Young artists’ creativity
highlighted in PNB Centennial stamps

June 11 2016 10:45 AM

Stamp collectors may get a glimpse of young Filipino artists’ creativity with a the new collection of stamps marking the centennial of the Philippine National Bank (PNB).

The Philippine Postal Corp. said the stamps were designed by young artists who won the on-the-spot Centennial Stamp Design Competition.

PHLPost is printing 101,000 copies of the stamps, to be sold at P15 each. The stamps will be available starting June 13.

Featured in the stamps are the creative designs of Kenneth Olivar of Culiat High School; Jean Christian Tormes of Philippine Institute of Quezon City; Jerico Martinez of Las Pinas City; and Michael Montanez of Bacoor, Cavite ().

PHLPost said the artists had focused on the theme “PNB: Isandaang Taon ng Pagkalinga.”

It added the competition sought to promote awareness among the youth on the significance of PNB’s 100-year-old legacy.

PNB opened on July 22, 1916 in the Masonic Temple along Escolta Street in Manila.

It was initially established as a government-owned banking institution to support the country’s economic effort and provide financial services to Philippine industry and agriculture.

But tycoon Lucio Tan acquired it following its privatization in 2000.

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