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August 31, 2012

National Artist Ramon Valera's Commemorative Stamps Launched

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through its Chairman, Prof. Felipe Mendoza de Leon, Jr., will launch the commemorative stamps in honor of Don Ramon Valera y Oswalds, National Artist for Architecture, Design and Allied Arts in celebration of his  100th Birth Centennial   on August 31, 2012, through Proclamation No. 291, which was signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III declaring the period from August 31, 2012 to August 30, 2013 as the Centennial Year of National Artist for Architecture, Design, and Allied Arts (Fashion

 Likewise, the House of Representatives has issued House Joint Resolution No. 22, introduced by House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., Congressman Neptali M. Gonzalez II, Congressman Edcel C. Lagman, Congressman Salvador H. Escudero III, and Congresswoman Ma. Jocelyn V. Bernos.

            The commemorative stamps in his honor will be launched on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the NCCA Leandro Locsin Auditorium, with NCCA Chair Felipe M. De Leon, Jr., Exec. Director Emelita V. Almosara, Philpost executives and National Artist’s Valera’s nephews and nieces.

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