PHLPost issues special
stamps featuring Philippine wildlife
Nov. 24 (PIA) - The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) recently
released new set of stamps featuring some of the endemic Philippine wildlife
animals which are vulnerable from extinction.
“PHLPost supports the education and information campaign of the government
and the private sector in preserving and protecting our country’s wild
species of animals that are at risk of extinction,” Postmaster General Josie
Dela Cruz said.
According to PHLPost, the special stamps feature four Philippine wildlife
species, to include the Flower Pecker, Sail-Fin Lizard, Pangolin, and the
Freshwater Purple Crab.
The country’s Flower Pecker is common in the Western Visayas area, while the
endemic Sail-Fin Lizard lives near rivers in tropical forests. The Pangolin
and Freshwater Purple Crab are both endemic in Palawan province.
In recent years, however, these animals are threatened by ongoing habitat
loss and degradation, and commonly subjected to heavy hunting.
The special stamps are now available at the Manila Central Post Office at
For inquiries, please call PHLPost at (02) 527-0108 or 527-0132. (PHLPOST/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)