Se-tenant Blocks of Six (Miniature
Sheet) - 8,333
12p Lake Danum (Sagada, Mountain Province)
12p Lake Balinsasayao (Negros Oriental
12p Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake (Zambales
12p Gabawan Lake (Albay Province)
12p Lake Apo (Bukidnon Province)
12p Lake Sebu (South Cotabato Province)
100p Souvenir Sheets of
Two - 4,000
Lake (Negros Oriental Province)
55p Lake Leonard
(Compostela Valley Province or Davao de Oro Province)
Designer: Victorino Z. Serevo
Designs Contributor: FUNtastic Philippines
Note: Phlpost press release &
philatelic bulletins state this to be the National Stamp Collecting
Month issue, although there is no indication/mention on stamps and
souvenir sheets & FDC envelopes. FDC canceller indicates it to
First Day Covers: Manila
National Stamp Collecting Month - Featuring Philippine Lakes
Blocks of Six (Miniature Sheet):
(Photographer – Kent Ramirez Duque)
Lake Danum is located in SitioPatay,
approximately 4 kilometers from the Sagada municipal hall. It is a
small lake surrounded by pine trees and their scents proliferate the
areas. With its grassy and tree- shaded background, it is a perfect
place for picnic and camping. It is also a jump- off point to Mt.
Ampacao. Lake Danum is the kankana-ey (Sagada’s local dialect)
term for water. The lake is small and it offers the best view of a
LAKE BALINSASAYAO (Photographer – Premier
Lake Balinsasayao is one of the three
(3) crater lakes rising 1,000 feet above sea level located
within the Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Natural Park, a protected area
covering the municipalities of Valencia, Sibulan, and San Jose in
Negros Oriental. The lake is situated northwest of a narrow mountain
ridge formed by four mountains. The protected natural park is home
in an expansive, ecosystem and biodiversity. The lake is one of the
major tourist attractions in Negros Oriental. It has a rich fish
fauna and the surrounding dipterocarp forests are rich in bird life.
MT. PINATUBO CRATER LAKE (Photographer - Mark
Albert Angelo Cruz)
Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake is the summit
crater lake of Mt. Pinatubo and is formed after its climactic
eruption on June 15, 1991. It is located in Botolan, Zambales, near
the boundaries of Pampanga and Tarlac Provinces and is the deepest
lake in the country at 600 miles (2,000 ft.).
During the 1991 eruption, the
volcano’s original summit was destroyed and in its place is a
2.5 kilometer diameter caldera created from its collapse. By
September 1991, shallow lake was formed (but the high precipitation
rate of the area led to rapid transition from a small and hot acid
lake to a large lake with near –ambient temperature and ph.
(Photographer - Christan Pago)
Philippines has 37 volcanoes, but none is more beautiful – and
potentially dangerous - than Mt. Mayon, rising almost 2,500 meters
above the waters of the Gulf of Albay, Southeast of Manila. The
fierce beauty has erupted 49 times in 400 years, making it one of
the world’s most active, and yet it has kept its iconic, perfect
cone shape. The best place to view this is via Gabawan Lake in
Daraga, Albay Province.
(Photographer - Premier Elipe)
Lake Apo is a crater lake in Barangay
Guinoyoran in the city of Valencia in Bukidnon Province. It has
been awarded the cleanest inland body of water in Northern Mindanao
Region in the late 1990’s. The green body of water has an estimated
area of 24 hectares and maximum depths reaching up to 25 meters.
Lake Apo is being formed in an old volcanic cone that was later
filled with water, as evidenced by the nearby volcanic peaks.
(Photographer - Len Jingco)
Lake Sebu is a natural lake located
within the Alah Valley Region, South Cotabato. It is one of the
country’s most important watersheds.
Lake Sebu is one of the many bodies of water supplying
irrigation to the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato.
The placid lake of Lake Sebu is surrounded by rolling hills and
mountains covered with thick rain forest. The lake has an area
of 354 hectares and elevation of 1,000 meters. The Lake’s shores and
surrounding rainforests are home to the indigenous T’bolis,Ubos and
Souvenir Sheet of Two:
(Photographer – Simeon Recio)
Kabalin-An is located in Sibulan,
Negros Oriental. It is a scenic little lake with its surrounding
green mountains reflecting on its calm waters.
At the center of the lake are
sprouting trees that lend mystery to the serene environment. Kabalin-an Lake
is an emergency destination in Negros Oriental. It is beautiful and
diverse place that nature lovers.
LAKE LEONARD (Photographer - Kent Ramirez Duque)
Lake Leonard is a small freshwater
crater lake in Mount Leonard, located in Maco, Compostela Valley
Province (also known as Davao de Oro).
Due to volcanic activities
centuries ago, lava domes in the surrounding areas were created. Hot
springs are found in the Amacan-Gopod thermal area south of the lake
and the Manat thermal area located north of the lake.