In time for the country’s hosting of the 65th Miss Universe pageant next week, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) on Wednesday starting reselling commemorative stamps featuring the Philippines’ three Miss Universe winners.
The designs featured the faces of Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz and Miss Universe 1973 Maragarita Moran, which were both first released in 1994 when Manila also played as the pageant’s host, and that of outgoing Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, which was released last year after her victory.
PHLPost said the stamps of Diaz, Moran, and Wurtzbach can be bought individually for P12, P17, and P55, respectively.
“The Gloria Diaz stamp can be used for ordinary mails within Luzon, the Margarita Moran stamp for ordinary mails sent to the Visayas and Mindanao, while the Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach stamp for mails within Asia. Meanwhile, a souvenir sheet can also be availed of for P100, containing all three designs,” PHLPost added.
The stamps can be availed at the Central Post Office in Manila and all area post offices nationwide starting Jan. 25.
Wurtzbach is set to pass on her crown during the 65th Miss Universe coronation event on Jan. 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena, with the Philippines’ bet Maxine Medina vying for a back-to-back win for the country. YG/IDL