Stamps featuring the Battle of Tirad Pass

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of Tirad Pass.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity: P 5.00 – – – – – – 50, 000
Date of Issue: December 2, 1999
Last Day of Sale: June 2, 2000
Sheet Composition: 50 (5 x 10)
Size of Stamps: 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Ruperto N. Naval
Design Coordinator: Augusto V. de Viana

"It was a battle above the clouds," wrote American war correspondent Richard Henry Little. On this day a century ago a battle raged between 60 Filipino soldiers headed by General Gregorio del Pilar and 300 Americans under Major Peyton C. March at a mountain pass 4,441 feet above sea level in the highlands of lIocos Sur. Gen. del Pilar, then aged 24, was one of the youngest generals in the revolutionary army. He was the commander of General Emilio Aguinaldo's rear guard. With the American forces close behind him, Gen. Aguinaldo desperately needed to delay the enemy's advance so he could escape and continue keep alive the struggle for Philippine independence. Read more.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 02 December 1999 at the Philatelic Division, Money Order Building, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.


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