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UP Dentistry Centennial Stamps

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Commemorative stamps from the Philippine Postal Corp. will be among the highlights of the University of the Philippines College of Dentistry centennial celebration.The UPCD centennial commemorative stamp, with the UPCD as backdrop, measures 30mm x 40mm.  It is printed by Amstar Co. Inc. in imported unwatermarked paper.PHLPost said the stamp has the UPCD centennial logo with the image of the Staff of Asclepius and an image of a mouth mirror, a common dental instrument.Some 104,000 souvenir sheets were printed and were made available since Feb.UPCD was established on February 8, 1915 as part of the UP College of Medicine and Surgery. It not only offers dental training and undergraduate instruction, but also introduced community dentistry in the country.

Muscovado Town Centenary

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The Philippine Postal Corp. has released commemorative stamps to mark the centenary of Laua-an in Antique province as a muscovado town in the country. The stamp issued since January 31 feature Laua-an as a major source of partially refined to unrefined brown sugar “with strong molasses content and flavor.””Laua-an is home to the Pahinis Festival which showcases the traditions, culture, and arts of the town with emphasis on the promotion of the muscovado sugar industry. The new stamps feature Laua-an’s centennial logo, a new building erected after super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)’s wrath, and a sugar mill.An ancient pot and chimney used to cook the juices from sugarcane are also featured on the stamps.

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