Stamps featuring Grepalife

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Grepalife.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity: P6.00 – – – – – 150,000
Date of Issue: January 22, 2004
Last Day of Sale: January 22, 2005 (as stock allow)
Sheet Composition: 50 (10 x 5)
Size of Stamps: 30mm x 40mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors )
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Lauro L. Garrido
Design Coordinator: Knette Fernando
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Design: The facade of Grepalife Building in Makati City, which serves as the company’s nerve center, with the Philippine national flag and the blue hexagon logo of Grepalife as the life insurance flagship of the Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC) at the foreground, symbolizing a common commitment to the Filipino and the strength of synergy within the YGC.

As the Philippine economy regained composure in the wake of World War II, five distinguished individuals – Don Antonio de las Alas, Don Alfonso Sycip, Hon. Jorge Vargas, Romeo Villonco and Alfonso Yuchengco – perceived a potential growth area in the financial services arena. Realizing the need for liberalized underwriting for special medical cases and low-income groups, together they seized the opportunity and established the Great Pacific Life Assurance Corporation on March 15, 1954. Read more.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 22 January 2004 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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