December 24, 2018, Filed under Press Release

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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) and the Provincial Government of Pangasinan launched the centenary stamp in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Pangasinan Capitol Building.

During a tribute activity dubbed “Talintao” held at the Capitol Plaza on December 17, PhilPost Asst. Postmaster General Luis D. Carlos congratulated the Provincial Government of Pangasinan led by Governor Amado I. Espino, III and every Pangasinense for the centennial anniversary of the Capitol Building.

Emphasizing the words “inspiration and mirror,” Governor Espino said that the Capitol Building stands witness to the inspiration of the provincial government to serve every Pangasinense.

“This should inspire us to serve our fellow Pangasinenses and as we celebrate the 100 years of the Capitol Building, may this be our mirror as public servants… maganda, maayos, malinis at matatag,” Governor Espino said.

Owing to the efforts and sacrifices of all Capitol employees, department heads and provincial officials, the provincial chief executive took pride in commending everyone for being part of this once-in-a-century celebration in the province.

Governor Espino exhorted all public servants to always set a legacy in public service that will be remembered in the next centennial celebration of the Capitol building and that next generations of Pangasinan will be reminded of everyone’s great contributions.

“History can never be changed, but what can be changed is how people will remember us… that is through the service that people will never forget,” Governor Espino said.

Expressing his admiration to the neoclassical architectural design of the Capitol Building and for being hailed as among the top eight architectural treasures in the country, Asst. Postmaster Carlos praised the 100-year-old strong foundation of the edifice after being damaged during the World War II.

The assistant postmaster said that more than its grandeur and beauty, the Capitol Building also reflects the ‘aspirations and ambitions’ of every Pangasinan which keeps the edifice strong and sturdy.

With this, he urged every public servants, “Lagi nating isapuso ang pagbibigay ng mataas na uri ng serbisyo sa mga kababayan natin sapagkat ang matatag na pundasyon at matatag na pamahalaan ay ang mamamayan nito na may maginhawa, matatag at panatag sa buhay.”

In his remarks, Provincial Administrator Nimrod S. Camba urged everyone to be grateful for having Provincial Capitol Building in celebration of its centennial anniversary.

“This moment will outlast us all and this moment right here will outlive us all,” Atty. Camba stressed and urged everyone to savor, cherish and treasure the opportunity to be part of this festivity.

The commemorative stamp featuring the Pangasinan Capitol Building which was constructed in 1918 is on display at the groundfloor of the Capitol Building.

It was noted in the souvenir frame, signed by Postmaster General and CEO of PhilPost Joel L. Otarra, which was presented and unveiled by PhilPost Asst. Postmaster Carlos and Governor Espino that, “The seat of the provincial government of Pangasinan stands as an icon of commitment to the preservation of Pangasinan’s built heritage.”

The unveiling of the commemorative stamp was followed by the ceremonial signing of official first day cover and souvenir folder which was also led by PhilPost Asst. Postmaster Carlos and Governor Espino.

/Shiella Mae C. De Guzman (Photos by MVS)

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