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.
The Philippine Postal Corporation issued the Rizal @ 150 Rizal :Haligi ng Bayan Commemorative Stamps in line with the 150th birth anniversary of the National Hero of the Philippines, Dr. Jose Rizal. The stamps were issued last June 19, 2011. Classified as a ‘commemorative’ kind of issue, it has a denomination of P7.00 and a quantity of 70,000 pieces each for two se-tenant pairs.
A souvenir sheet with a denomination of P150.00 and a quantity of 6,000 pieces is also available.
Featured in the souvenir sheet are Jose Rizal monuments in :
The Philippine Postal Corporation issued a special set of stamps in commemoration of the Beatification of Pope John Paul II last May 30, 2011. The special stamps will have a denomination of 7 pesos in four designs.
Souvenir sheets of 40pesos each were also issued. The First day Cover includes four block of stamps.
Pope John Paul II was born Karol Josef Wojtyla on May 18, 1920. At the age of 65, he was elected to lead the Roman Catholic Church on October 16, 1978. Millions of people from around the world mourned his passing on April 2, 2005. Pope John Paul II was beatified in Rome last May 1, 2011.