Lucio Tan’s PAL gets commemorative stamp from PHLpost
Amid this day of electronic communications, receiving a postal mail somewhat still brings a certain excitement. Aside from our loved one’s heart-felt letter itself, adding to a postal mail’s romantic, quite vintage charm is the stamp, which usually tells about the country’s history and culture.
Marking the Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) 75th anniversary, the Philippine Postal Corporationn (PHLpost) recently issued a commemorative postage stamp acknowledging the flag carrier’s contribution in transporting Filipinos across the globe.
The stamp features PAL’s flagship aircraft – the Boeing 777-300ER – soaring over a world map as well as the Philippine map.
“It reflects PAL’s role of flying Filipinos to the far corners of the globe and back home, as well as linking the islands of a nation,” the PAL said in its Facebook post.
“The stamp captures a significant milestone in the history of Asia’s first airline,” it added.
A framed copy of the stamp was formally presented by PHLpost postmaster general Joel Otarra to PAL chairman Lucio Tan and president Jaime Bautista in a ceremony held at Villamor Airbase in Pasay City on November 8. In the same event, PAL also unveiled its seventh B777.