The stamp features a carabao and an elephant, the national animals of the Philippines and Thailand, respectively.
PhilPost releases Philippines-Thailand friendship stamp
Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star) - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) on Friday released a commemorative stamp on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Thailand.

The stamp features a carabao and an elephant, the national animals of the Philippines and Thailand, respectively.

The stamp was launched in a ceremony at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on June 14. 

The event was attended by Thai Ambassador Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng, DFA Undersecretary Enrique Manalo and PHLPost Assistant Postmaster General Luis Carlos.

The carabao and the elephant were selected not only for their status as the national animals of the Philippines and Thailand, but also for the values they embody.

In Thailand, the elephant is regarded as sacred and symbolizes the country’s glory, history and culture.

The carabao represents strength of character and perseverance of the Filipino people.

The animals symbolize the strong friendship of the two countries,which was established on June 14, 1949.

Philippine-Thailand ties have progressed through various areas including economics, commerce, security and cultural matters. 

Thailand is one of the Philippines’ major trading partners.

The two countries are founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which was established in Bangkok in 1967.

The stamps can be purchased at the Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio.

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