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:
PASKONG PILIPINO 2021 (FILIPINO
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
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
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.