Laguna town commemorative stamps feature 400-year old church

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MANILA, Jan. 14, 2015— A centuries-old Church has been featured in commemorative stamps to mark the 400th founding anniversary of a town in Laguna.

The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) released the stamps this week as a reflection of Mabitac’s historic past.

The stamps features an image of the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria Church with the official seal of the municipality inthe background.

The old church, established by the Franciscan missionaries in 1616, is located above a “Calvary Hill” and is known for having a staircase of 126 steps.

It is also visited by tourists because of its panoramic view of the nearby town of Sta. Maria and Laguna Lake.

PHLPost printed 101,000 pieces of the stamps sold at Php 15.00 each.

The stamps and first day cover issues are now available at the Manila Central Post Office and post offices nationwide. Interested parties may call (02) 527-01-08 or (02) 527-01-32 for inquiries. (CBCP News)

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