In 1954, an agreement was signed which led to a dynamic cooperation between the two countries of Philippines and Germany.
Germany has an embassy in Manila and the Philippines has an embassy in Berlin. The German- Filipino relations go back to the 19th century when a national hero Jose Rizal lived in Germany and finished writing his famous novel Noli Me Tangere. It was published with the assistance of Professor Ferdinand Blumentritt.
The People Power Monument at the corner of White Plains and EDSA Revolution depicts the thousands of Filipinos who gathered in front of the military camps at this main highway of the metropolis in February 1986, to unite in courage and faith to oust a dictator and restore democracy in the Philippines.
The Brandenburg Gate that is also depicted on a stamp is a former city gate, rebuilt in the late 18th century as a neoclassical triumphal arch, and now one of the most well-known landmarks of Germany.
Throughout its existence, the Brandenburg Gate was often a site for major historical events and is not only considered today as a symbol of the tumultuous history of Europe and Germany, but also of European unity and peace.