Postmaster Postmaster General Norman “Mr. Postman” Fulgencio

Philippine Post Office to honor exceptional living Filipinos

May 30, 2021 People's Tonight 692 views

FOR the first time, the Post Office will constantly honor living Filipinos who have brought inspiration, joy, pride and glory to the Filipino community and have heavily contributed in their chosen field by featuring them in Postage Stamps.

“This is our own little way of honoring and acknowledging their great effort and contribution to society”, Postmaster General Norman “Mr. Postman” Fulgencio said.

The Post Office announced that they will issue stamps for acclaimed Filipino movie stars, writers, designers, sports personalities, musicians, artists, scientists, and other nationally and internationally known figures, both living and deceased.

“We want to create some excitement and even inspire young people to engage in patronizing the stamps”, he said.

Fulgencio saw the need to review and change some of the old procedures when it comes to honoring living persons in stamps.

“This change in procedures will enable us to pay tribute to individuals on their achievements while they are still alive to enjoy the honor of being featured in stamps”, Fulgencio said.

But of course, part of this process is to immortalize those never forgotten persons or individual achievers (posthumous stamps) alongside with the Filipino living legends, he explained.

Universal Postal Union (UPU) Postal administration countries’ have adopted new ways to improve the release and printing of stamps in order to understand what customers need to satisfy them.

Fulgencio stated that, “very few notable living personalities have been featured in stamps but now we will be more inclusive in giving honor and recognition to Filipinos living and deceased. It would be nice to showcase all the Filipinos who greatly contributed to the joy, inspiration and pride of the nation. This would also spark interest and fun for people of all ages and, hopefully, encourage them to collect and patronize Filipino stamps”.