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FPJ, Nat'l Artists honored in PhilPost stamps

Manila (10 November) -- Five National Artists led by the late Fernando Poe Jr. will be honored Wednesday, November 10, 2010 by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) through special stamps to celebrate the 227th anniversary of the Philippine Postal Service.

Other National Artists to be honored are literary giant Nick Joaquin, historian Carlos Quirino, performing artist Leonor Orosa Goquingco and musician Levi Celerio.

Philpost commemorative stamps featuring movie icon Fernando Poe Jr. and NAtional Artists. (PIA-NCR)
Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares, chairperson of the Movie, Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) is the special guest at the launching and opening of the stamp exhibit for the National Stamp Collecting Month (NSCM), held at the lobby of the Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio at 10:00am.

Chairperson Llamanzares is accompanied by Ms. Susan Roces, widow of the late Movie King and national artist.

Philpost Chairman of the Board of Directors Alfredo Gabot and Officer in Charge-Postmaster General Antonio Z. de Guzman led Philpost officials and employees in paying tribute to national artists whose works brought pride and honor to our country.

The "Special" kind of issue of the stamps will now be officially available in the Denomination of Php7.00 and printed at 100,000 pieces only. Souvenir sheets will also be sold in limited edition at the Postage and Philatelic Department located at the lobby of the Manila Central Post Office at Tel. No. 5270132. The design was coordinated by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak, Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares and Elenita D.L. San Diego of PhilPost. (PIA-MMIO) [top]

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