Teresita ‘Mama Sita’ Reyes commemorative postage stamps were recently issued by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), gathering Mama Sita family and relatives, stamp collectors, and distinguished guests in an intimate and formal launch in Manila Central Post Office.
The commemorative stamps are lined with the centenary tribute to the 100th birth anniversary of Philippine’s favorite Ina, which has been continuously celebrated since the early 2017 through various events and contests.
PHLPost released 80,000 copies of the Mama Sita stamps, designed by Ian Darren Aycocho and Cristian Molina. Their work is an artist rendition of the country’s culinary icon accompanied by the slogan, “Kababayan, Ina, Kusinera”.
Mama Sita’s interest in the local gastronomy directed her in the path where she created her own line of mixes and sauces, aiming to bring the wonderful Filipino flavors not just in the country but also abroad, especially for her fellowmen who had been longing for the native delicacies.
“Today, Mama Sita’s legacy and influence lives on, bringing the taste of the Philippine cuisine to countless of Filipinos abroad by pioneering the use of special mixes and seasonings to enrich the flavor of Filipino Food,” Postmaster General Joel Otarra pointed out. “We are proud to be part of this important milestone in paying tribute to ‘Mama Sita’s Birth Centenary’ and her untiring effort and dedication of keeping the flavors of Filipino Food one of the world’s best.”
Mama Sita stamps can be purchased for Php 12.00 each, available at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio Manila and post offices nationwide.