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Stamps featuring the St. Scholastica's College

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Stamps featuring the St. Scholastica's College

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the 100 years of St. Scholastica's College.

Kind of Issue: Commemorative
Denomination and Quantity: P6.00 - - - - - 100,000
Date of Issue: January 3, 2006
Last Day of Sale: January 2, 2007 (as stock allows)
Sheet Composition: 50 (5x10) 
Size of Stamps: 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Design Coordinator: Sr. Lumen Gloria Dungca, OSB
Graphic Designers: Sr. Soledad Hilado, OSB
Mr. Vicente Antonio V. Pijano, III
Ms. Nancy I. Gonzales
Richard Alien Baron
Design: The centennial stamp shows a replica of the facade of the original building constructed nearly a hundred years ago. The entire building and additional structures constructed through the years before 1941 were completely destroyed by incendiary bombs during the liberation of Manila. A sense of history prompted the superiors of St. Scholastica's College to have a true re-construction of the main building.

The turn of the twentieth century brought about dramatic changes in the life of the Philippines. In I898, Spain ceded the Philippines to the United States. Then in 1902 the Philippine Education Act established the system of public schools, and no religious instruction was allowed in those schools. There was a great need for English-speaking teachers, new Catholic schools and missionaries as most of the Spanish missionaries and clergy had left the country. Read more.

 

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting January 3, 2006 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.