Stamps featuring the Mary Johnston Hospital

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps to commemorate the 100 years of Mary Johnston Hospital.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity: P6.00 (40-on) – – – – – 35,000
P6.00 (8-on) – – – – – – 40,000
Date of Issue: January 20, 2006
Last Day of Sale: January 19, 2007 (as stock allows)
Sheet Composition: 40 (4×10), 8 (4×2)
Size of Stamps: 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Design Coordinator: Dorothy Grace B. Daroy
Designer: Victorino Z. Serevo
Graphic Artist: Richard Alien Baron
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Design: The Mary Johnston Hospital is one of the historical landmarks in the city of Manila. Founded in 1906 t: Dr. Rebecca Parish, a Methodist missionary from Indiana, USA, the two- story building built in 190 housing 55 patients has been rebuilt into a 150-bed more modern building. As it celebrates its Centenni, in 2006, MJH continues to share Christ's healing love to all patients regardless of color, creed, financial capability or political persuasion. To its dedicated staff, healing can only come from caring in the Spirit the Great Physician.

The hospital that we are serving today began on December 10, 1906, as a small clinic, the Dispensaria Betana in a Bible School for women along Rizal Avenue in Sta. Cruz, Manila. The room was offered by the principal of the Bible school at the request of Dr. Rebecca Parish, missionary doctor from Indiana, USA.

The clinic had Dr. Parish as the doctor, and along with her were three young Filipinas loaned from the Bible School to assist her. For equipment, they had a desk, a chair with three legs, an enameled bowl, and a pitcher with most of the enamel off. As crude as the clinic was, overflowed with patients everyday. The password was simply, "May sakit po ako". Read more.


Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting January 20, 2006 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 100 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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