Stamps featuring the President Diosdado Macapagal

The Philippine Postal Corporation is coming up with the President Diosdado Macapagal Birth Centenary stamps which will be issued on September 28, 2010. It is classified as a “Commemorative” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 50,000 pieces.

The technical description of the President Diosdado Macapagal Birth Centenary stamps are as follows:

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity:  Php7.00 / 50,000 pieces
Date of Issue: September 28, 2010
Last date of Sale: September 27, 2011 (or as stocks allow)
Sheet Composition:  40 (4 x 10)
Size of Stamp : 30 mm x 40 mm.
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Artist: Jesus Alfredo delos Santos
Design Coordinator:  Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Mr. Danilo Pangan
Designs: Portrait of President Diosdado Macapagal


Diosdado Pangan Macapagal (September 28, 1910 – April 21, 1997) was the 9th President of the Republic of the Philippines, who served the country from 1961 to 1965. Macapagal was also the 9th Vice President (1957 to 1961). He is labeled as the Poor boy from Lubao, Champion of the Common Man and The Incorruptible. His daughter, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo served as president of the Philippines from 2001-2010.

Macapagal graduated from the University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas, after which he worked as a lawyer for the government. He first won election in 1949 to the House of Representatives, representing a district in his home province of Pampanga. In 1957 he became vice president in the administration of President Carlos P. Garcia, and in 1961 he defeated Garcia’s re-election bid for the presidency. Read more

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