Heavy demand for Cory Aquino stamps

To satisfy the public clamor for Cory stamps, the Philippine Postal Corp. (PhilPost) started distributing the second series of the se-tenants on Friday in several post offices nationwide.

"We have not had a stamp that sells like hotcakes. People are lining up at post offices to get their hands on it. We have started to run out of them. We hardly had enough to supply the request of the Aquino family. It is phenomenal," Postmaster General Hector Villanueva said.

It was the second special stamp PhilPost issued for President Aquino. The first was in 1986, the year when PhilPost was still known as the Bureau of Post, days after she was sworn in as president at Club Filipino, Greenhills, San Juan City.

PhilPost also issued stamps for her husband, former senator Benigno Aquino Jr., on his 25th death anniversary on August 21, 2008, at De La Salle University, which coincided with the launching of the "I am Ninoy" movement. That event was one of the last public appearances of the late President Aquino.

Cory Aquino died on August 1, 2009 after suffering from colon cancer.

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