2021, February 10. Valentine's Day 2021 - "Far But Not Apart"
Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,
Singles, Sheets of 40
Graphic Artist: Ryman Dominic Albuladora
Researcher/Writer: Maria Abigail D.
First Day Covers:
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
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.