Stamps featuring the International Year of Freshwater
The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a souvenir sheet to raise awareness in better managing and protecting crucial fresh water resources and to publicize the International Year of Freshwater, as declared by the United Nations for the year 2003.
|Kind of Issue:||Special|
|Denomination & Quantity:||P22.00 – – – – – 12,500|
|Date of Issue:||October 24, 2003|
|Last Day of Sale:||April 24, 2004|
|Size of Souvenir Sheet:||108mm x 88mm|
|Printing Process:||Litho-Offset (4 colors)|
|Layout Artist:||Alfonso V. Divina|
|Design Coordinators:||Jimmy Ang|
|Design:||Lake Buhi in Camarines Sur (slide provided by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources)|
In recognition of the central importance of water resources to the planet’s future, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the year 2003 as the International Year of Freshwater. Freshwater is a matter of life and death. There are more than one billion people who lack access to a steady supply of clean water. There are 2.4 billion people – more than a third of the world’s population – who do not have access to proper sanitation. More than 2.2 million people, mostly in developing countries, die each year from diseases associated with poor waste and sanitary conditions. 6,000 children die everyday from diseases that can be prevented by improved water and sanitation. And over 250 million people suffer from such diseases every year. Read more.