Stamps featuring the Office of the Solicitor General

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of the Office of the Solicitor General.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity: P5.00 – – – – – 400,000
Date of Issue: December 7, 2001
Last Day of Sale: March 7, 2002
Sheet Composition: 50 (5 x 10)
Size of Stamp: 30mm x 40mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designers: Alfonso V. Divina Cedric Dela Cruz Amelito Ducut
Design Coordinator: Atty. Raymund Joseph G. Javier
Graphic Artist: Edgar P. Patricio
Design: "Sining ng Kalayaan" oil and acrylic on Canvas 183cm x 122cm 1987-1997 by Edgar Talusan Fernandez courtesy of the Ateneo Art Gallery, and the OSG SEAL

Act No. 136 dated June 11, 1901, which became effective on June 16, 1901, created the position now occupied by the Solicitor General. Under Section 41 of the Act, an "officer learned in the law" is required to assist the Attorney General, who headed the Bureau of Justice. lt was "the special duty of the Solicitor General to conduct and argue suits and appeals in the Supreme Court, in which the Philippine Government is interested.'Act No. 222 established the Department of Finance and Justice. The Bureau of Justice was placed under the supervision of the new department. Act No. 683 created the position of the Assistant Solicitor General. Act No. 2666 would later divide the department into a Department of Justice and a Department of Finance. The Attorney General and Solicitor General continued to represent the Government in the Supreme Court and lower courts. Read more.



Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 07 December 2001 at the Philatelic Division Door 203 Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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