Stamps featuring the San Diego de Alcala Cathedral

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the 425th foundation anniversary of SAN DIEGO DE ALCALA PARISH featuring the San Diego de Alcala Cathedral in Gumaca, Quezon.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity: P7 – – – 50,000
Date of Issue: November 13, 2007
Last Day of Sale: November 12, 2008 (as stocks allow)
Sheet Composition: 5 (5 x 1)
Size of Stamps: 22mm x 75mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Project Proponent: San Diego de Alcala Parish Pastoral Council
Design Coordinators: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak T.
Corazon T. Loza
Rev. Msgr. Ramon C. Tiama,H.P
Concept/Designer: Rev. Msgr. Ramon C. Tiama,H.P.
Graphic Designers: Diosdado M. Forbes, Jr. / Randolp Siscar
Designs: San Diego de Alcala Cathedral (Photo/worm’s – eye view) and the official lOGO of the 425th celebration. The (3) main features of the Cathedral at present: The original facade of the Church with its artistic Franciscan Characters, the reconstructed bell tower backed to its former grandeur; the dome of the church constructed several years after it was declared a Cathedral. The prominent numerical figures 425 putting emphasis the main reason of the celebrations. The Patron Saint, SAN DIEGO DE ALCALA, in whose honor the church Cathedral is named after, with two symbols, this holy saint is known for The CROSS and the BREAD. On the left upper most part of the circular frame – the HOLY SPIRIT illustrated as in a form of the flying bird. As the Diocese of Gumaca is celebrating now, the year of the HOLY SPIRIT.
Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting November 13, 2007 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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