PHLPost features artworks of children with cancer in Christmas stamps

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Art works by children with cancer and other chronic illnesses are featured in the Philippine Postal Corp.’s “Pasko 2017” stamps for this year.

PHLPost said the stamps are in partnership with Kythe Foundation Inc., which has been supporting these children for more than 20 years.

“We would like to highlight on this issuance on what Christmas is all about in the eyes of the children especially those who have been suffering with the big C and other chronic illness,” Postmaster General Joel Otarra said ().

“We would like to give importance to the creativity of the children that despite their condition they continue to create beautiful and wonderful pieces of artwork,” he added.

The block-of-four stamps feature:
– “Children Celebrating Christmas” by Roselyn Mahipas, 10
– “Carollers” by Juan Dimata, 9
– “Gift-giving” by Estella Benavidez, 15
– “A Bag of Gifts” by John Aton, 12

Meanwhile, the souvenir sheet shows “Carollers” as interpreted by Rhey Ocampo, 16.

PHLPost printed 80,000 copies of the “Pasko 2017” stamp, which costs P12 each. The souvenir sheet costs P55.