Stamps featuring the Bureau of Corrections

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps to commemorate the Centennial Year of the Bureau of Corrections.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity: P6.00 – – – – – 100,000
Date of Issue: November 4, 2005
Last Day of Sale: November 3, 2006 (as stock allows)
Sheet Composition: 50 (5×10) 
Size of Stamps: 30mm x 40mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Design Coordinators: Venancio Jo Tesoro
Joey 0. Magno
Designer: Victorino Z. Serevo
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Design: Facade of Bureau of Corrections Administrative Building and its New Logo

Corrections in the Philippines started during pre colonial times. It was however only during the Spanish regime when an organized corrective service was made operational. The main penitentiary was the Old Bilibid Manila, which was established in 1847 pursuant to Section 1708 of the Revised Administrative Code. Royal Decree in 1865. Read more.


Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting November 4, 2005 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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