From 1963 to 1973, the Philippine Bureau of Posts issued the
attractive "Presidential Credo" series consisting of eight sets of
stamps honouring the first eight Presidents. The stamps have a common
design featuring an engraved image of the President on the left side of
the stamp and that President's credo in Filipino and English or Filipino
and Spanish. Each stamp has a facsimile autograph of the President but
the name is not printed on the stamp.
The first set in the series, featuring President Manuel Roxas, was
engraved by Bradbury, Wilkinson (England). All other sets were engraved
by the Government Printing Bureau (Japan). The stamps were not issued
in chronological order of Presidencies.
|May 28, 1946 – April 15, 1948|
Roxas served as the President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from May 28, 1946 to July 4, 1946 and the first president of the Third Republic from July 4, 1948 until his death on April 15, 1948.
The Roxas Credo stamps were issued on July 4, 1963.
First Day of Issue Cancellation
U.S. and Philippine flags featured on the first day of issue cancellation
First Day Covers
(Not in author's collection)