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Stamps featuring the Virgin of Caysasay

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the 400th year anniversary of the Virgin of Caysasay.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity: P6.00 - - - - - 75,000
Date of Issue: September 8, 2003
Last Day of Sale: December 8, 2003
Sheet Composition: 50 (5 x 10)
Size of Stamps: 30mm x 40mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Design Coordinator: Ramon G. Orlina
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Design: Our Lady of Caysasay Photo by Mandy Navasero
THE VIRGIN OF CAYSASAY
In 1603, a fisherman by the name of Juan Maningcad caught a little statue of the Blessed Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, about 10 1/2 inches tall, in his net while fishing along the Pansipit River in Barrio Caysasay of the town of Taal, Batangas. On seeing this marvel, Juan did not know what to say or do. He prostrated himself before the image and began to pray. The news spread and when it reached the town, the parish priest and judge went to Juan's house. Upon seeing the beautiful image of the Mother of God, they knelt down to venerate it and decided to take the statue to Taal, where a grand fiesta was celebrated and to this day continues to be celebrated on December 8 in honor of the Virgin. Read more.
 
 
Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 8 September 2003 at the Philatelic Division, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.