Philippine Post Office Releases New Stamps of Presidential Inauguration

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost Office) released new stamps to mark the inauguration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. and Vice President Sara Z. Duterte which was held at the National Museum in Manila on June 30, 2022.

The Post Office released the stamps on November 17 and includes a complete set of the President’s Oath of Office administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo and witnessed by Marcos’ wife, Liza, and their three sons, a Souvenir Stamp Sheet featuring President BBM’s inaugural address, the Official First-Day Cover envelope depicting the first family, and the combined souvenir sheet stamped and postmarked on the official First-day cover.

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On the same day, a commemorative stamp was also issued to honor VP Sara who took her oath as the 15th Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines before Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando at San Pedro Square in Davao City on June 19, 2022.

The set of stamps features her oath of office, a photo of the inaugural speech, the combined Official First-Day commemorative cover envelope and a souvenir sheet of the inauguration, and the signing of document which was witnessed by her father, former President Rodrigo Duterte, and VP Sara’s mother Mrs. Elizabeth Zimmerman.

The Post Office printed 40,000 copies each. They were created by in-house Post Office graphic artists Eunice Beatrix Dabu and Ryman Dominic Albuladora.

The designs also feature the official seals of the Republic of the Philippines and the Office of the President and Vice President respectively.

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