Creative design of Young Artists featured in PNB Centennial stamps

THE Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will issue special stamps to celebrate the Philippine National Bank (PNB) Centennial Anniversary this year.

The PNB Centennial Stamps were designed by young artists who recently won the On-the-Spot Centennial Stamp Design Competition which focused on the theme “PNB: Isandaang Taon ng Pagkalinga”.

The stamps depicts the creative design done by Kenneth Olivar of Culiat High School, Jean Christian Tormes, Philippine Institute of Quezon City, Jerico Martinez of Las Pinas City and Michael Montanez, Bacoor, Cavite.

The competition aims to promote awareness among the youth on the significance of celebrating the 100-year legacy of PNB through the creative art of postage design.

On July 22, 1916, the Philippine National Bank (PNB) formally opened its doors to the public with headquarters in the Masonic Temple, which is a prominent structure along Escolta, Manila. It was established before as a government-owned banking institution to support the country’s economic effort and provide financial services to Philippine industry and agriculture.

The bank was acquired by tycoon Lucio Tan after it was privatized by the government in 2000.

PHLPost commissioned security printer Amstar Co. to print 101,000 copies of the stamps, to be sold at P15 each.

The stamps and official first day cover will be available starting June 13, 2016 at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01- 08 or 527-01- 32. ###

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