21 December 2020
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) recently celebrated National Stamp Collecting Month with a Christmas stamp featuring a tribute to the contemporary Filipino family.
The image of the family includes a mother in medical uniform wearing a face shield, reflecting the Covid19 pandemic and its effect on us all.
PHLPost said in a statement:
‘At the end of this extraordinary difficult year, the Christmas stamp will remind us that spending time together with the Family will bring much needed respite from the worries and adversity, and looking forward for better days to come.’
Last year was a difficult one for all countries, and the Philippines also suffered the onslaught of the Taal volcanic eruption and the recent devastation from Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.
The statement added:
‘In the face of harrowing grief we are bound together by our shared responsibility to each other. All of this, we learned from the basic unit of our society, the family.’
Issue date: 29 November 2020
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