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2021, February 10.  Valentine's Day 2021 - "Far But Not Apart"

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

Singles, Sheets of 40



     12p  Valentine's Day - Singles  (25,000)


Graphic Artist:  Ryman Dominic Albuladora

Researcher/Writer:  Maria Abigail D. Tarroza


First Day Covers:  Manila



VALENTINE’S DAY 2021 - "Far But Not Apart"

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) issues stamps for Valentine's Day 2021.

The holiday is eagerly celebrated in the Philippines - yearly, Filipinos flock to go on dates with significant others, friends hold gatherings in merriment, and families even use the holiday as one more reason to get together.

This Valentine's Day, a lot of activities that Filipinos are used to doing are still out of reach. Gatherings and get-togethers are aptly discouraged in view of health protocols in place for the safety of the public. Nevertheless, since Filipinos are inherently a happy people, that cheery demeanor is unbothered during this year's season of cupids' arrows and love bugs.

This year's Valentine's Day stamp features a man and a woman apart, but tied closely by the many mediums and manifestations that connect loved ones. One example of this is that Filipinos have a wealth of experience expressing love long-distance, especially considering the relationships of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families back home.

During an era of decreased physical interactions, people have adapted to communicating remotely. This stamp expresses that no matter the channel, the mode of transmission, in spite of the distance or length of time, the love we send travels with no restrictions, to where it is meant to be.

In the face of challenging times, it is all the more important to send love out into the world.




  • Valentine's Day




Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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