Stamps featuring the Light Rail Transit Authority

The Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) issues on Monday (July 12, 2010) the commemorative stamps for LRTA with the theme “TRENta Anyos, Serbisyong Ayos”. The stamps show a block of four depicting the different trains used by the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) through the years. Another philatelic item worth to collect is the Souvenir Sheet showing in a strips of four, all four trains.

It will be available on sale starting on the aforementioned date at Room 203, Philatelic Division, Postage and Philatelic Department, Main Lobby, Philpost Bldg, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila. For inquiries, you may call 527-0132.

The technical description of the LRTA TRENta Anyos, Serbisyong Ayos stamps are as follows:

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity:  Php7.00 / 180,000 pieces
Date of Issue: July 12, 2010
Last date of Sale: July 11, 2011 (or as stocks allow)
Sheet Composition: 40 on (4 x 10)
Size of Stamp : 40 mm x 30 mm.
Souvenir Sheet: Php 40.00 / 7,000 pieces
Size: 170 mm. x 80 mm.
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Graphic Designer: Annie Pacana-Lumbao
Photographer: Jojo Vitug
Design Coordinator:  Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Victorino Serevo
Designs: LRT trains with LRTA 30th Anniversary Logo

On July 12, 1980, the country’s president, Ferdinand E. Marcos, created the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) as a government agency. The Chairman was the then First Lady and Governor of Metro Manila, Imelda Romualdez Marcos. This LRTA confined its activities to determining policies, to the regulation and fixing of fares, and to the planning of extensions to the system. The project was called Metrorail and was operated by a sister company of the former tramway company Meralco, called Metro, Inc. Read more

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