The Goethe Institut Philippinen commemorates its 50th anniversary in the Philippines this year on the margins of the 150th anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal's birth. Philpost launches this June four stamps celebrating this milestone with designs that pay homage to Dr. Rizal's legacy and salute the long history of German-Philippine relations to which Rizal has made enduring contributions.
The first stamp shows the Jose Rizal statue in Wilhelmsfeld, Germany; the second one depicts the fountain donated by the German government now found at Luneta Park.
The third stamp illustrates the house where Rizal lived when he was in Germany and the street named after him "Jose Rizal Strasse". The fourth stamp bears the colors of the German and Philippine flags, celebrating the deep and continuing friendship between the two countries whose cultural ties have remained strong for over a hundred years.