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Malabon Church stamp marks 400th anniversary

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MANILA, May 20, 2014 – To celebrate San Bartolome de Malabon church’s 400 years of existence, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) issues a special, limited edition commemorative stamp with only 104,000 printed copies.

PhilPost Assistant Postmaster General for Marketing Luis D. Carlos presented the quadricentennial commemorative stamps to Fr. Ricardo D. Torrefiel, parish priest of San Bartolome Parish de Malabon on May 17, Saturday at Poblacion, Malabon City.

Designed by PHLPost in-house artist Victorino Serevo, the San Bartolome Parish de Malabon Quadricentennial stamp measures 80mm x 30mm, which is 40mm wider than regular stamps. (Photo: PhilPost)

The stamp, which is being sold for P20 each, shows the old Malabon church, the image of the city’s patron, St. Bartholomew and the quadricentennial logo in the foreground.

Designed by PhilPost in-house artist Victorino Z. Serevo, the commemorative stamps are available at the Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Manila Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all regional offices of PhilPost.

In a press release, the PhilPost noted the significance of May 17, and how 50 years ago, the Augustinians founded the first parish of San Bartolome de Malabon, “the day of its independence from ‘Vicariato’ of Tondo, Manila.” (CBCP News/ND)

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