House OKs bill establishing tourism stamps

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 08 2018 10:50 PM

MANILA - The House of Representatives has unanimously approved on final reading a bill seeking to require the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) to print postage stamps with the country's tourist destinations.

House Bill 7510 or the “Philippine Tourism Stamps Act” tasks PHLPost, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotion Board (TPB) in the identification, illustration, and labeling of the tourist destinations to be printed on the postage stamps.

Parañaque Rep. Eric Olivarez, author of the bill, said the stamps will help in the promotion of the country's top tourist attractions.

“This we can do by means of postage stamps affixed on outgoing mail especially to foreign destinations. These postage stamps will depict the tourist areas in the country and advertise the beautiful spots to these foreign potential tourists without extra cost for the government," he said.