Stamps featuring the Social Security System (SSS)

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps and a souvenir sheet to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Social Security System (SSS),

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity: P7 – – – 208,000
Souvenir Sheet: P28 – – 10,000 sheets
Date of Issue: September 1, 2007
Last Day of Sale: August 31, 2008 (as stocks allow)
Sheet Composition: 40 (4 x 10)
Size of Stamps: 40mm x30mm
Size of Souvenir Sheet: 180mm x 80mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Project Directors: EVP Horacia T. Templo
Albert C, Alburo
Project Coordinators: Susan B. Valenzuela
Graphic and Layout Artists: Janette Patani, Christine Metica
Designs: Family in front of SSS Building Signing of SSS Law, RA 1161 Pres. Ramon F Magsaysay, Sr. 50th Anniversary logo and SSS Building

The concept of social security evolved from an age-old search of man for protection against poverty which breeds grave social ills that not only threaten his survival but also erode his sense of human dignity, It, therefore becomes the duty of the State to operate a mechanism that would provide such protection to its people, On January 26, 1948, President Manuel A. Roxas proposed a bill seeking to establish a social security system for wage earners and low-salaried employees, This was recommended to Congress in his State of the Nation Address. Read more.

Stamps, Souvenir Sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting September 1, 2007 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.


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