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 Is it Gonzalez or is it Gonzales?  


According to the facebook page of NCCA, recent postings (11-2015) indicate that a corrected copy of the NVM stamps will be issued in January 2016.  Name spelling will now be correct - GONZALEZ instead of Gonzales.   What took so long?

In 2014, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA) used “Gonzalez” when referring to N.V.M. Gonzalez;  however, by 2015, it became “Gonzales”.  Recent stamps issued by Phlpost honoring his birth centenary used GONZALES.  When you google NVM Gonzales – only NVM Gonzalez come up, including websites, facebook, biographies, awards, books – all with NVM Gonzalez.  Which is which?  According to Elenita San Diego, Chief Postal Service Officer, Post Shop Philately & Museum Division, Phlpost - "the National Commission for Culture and the Arts is our partner for the issuance of commemorative stamps for the Birth Centennial of National Artists" and that all materials were referred to and approved by the families.






















2015 STAMP PROGRAM (Tentative)


2015 VAT Surcharges.  Starting February 4, all philatelic items, such as Souvenir Sheets, FDC envelopes, souvenir folders, presentation frames, etc. will have a 12% VAT (Value Added Tax) added to the price, with postage stamps as the only exemption.  For example, the Pope Visit B/4 is still P40 (no VAT) but the P200 Coinage SS will now be P224 (P200 + P24 for the 12% VAT added). For the B/4 FDC, it will now be P48.96 (P40 for the B/4 stamps plus P8 for the envelope + P0.96 for the 12% VAT on the envelope). For the Coinage SS FDC, it will now be P336 (P200 plus P24 for the 12% VAT on the SS, plus P100 + P12 for the 12% VAT on the envelope).   All previously issued Souvenir Sheets and FDC envelopes that are still available for sale will be levied the same 12% VAT surcharge.





November Philippine Jellyfishes - 30p x 7, MS/7
November Philippine Popular Fruits - 5p, 10p, 20p (printed in  Indonesia)
November Philippine Popular Fruits - 30p, 40p (printed in Indonesia)
November Philippine Popular Fruits - 1p, 100p (printed in Indonesia)
November Philippine Popular Fruits - 12p, 13p, 15p, 35p (printed in Indonesia)



December 1 COMELEC - 70th Anniversary - 15p
December 1 Year of the Monkey - 2016 Chinese New Year - 10p, 30p + 80p Souvenir Sheet
December 1 Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) - 80th Anniversary - 10p
December 8 International Eucharistic Congress - 15p
December 9 Daily Inquirer - 30th Anniversary
December UNILAB 70th Anniversary
December Pacita Madrigal Birth Centenary
December Liberty City Center Mall (Legazpi, Bicol)


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