65th Founding Anniversary of Kapatagan
65th Founding Anniversary of Kapatagan was celebrated with a new stamp issueKapatagan was formerly a part of Kolambugan, it existed as municipal district from 1939 to 1948. Kapatagan later became a larger municipality July 5, 1949 by Virtue of Executive Order No. 273.
The town’s name was derived from the Visayan word patag meaning “plain” or valley. Kapatagan is a municipality in the province Lanao Del Norte in Region X Northern Mindanao which belongs to the Mindanao group of islands.
Administratively, the Municipality of Kapatagan is subdivided into 33 barangays. One barangay seats at the center of the city, whereas, the other 32 barangays are in the outlying areas. Some of them are even several kilometers away from the center of the Municipality.Cathedral Falls that is depicted on a stamp is commonly called as Cathedral falls, is located 2 kilometers away from Barangay Poblacionand is accessible by all types of vehicles since the road leading to this majestic falls. Cathedral Falls is so-called due to its majestic formation of rocks resembling designs of a famous cathedral, through which the cascading water from upstream Barangay Kidalos is flowing.
DZRH Diamond Jubilee
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) issues stamp celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of DZRH on 15th July 2014 , the Philippines’ oldest and the only AM radio station with nationwide presence.The commemorative stamps feature the Diamond Anniversary Logo of DZRH and the design was by Johnson Escaner.
Postmaster General Josie M. Dela Cruz said this commemorative stamp is a fitting tribute to the monumental contribution of DZRH radio station in our nation’s history, through its massive campaign to highlight responsible broadcasting and the continuing relevance of the radio industry, as well as in renewing its commitment to public service.
During World War II, DZRH was the only radio station spared from being shut down by the Japanese; it was through this station that the Japanese announced the surrender of U.S. and Philippine forces. In1949, after the proclamation of the second Philippine Republic, DZRH became the first radio station in the country to simultaneously broadcast in AM and short-wave frequencies.Today, DZRH is the only AM station that has the widest reach in the Philippines, simultaneously broadcasted via satellite and through its 18 relay stations strategically located throughout the country and also through audio-video streaming at www.dzrhnews.com.