Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Heavy Demand for Cory Aquino Stamps

To satisfy the public clamor for Cory Aquino stamps, the Philippine Postal Corp. (PhilPost) started distributing the second series of the se-tenants in post offices nationwide according to the Business Mirror in Manila.

Postmaster General Hector Villanueva is quoted as saying, “We have not had a stamp that sells like hotcakes. People are lining up at post offices to get their hands on it. We have started to run out of them. We hardly had enough to supply the request of the Aquino family. It is phenomenal."

It was the second special stamp PhilPost issued for President Aquino. The first was in 1986, the year when PhilPost was still known as the Bureau of Post, days after she was sworn in as president at Club Filipino, Greenhills, San Juan City.

Cory Aquino was installed as president of the Philippines in 1986 as the result of the People Power Revolution. She died on August 1, 2009 after suffering from colon cancer.

Shown above, Philpost assistant postmaster general Elizabeth Tungo presenting Pinky Aquino-Abellada, daughter of former President Corazon Aquino, with the limited edition Cory stamps earlier this month. (Photo courtesy The Philippine Star)

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM