Stamps featuring the Negros Occidental High School (NOHS)

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of the Negros Occidental High School (NOHS).

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity: P5.00 – – – – – 100,000
Date of Issue: April 3, 2002
Last Day of Sale: July 3, 2002
Sheet Composition: 50 (10 x 5)
Size of Stamp: 30mm x 40mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designers: Jesus Alfredo D. de los Santos Alfonso V. Divina
Design Coordinators: Atty. Hospicio B. Bayona, Jr. & Antonio D.A. Claro
Design: Facade of Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) typical of the architectural style of government school buildings, popularly known as Gabaldon, built during the Arnerican colonial administration, with the Philippine Flag. NOHS logo showing the school’s main building with a torch illuminating it and a sugar cane symbolizing the province’s principal industry. Part of the altar panel of the Sta. Clara Subdivision Church, Bacolod City (capital of the province of Negros Occidental), highlighting an innovative and unique art form representative of artistic creations in the province’s flourishing handicraft industry, a significant source of livelihood and employment, as well as foreign exchange earnings. It is made of 95,000 squares of shell from 32 different kinds of natural-colored shells gathered at Bacolod’s shores. The altar panel, depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus, is a must-see attraction in Bacolod City and considered a national treasure. Pictures of NOHS facade and altar panel was taken and provided for by Dionisio Langote and Negilo S. Cachopero, respectively. NOHS logo provided by Nilda M. Monge, NOHS principal and altar panel done by Leticia Sia Ledesma, proprietor of Bacolod shellcraft.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 03 April 2002 at the Philatelic Division, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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