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Bombax ceiba (NT$2.50): Bombax ceiba, commonly known as cotton tree, is a deciduous tree of the Bombacaceae family. Leaves are palmately compound. Flowers are orange or red, with five petals. The calyx is cup-shaped. It produces a capsule which, when ripe, will burst open and disperse seeds that are covered thickly with cotton-like fibers. The tree has a masculine shape and looks different in all four seasons. One of its salient features is that it blooms before it leafs out.- Source
Bombax ceiba is also known as kapok tree which is natively found in southern and eastern Asia and northern Australia. It's flowers have were said to be commonly used as herbal tea in China and that the cotton-like fibres were also used in the past as cotton substitute.
Researchers have recently found out that some active constituents and phytochemicals in this plant have known to exert many beneficial effects, particularly apigenin, a well-known anti-cancer agent, and, luteol, that has an anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic agents. - Source
|Friends, meet Pheepoy, the lovable mascot of the Philippine Postal Corporation.|
|Photo Source: PhilippineStamps.net|
Postmaster General Hector R.R. Villanueva said that Pheepoy personifies an honest and dedicated postman, whose primary goal is to deliver the mails rain or shine anywhere in the country and around the world, to the satisfaction of the mailing public.
“The mascot is also a way of reaching out to kids and families that letter writing is the best tool to communicate and interact in the light of modern technology,” Villanueva added.
Representing the more than 13,000 postal employees in the country, “Pheepoy,” personifies an honest, ever dependable and dedicated postmen. His outgoing spirit, high energy and passion also represent the ideal qualities of every PhilPost employee.
Kids (and kids at heart) can visit www.philpost.gov.ph to check Pheepoy’s character profiles and activities. - PhilippineStamps.net
|Former Philippine President and democracy icon Corazon C. Aquino, garbed in her iconic yellow dress and flashing her famous "L" sign, meaning laban or fight. She is the Mother of People Power in our country which became the model of other peaceful revolutions around the world. |
January 25, 1933 - August 1, 2009
[Philippine] Postmaster General Hector R.R. Villanueva said that “the Cory Aquino stamps will serve as a fitting tribute to her achievements before her incumbency when she led the 1986 People Power Revolution. As well as the freedom and democracy that we regained during her tenure, including fighting off several coup attempts to unseat her, must never be forgotten by all Filipinos,” he said.
Villanueva is also hoping that the stamps would serve as a permanent reminder to all Filipinos, those present and future generations, of her valuable contribution to the country.
The President Cory Aquino memorial stamps can be considered the most celebrated issue ever of the Philippines. Released on September 8, 2009 with a limited edition of 70,000 pieces or 35,000 sets since the stamps were issued in se-tenant pairs, the entire issue sold out overnight. This has never happened before with any Philippine issue. - Source
Her son Benigno Aquino III was elected president himself and was sworn in on June 30, 2010.Mrs. Aquino, 76, died on Aug. 1 after a long battle with colon cancer. The outpouring of support and sympathy for the Aquino Family after a five-day wake saw the nation wrapped in grief and adulation. She was finally laid to rest and buried at the Manila Memorial Park in Parańaque City beside her assassinated husband, Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. on August 5. - Source
Yevgeny Konstantinovich Fyodorov (1910-1981) is the outstanding scientist-geophysicist, state and public figure, academician, Chief Scientific Secretary of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Hero of the Soviet Union.In 1932-1938 he was the research assistant on the polar station. Director of the Arctic Scientific and Research Institute (1938-39). Head of Hydrometeorological Service of the USSR (in 1939-47 and 1962-74). Institutor and Director of the Institute of Applied Geophysics, Hydrometeorological Service of the USSR. Postage stamp depicts the portrait of E.K. Fyodorov on the background of a scene of researches on the polar station "North Pole-1".
|Athletics is one of the official sports events since the beginning of SEA Games in 1959. Here shows the men's pole vaulting event.|
|If you’re an ex-expat and miss your coffee here – or a traveller who fell in love with Cambodia’s street-cafe coffee and would like to relive the experience, you can find what you’re looking for here.|