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PHLPost honors COVID-19 frontliners with new stamps


ON July 13, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will release special stamps honoring frontline workers who have been involved in the battle against Covid-19.

Under the theme “We fight for you, Frontline Heroes, fighting against coronavirus”, the colorful stamps illustrate Filipino workers involved in the battle against Covid-19 which include doctors, medical staff, military, police, delivery, supermarket and food personnel.

PHLPost pays tribute to our frontline heroes for doing their jobs even if they are at risk of being inflicted with the virus.

Likewise, the souvenir stamps feature the iconic artwork depicting our modern day “masked super heroes” in blue color which symbolizes stability and responsibility.

“This postage stamp is our simple way of uplifting and boosting their morals and making them feel that their sacrifices are not left unnoticed”, Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.

PHLPost has printed 200,000 pieces of eight different frontline heroes featured in the regular stamps to be sold at 12 pesos each. The stamps were designed by in-house graphic artist Rodine Teodoro.

A special 5,000 pieces of the limited collector’s edition of the souvenir stamps with a denomination of P55 each will also be released.

PHLPost has also prioritized the safety of stamp collectors and employees during this difficult time by accepting stamp orders from home and delivered right at the doorstep through its innovative “Stamp on Wheels”.

PHLPost will have a live Facebook event on the date of issuance of the said stamp on July 13 at 2pm.There will be a discussion on the future stamp issues and projects of Pilipinas Philately.

For inquiries, please call 8527-01-08 or 8527-01-32 or follow/like the facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/PilipinasPhilately/ for updates.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers are also available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office and other post offices soon.

Publication Source :    People's Tonight
Jun I. Legaspi
Reporter, People's Tonight