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Commemorative stamps honor PH Olympic heroes

September 19, 2021 Jun I. Legaspi 315 views

THE Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office) released postage stamps celebrating the triumph of “Filipino Pride”, Ms. Hidilyn Diaz, the country’s first ever Gold Medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Postmaster General Norman Fulgencio, said the historic victory of Diaz has brought honor and inspiration to the Filipino people. The stamps feature Hidilyn’s winning moments which made her a national treasure by capturing that elusive gold medal for the country after 97 years when the Philippines first competed in 1924.

Fulgencio noted that every stamp and piece of mail tells a story. “The images in stamps offer a fresh and engaging story of Philippine history, culture and identity”, he said.

“We never fail to capture the interpretation of Filipino experience and historic moments in portraying famous individuals, events and geography”, Fulgencio said.

The Post Office said the stamps featuring the winning moments of our very own first ever Olympic Gold Medalist Ms. Hidilyn Diaz and her fellow Team Pilipinas Olympic Medalists, Our Boxing Champions, namely: Carlo Paalam (Silver Medalist), Nesthy Petecio (Silver Medalist) and Eumir Marcial (Bronze Medalist) remind us how important they are to be recognized properly in what they are doing, to keep our Philippine Flag high and shining in the world of sports.

“The glory they have given to our nation and to the Filipino people is priceless”, Fulgencio said.

He added, “We also thank those who have shared their unforgettable photos of Hidilyn’s moments of triumph to be featured in stamps”.

Meanwhile, the Post Office is also launching the “Keep the Faith, Be a Hero Covid-19 Vaccinated” Postage Stamps. The “Vaccinated stamps” will be the first postage stamps to be issued by a postal administration in the World to encourage and promote vaccination – in order to save lives, the economy and our country.

It is the second in the series of “Covid-19 Heroes stamps”. The first one was the “Frontline Heroes stamps” which we have issued last year. The stamps are all inclusive of people from all walks of life who are being recognized as HEROES in our fight against Covid-19.