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2021, September 18.  Team Philippines Medal Winners, 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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

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




Se-tenant Blocks of Four - 20,000

12p - Hidilyn F. Diaz (Gold Medal)

14p - Nesthy A. Petecio (Silver Medal)

15p - Carlo C. Paalam (Silver Medal)

17p - Eumir Felix D.S. Marcial  (Bronze Medal)  


Miniature Sheets of 8  (Two Se-tenant B/4) - 10,000


55p - Souvenir Sheets of One - 5,000


Graphic Artists:  Rodine C. Teodoro, Ryman Dominic Albuladora

Coordinator:  Elenita D.L. San Diego

Researcher/Writer:  Maria Abigail D. Tarroza


First Day Covers:  Manila






The Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office) issues stamps and souvenir sheets on “TEAM PILIPINAS - TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES - FILIPINO MEDALISTS”. The special stamps issued by the Post Office are made in proud recognition of the incredible athleticism and dedication of the Team Pilipinas Olympic Medalists. The stamps and souvenir sheet feature all four Philippine medals won at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with the respective owners pictured in their winning moments. Through the efforts of Team Pilipinas at the recently concluded Olympics, the Philippines was able to increase its total medals from 10 to 14. 

GOLD MEDAL:  HIDILYN F. DIAZ, born February 20, 1991, standing at 1.50 m, finished first place for the Women’s Weightlifting (55kg) event on July 26, 2021. Diaz scored 97kg on the snatch and 127kg for the clean & jerk, totaling 224kg and making her the Olympic Record holder for the category. Diaz is the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medalist since it first participated in the games in 1924. Previously during the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics, Diaz placed silver. She appeared on postage stamps with fellow Olympic silver medalists in 2017 and is the only Olympic medal-winner for Weightlifting for the Philippines.

SILVER MEDAL:  NESTHY A. PETECIO, born April 11, 1992, standing at 1.58 m, finished second at the inaugural match for Women’s Featherweight Boxing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Petecio was born in Davao and participated in the Philippine National Games at the age of 15, and gold in 2007. In 2011, Nesthy Petecio garnered second place for the bantamweight division finals at the SEA Games held in Jakarta – the first international match Petecio participated in. After highs and lows in her international boxing career, Petecio this year emerged as one of the most formidable competitors of the sport.

SILVER MEDAL:  CARLO C. PAALAM, born July 16, 1998, standing at 1.63 m, is an amateur boxer hailing from Talakag, Bukidnon. Paalam successfully brought home the silver medal for the Men’s Flyweight Division (48-52kg) finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. His career started after being scouted by coach Elmer Pamisa when Paalam was a garbage collector. Paalam is proud of his humble beginnings, which are in stark contrast to his success at the Olympic stage.

BRONZE MEDAL:  EUMIR FELIX D.S. MARCIAL, born October 29, 1995, standing at 1.75m, is a boxer from Zamboanga City. Marcial finished with a bronze win for the Men’s Middleweight Division (69-75kg) event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The bronze medal brought home by Marcial, who has been boxing since the age of eight, is the first bronze gained by the Philippines for the sport since the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games.




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Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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