MANILA, Oct. 19, 2012— A limited edition of “Calungsod stamps” will be issued on Sunday in honor of soon-to-be second Filipino saint Blessed Pedro Calungsod.
The Philippine Postal Corp. (Philpost) will launch the postage stamp at the historic EDSA Shrine on October 21, coinciding with the canonization of Calungsod in Rome.
The single stamp design illustrates Calungsod holding a palm leaf on his left hand and his right hand at the chest signifying his deep Catholic faith.
Also within the stamp is an image of the missionary’s route to the Marianas Island where Calungsod was killed.
Philpost is issuing limited edition of 50,000 stamps with denomination of P9.00, which will be available starting October 22, 2012 up to October 20, 2013 at selected post offices nationwide.
Interested clients may also call the postage and philatelic departments at (02) 527-0132..
Philpost urged the faithful especially the youth to participate in activities commemorating the life and sacrifice of Calungsod, “a young layman who have given his life to serve God.”
Calungsod was a 17-year old Visayan martyr who was killed while doing missionary work in the Marianas Island in Guam in 1672. He was beatified on March 5, 2000, by Pope John Paul II. (CBCPNews)