The Philippine Postal Corporation has released “Year of the Ox” special stamps to welcome the Lunar Year today.
The Chinese Zodiac has 12 representative animals, namely, the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.
Previous years of the Ox zodiac sign are 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, and 2009.
People born in the Year of the Ox are known for their diligence, dependability, strength, determination, and honesty. They are also known to be kind, gentle and steadfast, a press release from PHLPost said yesterday.
PHLPost has printed 50,000 copies of the two colorful designs of the regular stamps that can be purchased at P12 and P45 per stamp.
Aside from the regular stamp, those interested can also celebrate the Lunar New Year in red and gold with the #YearoftheOx 2021 souvenir sheets.
Stamp collectors can also purchase the special limited edition souvenir sheets of the industrious Ox, embossed with gold hot foil stamping as embellishment, aside from the circular perforation for P200 each and can be bought together with official first day cover enveloped at P218 per piece.
The stamps can also be ordered and delivered door-to-door through the PHLPost Stamps on Wheels, the press release said. The stamp are available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila post offices, Postal Area 2 in San Fernando, La Union, Postal Area 4 – San Pablo, Postal Area 5 – Mandaue, Postal Area 6 – Iloilo, Postal Area 7 – Davao, and Postal Area 8 – Cagayan De Oro. For inquiries, those interested may call 8527-01-08 or 8527-01-32 or follow/like the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PilipinasPhilately/ for updates.*