The legacy of former President Noynoy Aquino lives on in the commemorative “PNoy Stamp” unveiled by the Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office) on Monday.
The Post Office officially unveiled the commemorative stamp that bears the image of the late former President on August 2 at the Manila Central Post Office Building.
The occasion also marked PNoy’s 40th Day after death. August 2 was also the death anniversary of Noynoy’s mother, former President Corazon Aquino.
Postmaster General Norman Fulgencio thanked the family of the late President headed by Ms. Ballsy Aquino-Cruz for allowing them to proceed with the special program to honor their brother.
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said “the launching of the Philippine Postal Corporation’s official ‘Pnoy Stamp’ is to pay tribute and celebrate the legacy of public service he (Pnoy) had imparted to each one of us.”
Although the Aquino sisters were not present during the launching ceremony for health reasons and the threat of the virus, they requested their cousin Mayor Len Len Oreta of Malabon City to represent the family.
“We are thankful to the Post Office for paying tribute to President Pnoy”, Malabon City Mayor LenLen Oreta said.
Ms. Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, one of the Aquino sisters sent a video message thanking the Post Office for recognizing his services and contributions to the country. “The Aquino family is deeply honored for this recognition”, she said.
According to Postmaster General Fulgencio, the Post Office has the mandate to immortalize and pay tribute to former Presidents, who in one way or another have served and contributed to the development of the country.
“The Postage Stamps we issue symbolize unity, respect, love of the country and concern for one another regardless of color, race or creed. When a former president passes away, we set aside politics and the whole country mourns.”