The celebration for the 50th founding anniversary of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) continues with the launch of the special commemorative stamps, featuring the facade of the CCP main building and the CCP 50th Anniversary logo.
CCP Board of Trustees Chairperson Margarita Moran-Floirendo opened the launch with her welcome remarks last October 15, 2019, at the Main Theater Lobby of the CCP building.
In partnership with the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), the special stamps commemorate the CCP's innumerable contributions in the preservation, promotion and development of the Philippine arts and culture for the last 50 years.
This is the second time that the CCP launches a commemorative stamp. The first one was in 1969, two months after CCP's inauguration. The CCP's 1969 postage stamp, showing the CCP building and ground, came in a set of two stamps with 10s and 30s denominations.
“The stamps serve as visual reminder about the architectural significance of the main building designed by National Artist Leandro Locsin. Serving as a beacon of Philippine arts and culture, the CCP has always been in the forefront of cultural development, art appreciation and art education. And it will continue to do so in the next 50 years,” this according to CCP VP and artistic director Chris Millado.
Inaugurated on September 8, 1969, the CCP has been the premiere venue to showcase the best of Philippine arts and culture, and remains peerless in its achievements in nurturing excellent artists, producing high quality works and developing audiences for the performing arts. One of the first major venues for the performing arts in Asia, it is considered one of the world's finest examples of Brutalism architecture.
Through the years, the CCP has been keeping its promise to make arts matter to every Filipino. It has become the leading institution for arts and culture in the Philippines by promoting artistic excellence and nurturing the broadest audiences to participate in art making and appreciation.
PHLPost has printed 10,000 copies of the CCP 50th Anniversary commemorative stamp sold for P12.00 each. The stamps and official first day covers are now available at the Philatelic Counter, Central Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio 1000, Manila and area post offices nationwide.