The Philippine Postal Corporation (PhlPost) has issued a commemorative stamp to coincide with the birth centenary of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
The stamps, which sell for P12 per piece, were designed by Victorino Z. Serevo and features Marcos' portrait and signature. According to the website, 50,000 stamps were printed and will be available for sale in select PhlPost branches until September 10, 2018.
Marcos, born on September 11, 1917, served as president from 1966 to 1969. He was reelected for a second term from 1969 to 1972. He placed the Philippines under Martial Law before his second term ended and held on to his office until he was forced to flee the country by a national uprising in 1986.
He passed away on September 29, 1989 and his remains were arranged to be displayed at a museum in Ilocos Norte before it was moved, with the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Supreme Court, to the Libingan ng mga Bayani in 2016.
The PhlPost had in the past issued commemorative birth centenary stamps for former president Diosdado Macapagal and for National Artists Manuel Conde, N.V.M. Gonzales, and Severino Montano.
The PhlPost had also issued stamps to commemorate presidential inaugurations. The PhlPost printed 150,000 copies of President Duterte's inauguration stamps in 2016. — MDM, GMA News