Artworks of children with cancer featured in Christmas Stamps 2017

The Philippine Postal Corporation recently issued Christmas Stamps 2017 featuring artworks of children with cancer and other chronic illnesses.

Christmas Stamps First Day Cover
Christmas Stamps First Day Cover

The Christmas block-of-four stamps featured images of “Children Celebrating Christmas” by 10-year-old Roselyn Mahipas, “Carollers” by 9-year-old Juan Dimata, “Gift-giving” by 15-year-old Estella Benavidez and “A Bag of Gifts” by 12-year-old John Aton, while the souvenir sheet shows “Carollers” as interpreted by 16-year-old Rhey Ocampo.

souvenir sheet
souvenir sheet

This is in partnership with Kythe Foundation Inc. who has been supporting these children for more than two decades now.

Kythe is a non-profit, non-stock organization aimed towards improving the quality of life among hospitalized children with cancer and other chronic illness.

“We would like to highlight what Christmas is all about in the eyes of the children especially those who have been suffering with the big C and other chronic illness,” Postmaster General Joel L. Otarra said.

The Christmas Stamps gave importance to the creativity of the children that despite their condition they continue to create beautiful and wonderful pieces of artwork.

The public is encouraged to patronized these wonderful art works of the children.

PHLPost has printed 80,000 copies of “PASKO 2017” stamp, which costs P12 and the souvenir sheet at P55 each.  These are available until November 28, 2018, or while supplies last at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio, Ermita and other major post offices  nationwide.


Christmas Stamps

Christmas Stamps 2017 Technical Description

 Se-tenant Blocks of Four  (20,000)

12 pesos  Artwork by Juan Dimata (9 years old)

12 pesos  Artwork by Estella Benavidez (15 years old)

12 pesos  Artwork by Jan Anton (12 years old)

12 pesos Artwork by Roselyn Mahipas (10 years old)

Miniature Sheets of 16  (Four Se-tenants Block of/4) (5,000 pieces)

Christmas stamps 2017 sheetlet

55 pesos Souvenir Sheets of One (4,000 pieces )

Artwork by Rhey de Ocampo (16 years old)

 Stamp Designs:  Artworks by hospitalized children of Kythe Foundation

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