Stamps featuring the International Year of Volunteers (IYV)

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to publicize the lnternational Year of Volunteers (lYV) coincide with the United Nations Day.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination and Quantity: P5.00 – – – – – 60,000
Date of Issue: October 24, 2001
Last Day of Sale: January 24, 2002
Sheet Composition: 50 (10 x 5)
Size of Stamp: 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designers: Gabriel David A. Medina
Design Coordinator: Glenn L. De Peralta
Graphic Artist: Edgar P. Patricio
Design: This special stamp is one of the lasting contributions of the Philippines to IYV celebration. The four corners in the background represent the four objectives of lYV. The dark circle inside speaks of the borderless assistance of the volunleers in a world shrouded with human miseries. The human figures express the volunteer spirit of goodwill and service to others which bonds and brings light and hope for struggling peoples and nations. The laurel stands for nobility of purpose and achievements of the volunteers; also of the United Nations which created lW. The logo is that of the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA), the Philippines'focal agency on volunteerism, Finally, the slogan "Make a difference: be a volunteer" captures the essence of volunteering and sounds off a call that volunteerism rejects no one, everybody can contribute productively to building a better world.

Year 2001 is designated international Year of Volunteers (lYV). This posts an outstanding milestone in the history of volunteerism and underscores its continuing relevance in the fast globalizing and technology-driven world of the 21st century. Read more.



Stamps and Official First Day Cover will be available starting 24 October 20O1 at the Philatelic Division, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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