February 26, 2024

Here’s a treat for collectors. The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released the colorful commemorative “2024 Year of the Wooden Dragon” postage stamps to welcome the New Year.

In Chinese mythology, the dragon is a symbol of strength, courage, creativity and innovation. 2024 is expected to be a year of potential and opportunity.

YEAR OF THE WOODEN DRAGON STAMPS — The Philippine Postal Corp. has released the commemorative “2024 Year of the Wooden Dragon” postage stamps to welcome the new year. In Chinese mythology, the Dragon is a symbol of strength, courage, creativity, and innovation. 2024 is expected to be a year of potential and opportunity. — PHLPost release

Personality traits and other attributes are often connected with people born in the year of a particular animal.

“We wish you all peace, prosperity and love for the coming New Year,” Postmaster General Luis D. Carlos said in a news release.

Carlos added, “We firmly believe that the Year of the Wooden Dragon will open new doors of opportunities as we gear towards the establishment of barangay postal stations nationwide for more efficient delivery; the implementation of the new seven-digit alphanumeric zip code from the old four digits that will standardize addressing system in the country; and the real time visibility system to modernize the delivery and efficiency of its mail operations.”

The dragon is a yang symbol and it is associated with fire. The positivity of the dragon will boost in 2024 that will bring happiness and new doors of opportunities will open for everyone.

The dragon is the fifth in the 12 Chinese zodiac animals.

PHLPost has printed 20,000 copies of the two colorful designs of the regular stamps with denominations of P16 and P45, respectively, 2,500 pieces of the limited collector’s item souvenir sheets at P200 each, and 800 copies of first day cover envelopes. 

PHLPost in-house graphic artist Ryman Dominic L. Albuladora made the layout of the stamps.

The stamps, souvenir sheets, and official first day covers are now available at the second floor of Manila Central Post Office Annex Bldg. located at the back of the fire gutted historic structure. – Press release