) releases stamps featuring the digital art rendition of “Valentine’s Day 2020 – The Love We Deserve” special stamps using the popular character of the human heart that signify emotions, including love. 

We see the familiar symbol of love everywhere — from eating heart-shaped chocolates to sending text messages to a special someone with the iconic heart of the popular “emoji” or symbols.

 Entitled “The Love We Deserve”, the four heart-shaped designs show the values important to contemporary society, focusing on current issues.  It presents the idea that love transcends romance, taking on the many other definitions of love with an open mindset.

 Each of the four topics represents a creed: Love Nature, Love for Country, Love Knows No Gender, and Love Yourself. This issue deviates from the usual way Valentine’s Day stamps are depicted and is intended to touch on subjects the public - especially the youth - can both relate to and reflect on.

The four (4) heart-shaped stamp designs such as the environment themed “Love Nature” takes on the color green, with a background of a tree that symbolizes life; the nationalistic themed “Love of Country” where the color and design of the Philippine flag and map are reflected in the background while little doves fly around to symbolize peace and love; the “Love Knows No Gender” stamp theme indicates that Love has no sexuality, race, skin tone, color or gender and lastly; the stamp giving emphasis on “Loving Yourself”, inspiring people to have self-respect, a positive self-image, and unconditional self-acceptance. The magenta/purple inspired color illustrates a person holding one’s head high.

Considered as one of the most awaited Philatelic releases, this year’s Valentine’s Day stamp designs deviates from the usual romance theme but focused more on the universality of love.





  •   Valentine's Day




Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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