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RP Issues of 2023











2023, July 21.  2021 Year of the Metal Ox Special Souvenir Sheets

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

Souvenir Sheet of One



100p - Year of the Metal Ox - Souvenir Sheet of One  (4,000)



First Day Covers:  Manila






2021 Year of the Metal Ox– Chinese New Year (2023 Special Souvenir Sheet)

2021 is the Year of the White Metal Ox. The Ox is the second out of the twelve zodiac signs and 2021 is going to be a year when perseverance will be rewarded.

Diligent, hard working and honest, the Ox symbolizes stability, rigor and prosperity. In Chinese culture, the Ox is a faithful friend—likewise people born in Ox years are trusted by friends and leaders. They respect traditional ideas and are likely to be self-made, insisting that everyone should do their part. Although being a little conservative and stubborn, Oxen never let people down.

Symbolized by this strong animal, The Year of the Ox can be a powerful time of moving forward. This is not the year to sit back and relax, this is the year of hard work, careful planning and persistence. We will feel the full weight of our responsibilities and find it necessary to double our efforts to accomplish anything  at all. Get up and use the energy of the Ox! Be steady, stay positive and take care of each other. The sun will shine on those who stay disciplined.  (



  • Chinese New Year

  • Animals / Ox




Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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