100th anniversary of Antique municipality celebrated by Philippines Post

100th anniversary of Antique municipality celebrated by Philippines Post
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StampNews.com got to know that in line with the celebration of Laua-an's 100th anniversary, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) issued commemorative stamps for this Antique municipality. The issue was unveiled and put into circulation on the 20th of February.

Laua-an is the country's banner in the manufacture of muscovado – partially refined to unrefined brown sugar with strong molasses content and flavor.

The stamp features Laua-an's centennial logo, the new building erected after Typhoon Yolanda's wrath, and a sugar-mill symbolizing the processing of sugarcane into muscovado. Also shown in the stamp is an ancient pot and chimney used to cook the juices from sugarcane.

Laua-an is home to the Pahinis Festival which showcases the traditions, culture, and arts of the town with emphasis on the promotion of the muscovado sugar industry. "Pahinis" is the ritual done in cleansing the tools and equipment used in the muscovado production.

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