LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—Stamp collectors may soon add to their collections the commemorative stamps for the centennial anniversary of the provincial Capitol building.
This will be made possible after the Pangasinan provincial board led by Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. has approved a resolution on October 8 that authorized Gov. Amado I. Espino, III to enter into and sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Postal Corporation for the issuance, production and selling of the said commemorative stamps.
Authored by the vice governor himself, Provincial Resolution No. 1908-2018 partly stated that “the commemorative stamps would depict the significant centennial existence of the Provincial Capitol Building not only as the present seat of the provincial government but also a structure filled with historic and aesthetic values.”
Furthermore, the resolution cited that ‘in order to commemorate and immortalize the significant historical and cultural milestone of the Provincial Capitol’s 100 years of history and culture, there is a significant need to issue, circulate and sell commemorative stamps and other philatelic products in the province of Pangasinan.”
It can be recalled that the construction of the historic edifice was completed in December,1918 during the governorship of Don Daniel Maramba , the 7th governor of the province of Pangasinan.
Hence the MOA will be signed by Gov. Espino and Postmaster General and CEO Joel L Otarra.
“The Province of Pangasinan prefers the printing of the commemorative stamps to be philately se-tenant such that two or more of its designs are joined together,” the resolution noted.
By: Ruby R. Bernardino