In celebration of World Post Day, Davao City foremost philatelist and numismatist, Renato Adapon exhibits his stamp collection in collaboration with the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) held at SM City Davao last October 09-10.
Philatelist Rene Adapon, an active member of Cebu Stamp Club for quite a number of years, has offered to lend his collections in the exhibit. He works hand in hand with PHLPost in promoting this precious hobby of Stamp Collecting especially to younger generations.
PHLPost Eastern Mindanao Area 7 Market Specialist Rey Basilan said that PHLPost has showcased Filipino history, culture and arts where visitors shared their commemorative stamps with a special stamp postal marking canceller on-site. This event is a great opportunity for stamp collectors and enthusiasts to be connected and share their love for philately or stamp collecting.
In Visayas, PHLPost Area 6 in Iloilo City joined the celebration of World Post Day by implementing the Letter Writing awareness program participated by high school students of Nabitasan National High School, Leganes, Iloilo. This was spearheaded by Area Director Donnabel Asuncion, Marketing Specialist Sheryl Joy Silla and post office employees.
More than 200 students In Tuguegarao City’s West Central Elementary School participated in the Letter Writing Activity conducted by PHLPost-NorthEast Luzon Area Director Melody Olavidez, Area Marketing Specialist Doris Rueco and employees in the province.
World Post Day is being celebrated on October 09 in solidarity with postal workers around the world who serve in communities, not just in delivering mails and parcels but even in times of crisis.
World Postal Day is celebrated every year in connection with the anniversary of the founding of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in the Swiss capital Bern in 1874. World Post Day was officially proclaimed by World Post Day 1969 in Tokyo, Japan. The Philippines is an active member of the UPU, which is made up of 192 member countries around the world.
The purpose of World Post Day is to bring awareness to the Post’s role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as its contribution to global social and economic development.
The Universal Postal Union (UPU) encouraged Postal administrations worldwide to organize their own national activities to celebrate the event, including everything from the introduction or promotion of new postal products and services, to the organization of open days at post offices, mail centers and postal museums.