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RP Issues of 2013











2013, December 5.  National Parks Development Committee - 50th Anniversary

Litho Offset, Printed with Glow in the Dark Ink then Laminated.  Amstar Company, Inc.  Perf 14

Singles, Sheets of 40





20p  Musical Dancing Water Fountain, Rizal Park  - Singles (55,000)



First Day Covers:  Manila





The National Parks Development Committee is a government agency that is tasked to oversee national parks in the Philippines.  It was established primarily for the purpose of developing and maintaining national parks specifically The Rizal Park (Luneta), Paco Park, the Pook ni Maria Makiling and Burnham Park,  The NPDC  was established on January 14, 1963 by Executive Order 30 for the development of Quezon Memorial Circle, Luneta and other National Parks.  In 1964, the committee was then designated as the “National Parks Development Committee”.  It was attached to the Department of Tourism in 1987, providing fully developed and well maintained parks for wholesome recreation and socio-cultural education which contributes towards the enrichment of the national identity heritage.

Areas of responsibility:  Rizal Park, Paco Park, Pook Olivia de Salamanca, Mabini Shrine, Pook ni Maria Makiling Park, Burnham Park.

Arts and Culture:  The Martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal is a living memorial honoring the Philippines’ national hero.  It is lights and sound sculptural tableau of an open-air-theater presentation, featuring a 30-minute dramatization of Rizal’s final hours.

Concert at the Park:  a weekly public service of the NPDC.  It was primarily started to initiate the masses into the appreciation of classical music.  Held every Sunday at Rizal Park.

Ballet at the Park:  a cultural fare at Rizal Park.  The presentation is in cooperation with Ballet Manila which is held every Saturday at 5pm.

Paco Park Presents:  a musical presentation every Friday at 6pm at Paco Park.  The musical is aired nationwide in front of a “live” audience at PTV Channel 4.





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Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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