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Guimbal, Iloilo featured in PHLPost stamps

Guimbal stamp

THE historic bantayan- Guimbal Watchtower, the 350-meter long Guimbal Bridge and Guimbal Plaza are featured in new stamps issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost).

Area Director Donabel Asuncion of Western Visayas and Municipality of Guimbal Mayor Jennifer Garin-Colada unveiled the historic personalized stamps featuring various significant historical landmarks and tourist attractions of Guimbal town in IIoilo province.

“It is remarkable indeed for this dynamic and progressive municipality to withstood time, survived and thrived over the course of its history under the able leadership of the late Mayor Oca Garin, who unselfishly devoted his life to public service”, PHLPost Area Director Donabel Asuncion said.

She added, “Mayor Oca’s legacy is well-secured by family members who are his stewards, following in his footsteps of dedicated service to the people”.

Department of Energy Undersecretary Atty. Sharon Garin, Vice Governor Christine Garin of Iloilo province assisted in unveiling their hometown’s personalized stamps together with Guimbal Mayor Jennifer Garin-Colada who celebrated the 3rd Oca Garin Day.

PHLPost Area Director Asuncion proudly emphasized the importance of postage stamps in the history and culture of Filipinos. They are windows and recorders of the country’s rich history. “It is important to preserve and promote the stamps for our students and younger generations to cherish and appreciate,” she added.

Area Director Asuncion also revealed several projects of PHLPost under the helm of the current Postmaster General Luis Carlos. She said, “To provide better services to the public, PHLPost has the Postal Trinity to offer to Filipinos across the country in partnership with Local Government Units (LGUs) through the Barangay Postal Stations program nationwide to provide efficient delivery, reaching out even to far-flung areas of the country;

“Second, is the implementation of the new seven (7) digit alphanumeric new ZIP Code PH from the old four (4) digit which will standardize the addressing system in the country; and, Third, is the Real Time Visibility system to modernize the delivery and efficiency of its mail operations”

Itchie G. Cabayan
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