Stamps featuring Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s roots in Fujian, China

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps to publicize Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s root in Fujian, China and to strengthen the amity between the Chinese and the Filipino people.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination & Quantity: P6.00 – – – – – 100,000
17.00 – – – – – 50,000
Date of Issue: June 19, 2003
Last Day of Sale: September 19, 2003
Sheet Composition : 50 (10 x 5); 50 (5 x 10)
Size of Stamp: 30mm x 40mm; 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Design Concept: Manuel A. Chua
Designer: Lin Shao Chuan
Design Coordinator: Wilson L. Flores
Layout Artist: Felipe dela Cruz, Jr.
Designs: P6 The biggest Rizal Park and Monument outside the Philippines was built in his ancestral Shang Guo village Lou Shan Town, Jin Jiang City, Fujian, China
P17 Pagoda in Fujian, China

On January 23, 2003, a Philippine delegation led by Philippine Congress Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr. and Congressman Roque Ablan, Jr. descendants of the Rizal clan, officials of the Knights of Rizal and members of the Filipino & Chinese business community held the wreath-laying ceremony before the Rizal Monument in the Rizal Park in Siongque Village (called “Zhang-Guo” in Mandarin Chinese), Jinjiang City, Fujian Province, People’s Republic of China. Siongque is the ancestral village of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, who was the direct male descendant of the immigrant Don Domingo Lamco (Chinese name “Cua Yi Lam” in Hokkien dialect and “Ke Yi-nan” in Mandarin). Lamco was the founder of the entrepreneurial Mercado clan of Laguna province and the great-great-grandfather of Dr. Jose Rizal. Read more.

Stamps and Official First Day Cover will be available starting 19 June 2003 at the Philatelic Division, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manilaand all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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