StampNews.com received information that the Philippine Postal Corporation has issued the joint ASEAN Community special stamps simultaneously with other countries in the region on August 08, to welcome the "ASEAN Economic Community".
"The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) welcomes the joint issuance of the ASEAN community special stamps as our way of promoting unity and prosperity, speaking with one voice to the rest of the world", Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz said.
The entry from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam recently won the first prize for both categories in ASEAN Stamp Design Contest participated in by member countries such as Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The stamp winner was awarded US$ 1,000 while the postmark winner received US$ 500. Their designs will be produced as the stamp and postmark for all the ASEAN countries to reflect the unity of the ASEAN Community according to the motto of the ASEAN, "One Vision, One Identity, One Community".
The stamp will be officially issued on August 8, 2015 in each member state to celebrate the 48th anniversary of ASEAN (The Association of South East Asian Nations).