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Monday, January 24, 2011

Philpost to issue 'UST 400 years' stamps on Jan. 25

In time for the 400th anniversary of the University of Santo Tomas, the Philippine Postal Corporation will issue commemorative "Unending Grace" stamps starting January 25.

There are four designs for the stamps, three of which show buildings or edifices in the campus that have been declared by the National Museum last year as National Cultural Treasures. These are the Main Building, the Central Seminary, and the Arch of the Centuries.

The fourth stamp design features the painting "The Foundation of the University of Santo Tomas" by Archbishop Benavides.

The stamps will have a denomination of P7.00 and only 100,000 pieces will be issued.

A total of 10,200 pieces of souvenir sheets with a denomination of P37.00 will also be issued.

The souvenir sheets will feature the Quattro Mondial Monument by sculptor Ramon Orlina and the Benavides Monument done in 1889 by Tony Noel, along with the university logo and the facade of the Main Building.