Stamps featuring the International Year of Older Persons (IYOP), World Teacher’s Day (WTD), and World Heritage Site (WHS)

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps on October 24, 1999, United Nations Day, to publicize the International Year of Older Persons. (IYOP), World Teachers' Day (WTD) and World Heritage Site (WHS).

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination & Quantity: P 50.00 – – – – – – 50, 000
P11.00 – – – – – – 50,000
P15.00 – – – – – – 50,000
Date of Issue: October 24, 1999
Last Day of Sale: April 24, 2000
Sheet Composition: 14
Size of Stamps: 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer (IYOP): Rey Pando
Layout Artist (WTD): Pidoy de los Santos
Layout Artist (WHS): Alfonso V. Divina
Design Coordinator (WTD): Ramon G. Orlina

with the cooperation of National Historical Institute (NHI)

WORLD HERITAGE SITE – Paoay is located on a sandy plain, bounded by San Nicolas, Batac, Badoc and the sea. The blankets woven with hair by the women of Paoay were highly prized. Early documents refer to this town .as Bombay, the name which must have been the basis of the legend which hold that the very remote ancestors of the Paoayanos were settlers who had immigrated all the way from Bombay in India. Originally this town was a settlement located along the shores facing the China Sea. As early as 1593 this town was a Visita of Batac. The council of May 4,1686 made the convent of Paoay an independent house with Fr. Lucas Sanchez named prior Vicar it is believed that on the same year Paoay was founded as an independent parish under the titular patron San Agustin. In 1744, the council hither requested the prior-general to grant the prior of Paoay the right to vote in the provincial meeting in exchange for the vote held formerly by the prior of Bauang. In testimony signed in Paoay on January 14, 1710 Captain Don Lucas Manzano de Ochoa certifies that this church had decorations that no other church in the country could have. Read more.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 24 October 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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