PHLPost to put out Manny Pacquiao postage stamps
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 14, 2015 06:58 PM
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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will be releasing special postage stamps to show support for eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao as he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in what is considered as the "Fight of the Century."
Set to be released for Php 10 each, PHLPost will be putting out a total of 500,000 copies of the Manny Pacquiao "Fight of the Century" postage stamps. 30,000 copies of the souvenir sheet will also be released, priced at Php 40 each.
Pacquiao was already featured in a postage stamp in 2008, ahead of his June bout with David Diaz. It was the first time a living Filipino was commemorated by PHLPost.
Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz describes the limited edition stamps as a "fitting tribute" to Pacquiao, who is able to unite the entire nation every time he steps inside the boxing ring.
The stamps, souvenir sheets and official first day cover shall be available at the Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.