The United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE) was established in 1947 to facilitate action for the economic reconstruction of Asia and the Far East countries devastated by war. The second session of ECAFE was held from November 24 to December 6, 1947, in Baguio, Philippines.
The Philippine Bureau of Printing produced a set of three stamps to mark the Commission's Baguio session. Issued on November 24, 1947, the stamps were available perforated and imperforated .
First Day of Issue
Official First Day Cachet
First Day Covers
Baguio City Postmark
Baguio City and "The Mansion"
Baguio City is located at an altitude of 1500m in the cool Luzon tropical pine forests. The second session of ECAFE was held at the newly reconstructed "Mansion House" in Baguio City. Built in 1908 by American authorities and the official summer residence of U.S. Governor-Generals, the Mansion was damaged during WWII and rebuilt in 1947. Since then the Mansion has served as the holiday home and working office for each President of the Philippines during his or her visits to Baguio.
|Since 1947, The Mansion has served as the holiday home and working office for each President of the Philippines during his or her visits to Baguio.