The ASEAN Summit in Manila has concluded but its 50th anniversary celebration has not stopped with more activities and special projects ahead. This week, the postal administrations from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines have released the first omnibus joint stamp issue featuring the national flower of each countries. Well, except for Brunei, which is a member of ASEANPost, but was national flower stamp.
On the joint commemorative issue of the Philippines, new stamps feature the sampaguita (Jasminum sambac), the country’s National flower.
According to a press release issued by PHLPost, “This strategic collaboration of the member countries postal administration was evident in the ASEAN POST logo displayed on each country’s commemorative stamps which symbolizes peace, friendship and solidarity in the ASEAN community.”
All stamps will be released for sale, distribution and exchange by ASEAN member countries. The release of the stamps coincides with the Philippines chairmanship of the ASEAN this year.
PHLPost has printed 80,000 copies of the ASEAN 50th Anniversary stamp featuring the national flower Sampaguita to be sold at P12 each.
The theme “Partnering for Change Engaging the World” reflects the Philippine government’s advocacy to promote unity with and among ASEAN member states and its global partners.
The commemorative stamps and official first day cover are now available at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, call (+632) 527-01-08 or (+632) 527-01-32.