Stamps featuring the Financial District of the Philippines

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a special stamp featuring the Makati City the Financial District of the Philippines.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination & Quantity: P5.00 – – – – – 250,000
Date of Issue: October 1, 2001
Last Day of Sale: January 1, 2002
Sheet Composition: 50 (5 x 10)
Size of Stamp: 40 mm x 30 mm
Perforation 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer   Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Egay Fernandez
Design Coordinators: Rogelia A. Gloria Antonio D.A. Claro
Graphic Artist: Edgar P. Patricio
Design: Makati City, the Financial District of the Philippines,
Makati City Hall & Lakan Tagkan

In the pre-Spanish era, Makati was ruled by Lakan Tagkan. lt was predominated by swamps and cogon grass overlooking the banks of Pasig River. Don Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, first Governor-General of the Philippines spotted the area. When Legaspi asked the name of the place, the natives misinterpreted his query because of language barrier. They pointed to the receding tide of the Pasig River and answered, "Makati na, kumakati na," meaning ebbing tide. Read more.



Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 01 October 2001 at the Philatelic Division, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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