PHLPost marks Shell centenary with commemorative stamps
May 02, 2014
Shell companies in the Philippines (SciP) and the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) recently signed a memorandum of agreement on the issuance of special commemorative stamps marking the power, energy and gas technology leader’s 100 years of presence in the country
“We are extremely proud and honored to issue the Shell 100th year commemorative stamps as the whole nation celebrates the significant contributions that Shell has made to every Filipino,” said PHLPost Postmaster General Ma. Josefina M. Dela Cruz.
Citing the brand’s historical and cultural significance and the company’s important contributions to society, PHLPost is issuing the commemorative stamps to celebrate Shell’s impact on nation-building.
From its humble beginnings as a six-employee firm importing, repacking, and reselling kerosene in 1914, Shell has grown to be the one of the largest investors in the country with diverse operations in upstream, downstream, and business process outsourcing employing more than 4,000 Filipinos.
Shell’s presence in the country has also evolved from being merely a petroleum company into a proponent of smarter mobility, sustainable energy sources, and many others advocacies. Its social investment programs have been focused on education, environment, health, safety, and poverty alleviation.
PHLPost’s specially embellished stamp for Shell is a first in its industry. The Shell commemorative stamps will commence circulation by third quarter of the year.
Shell companies in the Philippines country chairman Edgar Chua (2ndfrom left) and Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) postmaster general Ms. Josefina Dela Cruz (2ndfrom right) seal an agreement for the development and circulation of special stamps commemorating Shell’s 100 years in the country. Witnessing the agreement are Pilipinas Shell vice president for communications Bobby Kanapi (left) and PHLPost philatelic department head Elenita San Diego.