The Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office) launched its “Titibok pa rin” Valentine’s 2022 special stamps featuring designs that spread hope, strength and love in the midst of difficulties brought about by the pandemic held at the Burnham Park Grandstand in Baguio City, Feb.10.
“Confronted with difficulties, some have lost their loved ones, many are struggling, feeling sad, scared, frustrated and broken. The Post Office Valentine’s Day Stamp features broken hearts that are still willing to fight and love”, Postmaster General Norman Fulgencio said.
“Sa kabila ng pandemya, ang Pusong Pinoy ay titibok pa rin (Inspite of the Pandemic, the heart of the Filipinos will keep on beating), he said.
The Valentine’s Day special stamp was unveiled by Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong and his wife Arlene together with Postmaster General Norman Fulgencio and other Post Office Officials.
Valentine’s Day celebrates the bond and the relationship between people. It is a day which teaches us how we express love, not just between couples, but also emphasizes the different kinds of love.
The designs for 2022 Valentine’s Day Stamps celebrate the Hearts that are not often celebrated during Valentines. The stamps depict the Filipino spirit that never gives up and show heart images expressing different emotions which prevail amid the pandemic.
The eight (8) heart stamps that express feelings or emotions are: Titibok pa rin (heart still beating), nagmamahal pa rin, lalaban pa rin, nagmamalasakit pa rin, titibok pa rin para sa bayan, buo pa rin at lumalaban pa rin. “These are the hearts that really matter”, Fulgencio added.
“People across the globe celebrate this day by sending love messages to partners, friends and family. This is the day to thank people, wherever they are for their love in the form of friendship, family, service and in all its forms”, the Post Office said in a statement.
The Post Office has printed 40,000 copies of the eight (8) colorful heart designs to be sold at P12 each. In-house graphic artist Ms. Eunice Beatrix U. Dabu layout the stamps.
Stamps, souvenir sheets and official first day covers of “Titibok pa rin 2022 Valentine’s Special Stamps” are now available at Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio. For inquiries on the stamps, call (02)8527-0108 or (02)8527-0132 and follow and like Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PilipinasPhilately/ for updates.