PHLPost releases stamps to mark 150th birth anniv of General Trias

MANILA – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) and the City Government of General Trias, Cavite has released new personalized stamps to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of General Mariano Trias (1869-2019), a revolutionary hero and the first Vice-President of the Philippines.

The personalized stamps will feature the façade of the iconic post office, the image of General Mariano Closas Trias at the background and the 150 years sesquicentennial birth anniversary logo imprinted on the stamps.

The city government is set to pay homage to its local hero, General Mariano Closas Trias with fitting tribute and commemorative celebration on October 12.

City Mayor Antonio “Ony” Alandy Ferrer, Cavite 6th District Rep. Luis ‘Jon Jon’ Ferrer IV, Vice Mayor Morit Sison, PHLPost Postmaster VII Glen Granados and Mega Manila Marketing head Diosdada Marquez led the ceremonial launching of the personalized stamps.

Gen. Trias was considered the first de facto Vice President of the Philippines during the revolutionary government established at the Tejeros Convention under General Emilio Aguinaldo on March 25, 1897.

Gen. Mariano Trias was born Oct. 12, 1869 to parents Don Balbino Trias and Gabriela Closas in their house in Barangay Bagumbayan here. He died Feb. 22, 1914 at age 45 in Manila.

On Feb. 28, 1914, Legislative Act No. 2390 was passed by the Philippine Assembly, changing the town’s name to Malabon.

Six years later on Feb. 24, another Legislative Act No. 2889 was approved, finally renaming the town after one of its most famous sons, General Mariano Trías.