MANILA, Aug. 19 (PIA) – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has released a special commemorative stamp featuring the historic inauguration and oath taking of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
President Duterte, the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines took his oath at the Malacañang Palace last June 30, 2016.
According to PHLPost, the ‘Inaugural Stamps’ are issued in keeping the tradition that when there is a new president, the postal service would come out with a new commemorative stamp to highlight the importance of this historic event in the country.
The “Inaugural Stamp” features the official photo of the oath taking ceremony administered by Supreme Court Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes. Duterte is joined by his children Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, Sebastian and Veronica Duterte, who holds the Bible given to the President by his late mother Soledad.
Some 150,000 pieces of the special stamp are available in post office nationwide at P17.00 each.
Likewise, some 10,000 copies of the special limited edition souvenir sheet are available at P55.00 each.
The stamp comes with a commemorative first day cover envelope featuring the Philippine Flag, the official seal of the President with Malacañang Palace on the background.
For inquiries, please call PHLPost at (02) 527-0108 or 527-0132. (PHLPOST/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)