Monday, January 01, 2007

Filipino Conquest of Mt. Everest in Stamps

Philpost launches Filipino Conquest of Mt. Everest in Stamps. 
Email me in private your postal mailing address and I will send you aFilipino Conquest of Mt. Everest Stamp. You may also secure a copyof the stamp in P 7.0, P 20.0 and P 26.0 denomination at the Central Post Office in Plaza Lawton Manila. 

The Everest stamp is unique inshape as it is landscape in orientation. Merry Christmas!



The Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) and the First Philippine Mt. Everest Expedition Team launches the Conquest of Mt. Everest. Stamps featuring the first Filipinos who have made it to the top of the world's highest mountain. Three Everest climbers, Heracleo "Leo" Oracion, Erwin Emata and Romeo Garduce, made the Filipino's proud for their individual feats. Oracion and Emata were both members of the Philippine Mt. Everest Expedition team headed by Usec Art Valdez. Oracion became the first Filipino to reach the summit on May 17, 2006. He was followed by Emata, and then Garduce. Oscar M. Lopez, Chairman & CEO of the First Philippine Holdings Corporation, Usec. Art Valdez of DOTC, newly appointed Postmaster General Hector R.R. Villanueva and PhilPost Chairman Atty. Franco Loyola attended the launching ceremony. The conquest of Mt. Everest stamps; colorful designs were done by PhilPost in-house designers, Jesus Alfredo D. Delos Santos, Victorino Cerevo, graphic artist Richard Allen Baron and printed in Litho-offset machine. The stamps feature the panoramic view of Mt. Everest and the spectacular trek of the Philippine Mt. Everest Expedition Team all the way to the summit. (Alvin Fidelson).

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