Stamps featuring Sen. Ambrosio B. Padilla

The Philippine Postal Corporation will come up with the Senator Ambrosio B. Padilla 1910 Birth Centenary 2010 stamps which will be issued on December 7, 2010. It is classified as a “Commemorative” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 110,000 pieces.

The technical description of the Senator Ambrosio B. Padilla 1910 Birth Centenary 2010 stamps are as follows:

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity:  Php7.00 / 110,000 pieces
Date of Issue: December 7, 2010
Last date of Sale: December 6, 2011 (as stocks allow)
Sheet Composition:  40
Size of Stamp : 40 mm x 30 mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Jesus Alfredo Delos Santos
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak Elenita D.L. San Diego
Designs: Se-tenant pair of stamps Profile photo of Senator Ambrosio Padilla at the prime of his life; Design 1 show his active stance during a Senate hearing while Design 2 show his best shot as a basketball player, who led the Philippines to 5th place in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the highest finish so far by an Asian country in the quadrennial event.

“AMBROSIO BIBBY PADILLA was born in Lingayen, Pangasinan on December 7, 1910, the eighth of 11 children to Dr. Nicanor Padilla and Ysabel Bibby. On May 4, 1941, he married the beautiful Lourdes “Lily” de las Alas, the eldest daughter of Don Antonio de las Alas who served as Secretary of Finance under President Manuel L. Quezon. They were blessed with 10 children: 6 boys and 4 girls.

“Paddy (as he would be fondly remembered) was an exemplary and gifted student, possessing an outstanding scholastic record. He graduated summa cum laude from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree of Bachelor of Arts; finished his Bachelor of Laws as salutatorian at the University of the Philippines; and placed third overall in the 1934 bar examinations. He earned his Doctorate Degree in Civil Laws (D.C.L.) meritissimus at the University of Sto. Tomas. Read more

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