Monday, September 17, 2018

PHLPost Launches National Artist Lucrecia R. Kasilag Commemorative Stamp

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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) launched its Lucrecia R. Kasilag National Artist Commemorative Stamp ‘Birth Centenary” (1918-2018) in recognition of her outstanding achievement and world class talent in Music.

National Artist for Music Lucrecia R. Kasilag or “Tita King” as she was fondly called lived her life as a Filipino pride being an educator, composer, writer, researcher, lecturer, performer, and cultural administrator all at the same time. She devoted her professional life to the development of Filipino music and the growth of Filipino musician.

Tita King founded the Philippine Music Ensemble to illustrate the many facets of Philippine Music – ethnic, traditional, and contemporary. She was Chairperson of the League of Filipino Composers for 30 years and has composed more than 250 compositions of all types, many of which synthesized the myriad influences in Philippine culture.

‘With Tita King’s vast accomplishments and contributions to Philippine music, PHLPost has featured the great woman in the latest commemorative stamp issue in her honor”, Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.

Designed by PHLPost in-house artist Victorino Z. Serevo, the stamp features the beautiful portrait of National Artist Lucrecia R. Kasilag with her world famous Philippine Music Ensemble at the background. PHLPost has printed 50,000 copies of the P12 single design commemorative stamp.

“Tita King’ was born on August 31, 1918 marking her 100 years this 2018.

The stamps are now available at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32. 

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