Philately and the Internet
Dateline: 05/30/97 | Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 1997
Last March 1997, the biggest issue in Philippine Philately was the alleged Post Office censorship of the scheduled issuance of stamps of nude art works by FR Hidalgo, Manansala, Amorsolo and Rod. Paras-Perez. The latter, assailed that stamps which project Filipino image abroad hardly bear any artistic image and worse, that the PhilPost Officers are hardly in a position to know what artistic merit is.
In response, Art Association of the Philippines [AAP] president, Ramon Orlina, expounded the role of AAP and his role as head of the design subcommittee of the Stamp Advisory Committee of PhilPost regarding the issuance of the controversial stamps series. He also denied responsibility for the decision to drop nude art from stamp designs and announced that he is pushing for their publication for the Philatelic Week this November, 1997.