MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Postal Corp. (PhilPost) will launch a set of limited edition Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III stamps on Monday, July 26, to mark the President's first State of the Nation Address (SONA).
The stamps, which feature 2 photographs by Jay Narvaez Morales, aim to relive Aquino's historic inauguration as the country's 15th President on June 30 at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. (Read story here.)
PhilPost will be releasing 350,000 stamps worth P7 each and 100,000 copies valued at P40 apiece. Both stamps, which were designed by Jesus Alfredo Delos Santos, will be available until July 25, 2011, or while supplies last.
Aquino will be direct and specific in his first SONA, and will not be using any gimmick or human props unlike some past chief executives, Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said earlier.
It can be recalled that former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo presented the "Bangkang Papel" boys in her 2001 SONA, which many said, drew attention away from the real state of the nation.
Sectoral groups, meanwhile, expect Aquino's SONA to be all-inclusive. (Read story here.) -- Photos taken from the PhilPost website
For inquiries, call 527-0132 or visit the PhilPost Philatelic Department at Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio.