Canonization of Blessed John Paul II

Commerative stamp: Canonization of Blessed John Paul II

The special commemorative stamps and souvenir sheets that mark the Canonization of Pope John XXIII and John Paul II were presented by The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz to His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila during the celebration of the canonization activity last April 27, 2014.

Commemorative Stamp: Canonization of Blessed John Paul II

For the first time, PHLPost will be presenting a unique 3D, embossed, and in gold foil stamping of the Circular Postage Stamps valued at P200 per piece.

Official First Day Cover


Kind of Issue: Special

Denomination and Qty.: Blessed John Paul II : 200php   –   10,000 pcs.

Blessed John XXIII   : 200php   –      5,000 pcs.

Date of Issue :   April 27, 2014

Size of souvenir sheet  :  105 mm x 70 mm

Perforation  :  13

Printing Technique  :  3D embossing, laminated varnish

Layout artist:  Jose Antonio A. Jayme

Designs :  Images of Blessed John  Paul II and Blessed John XXIII with Papal Seal and St. Peter Basilica

(Information taken from the official website of the Philippine Postal Corporation)


*We were only able to secure the stamps and souvenir sheets on St. John Paul II; hopefully, on our next trip to the post office, we will be able to buy copies of the commemorative stamps on the Canonization of Pope John XXIII.


The 25th Anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution Commemorative Stamps


In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution, the Philippine Postal Corporation has come up with a set of commemorative stamps which was issued last August 1, 2011.


souvenir sheet:



back view:


individual stamps:

The technical description of the 25th Anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution stamps are as follows: (source)

Kind of Issue: Commemorative

Denomination and Quantity: Php7.00 / 120,000 pieces

Date of Issue: August 1, 2011

Last date of Sale: July 31, 2012 (or as stocks allow)

Size: 40 mm x 30 mm

Sheet Composition: 40

Souvenir Sheet: Php 56.00 / 7,000 pieces

Size of Souvenir Sheet: 120 mm. x 175 mm.

Perforation: 14

Printing process: Litho offset

Paper: Imported Unwatermarked

Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.

Designers: Jesus Alfredo Delos Santos
Reynaldo Alejandro, OJT, TUP

Design Layout Artists:
(Stamps): Victorino Z. Serevo
(Souvenir Sheet): Jesus Alfredo Delos Santos

Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Cris Carrion, Spirit of EDSA Foundation

Designs: Profile photos of President Corazon C. Aquino
and Jaime Cardinal Sin with the scenes then from the People Power Revolution at EDSA, 25 years ago.

Commemorative Stamps: Goethe-Institut Philippinen 50th Anniversary

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Goethe-Institut Philippinen, the Philippine Postal Corporation has released a set of stamps classified as a ‘commemorative’ kind of issue with a denomination of P7.00 and a quantity of 172,000 pieces. The German Cultural Center in the Philippines’ anniversary coincided with the celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal.

The set is composed of four stamps with designs that pay homage to the legacy of Jose Rizal and acknowledge the German-Philippines relations to which Rizal has made lasting contributions.




The first stamp features a Jose Rizal statue in Wilhelmsfeld, Germany. The second features a fountain from Wilhelmsfeld, Germany. The fountain, the same one from Jose Rizal used to drink from when he was in Germany, has been donated to the Philippines and is now part of the Noli Me Tangere Gardens at the Rizal Park. The third stamp is of the Jose Rizal residence in Germany and the street named after him – Jose Rizal StraBe. The fourth stamp features the colors of the Philippines and German flags. It symbolizes the profound and continuing friendship between the two countries.

The Goethe-Institut Philippinen 50th Anniversary Commemorative Stamps were launched last June 19. 2011.