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Ilocos Sur gov. promotes use of bicentennial stamps

VIGAN CITY – Urging residents to use the province’s commemorative bicentennial stamps, Ilocos Sur Gov. Ryan Luis V. Singson promotes writing or sending greeting cards to loved ones through the traditional and almost forgotten mail delivery system.

“It is time to use the post office this year to be able to use our bicentennial stamps,” the governor said.

The Philippine Postal Corporation issued four stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring the Bicentennial celebration of Ilocos Sur in February during the opening of the Ilocos Sur Bicentennial Stamp Exhibit at the Capitol in this city.

The bicentennial stamps feature the World Heritage Sites in Vigan City and Santa Maria, the Bantay Bell Tower and the 85-foot Pinsal Falls. The souvenir sheets feature the two UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites in the province – the Calle Crisologo of Vigan City and Santa Maria Chruch of Santa Maria town.

The governor likewise invited residents to share the province’s 200th year celebration to their friends and relatives in the country and abroad, as the province continues to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event until the end of the year. IMELDA C. RIVERO, PIA-Ilocos Sur / ABN

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