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
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
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.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 4 October 2003 at the Philatelic Division, Dor 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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