A brand new set of particular stamps that includes work of Filipino artist Macario Vitalis and French painter Jacques Villon will mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the Philippines and France.
The Philippine Postal Corp. mentioned the 2 international locations’ ties began on June 26, 1947 with a Treaty of Friendship signed in Paris by Vice President Elpidio Quirino and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault.
Some 110,000 copies of the stamps have been printed with denominations of P12 and P55.
Postmaster General Joel Otarra famous the stamps function the work of nice Filipino artist Macario Vitalis and French painter Jacques Villon.
Otarra mentioned this “signifies common engagement, through friendship, and historical ties of both countries known throughout the world.”
Vitalis was a Filipino modernist painter influenced by French Post-Impressionism. Villon was a French cubist painter and printmaker.