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PHLPost issues special stamps showing teachers as superheroes

By Kara Santos Published Sep 09, 2020 12:00 am

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Metrobank Foundation Inc. recently released special stamps highlighting the “incredible feats” of teachers ahead of National Teacher’s Month this October.

The “My Teacher, My Hero National Teachers’ Month special stamps” feature four different animated characters of teachers in different fields dressed as superheroes and being thanked by students. Honoring teachers as superheroes is made more timely by the challenges brought by online learning.

"The coronavirus pandemic has affected many of our face to face activities and brought us into difficult situations, but our teachers have always been at the frontlines ensuring that students can continue to learn in a safe environment," Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.

According to PHLPost, the stamps statements “I am good,” “I am a star,” “I am bright,” and “I am brave” aim to amplify the teachers’ role in educating Filipino children, exploring their full potential for what they would become in the future.

The special stamp set designed by in-house graphic artist Irma Jane C. Junio, will be sold at P12, P14, P15, and P17 respectively. PHLPost has printed 20,000 pieces of the four different designs.

Aside from the stamp unveiling, PHLPost also launched its annual “Salamat Po Teacher, Letter Writing Advocacy Program,” which aims to bring back the passion of letter writing among the youth.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers of “My Teacher, My Hero – National Teachers’ Month 2020” are now available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office; all Mega Manila Post Offices; Area 2, San Fernando, La Union; Postal Area 4, San Pablo; Postal Area 5, Mandaue; Postal Area 6, Iloilo; Postal Area 7, Davao; and Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro.

PHLPost has prioritized the safety of stamp collectors and employees by accepting stamp orders from home and delivered door-to-door through its “Stamp on Wheels” program. For inquiries, call 8527-01-08 or 8527-01-32 or visit Pilipinas Philately on Facebook. 

(Photos from PHLPost)