MANILA, May 29, 2015— Two special stamps were issued to commemorate the 150 years of the Archdiocese of Jaro.
The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) released on May 27 the stamps in two different designs in the denomination of Php 10.
“The PHLPost congratulates the Catholic faithful in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Jaro and the launching of the commemorative stamps to highlight the occasion”, Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz said.
The well-known image of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of the Candles) whose feast day is celebrated every Feb. 2 appeared in the design of the second stamp.
The slogan: blessed, consecrated, sanctified… is also printed in both stamps.
Laid-out by in-house artist Vic Serevo, PHLPost printed 104,000 copies (2 designs) of the stamps measuring 30x40mm.
Established on May 27, 1865, Jaro is the fifth oldest diocese in the Philippines.
The stamps and official first day cover are now available at the Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila, and area post offices nationwide.
For inquiries, interested parties may call (02) 527-0108 or (02) 527-0132. (CBCPNews)