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RP Issues of 2023











2023, March 7.  City of Tagum, Davao del Norte -  25th Anniversary

Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Se-tenant Blocks of 4, Sheets of 40



Se-tenant Blocks of 4 - 15,000


12p - New Tagum City Hall

12p - Rizal Monument, Rizal Park

12p - Tagum, Palm City of the Philippines

12p - Holiday Tree



First Day Covers:  Manila & Tagum City





City of Tagum, Davao del Norte, 25th Anniversary

Tagum is known for many things, like its coconut and banana plantations, its festivals, and marching bands. It is the commercial and educational center of Davao del Norte, and one of the most livable cities in the Philippines.

Tagum started as the town of Magugpo, and was inhabited by the indigenous Mansaka people. The first migrants came in the 1920s, under American-era homesteading programs, and Tagum's first schools are first built in the 1930s. The town used to be part of a larger Davao City, until it was separated in the 1940s. Magugpo is eventually renamed Tagum in 1948.

Tagum became the capital of the new province of Davao del Norte after the larger Davao province is split in the late 1960s, but the 1980s would be marked by political turmoil and economic turndown. Tagum's abaca and coconut industries gave way to bananas in the 1970s, and to mining in the late 1980s, leading into a construction boom in the 1990s, which led into its cityhood by 1998.



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Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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