Philippines launched personalized stamps for the Filipino living centenarians in celebration of its 27th Anniversary held at the Manila City Hall. The basis for the issuance of the personalized stamps to Filipino centenarians’ is pursuant to Republic Act 10868, otherwise known as the “Centenarian Act of 2016”, which honors and grants additional benefits and privileges to Filipino Centenarians. PHLPost said they will start coordinating with local government units to give more personalized centenarian stamps. This will be the first leg of a nationwide program honoring the Filipino centenarians.
The observance of the National Respect for Centenarians’ Day in the Philippines is every First Sunday of October and during the Elderly Filipino Week from October 1 to 7 of every year. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said the special stamp gives “the city’s oldest and most treasured citizens a chance to be recognized and appreciated.”
The Manila mayor and PHLPost Chairman Norman Fulgencio honored and gave the special stamp frames to Sabina Pelayo Santos of Tondo Manila, Neriza Castaneda Reyes of Sta. Ana Manila, and Encarnacion Vinluan Pedroso of San Miguel Manila.