Friday, July 15, 2016

Philippines 2016 - PNB Philippine National Bank Centennial

ISSUE DATE: 12 June 2016
STAMP SIZE: 40 x 30 mm / 100 x 95 mm (souvenir sheet)
ARTWORK: Kenneth Olivar, Jean Christian Tormes,
Jerico Martinez, Michael Montanez
STAMP DESIGN: Maria Aimee J. Cabingao

The PNB Centennial Stamps were designed by young artists who recently won the On- the Spot Centennial Stamp Design Competition which focused on the theme “PNB: Isandaang Taon ng Pagkalinga”.

The stamps depicts the creative design done by Kenneth Olivar of Culiat High School, Jean Christian Tormes, Philippine Institute of Quezon City, Jerico Martinez of Las Pinas City and Michael Montanez, Bacoor, Cavite.

The competition aims to promote awareness among the youth on the significance of celebrating the 100-year legacy of PNB through the creative art of postage design.
On July 22, 1916, the Philippine National Bank (PNB) formally opened its doors to the public with headquarters in the Masonic Temple, which is a prominent structure along Escolta, Manila. It was established before as a government-owned banking institution to support the country’s economic effort and provide financial services to Philippine industry and agriculture.

The bank was acquired by tycoon Lucio Tan after it was privatized by the government in 2000.


Stamp images and description thanks to PHLPOST