The 150 years of the Archdiocese of Jaro celebrated by Philippines Post

June 8th, 2015 is glad to inform that the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released new commemorative stamps to mark the 150 years of the Archdiocese of Jaro (1865-2015). The issue consists of two items that were put into circulation on the 27th of May.

"The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) congratulates the catholic faithful in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Jaro and the launching of the commemorative stamps to highlight the occasion", Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz said.
The first design features the historic cathedral for the archdiocese, the Parish of Our Lady of Candles, also known as the Jaro Cathedral located in Jaro, one of six districts of Iloilo City, Iloilo province.

The well known image of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of the Candles) whose feast day is celebrated every February 2nd, appeared in the design of the second stamp. The slogan: blessed, consecrated, sanctified… is printed in both stamps produced by PHLPost.

Established on May 27, 1865, Jaro is the 5th oldest diocese in the Philippines.