Philippine cinema’s one century of history is marked on the newest Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) commemorative stamps bearing a movie ticket design.
The new collectible stamp titled “SANDAAN – Celebrating 100 Years of Philippine Cinema”, depicts the logo of SANDAAN appearing on a stylized movie ticket, highlighting the dates 1919-2019.
The limited copies of the souvenir stamp sheet released by PHLPost features acclaimed director and producer Jose Nepomuceno, considered by many as the “Father of Philippine Movies”. His film Dalagang Bukid was the first Filipino-produced silent film, starring Atang de la Rama and Marcellano Ilagan. Dalagang Bukid was released on September 12, 1919.
PHLPost and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) together unveiled the new collectible stamp. FDCP is leading the year-long celebration of the Centennial Year of Philippine Cinema, which began September 12, 2019 and will end on September 11, 2020.
Prior to September 2019, various events have been staged leading to the 2019-2020 celebrations including the SANDAAN sa Luzon, Vsayas, and Mindanao and the Filipino heroes restrospective film festival at the Shangri-la Plaza in Manila.
PHLPost announced in a media release sent to Good News Pilipinas that it has printed 30,000 pieces of the commemorative stamp and 5,000 pieces of the limited copies of the souvenir sheets. The stamp is being sold at P12.00 each and P55 for the souvenir sheet. Graphic artist Rodine Teodoro designed the stamps.
Stamps and Official First Day Covers of “100 Years of Philippine Cinema” will be available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Postal Area 5, Mandaue, Postal Area 7, Davao, and Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro.
PHLPost has been showcasing Filipino and Philippine milestones including the winning moment for Miss Universe Catriona Gray, the iconic Pia Wurtzbach, as well as National Artists, heritage churches, and the Philippine Independence Day.
SEND cheers to PHLPost and the FDCP for marking the 100 Years Anniversary of Philippine Cinema!
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