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PHLPost releases special stamp marking 100th anniversary of Knights of Rizal

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will release today special stamps featuring our national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal in celebration of the 100 years anniversary of the Order of the Knights of Rizal.
Historically, the Knights of Rizal stems out from the Orden de Caballeros de Rizal which was established in 1911 and was publicly listed in 1916 as a non-profit, non-political and non-sectarian organization. The Order of the Knights of Rizal was first organized by a group of nine men led by then Manila Police Chief Colonel Antonio Torres to honor the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal.
Since then, the order has led commemorations of Rizal’s birth anniversaries and plays a prominent role during Rizal Day ceremonies commemorating his death anniversary.
The Knights of Rizal Centennial Celebration special stamp features the image of the sculptured bust figure of the national hero with the official seal of the Order of the Knights of Rizal at the background.
According to PHLPost, some 101,000 copies of the stamps were printed and being sold at P15 each.
The stamps and official first day cover are now available at the Post Shop of the Manila Central Post Office and in area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call PHLPost at (02) 527-0108 or 527-0132.

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.