A commemorative stamp honoring the late Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee was launched to mark his 100th birth anniversary, the Philippine Postal Corp. said.
The stamp, a collaboration with the Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee Center for the Rule of Law, was launched at the Ateneo Professionals Schools in Rockwell, Makati City.
“It is PHLPost’s 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 (https://dailyguardian.com.ph/phlpost-centenary-stamp-to-honor-late-cj-teehankee/).
PHLPost said the stamp features an artist’s rendition of Teehankee and its official Centenary logo. PHLPost has printed 60,000 copies of the single design P12 commemorative stamps.
Former Chief Justices Artemio Panganiban and Hilario Davide Jr., Ambassador Manuel A.J. Teehankee and Carlos formally unveiled the stamp and signed the official first day of issue.
Chief Justice Teehankee was born on April 18, 1918. He served as the Philippines’ 16th Chief Justice, from 1987 to 1988.
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 appointed Chief Justice by then President Corazon Aquino.
He later served the country by accepting the appointment as the Philippines’ ambassador to the United Nations.