A rural town at the base of the Kanlaon Volcano is featured on the new commemorative stamps released by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost).
The new stamps are issued to mark the centennial anniversary of La Castellana, a first-class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, according to a PHLPost report sent to GNP.
“During the Spanish conquest, they started developing the place by having vast areas cleared by the natives. The newcomers established large haciendas which owned large swathes of sugarcane plantation.
A local government was later established and finally, on January 1, 1918, the town of La Castellana was born. It was named after that place – Paseo de La Castellana, which is situated in Madrid,” details the report.
The new Philippine stamps feature the modern municipal building and centennial arch which is a “symbol of the strength of La Castellana”.
Designed by in-house graphic artist Rodine Teodoro, PHLPost has printed 50,000 copies of the P12.00 denomination of the commemorative stamps.
The stamps and its official first day cover are now available at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide.
Kanlaon Volcano, where La Castellana is found, is an active volcano known for its natural springs, waterfalls, and scenic spots.