StampNews.com got to know that the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will release "special postage stamps" in support of the boxing icon and "national pride" Representative Manny Pacquiao's in the long sought "Fight of the Century" with undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 02.
With the People's Champ's success in helping reclaim international respect for the Philippines through his boxing skills and power, PHLPost has added another historic achievement to Manny's long list of accolades.
"This "Fight of the Century" postage stamps featuring the nation's pride and world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is a fitting tribute to his exceptional character and ability that truly unites the nation whenever he fights", Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz said.
It will be remembered that this is the second time People's Champ Manny Pacquiao was featured in postage stamps. In 2008, he was the first living Filipino athlete to be immortalized in stamps and be given such an honor by PHLPost. The said issuance was a prelude to the "Lethal Combination" showdown with WBC lightweight champion David Diaz at the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 28, 2008. The stamps were a hit in the Philippines and abroad.
Special stamps are issued by PHLPost to promote, publicize and draw attention to outstanding people, events and objects of national and international significance.