MANILA – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will launch on Monday commemorative Year of the Tiger stamps to mark the celebration of Chinese New Year at Seascape Village in Pasay City.
Stamps, souvenir sheets, and official first day covers of “New Year 2022: Year of the Tiger Stamps” will be available at the Philatelic Counter of the Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila.
Stamp may also be purchased during the launch, which starts 4 p.m.
“We wish the Chinese community peace, prosperity and love,” Postmaster General Norman Fulgencio said in a news release on Sunday.
“This event will also give an opportunity for Chinese-Filipinos and Filipinos to enjoy and appreciate this celebration in a simple ceremony. I understand that some of the festivities in Manila were postponed for the second time this year due to the threat of the coronavirus,” he added.
The Chinese Lunar New Year begins on February 1.
The water tiger is the third of the 12 zodiac animal signs in the Chinese astrology. The last Water Tiger year was in 1962.
Other recent Tiger years are 2010, metal; 1986, fire; and 1998, earth.
As with other zodiac signs, personality traits and other attributes are often associated with people born in the year of a particular animal.
“We firmly believe that this Year of the Tiger, which is the symbol of courage and strength, will propel us to greater heights as the Post Office gears up to modernize its systems, innovate its products and services and immortalize the rich history, culture, talents and achievement of Filipinos around the world,” Fulgencio said.For inquiries on the stamps, call (02) 8527-0108 or (02) 8527-0132 and follow and like Facebook page PilipinasPhilately.