Stamps featuring the 100th Anniversary of the Manila Central University

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Manila Central University.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity: P6.00 – – – – – 100,000
Date of Issue: September 21, 2004
Last Day of Sale: September 20, 2005 (as stock allows)
Sheet Composition: 50 (5 x 10) and 8 (4 x 2)
Size of Stamps: 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Design Coordinator: Renato C. Tanchoco, Jr., M.D.
Designer: Alfonso V. Divina
Design: Manila Central University Building, Logo and Statue of Minerva Godess of Wisdom

The Manila Central University had very humble beginnings. In 1903, at the request of several students from the University of Sto. Tomas and other individuals, Dr. Alejandro Albert organized a private review class. This review class developed into the Escuela de Farmacia del Liceo de Manila in 1904, with Dr. Albert as director, a post he held until 1915 when the Liceo was transformed into the Manila College of Pharmacy with Messrs. Albert, Alfredo L. Guerrero, Antonio C. Llamas, Feliciano Paterno and Filemon Tanchoco, all faculty members of the institution as incorporators. This was the first educational institution of its kind established and managed by Filipinos. Its success demonstrated the undoubted capacity and ability of the Filipinos in managing their own affairs in the educational field, especially then; at the time of its initial organization, it was barely four years after the establishment of the Philippine Educational System. Read more


Stamps, Miniature Sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 21 September 2004 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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