November 9. National Stamp Collecting Month
Featuring Games Children Play
Amstar Company, Inc. Perf. 14.
Blocks of 4, Miniature Sheets of 16;
Souvenir Sheets of
Se-tenant Blocks of 4 (25,000)
Souvenir Sheets of 6 (5,000)
7p Bangkang Papel
7p Paluan ng Palayok
Design Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak
Jairo Gamboa (18 years old) (Technological University of the
Patricia Ann Feliciano
Ng (9-years old) (St. Jude Catholic School)
Jeremy Ace Feliciano Ng (7-years old) (St. Jude Catholic School)
Layout Artists: Vic Serevo (Stamps); Corazon Loza
First Day Covers: Manila
Tumbang Preso - is a game that
is distinctly Filipino. Three (3) players are needed for this game
but having more players would be more challenging and fun. There
must be an "it" player to defend the can from other players to
prevent them from knocking the can down. Players usually use
slippers when playing this game. When all the players shall have
used up all their slippers without knocking down the can, the "it"
player chases everyone and tag who he/she wishes to become the new
Luksong Tinik - two teams of
equal number of players are required to play this game. Each team
elects a leader, usually one who can jump the highest. This is
called the"mother". Two players serve as the base of the °tinik"
(thorn) by putting their right/left hand together alternatively.
Players of the other team start jumping the "tinik" without touching
any of the fingers of the base players. The "mother" or the leader
gets a chance to jump to redeem the other player who missed the
earlier jump. If the "mother" misses that jump, the teams exchange
places and the game starts anew.
Sungka - is a game played on
solid wooden block with two rows of seven circular holes and two
large holes at both ends called "head". The game begins with 49 game
pieces(shells, marbles, pebbles or seeds) equally distributed to
alternate holes - seven pieces in every hole - except "heads" which
remain empty. Sungka requires two players. Each player controls the
seven holes on his side of the board and owns the "head" to his
right. The goal is to accumulate as many as pieces in your "head".
Holens - is a game played by two
or more players, each with a marble to shoot to fall into the small
holes dug into the ground. Each player begins from a line which is 3
feet from the first hole and will take turns shooting his marble.
The first one to get his marble into all 4 holes and back to the
first hole is winner.
Designs by Patricia Ann Feliciano Ng - Souvenir Sheets & First Day
Taguan - this game is also known
as the hide- and- seek. It is a game where there is an "it" to find
his/her hiding friends after counting out loud. The game ends when
all the player are found. The player who is found first will be the
Paluan ng Palayok - is a popular
game in the Philippines during fiestas and other occasions where the
children try to hit the hanging clay pot which is full of goodies,
including candies and coins, blindfolded.
Sipa - is the national game of
the Philippines. The "ball" is simply made of a round lead with
paper cut into strips through its center, then kicked by the player
repeatedly without having it touch the ground.
Karera Sa Sako ( In First Day
Cover) or sack race is a competitive game in which participants
place both of their legs inside a sack that reaches up to their
waist and jump forward from a starting point toward a finish line.
The first person to cross the finish line is the winner of the race.
Designs by Jeremy Ace Feliciano Ng -
Saranggola - or kite flying is
flown on windy days. Kites are commonly made from paper or nylon and
attached to a string or cord. Besides the classic diamond shape
kites, they can also be made into different shapes with flowing
Bangkang Papel - or paperboats
are paper folded by the children for boat racing down the stream or
river. The children have great fun watching their handmade paper
boats swept by the wind. The first boat to reach the final end of
the agreed point of destination is the winner.
- is a game of jumping over a rope. Two players hold the
rope and make circular movements while another player jumps inside
the loop without any part of his body touching the rope.