Stamps featuring the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the Centennial of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity: P5.00 – – – – – 100,000
Date of Issue: March 22, 2002
Last Day of Sale: June 22, 2002 (As stock allows)
Sheet Composition: 50 (5 x 10)
Size of Stamp: 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Victor Z. Serevo
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Design Coordinator: Dr. Clemente C. Lo
Design: Building of Baguio General Hospital & Medical Center and Painting of the Image of the Resurrection by Fernando Amorsolo

On February 1902, an 8-bed hospital called the Baguio Sanatorium – with a pioneering staff composed of American physicians, army nurses and hospital corpsmen headed by Dr. J. B. Thomas — was established. It was set up as part Bureau of Civil Hospitals and Sanatorium of the Philippines primarily to serve the health needs of government officials, employees and American soldiers on vacation amidst pine trees in the cool climate of Baguio. A month later, the construction of a 15-bed capacity hospital consisting of six, three-room cottages was started. Read more.

 

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 22 March 2002 at the Philatelic Division, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

 

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