THE Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) together with Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee Center for the Rule of Law launched the CJ Claudio Teehankee Centenary Commemorative Stamp at the Ateneo Professionals Schools, Rockwell, Makati City.
Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines Artemio Panganiban and Hilario Davide Jr., Ambassador Manuel A.J. Teehankee and Assistant Postmaster General Luis D. Carlos formally unveiled the CJ Teehankee Centenary Stamp and signed the official first day of issue honoring the life and works of the late Chief Justice.
“It is PHLPost duty to safeguard and preserve the history so that future generations can enjoy, benefit and learn from -the legacy of the past. We are proud to be part of this historic event honoring the late CJ Teehankee”, Assistant Postmaster General Luis Carlos said.
Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee was born on April 18, 1918. He served as the Philippines’ 16th Chief Justice, from 1987 to 1988. Scoring 94.35%, Teehankee was a prolific scholar. He became the first Atenean bar topnotcher in 1940 where he received his Law Degree from Ateneo de Manila.
In 1967, Teehankee was appointed as Secretary of Justice, and in the following year, he was then appointed as Associate Justice. In 1986, he was finally appointed to the position of Chief Justice by then President Corazon Aquino. In his later years, Teehankee served the country by accepting the appointment as the Philippines’ ambassador to the United Nations.
The stamp features the Artist rendition of Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee and its official Centenary logo. PHLPost has printed 60,000 copies of the single design P12 commemorative stamps. In-house layout artist Vic Serevo designed the stamps.
Stamps and Official First Day Covers are now available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio and area post offices nationwide.