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2021, December 3.  Paskong Pilipino 2021 (Filipino Christmas 2021)

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

Se-tenant B/4, Sheets of 40



Se-tenant Blocks of Four - 15,000

12p - "Narito na, Paskong Pag-asa" (Here it is, Christmas of Hope)

12p - "Sama-sama pa rin tayo ngayong Pasko"  (We are still together this Christmas)

12p - "Taus-pusong pananalig sa Paskong puno ng Pag-ibig"  (Whole-hearted faith in Chrstmas full of Love)

12p - "Maniwala, Magtiwala, Pasko ng Himala" (Trust, Bellieve, Christmas of Miracles)


Graphic Artist:  Ryman Dominic Albuladora



First Day Covers:  Manila




The 2021 Christmas stamp illustrates the Filipino way of celebrating Christmas here and abroad. It is anchored on hope, togetherness, love, and faith. These virtues are being depicted in the traditional Filipino Christmas lantern or “Parol”, a lighted, star-shaped bamboo-made material that is hung in every house and street to feel and experience the excitement of the Christmas season.

Each design is accompanied with a declaration “Narito na, Paskong Pag-asa (Here it is, the Christmas of Hope)”, “Sama-sama pa rin tayo ngayong Pasko (We are still together this Christmas)”, “Taus-pusong pananalig sa Paskong puno ng Pag-ibig (Whole-hearted faith in Christmas full of Love),” and “Maniwala, Magtiwala, Pasko ng Himala (Trust, Believe, Christmas of Miracles)’.

“This is our own way of bringing joy, hope, and inspiration to the public. That in spite of the pandemic, Filipinos should not forget to keep our faith and celebrate the birth of Jesus”, Postmaster General Norman Fulgencio said.

Together with the launching of the Christmas stamps, the event, dubbed PPO @ PPO (Philippine Post Office), was part of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) outreach program whose objective is to bring music and arts closer to the people.

The Nightingales (Bianca Lopez-Aguila and Bernadette Mamauag) and young soprano Alexa Isobel Kaufman performed their operatic renditions of various Christmas carols. The orchestra played classics such as the William Tell Overture, the 1970s Manila Sound, under the baton of maestro Herminigildo Ranera. The concert was facilitated by actress and model Issa Litton.

Postmaster General Fulgencio thanked the Office of the President headed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and to Director Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso, President of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and chairperson of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) for their initiative to feature this memorable event in front of the historic Post Office building. The Post Office, NCCA and CCP are all under the Office of the President.




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Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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