San Carlos City commemorative stamps released

From the Philippine Postal Corporation

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) releases its latest commemorative stamps marking the 55th Anniversary of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental.


San Carlos became a city on July 1, 1960. It is formerly known as “Nabingkalan” derived from the word “Nabingka” which means a beautiful daughter of the Negrito chieftain who settled in the area that ruled the village in early part of 17th century.

The commemorative stamps features the two major attractions in the City of San Carlos, the City Hall Building and the famous Pintaflores Festival with the city’s official seal in the background.


Every month of November, the city celebrates the Pintaflores festival, which culminates in a fascinating street dancing competition participated by floral-painted dancers donned in colorful, ethnic-inspired costumes. It also showcases  the folk tale of Princess Nabingka and the flowers.

Laid-out by PHLPost in house artist Vic Serevo, these special commemorative stamps will be sold at P10.00 each and only 104,000 copies were printed by Amstar Company, Inc. measuring 40X30mm.

The stamps and official first day cover are now available at the Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.