April 1st, 2016

Bago – one of the brightest cities in Philippinas… One fascinating stamp issued to mark its 50th anniversary


FindYourStampsValue.com hurries to inform all stamp collectors that PHLPost has released bright and colorful commemorative stamp to celebrate the 50th charter Anniversary of the City of Bago in the province of Negros Occidental.

The stamp features the famous Babaylan Festival, an annual celebration held during the Charter Anniversary of the City. It is a representation of the rituals performed by the Babaylans or high priestesses, like rituals of marriage, baptism, baptism, healing, and harvest.

The festival displayed the colorful and exotic character of the Babaylans who were very common in the Visayan provinces before the Spanish colonizers came. The participants are completely adorned with intricate and beautiful costumes while dancing, singing and drumming to please the spirits.

Chartered in 1966 as a "City" through Republic Act 4382 – Bago City is composed of 24 barangays, 16 of which are rural and 8 are urban. It is the fifth chartered city in Negros Occidental.

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