Stamps feature BBM, Sara inaugurals

This philatelic issuance records for posterity the event of the inauguration of President Marcos at the National Museum of Fine Arts, formerly, the Legislative Building on Padre Burgos Avenue.

Inauguration of Vice President Sara Z. Duterte and President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos immortalized in letter stamps.

The Philippine Postal Corporation issued stamps, souvenirs, sheets, and official first-day covers on 17 November to mark the inaugurations of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Z. Duterte, respectively.

Ferdinand Romualdez “Bongbong” Marcos, was born on 13 September 1957, to former president Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Sr. and former first lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos. He ran for president in the 2022 national elections and was sworn into office on 30 June 2022.

This philatelic issuance records for posterity the event of the inauguration of President Marcos at the National Museum of Fine Arts, formerly, the Legislative Building on Padre Burgos Avenue. Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo of the Supreme Court of the Philippines administered the oath. The president holds office and residence in San Miguel, Manila at the Malacañang Palace, nicknamed by former President Ramon Magsaysay as the “Palace of the People.”

Memorable moments

The complete set of stamps includes the President’s oath of office administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo and witnessed by Marcos’ wife, Liza, and their three sons; a Souvenir Stamp Sheet featuring Marcos’ inaugural address; the Official First-Day Cover envelope depicting the First Family; and the combined souvenir sheet stamped and postmarked on the official first-day cover.

While Sara Vicenta Zimmerman Duterte-Carpio, also known as “Sara Duterte,” was born on 31 May 1978, to former president Rodrigo Roa Duterte and wife Elizabeth Zimmerman. She ran for vice president during the 2022 national elections and was sworn into office last 19 June 2022.


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