The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) releases a new set of stamps and souvenir sheets commemorating Apolinario Mabini's 150th birth anniversary on July 23 held in his hometown, Barangay Talaga of the City of Tanauan, in the Province of Batangas.
Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz presented the framed souvenir stamps to President Benigno S. Aquino III during the commemorative program with the theme "Apolinario Mabini: Talino at Paninindigan" (Wisdom and Integrity).
The event started with the wreath laying ceremony by President Aquino at the tomb of Mabini. He also opened the museum dedicated to the life and works of the national hero.
The Mabini sesquicentennial commemorative stamps feature the four winning entries of the Mabini@150 postage stamp design contest which was awarded to Pinky Luduvice, Kenneth Katimbuhan, Julius Ratparam Mark, and Dylan Ray Talon.
Born from humble beginnings, Apolinario Mabini showed early a rare intellect. A teacher, a writer, a lawyer, a reformist – the life of the Brains of the Revolution is a testament that poverty is not an excuse
not to do great things.
"Mabini inspires us all that challenges – be it in terms of financial capabilities, illnesses, and even politics – are never hindrances to do the tasks at hand and achieve our goals," said PMG Dela Cruz.
About 105,300 copies of the stamps were printed using imported unwatermarked paper, in PhP10 denomination. These are available at the Post Shop of the Manila Central Office and at regional offices of the PHLPost.