For the Christmas season, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) recently released new Christmas Stamps dubbed as “Pasko 2017” featuring artworks of children with cancer and other chronic illnesses.
A PHLPost press release said that the Christmas stamps aim to highlight the creativity of young artists who, despite their condition, continue to create beautiful and wonderful pieces of artwork.
According to Postmaster General Joel Otarra, “We would like to highlight on this issuance on what Christmas is all about in the eyes of the children especially those who have been suffering with the big C and other chronic illness.”
The Christmas block-of-four stamps feature “Children Celebrating Christmas” by 10-year-old Roselyn Mahipas; “Carollers” by 9-year-old Juan Dimata; “Gift-giving” by 15-year-old Estella Benavidez; and “A Bag of Gifts” by 12-year-old John Aton. Meanwhile, the souvenir sheet shows “Carollers” by 16-year-old Rhey Ocampo.
The initiative is in partnership with Kythe Foundation Inc. which has been supporting children stricken with cancer for more than two decades now.
PHLPost has printed 80,000 copies of the “PASKO 2017” stamps that costs Php12 each and the souvenir sheet at Php55 each. The stamps are available till November 28, 2018, or while supplies last at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, and all the postal areas of PHLPost.