Stamps featuring Eminence Jaime Cardinal L. Sin

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps and a souvenir sheet in tribute to His Eminence Jaime Cardinal L. Sin.The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps and a souvenir sheet in tribute to His Eminence Jaime Cardinal L. Sin.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination and Quantity: P7.00   – – – – 70,000
P22.00 – – – – 50,000
P58.00 – – – –  7,500
Date of Issue: February 25, 2006
Last Day of Sale: February 24, 2007 (as stock allows)
Sheet Composition: 50 (10×5)
Size of Stamps: 30mm x 40mm
Size of Souvenir Sheet: 140mm x85mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Project Proponents: Amb. Francisco A. Alba
Mr. Francisco M. Ortigas III
Noli I. Yamsuan
Creative and Graphics: Prudentialife Corporate Communications Department
Graphic Artist: Richard Alien Baron

Jaime Lachica Cardinal Sin, the 30th Archbishop of Manila, was born August 31, 1928 in New Washington, Aklan, a small town in an island in the central Philippines. He was the seventh of nine children of Juan Sin, a Chinese businessman who had migrated to the Philippines, and Maxima Reyes Lachica.

He was ordained to the priesthood on April 3, 1954 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Concepcion in Roxas City, Capiz.

He was appointed Domestic Prelate by Pope XXIII on February 26,1960 and on February 10, 1967 was appointed Titular Bishop of Obba and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Jaro. Consecrated to the Episcopacy on March 18, 1967, he was named Apostolic Administrator Sede Plena of the Archdiocese of Jaro on June 20, 1970. Read more.

Stamps, Souvenir Sheet and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 25 February 2006 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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