Post Office unveils Jaworski stamps


THE Philippine Postal Corp. (Post Office) launched on Saturday the first stamp featuring basketball great and former senator Robert Jaworski to kick off the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the country’s first stamp.

The Post Office issued the first stamp bearing the inauguration of the Philippine Republic in 1946.

On the launch of the Robert Jaworski Living Legend Stamps, the Post Office commemorates another remarkable milestone in the history of the country with the opening of “Salamat, Pagpupugay sa mga Alamat (A Tribute to Filipino Legends),” a three-part series of postage stamp issuances featuring living legends, world renowned and outstanding Filipinos and never forgotten personalities who made marks and contributed greatly in their chosen fields here and abroad.

“This is our own little way of thanking and honoring these outstanding Filipinos in their chosen fields of endeavor in celebration of the 75 years of the first stamps issued in the Philippines as a Republic,” Postmaster General Norman Fulgencio said.

“We are deeply honored to Senator Robert Jaworski and his family for allowing us to feature his greatness in the Philippine stamps,” Fulgencio said. “It is more fitting for his status as the sport’s ‘Living Legend’ who personified the ‘never say die’ spirit to be the opening salvo for our upcoming stamps featuring outstanding Filipinos to give hope and strength for Filipinos in the midst of this pandemic.”

The Post Office will feature new innovations in postage stamp designs to spark interest and excitement for people of all ages.

The launch is part of the “Hatid Malasakit” campaign of the Post office to modernize the mail system in order to better serve the public.

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