Stamps featuring the Battle of Pulang Lupa

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the Centennial of the Battle of Pulang Lupa.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity: P5.00 – – – – – 50,000
Date of Issue June 12, 2000
Last Day of Sale December 12, 2000
Sheet Composition  50 (10 x 5)
Size of Stamp  30mm x 40mm
Size of Souvenir Sheet 140mm x 84mm
Perforation 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer   Amstar Company, Inc.
Layout Artist:   Alfonso V. Divina
Design Coordinator Carminda R. Arevalo
Graphic Designer Edgar P. Patricio
Designs: Memorial Monument at the actual site of Battle of Pulang Lupa 

In the early morning of September 13, 1900, Captain Devereaux Shields led 51 soldiers of Company F,Twenty-ninth U.S. Infantry in reconnoitering the mountains near Torrijos town, Marinduque. After three hours of hiking, the company's vanguard stumbles upon a revolutionary camp and fires at it. Too late, they realize that they are almost completely encircled by guerillas hiding 300 yards to the north. Read more.

Stamp and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 12 June 2000 at the Philatelic Division, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.


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