Stamps featuring the Santuario de San Antonio Parish Church
The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Santuario de San Antonio Parish Church.
|Kind of Issue:||Commemorative|
|Denomination and Quantity:||P6.00 – – – – – 113,000|
|Date of Issue:||October 4, 2003|
|Last Day of Sale:||January 4, 2004|
|Sheet Composition:||50 (10 x 5)|
|Size of Stamps:||30mm x 40mm|
|Printing Process:||Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)|
|Printer:||Amstar Company, Inc.|
|Design Coordinator:||Fr. Antonio-Ma. Rosales, OFM|
|Layout Artist:||Alfonso V. Divina|
|Design:||Santuario de San Antonio Parish Photo provided by Roger Coquia|
The convent and church of San Francisco de Asis in Intramuros were razed to the ground during the liberation of Manila in 1945. Instead of rebuilding at the same location, the Franciscans decided to construct a new church elsewhere. On July 17, 1951, a contract was signed between the Franciscans and the Ayala Corporation, which agreed to donate two hectares of land at Forbes Park, Makati, Rizal, on which the Franciscans committed to construct a church and convent (California Mission-style). Read more.